Tropic Island RV Resort is a great place to stay if you want to explore Port A and the surrounding area. The Park is a few blocks from the ferry, a city park with fishing along the channel, the marina with a ramp and fishing charters, and several good restaurants and fun bars. We love to stay here and bike or walk to all the fun things to see and do in Port A.
Tropic Island RV Resort has over 100 full hook-up RV sites and a choice between back-in, pull through, or premium sites with more space and big enough for quad slides. The sites are all side-by-side with paved level pads, the roads are paved, and big rigs can easily maneuver through the park but the back in sites may be a little tight to get into.
If you or your friends don't have an RV, then the Tropic Island motel rooms are perfect. All of the motel rooms have been remodeled since 2002 and they range from standard motel rooms to two bedroom two bathroom kitchen suites. They sleep from two to six people.
Tropic Island RV Resort has been family owned and operated since 2001. The staff is friendly and helpful and the park is clean and well maintained.
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One of the reasons we love staying at Tropic Island RV Park is because it is so convenient to lots of fun things to see and do in one of our favorite Texas cities.
Just across the street from Tropic Island is a seafood restaurant, a Mexican restaurant plus an self service ice machine, pharmacy, laundromat, and shaved ice stand. Three to five blocks away is:
- the marina and boat ramp
- the ferry which allows foot traffic and is worth a ride back and forth across the channel - keep an eye out for dolphin
- the park with events and a playground, picnic area, fishing along the channel, volleyball, and more
- deep sea and other fishing charter boats as well as dolphin cruises and bird sightseeing tours
- Fins Restaurant with a deck overlooking the marina plus good drinks and fresh seafood
- a token beach wear and souvenir shop
Port A is one of our favorite cities and it’s a must for us to visit it at least once a year. For the past 3 year friends and family have joined us for Thanksgiving in Port A and we always have a blast. In 2010 we enjoyed a fantastic Thanksgiving at Tropic Island RV Resort. The weather was short sleeves every day but one, the fried turkey was out of this world, and as usual we had a blast at the beach and warm Gulf water, enjoying the restaurants, playing pool and dancing at the local bars, and biking all around town.
One of our favorite things to do is bike everywhere we want to go and Tropic Island is conveniently located to all of it. We’ll bike to the beach and spend some time playing in the sand and surf, bike along the beach to a local beach bar for a drink and appetizers, then bike to some restaurants for lunch or dinner, and of course bike to some of the best and friendliest bars in Texas like Shorty's.
We also enjoy biking around the marina and Roberts Point Park, then take the grandkids across the channel and back on the ferry, then bike along the channel to Charles Pasture which has a mile or more of paved trails and boardwalks out over the marsh. A fun and scenic bike ride. After all that, it's time for a margarita and appetizers on the deck of Fins.
And we can’t leave Port A without visiting Shorty’s for drinks and pool. For the last two Thanksgivings, Larry Joe Taylor, a well known Texas singer songwriter, has stopped in to play a couple of his island songs and entertain the crowd with his fantastic voice and songs about the coast. After Shorty's we walk next door to Bernie’s for dancing or at least watching the locals and tourists having a blast on the dance floor.
Playing golf at Newport Dunes Golf Course, under 10 minutes from Tropic Island, is also a must do for us. Wow, what a fantastic track – scenic, fun, challenging, and excellent conditions. Read our review of Newport Dunes to learn more about this outstanding must play course.
Time permitting we'll head over to Rockport for biking and lunch on the bay. Or down to Corpus to take in some of the attractions like the aquarium, Lexington, or the Museums.
It’s impossible to get bored in Port A – they have something for everyone. They are well known as a fishing Mecca – from pier to surf to deep sea fishing. Shopping is not the best in Port A unless you want a souvenir t-shirt or kite to fly on the beach but you can go for a helicopter ride, enjoy a round of putt putt, go on a dolphin or bird watching tour, sit on a park bench and watch the huge tankers go by typically being lead by a group of dolphin. And there are several miles of beach for surfing, swimming, football or Frisbee, or sitting in a lawn chair enjoying the surf, sun, and sunset. You can even drive your car or camper on the beach!
- Texas Outside's Port Aransas Map to quickly locate some fun stuff to do
- our Top Ten Fun Things To See and Do in Port A
- the Port Aransas web site to find restaurants, bars, and more
Port A is loaded with great restaurants from fish tacos to gourmet dining and a number of the restaurants have outside decks and patios on the water. And it doesn’t get much better than all the fun bars and nightlife – and the locals are some of the friendliest in the Lone Star State. You can find drinks and fun at everything from funky small bars with power belt sander racing on Saturdays (the Gaff) to upscale dining and martinis on the deck at Trout Street overlooking the marina and lots of everything in between.