A boardwalk and observation platforms provide a good base to view waterbirds in the marshes and ponds. Signs about the history of the site, ecology of the wetlands and wildlife species are posted. It also has sports fields and an aquatic center. Take Texas 361 west toward Ingleside, turn southea...
Of the more than 700 species of birds in North America, 500 visit the Texas coast. Aransas Pass has three sites on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail and the largest hummingbird garden in the state.
Find the best birding during the winter. Look for waterfowl, shorebirds and American oystercatchers; plus Sooty tern in the summer. Offers a marina, boat launch, fishing and kayaking. At Aransas Pass, take Texas 361 east, turn north at South Pacific Street, then right at East Wilson Avenue and le...
A series of four loops range in length from 1.25 miles to 6.8 miles. The trails meander through seagrass flats and a black mangrove estuary, into sloughs and back lakes near the historic 1857 Lydia Ann Lighthouse on North Harbor Island. Port Aransas Causeway, Texas 361. The trailhead is on the n...
Located off the Redfish Bay Causeway, the lighthouse offers excellent photo opportunities, particularly at sunset. It is the only lighthouse on the Texas Coast that is staffed and operated 24 hours a day. It is privately owned but can be viewed from offshore waters. Off the Lydia Ann Channel jus...
This park is home to the largest hummingbird garden in Texas. It also attracts many butterflies as they migrate through. South Lamont Street. www.aransaspass.org
Waterfront park's boardwalk/fishing pier offers good views of the channel. Boat traffic permitting, see loons, pelicans and diving ducks. Search the wetlands for rails and shorebirds. Follow Texas 361 west toward Ingleside, turn southeast on Ransom Road. www.aransaspasstx.gov
Honors shrimp industry founder and lost seaman Bill Minter. The park also is a popular fishing and boating site. Bigelow Street.
Texas 361 offers extensive views of wetlands and open water. Watch for waterfowl, shorebirds and American oystercatchers. Follow Texas 361, island is after second bridge in Aransas Bay.
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