60 Parks near Port Aransas, Texas
Nov 2016 - $55.00
This is a nicely located park. That is about the best I can say. Washrooms are clean, but dated. Laundry is $2 per wash and $2 per dry. Wifi is pathetic. For $55 per night, I'd expect a lot more. - MSSW
Apr 2016 - $55.00
We stayed here for 4 nights and enjoyed it immensely. The park was cement and grass and very large. The bathrooms were very clean and well kept. They had a laundry room, and a beautiful pool. We expected this park to be closer to the water, but it was 1/2 mile from it! We walked the beach and watched the contestants of Sand Fest getting ready for the contest the week-end coming up. We shopped and bought fresh shrimp right off the boat which was great. We also visited Rockport, TX. Be aware that most of the shops are closed on Sundays! We toured parts of the King Ranch by bus with a guide. What an experience! - Marilynintexas
Mar 2016 - $16.00
Stayed two months here after two winters in different park on the island. Complete 360 difference in park management and service. Manager here very competent and extremely nice to us and all the people in the park. Owners stay here in their motorhome as they are updating and getting the park back to excellent condition business wise after some turbulence last year with former manager. All sites fhu, wide concrete streets, long concrete sites with patio area and room for tv and boat, car, etc. Pot lucks, breakfast, bingo, cards, happy hour daily during the winter months. Happy to be here with 15 other couples from the other park. We will return. - xarmoreddriver
Dec 2016 - $20.00
As others have mentioned, the sites are laid out in a parking lot manner. The dunes hide the beach but do protect from some of the wind and salt spray. My site had room for me to back my 20' car trailer in without having to disconnect it from my 40' MH. Since I don't come here for the RV park, the lack of amenities is no big deal. My Sprint cell service worked adequately. I love the miles of open beach and enjoy walking with little or no crowds (this is in the winter of course). I feel secure as there are park patrols that drive by regularly. I've visited here a number of times and look forward to returning each year. - George Malloy
Dec 2016 - $20.00
Open area campground situated between Texas Highway 361 and Gulf shoreline of Mustang Island. Additional park entry fee of $ 10.00 / day required or purchase of $ 70 annual pass. This entry fee should be waived if camping, as in most other jurisdictions. Staff appear to provide the minimum when asked questions and aren't overly helpful. It's not hard work to be a human being. Site had to be cleaned up of cigarette butts, dog feces and assorted plastics, etc. 50 Amp service at decent quality pedestal including water tap. As other reviewers have noted, it's a short walking distance to beach area and you cannot see the beach and shore from the campground due to the dunes. - Sasquatchewan
Dec 2016 - $20.00
Good bang for the buck. Easy back in even for my 45 ft coach. - Jim451
Jul 2016 - $65.00
We stayed 4th July weekend and didn't realize we needed to make reservations many, many months in advance as many of the parks were booked up. This one had availability so we were pleasantly surprised to find out this park was delightful. We were in a large rig, 43 ft. There are only a couple spots that fit our size rig. We were in row "B". The majority of the park was filled with travel trailers and 5th wheels.
The best thing about this park is its vicinity to the beach. I didn't find any other park that allowed such close and easy access. We were a block from the beach.
We drove through all of the RV parks in the area and determined "On The Beach RV" was one of the nicer parks. Many of the parks were crammed together with cement and no green space or personality. The spots here are close together but had REAL lush green grass! They also have tropical landscaping throughout the park. Other parks were only cement. It's obvious the park manager has a green thumb. This park is older but quaint with personality, not the typical sterile RV park.
Park manager is very tough, lots of rules, especially about dogs. Don't even think about walking your dog within the park grounds! Manager has no personality, however the parking director was great and assisted everyone with getting their units into their assigned spots. It's a little crazy getting in and out of the park at check in time.
There is an adjacent large but well maintained vacant lot adjacent, which is used for parking overflow. A beautiful garden of succulents can found here.
Cement pad for picnic tables, each table was freshly painted a vibrant color. Row B has all the motor homes, the other spots appear to be occupied by travel trailers. Our unit faced west which was uncomfortable in the afternoon, nothing the park could really do about this as the spots face East/West. Either way you get the morning or the afternoon sun. We experienced power interruptions throughout our stay.
Prices are stupid. Nickle and dime you for everything. - nascarteamgordon
Jan 2016 - $40.00
Great "On the Beach" RV park that is as close to the beach as you can get without camping on the beach. View of Gulf of Mexico out front window of motorhome. Great, friendly staff. ONLY drawback....tight sites and roads but crew helps you park. - Dave and Linda
Dec 2015 - $22.00
Rate based on 30 day stay and includes additional charge for electric. Rates vary depending on site selected.
