Attractions in Portland

Follow the Nueces Bay Causeway northeast from Corpus Christ and you’ll reach Portland, a welcoming community with a relaxing coastal small-town vibe and plenty of ways to revel in the splendor of the Texas Gulf Coast. Whether you enjoy world-class fishing, remarkable links-style golf with a view, spectacular sunsets, or the embrace of a soft coastal breeze, you’ll find something to love about the Gem City of the Gulf Coast. Read on to learn more about the attractions in Portland and start planning your stay today.

Bayside Park
Hit the beach, play on the sand dunes, and relish some fun in the sun at Bayside Park in Portland. Kick back and relax as you watch the rolling tides of Corpus Christi Bay crash on the park’s soft sandy beach from the picnic area and let your youngsters have a ball on the playground.
108 Sabine Drive
Portland, TX 78734
(361) 777-4500

Fred Jones Nature Sanctuary
Explore a veritable wonderland of Gulf Coast flora and fauna when you step inside the Fred Jones Nature Sanctuary. Located within a large patch of farmland near Nueces Bay, the sanctuary is a rare pocket of native flora and fauna that attracts a stunning array of birds. Walk through the thickets of mesquite, blackbrush, acacia, and Texas olive trees and over a scenic creek as you watch green jays, woodpeckers, and sparrows flit from one branch to another. As one of the best birding spots in the Corpus Christi area, it’s a must-visit for fans of our feathered friends.
County Road 69E
Taft, TX 78390

Indian Point Fishing Park and Pier
For some of the best fishing and birding in the greater Corpus Christi area, head to Portland’s Indian Point Fishing Park and Pier. Situated at the mid-point of the Nueces Bay Causeway, the park and pier sits within an area frequented by many good eating fish. That’s particularly true in the winter, when black drum fish come to the area to spawn. Cast your line off of the lighted pier, watch the multitude of birds, and take in the amazing view of the Corpus Christi skyline to the south.
100 US Highway 181
Portland, TX 78374
(361) 777-3301

NorthShore Country Club
If you’re a fan of links-style golf, reserve a tee time at NorthShore Country Club. Situated along the shore of Corpus Christi Bay, this course serves up breathtaking views along with some challenging golf. Designed by renowned architects Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge, the course features forced carries and elevated greens that will conjure the best out of your game. With an elegant clubhouse that overlooks the course, plus a driving range and pro shop, the club has all you need for a great round. Tee times for non-members are available Tuesday through Friday.
801 East Broadway Boulevard
Portland, TX 78374
(361) 643-1546

Portland Aquatic Center
Looking to beat the summer heat or for some great exercise? Head to the Portland Aquatic Center. Swim laps in the heated competition pool or go for a splash in the recreational pool. With kid-friendly water slides, bubblers, palm tree splashers, and zero-depth entry, the center has something for everyone.
2002 Billy G Webb
Portland, TX 78374
(361) 777-4637

Portland Community Center
Keep up with your workout routine at the Portland Community Center. The multi-use recreational facility offers a weight room with free weights and machines along with a range of cardio equipment, an indoor walking track, two racquetball courts, and a full-size basketball court.
2000 Billy G. Webb
Portland, TX 78374
(361) 777-3301

Portland Skate Park
Show off your best moves at this large public skate park in Portland. Open seven days a week, the lighted park features three-, four-, and five-foot half bowls; a six-foot kidney-shaped bowl, grind pad; and flat bank rail. Free to enter, the park also welcomes bicycles, scooters, and inline skates.
2004 Billy G. Webb Drive
Portland, TX 78374

Sunset Lake Park
Hike through coastal marshes and wetland habitats teeming with wildlife, fish in the saltwater lake, and take in all the grassy dunes and miniature beaches as you canoe or kayak scenic waterways. These are a few of the experiences you’ll have in Portland’s Sunset Lake Park, a more than 330-acre oasis located between the shores of Corpus Christi Bay and Nueces Bay.
201 Sunset Drive
Portland, TX 78374
(361) 777-3301

Violet Andrews Park
Violet Andrews Park is another bayside destination in Portland that provides ample space to get outside and access to the water for canoeing, kayaking, and kiteboarding. A noted place to go birding in Portland, the park includes two bird watching lookouts and a paved walking trail.
305 Wildcat
Portland, TX 78374

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