Originally Posted by dewey02
Port Aransas, Texas
We're thinking about doing this VERY thing on that VERY beach!! How timely and coincidental is that?!
Some concerns we have in addition to the constant exposure to sand and wind:
-What about leaving your RV (we have a TT) on the beach for brief times, like to go out to dinner?
-What about security? We would feel vulnerable out there all night all alone. I've seen LEOs out there patrolling the beach, but do they do that 24/7 at Port A?
-We'll probably run a generator for the air conditioning, but I have been thinking of plans for that. No way we're RVing on the beach in TX summer without AC.
-I know there are "free parking" areas all along the beach road, but is another permit required for the TT? Or just the one for the tow vehicle?
Not too worried about getting stuck. My truck should be able to pull us out of all but the most ridiculous situations, even if the tide comes in and our tires are in the water. Plenty of places along that beach are plenty packed, so I don't think it would be an issue any way.
We absolutely LOVE going to Port Aransas and spending time on the beach, but the place we like to stay is getting a little bit expensive. Obviously camping on the beach for free or for the cost of an additional permit would be nice for saving some money.
I've done it in a tent in my younger days with a group, and I can tell you, we cleaned sand out of everything for a long time after. I was hoping that with some reasonable precautions, the sand could be minimized, especially if there was a gentle off-shore breeze (rare on that beach in the summer).