Pros: friendly and helpful staff; short walk to the beach.
Cons: WiFi works but was constantly dropping connection; light pollution-too many standard street lights that even ruin a nighttime beach walk; unleveled sites; narrow sites. - jnateg
Feb 2017 - $18.00
Newest & IMO the best RV park in Port A. All concrete streets & pads. Staff will bend over backwards to assist you for everything.... really flexible. Clean sites, dog walking areas (3) poop bins emptied weekly or every other day. Sites can handle 45 ft rigs. Heated pool & jacuzzi. Clean laundries (2) and washrooms. Everything is new.. The opened last fall and are adding 85 more sites with separate lounge & laundry & pool. This is the best & least expensive ($573 for the month) RV park in the area. So good we made reservations for next year. (2017-2018) Junk equip & bad people not allowed. Lots of pot-luck dinners & camper interaction- really friendly, pet oriented. We stayed 2 months. Admin note: rate based on monthly rate. - tejas two
Dec 2016 - $33.00
Large older park. Sites were tight but with concrete pads. Roads were narrow to navigate with large rig. We had to pay for electricity although only staying for one week. Price was high for what you get but this looks like one of the nicer parks in Port Aransas. This park is on the beach. Sites are only separated from beach by sand dunes and there is a boardwalk in the park to the beach. - Bunci
Oct 2016 - $40.00
Rally rate was only for 2 days before rally. Excellent rally room, very friendly helpful staff and clear, well maintained park. I think they allow too much stuff around the full time residences, sites look junky. The sites are very, very tight and the sewer connections are close to neighbors patios. Some sites have gravel between and some have grass. Very well maintained pool and hot tubs. Sewer sites are in different spots at each site, so bring a connection extension. Strong wifi and big cable channel selection. No fire rings or barbecue pits. Park is about 5+ miles west of town, west of Island Moorings Marina. Remember only one grocery store in town, so come prepared. - Oooooooo
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This was a really nice RV park, probably one of the best in the area. Very friendly and helpful staff. The residents are also very friendly, many being retired "year round" Texans, as opposed to winter Texans, who I'm sure fill the park during the cold weather up north. Nice recreation hall. They served breakfast & lunch there on weekends during our visit. Nothing fancy, but basic good food. The bathhouse near our loops showed some wear and tear, probably due to the beachfront location and age, but they were clean. We visited during the lull between school starting in Texas and the Labor Day weekend. Apparently after Labor Day, there is even more of a lull until the snowbirds begin arriving. Well stocked store. Close proximity to the nice Mustang Island beach, right over the dunes via a boardwalk. We plan on returning. - one_strange_texan
Aug 2015 - $36.00
Decent park if your camping in a little red wagon! Sites are realllllly close. I guess the park was designed for small travel trailers. Anything bigger than our 26 foot trailer and you will be in trouble. Awnings touching, slideouts touching. No room to stretch out and relax. Staff friendly except for one rude workamper, thinks he owns the place and not very good at his job. - Hardcorps628
Jun 2015 - $47.00
Great place to stay that is a quick walk to the beach, but without all the sand. The park is smaller so it is ideal for families. The grounds are well kept, bathrooms are clean, and owners are friendly. - Tx coast
Jun 2015 - $47.00
Sites are very small. I could not get either into or out of my space, except that the pullthru directly opposite was empty and I was able to pull through it. If your neighbor has a slide out opposite yours, you will be very close to them. Wifi is an added cost, which I found unnecessary since they are charging $47 per night plus tax, bringing it to $52 per night. I would not stay here again. - RCH
Mar 2012 - $40.00
We read other reviews on this park and their website and decided to stay here rather than the park we have stayed at before. A mistake as the other park is a better value. Sites very narrow. Your tip outs are over your neighbors site. To pull away you have to make sure your neighbor moves his truck. Pool small but nice and not heated as stated in their web page. Help hard to find when you need things like propane. I would not stay here again. - murph164
Feb 2011 - $12.00
I stayed here for 3 months, so the $12/night reflects monthly rate plus electricity. Very neat and clean RV park, owner on premise and most helpful. - vtchris
Sep 2010 - $50.00
Not a bad park for overnight or just sleeping between activities. We made a reservation for a premium corner back-in and found it to be one of the worst sites in the park and moved to a standard back-in. Lots of old, old rattle-trap RVs that appear to be permanent. Be aware that Wi-Fi is not free and that dogs are limited to 20lbs unless approved ahead of time. Again, not a bad place but not one of the greatest we've stayed at. - skampercamper
Dec 2016 - $53.00
We've stayed at Gulf Waters several times now and aesthetically the park keeps getting better. Every site has plenty of room with large pads and patios. Each one is unique in its landscaping and the majority are now reaching a lush state of growth. There is a new boardwalk to the beach that will now accommodate golf carts and a new activity center where several happy hour and potluck functions a week were held. All utilities functioned well including cable TV. WiFI infrastructure is a bit dated and prone to spotty performance but is slowly being upgraded. Cell and hotspot coverage was very good. We enjoy this park, the staff and the friendly residents a lot and we'll come back again. - Born2Roam
Nov 2016 - $63.00
Great park and location, we really enjoyed our stay here. Our first time to the Port Aransas area, we came for Thanksgiving week with our three kids to enjoy the sun and sand. The park is beautiful, well maintained with gorgeous landscaping. Bathrooms were possibly the nicest we've ever had camping. Did not use the pool, but it is heated and hot tub available as well. They do offer two times/day for adults only in the pool.
