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Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture

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Still a Great Spot to Watch Dolphins

Hurricane Harvey forced closure to access most of the preserve, but it is in process of... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Austin, Texas
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Bueatiful Treat in Port Aransas

We visited Charlie's Pasture last May. It was a gorgeous experience to see the flats, the wooden... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Austin, Texas
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“nice gazebo”(2 reviews)
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710 W Avenue a, Port Aransas, TX 78373-4128
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All reviews bring water covered pavilion nice gazebo shore birds fish picnic tables saw dolphins paths gravel hawks geocaching viewing dusk seawall estuaries
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Hurricane Harvey forced closure to access most of the preserve, but it is in process of restoration. Seawall (damaged, so be careful!) is still a great place to watch dolphins in the evening. Sunsets from here are always amazing!

1  Thank docwhiteaustin
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Hurricane Harvey took its wrath out on the nature preserve but they will be rebuilding it. Restoration is a slow process for the entire area but it will happen!

Thank texasdonna77
Reviewed 5 September 2018

You can not access this area now. I was told that many volunteers have been working to carry away the broken walkways, etc. for clean up efforts. They will continue to rebuild!!!

Thank LeslieC1894
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We visited Charlie's Pasture last May. It was a gorgeous experience to see the flats, the wooden walkways, the wildlife, and the information center. As we all know, Hurricane Harvey decided to make a place in history for this little gem. I still encourage people...More

8  Thank logansprick
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Walking along the sea saw dolphins mother and baby going after school of fish what a wonderful mothers day gift

3  Thank Roxanne F
Reviewed 4 October 2017

family fun great beaches cant wait to get back stay at beachgate your right on the beach nothing like it

Thank Ava H
Reviewed 20 September 2017

There were dolphins frolicking nearby. A large hare-no a rabbit-hopped by right in front of us, & we could see other in nearby. Beautiful place @ sunset, nice gazebo. Would go back again.

Thank KimberlyM624
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We had a good time strolling through this park looking for GeoCaches. Unfortunately we did not get all of them, it just got to hot and we had to stop. It was a nice walkway through the park though. I will go back again to...More

1  Thank Ginger B
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

What a great place to go catch a sunset, or take a walk. Most of the we go at sunset. Watch the dolphins too. Picnic tables are available too. Fishing watching sea turtles as well. Have fun!!

Thank sharon w
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Visited the Nature Preserve and walked the trails, went out by the water at Dusk and saw lots of Dolphins up close, wonderful experience my children will always remember.

Thank 475stacyl
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