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Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
City / State: Port Aransas, TX
Event Name: Beach
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 110041 2018/Y1568
Distance - Trail Ratings: 10km/5km - 1B
Description: The walk goes along the Gulf of Mexico and is almost entirely on the beach. It also goes through the University of Texas Marine Science Institute's Wetlands Education Center, where there is a lot of information about Texas' Wetlands, conservation, and the wildlife that call the wetlands home.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
Start Times: Daily, 7:30am to 3 hours before dusk!
Location: Tarpon Inn.
Start Point / Driving Directions: 200 E. Cotter AVE, Port Aransas, TX 78373. Telphone: 361/749-5555. Cross the FREE ferry to Port Aransas, then follow TX-361 (Piper BLVD) for 0.1 miles to W. Cotter AVE. Stay on W. Cotter AVE for 0.5 miles. The Tarpon Inn is on the RIGHT. The Walk Box is located in Lobby. Open daily at 7:30am.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: During the 1919 Hurricane which ravaged Corpus Christi , the island residents made their way to the highest point on the island, which is just off the beach near the current location of the UT Marine Science Institute, where they huddled and prayed for the hurricane to abate. Their prayers were answered and they survived.
Host Club: Sparkling City Strollers
Contact: Myra Verneuil (361) 230-9591
Website: None
E-Mail Contact: myraloye@gmail.com