Mustang Island State Park is a state park located south of the city of Port Aransas, Texas, United States on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico that covers 3,954 acres (1,600 ha) and has a 5-mile (8.0 km) beachfront. The land was acquired from private owners in 1972 and opened to the public in 1979. The island takes its name from wild mustangs that roamed the island which eventually succumbed to ranching in the late 1800s.Use our Port Aransas day trip tool to visit Mustang Island State Park on your trip to Port Aransas, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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A beautiful beach, not too crowded when we were there on a Sunday morning. Our old dog enjoyed it, too. more »
They had heavy rains the week before so we had to park a quarter mile away and wade thru water to get to the beach. Lots of mosquitoes while on the road but few on the beach. Nice sand and waves. more »
Always fun to come here. It's been years since my last visit but it's still as beautiful as ever. Just watch out for the jellyfish that unfortunately wash up on the sand! New bathrooms are extremely clean and nice as well.
Easily one of the top 3 Texas State parks, especially now that their bathhouse and campground have re-opened. Still some recovery construction to be completed after Hurricane Harvey but even so, the beaches are beautiful and even when crowded it is a family-friendly place to relax and experience the ocean. Bring wood (and a shovel) and have a fire after dark - or even a bonfire!
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