Texas Tropical Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Port Aransas: Joan & Scott Holt Paradise Pond

Photo by Valerie D. Bates

Tree lined boardwalks provide optimum viewing points for warblers, tanagers, ibis and hundreds of other migratory species. Spanning the only fresh water pond in the area, shaded benches, and informational displays offer surroundings unique to the island. This site is unmanned. Easy to find if you remember it is located behind San Juan Restaurant.


  • 314 State Highway 361
  • Cut-off Road behind Shark Reef Resort
  • Port Aransas, Texas
  • 78373


Hours & Fees

  • Monday-Sunday, 24 hours

  • Free