PORT MANSFIELD, TEXAS - IT'S A SHORE THING
ANGLING FOR A GOOD TIME? FOLLOW THE FISH!
From Port Mansfield Harbor you can fish at two of the finest saltwater fisheries in the country. Fish the abundant, shallow saltwater of the Laguna Madre for redfish, speckled and sand trout, flounder and more! Fishing is easy by small boat, wading or casting a line from shore or public fishing piers located at both the northern and southern edges of town.
The Gulf of Mexico is a short 9 mile boat ride from Port Mansfield. Catch trophy size red snapper, tarpon, sailfish, marlin, kingfish, mackerel, ling, pompano, and others. Sports editors have named Port Mansfield as one of the "10 best fishing areas in the country." Numerous experienced fishing guides and charters are based in Port Mansfield to help you land one.
WILD AND WONDERFUL
Port Mansfield is surrounded by thick, virtually untouched, lightly populated brush land, and the close surrounding area offers an unmatched variety of wildlife for your viewing and enjoyment. Friendly deer roam the town, javelina, flocks of turkeys and quail are frequent visitors to the port and surrounding areas.
Some 487 different species of birds migrate through or make their home in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and Port Mansfield, making the area a premier birding spot. These beautiful birds can be seen up close, on land, or via water transportation.
By boat you can't miss the graceful, playful dolphins who make their home in the majestic Laguna Madre. Bring your camera to save and share the beauty of nature you find here.
The endangered Ocelot resides in Eastern Willacy County. Learn more about them and other unique features of the area at the newly opened Laguna Point Conservation and Nature Resource Center.
GATEWAY TO COASTAL ADVENTURES
Take to the water any number of ways: the shallow protected waters of the bay are ideal for windsurfing, sail boarding, kayaking, and canoeing.
Steer a motor boat 9 miles east to the Port Mansfield channel, which separates the North and South Padre Islands. Anchor your boat and enjoy the peaceful beaches, surf fishing, shell hunting, camping, beach combing, and treasure hunting. Adventure awaits those who make the trip to the islands.
PLAN YOUR NEXT GETAWAY
Diverse, affordable lodging options are available in Port Mansfield. On-the-water or off-water homes and condos may be rented for a few days to a few months. Overnight accommodations are also available at fishing lodges and Sunset House Motel.
Several excellent restaurants are located in Port Mansfield. Of course, fish and seafood is on the menu, as well as pizza, burgers, and Texas barbecue. Some of the restaurants will even cook your catch for you!
Port Mansfield is a unique place and it's slower pace, small town friendliness with nature at your doorstep is an experience you won't forget. You will want to return for relaxation and recreation with friends and family. It's a shore thing!