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City-by-the-Sea is a community, or "populated place," located in Aransas County on the southeast coast of Texas. The closest town is Rockport, and it's also near the city of Corpus Christi. The area is filled with attractions, from beach activities to birding, shopping, dining and visiting historical sites. Just a few of the recreational activities near City by the Sea include fishing, boating, water-skiing, golf, hiking, biking and picnicking. The area surrounding City by the Sea is also known for its' excellent birdwatching opportunities. The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is very popular with local birders and organizations and attracts birdwatchers from all over the country. Nearby Goose Island State Park is the site of the wintering grounds for the rare and endangered whooping cranes. In the wintertime, tours are available of the nesting cranes. The nearby city of Rockport hosts the annual Hummer and Birding Expo, and other special events include the Oyster Fest, Seafair and the Rockport Wine Festival. Other attractions near City by the Sea include Mustang Island State Park, Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, Texas Maritime Museum and the Texas State Aquarium in the city of Corpus Christi.

Surrounding areas: Aransas Pass, Texas (4.0 mi), Rockport, Texas (5.7 mi), Port Aransas, Texas (8.6 mi), Corpus Christi Beach, Texas (19.4 mi), Corpus Christi, Texas (20.7 mi)

City-by-the-Sea Vacation Rentals

City-by-the-Sea Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Days Inn Aransas Pass410 E Goodnight AveAransas Pass, TX4.2 mi.(361) 758-7375
Hawthorn Suites Aransas Pass501 E GoodnightAransas Pass, TX4.2 mi.(361) 758-1774
Microtel Inn & Suites - Aransas Pass355 E Goodnight AveAransas Pass, TX4.2 mi.(361) 758-8000
Super 8 - Aransas Pas500 E Goodnight AveAransas Pass, TX4.2 mi.(361) 758-7888
Hunts Castle Motel & Suites725 South Water StRockport, TX5.6 mi.(361) 729-5002
Holiday Inn Express-rockport901 Hwy 35 NRockport, TX5.7 mi.(361) 727-0283
Best Western Naval Station Inn2025 State Hwy 361Ingleside, TX8.3 mi.(361) 776-2767
Comfort Inn2800 Hwy 361Ingleside, TX8.3 mi.(361) 775-2700
Main Stay Suites2787 Hwy 361Ingleside, TX8.3 mi.(361) 775-2000
Best Western Inn By The Bay3902 N Hwy 35Fulton, TX8.5 mi.(512) 729-8351
Hampton Inn & Suites3677 Hwy 35NFulton, TX8.5 mi.(361) 727-2228
Best Western Ocean View400 East Ave GPort Aransas, TX8.6 mi.(361) 749-3010
Plantation Suites & Conference Center1909 Hwy 361Port Aransas, TX8.6 mi.(361) 749-3866
Port Royal Ocean Resort CondominiumsPark Rd 53Port Aransas, TX8.6 mi.(361) 749-5011
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites727 S 11th StPort Aransas, TX9.2 mi.(361) 749-5222
Comfort Inn Portland1703 N Hwy 181Portland, TX14.3 mi.(361) 643-2222
Hampton Inn Portland1705 N Hwy 181Portland, TX14.3 mi.(361) 777-1500
Ebb Tide Motel4210 SurfsideCorpus Christi, TX19.1 mi.(361) 882-4591
Knights Inn3615 Timon BlvdCorpus Christi, TX19.5 mi.(361) 883-4411
Quality Inn & Suites3200 Surfside BlvdCorpus Christy, TX19.7 mi.(361) 883-7456
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel900 North Shoreline BlvdCorpus Christi, TX20.4 mi.(361) 887-1600
Comfort Inn & Suites3838 Hwy 77Corpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 241-6363
Corpus Christi Fairfield Inn5217 Blanche Moore DrCorpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 485-8393
Days Inn6301 S Padre Is DrCorpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 992-3100
Deluxe Inn & Suites5546LeopardstreetCorpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 289-7340
Embassy Suites Hotel Corpus Christi4337 S Padre Is DrCorpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 853-7899
Hampton Inn Corpus Christi Northwest11233 Ih-37Corpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 241-9300
Hampton Inn5209 Blanche Moore DrCorpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 985-8395
Motel 6 #0413 Corpus Christi8202 S Padre Is DrCorpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 991-8858
Quality Inn1901 N Padre Is DrCorpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 289-2500
Ramada Limited Airport Hotel5501 I-H 37Corpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 289-5861
Residence Inn By Marriott5229 Blanche Moore DrCorpus Christi, TX20.6 mi.(361) 985-1113
Drury Inn Corpus Christi2021 N Padre IsCorpus Christi, TX20.9 mi.(361) 289-8200
Econo Lodge801 S Shoreline BlvdCorpus Christi, TX21.1 mi.(361) 884-2485
Holiday Inn Emerald Beach1102 S Shoreline BlvdCorpus Christi, TX21.2 mi.(361) 883-5731
Bay Shore Inn4349 Ocean DrCorpus Christi, TX21.8 mi.(361) 852-2126
Comfort Inn & Suites722 N Port AveCorpus Christi, TX21.8 mi.(361) 883-7400
Railway Inn Suites4343 Ocean DrCorpus Christi, TX21.8 mi.(361) 225-3946
Red Roof Inn - Corpus Christi6805 S Padre Island DrCorpus Christi, TX23.1 mi.(361) 992-9222
La Quinta Corpus Christi South6225 S Padre Island DrCorpus Christi, TX23.2 mi.(361) 991-5730

