Aransas Pass is located on the shore of Redfish Bay, a tidal water body between Corpus Christi Bay to the south and Aransas Bay to the north. The city is connected to Mustang Island by a 6-mile long causeway, and a free ferry that carries vehicles to the island. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters.
Aransas Pass is a destination for water sports, fishing, birding, kayaking, and hunting. The city is home to Conn Brown Harbor and the largest hummingbird garden in Texas. Events such as the Shrimporee
, a three-day event, held in June, the "Maybe Hot Maybe Not" bike ride in November, and the Holiday Craft Show in December, as well as bay fishing on the Gulf Coast, keep visitors coming back to Aransas Pass.
, a new addition to Community Park, features a competition-sized swimming pool with 1-m and 3-m diving boards. The year-round pool is ADA-compliant with a zero-depth entry area and heated during the winter months. Open 6 days a week, Wed. through Monday (closed Tuesday). The lap pool is heated, with a body slide attached to it. A kiddie pool, with depths from 1-3 ft, features a bucket drop and a cannon slide. They offer swimming lessons, lifeguard classes, and private parties. There is no shortage of programs as the pool offers deep and shallow water aerobics classes, youth and adult swim lessons, swim team, lap swim, open swim and rentals for pool or birthday parties. Classes fill quickly, so checkout their website
to register today.
Conn Brown Harbor Park
, spanning 5 acre, has a boat ramp; it is located on Bigelow Street at the Intracoastal Waterway, Aransas Channel, and Conn Brown Harbor Turning Basin. It has two concrete boat ramps with docks, park benches, barbecue grills, shade structures with picnic tables, an open-air picnic table, two T-head fishing piers with lighting, a public rest room, and three cleaning tables. A popular birding site, Conn Brown Harbor is best birded in winter; search the waters here for loons, grebes, diving ducks, and pelicans. Stop periodically along this road (the Dale Miller Causeway) and look for waterfowl, shorebirds, loons, grebes, American Oystercatcher, Snowy Plover, and a cornucopia of water birds. Sooty Tern has been seen feeding over these waters on occasion in summer.
San Patricio County Navigation District Marina
, a 10-acre park, is located on Ransom Road. It is equipped with two double boat ramps and two covered boat shelters, an uncovered boat slip, and two boat trailer parking lots. This facility also has a recreational vehicle park with 36 spaces and hookups. It has two shelters with tables, running water, and lights. Wildlife viewing is available from three covered areas, with tables and barbecue grills, and a bait shop. Visitors can fish from a lighted fishing pier. The park has a separate children's playground with rock-riding toys and a jungle gym structure with a slide and climbing areas.
Fishing is the main attraction here. Check out Slowride Guide Services
. They have been guiding and outfitting kayak and skiff fishing trips for over 20 years in Redfish Bay and have a lot of experience to help you plan your custom trip. They have the an awesome staff of guides and instructors to make sure you get the most out of your day on the water. The boat is always stocked with cold drinks. They specialize in lure fishing, drifting, wade fishing, skinny water flats, fly fishing, and bait fishing. Half day boat trips start at $400 for 4 hours. Kayak rentals are available that include delivery to the water along the causeway between Aransas Pass and Port Aransas. Their Guide Service on kayak fishing trips is their specialty and what they've built their reputation on. Learn how to use the kayak as a fishing tool and seek out world-class sightcasting opportunities in ultra shallow gin clear water with conventional tackle, that is spinning and casting rods. The kayak makes you mobile and silent, giving you access to water that is impossible to reach in a skiff and difficult to wade into.