Parking & Transportation

Parking & Shuttle Map

Free Park & Ride

Regional Transportation Authority buses will provide FREE shuttle transportation to and from Roberts Point Park (near the ferry landing) and the beach at the end of Sandcastle Drive. SandFest attendees may walk to SandFest from the end of Sandcastle Drive. Parking at Roberts Point Par is FREE.

The FREE shuttle buses will run Friday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day.

Golf Cart Shuttle

Free golf cart shuttles will take people to and from SandFest:

  • At Access Road 1-A and the beach
  • Remote parking lot at Gracie’s Way and 1-A

SandFest Parking Lots on the Beach

There are 2 parking lots on the beach next to SandFest — one at the north entrance near Ave. G, and one at the south entrance near Access Road 1A.

NOTE: The City of Port Aransas requires a $12.00 permit to park on the beach. Permits can be purchased at:

  • Entrances to the beach (CASH ONLY)
  • Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce & Tourist Bureau – 403 W. Cotter (across from the Ferry Landing through the light to the sea foam green building on the right). RV parking permits also available.
  • IGA Family Center, 418 South Alister
  • Stripes Convenience Stores

Disabled Parking

Disabled parking is available on the beach in the north SandFest parking lot, near Mile Marker 8.

RV Parking

RV parking spots for vendors and visitors will be available on a “1st come 1st served” basis. The parking lot will open midday Thursday. No reservations are available.

City Trolley

SandFest visitors can get around town and to the beach on the city shuttle. The City Trolley is FREE during SandFest.

Visit the City of Port Aransas website for trolley schedules and more information.

Foot Traffic Only

With the exception of motorized disability scooters, the SandFest grounds are open to foot traffic only. No golf carts, bicycles, skateboards, etc.

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