Parking & Shuttles
Information about parking and shuttle options at Texas SandFest.
Park and Ride Locations
During SandFest, Regional Transportation Authority buses will provide shuttle transportation from the following locations and the beach at the end of Sandcastle Drive:
Roberts Point Park (near the ferry landing) — Fri, Sat & Sun 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Free Parking)
Port Aransas Community Park (700 Clark Parkway) — Sat & Sun, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Free Parking)
Shuttle Fee – Free during SandFest
SandFest attendees may walk to the north entrance of SandFest from the end of Sandcastle Drive.
Golf Cart Shuttle from Gracie’s Way Parking Lot
If you park in the free parking lot on Gracie’s Way (off of 1A), there is a free Golf Cart Shuttle from Gracie’s Way at 1A to the beach (Fri, Sat & Sun, 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.). You can then walk to the south entrance of SandFest.
SandFest visitors can get around town and to the beach on the city shuttle. Download the City of Port Aransas Shuttle Route Map for trolley schedules and more information.
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.
Accessible SandFest Parking
Accessible parking for cars with a valid (not expired) state-issued accessible car placard or license plate is available on the beach in the north SandFest parking lot, near Mile Marker 8. Space is limited. Accessible parking is on a first-come-first-served basis and space cannot be guaranteed.
Only official SandFest golf carts are allowed inside the SandFest gates. You may park your personal or rental golf cart in the parking lots on the beach.
Beach Parking Permits
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
IGA Family Center, 418 South Alister
Stripes convenience stores