This place rocks. Because it is Rockport! Located close to the shore, the city of Rockport is a number one touristic destination for marine adventurers. Boating, fishing, and swimming are the main activities, paired with a number of historic districts and museums. Rockport is extremely dog-friendly with shops, eateries, parks, and hotels welcoming every canine friend. Travelling with Fido is always a challenge, but you'll have nothing to worry about here. There are three veterinary clinics in the area that can help you out with any problem your mutt have.
Who doesn't love the beach? That's right: nobody. Especially if it is Rockport's beach, which has an extensive dog-friendly area. The public beach welcomes families with kids and dogs alike next to the pier and aquarium side. Let your mutt chase after a Frisbee or dive to rescue a toy from the water!
If this marine atmosphere made you curious about the underwater world, take a tour of the Aquarium at Rockport Harbor. This is a fun and entertaining facility where you can learn about the marine life in the local area. Leashed and well-behaved pooches can join their masters for a tour of a marine adventure for free!
If your pup has fallen in love with Rockport, stay for a weekend at one of six seaside hotels with dog-friendly policies, comfortable rooms, and soothing views of the waterline.
If your pooch is tired of overcrowded parks, unnecessary restrictions and being on a short leash all the time, your next stop should be Community Park in the western part of Port Aransas. Apart from being the biggest recreation area in the city and home to the Island RV Resort and Port Aransas Nature Preserve, this neighborhood is also home to the Port Aransas Dog Park. Your pup will have a blast running off-leash and enjoying his doggy life in one of two separate areas for small and large pups. Other amenities include drinking water and lots of shade to hide and relax. Forget about cooping your buddy up! Port Aransas Dog Park is a place where freedom awaits!
The eastern shoreline of Port Aransas is a great place to visit during vacation time to enjoy all the marine activities paired with a light breeze and extremely hot summers. You can't avoid visiting a beach here, and the city has something special for you and your mutt. The beach stretching from north to south on the eastern bank of the island is the quietest and cleanest place in the area where leashed pooches are welcome to join their masters in any activities, including boating and kayaking! Take some inflatable toys with you and dive headfirst into a beach adventure. Your pal will love sniffing out all the shells washed up on the shore!
Have you been to Mustang Island set south of Port Aransas? If not, then you are missing out! This place is a convenient combination of sandy beaches and a park area. Bring Fido to explore this unspoiled island and delve into 5 miles of the beach with designated areas for dogs to swim. Watch your pooch cooling off and playing fetch in the water, or try some other activities such as kayaking or fishing (your mutt is welcome to accompany you!). Walking along the beach, you will find a campground and a nice dog walk offering close-up views of coastal birds.
Stop walking around looking for dog-friendly parks and beaches. Your pup deserves the best, and Port Aransas cafes and restaurants in the city center will give him just that. Take a dog-friendly food tour along Beach Street, starting at Castaways, which specializes in fried seafood made to order and welcomes pooches at the outdoor patio. If you're bored of seafood, head farther west to find a place with an endless choice of desserts (and a complimentary water bowl!) – Stingrays at 401 Beech Street. Want more? Beach & Station Street Grill is just a few steps away, offering you and your mutt an extensive grill menu and pet-friendly patio.