Location is on a less busy stretch of beach. We rented a buggy from Port A Beach Buggies, that's the only way to go! So fun driving on the beach and in town. They were great to work with. We were in town when our buggy started to have trouble. We called and they brought another right away to our location. About a 20 minute drive down the beach to town.
No open fires at Gulf Waters but you can have a fire on the beach, which we'd highly recommend.
We saw the other campgrounds we were considering during our stay and so glad we chose Gulf Waters, by far the nicest. Would definitely stay again. - southerngirl98
Oct 2016 - $60.00
We loved our stay at Gulf Waters. We had a very nice time, we spent time on the beach, going into town and dining out and spending time in the many souvenir stores. We spent time driving around this small town and fell in love with the town and its people. Gulf waters is a class act and we will return and hope to spend more time. - Davidsons
Mar 2012 - $38.00
This park is very cramped!! Roads are narrow, sites are very narrow and almost all side by sides. Many permanent residents with old and ragged units. It is accessible to all Port Aransas attractions. We will not stay here again. - Memawjo
Oct 2011 - $26.00
The park is convenient and clean. The spaces are very, very tight. There was an electrical transformer in our space, making things even more challenging. The folks were nice enough. We might stay here again but need a better site. The rate is based on a weekly rate. - mfcros
Nov 2009 - $42.00
Spaces were very cramped and hard to maneuver in and out of. Our sight was full of ant hills and my daughter and I had numerous ant bites on our legs. They have no laundry facilities and is expensive for what you get. - The Wallace's
Nov 2016 - $25.00
Stayed here for two nights. It was on one of the rare occasions when the wind was almost calm and the water as well. This can be a very windy location. There is nothing fancy about this park. Great location next to beach and jetty for fishing. The interior roads are very rough, narrow and full of potholes. Sites vary in size and quality from small and close together to more spacious. Some sites are typical with gravel pad and grass while others are all pavement. Most sites seemed relatively level. Some grass sites are invested with sticker burrs and some are not. Mosquito's were not much of a problem this trip but I see where they could be, especially at the grass sites. On my next stay I think I will tour the park and make a note of which two or three sites I would prefer before going to the office and registering hoping to get one of them. As others mentioned, each site has electric and water only. The dump station is easy to get in and out of and clean. Great park, great location if bare bones meets your needs and sun and water are your focus. - ECM1
Feb 2016 - $25.00
We stayed 11 nights here. At first, I was a little disappointed by the appearance, and the spot we were put in. I was expecting maybe a palm tree or two and possibly a little landscaping perhaps, but no. They also do not reserve specific spots, but work on a first come basis. But, after the first 6 days, we were able to move to a more desirable location. The people are extremely nice! The best part is the location!! All in all, I plan on returning for a longer stay next time. - LovesCamping_jo
Feb 2014 - $25.00
This campground is all about location. You can camp on the beach if you buy an annual pass for $12, or you can camp here, just off the beach, for $25 with electricity and water. There is nothing fancy here but if you love the beach, this is not a bad place to camp. But, it certainly has some issues. The place was half empty when we arrived and yet we were assigned a site where the repairman was working on the service box. He assured us that he'd just be a few minutes but it took over 4 hours, and two more workers, to finally get us connected. At one point, he tried to blame my RV for the problem. All the time the worker was at our site, he was chewing tobacco and spitting out tobacco juice around our service post. I went to the office in the middle of the afternoon to see about moving and when I got there I found the door locked. A number of other campers were gathered around and told me the office was locked during a "shift change". Through the glass wall I could see one employee on the phone and the other one standing around doing nothing. Oh, I forgot the mention -- this is a government-run campground. - Johnnyonthespot