City-by-the-Sea Weather & Climate

The Southeast Gulf Coast of Texas has a humid subtropical climate. Tropical storms and hurricanes are common, and they strongly alter the climate of the region. This region is warm most of the year due to the currents of the Gulf of Mexico. Summers are very hot and humid. In winter, it can get cold if a strong front moves in, occasionally even causing snow. Most of the time, however, winters are very mild. Rain in the coastal region is more abundant than in the inland region. The wettest months of the year are April and May. Tornadoes can occur in this region, but less frequent than in other parts of the state.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 63°F 44°F 2.40 in. -
February 65°F 48°F 2.18 in. -
March 71°F 55°F 2.36 in. -
April 76°F 63°F 2.07 in. -
May 82°F 70°F 3.66 in. -
June 87°F 76°F 3.50 in. -
July 90°F 77°F 2.43 in. -
August 90°F 77°F 3.13 in. -
September 88°F 73°F 5.53 in. -
October 81°F 65°F 4.23 in. -
November 72°F 55°F 2.56 in. -
December 65°F 47°F 1.91 in. -

City-by-the-Sea Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Aransas County airport (RKP) located about 10 miles northeast of City-by-the-Sea in Rockport, Texas, the Corpus Christi International airport (CRP) located approximately 27 miles west of City-by-the-Sea in Corpus Christi, Texas, the Alice International airport (ALI) located roughly 58 miles west of City-by-the-Sea in Alice, Texas, the Victoria Regional airport (VCT) located around 63 miles north of City-by-the-Sea in Victoria, Texas, and finally the Kleberg County airport (IKG) located about 63 miles west of City-by-the-Sea in Kingsville, Texas.

City-by-the-Sea Attractions

Golf Courses
Gabe Lozano Senior Golf CourseCorpus ChristiTX20.3 mi.
Oso Beach Municipal Golf CourseCorpus ChristiTX20.3 mi.
Padre Isles Country ClubCorpus ChristiTX20.3 mi.
Pharaohs Country ClubCorpus ChristiTX22.4 mi.
Sinton Municipal Golf CourseSintonTX24.7 mi.
State Parks
Copano Bay Causeway State ParkTX13.0 mi. 
Goose Island State ParkTX14.5 mi. 
Zoos and Aquariums
Texas State AquariumCorpus ChristiTX20.6 mi.
The Texas ZooVictoriaTX59.3 mi.

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