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About Port O'Connor

Perhaps the best kept secret on the Gulf Coast, Port O'Connor should definitely be next on your list of vacation destinations!

It's not busy, but it's not too quiet either. Pick your FlipKey vacation rental in the heart of the town and you'll soon know exactly what we mean!

About Port O'Connor, Texas

One thing really matters to the people of Port O'Connor, and that is fishing. It was originally a fishing settlement called 'Alligator Head', but the town has changed a lot since then.

During your stay, you can try bay, offshore and wade fishing. The area is most famous for redfish, trout and flounder, so see if you can get a bite while you're here.

Tourism and shrimping are also important parts of the Port O'Connor lifestyle. You'll be well looked after and have access to all the seafood you could possibly eat!

Sports enthusiasts also come here to hunt duck, geese and alligator, so if that's your thing, you need look no further for vacation destinations.

The weather is quite changeable, so pick your daytrip days carefully. You'll have hot summers and icy winters. It's not unheard of to see a hurricane in these parts, so check the local weather reports before you book.

What to do

As Port O'Connor is right on the water, it's no surprise that there's lots of water-based activities for you to try. Go boating, kayaking or even try stand-up paddleboarding.

If you're a bird-lover, take a day trip across to Matagorda Bay to visit the nearby island. It was once an army air base, but has been transformed into a nature reserve that’s home to lots of endangered birds. Don't forget to take your camera.

Not a fan of the outdoors? No worries - there's plenty to keep you occupied. Go shopping in Downtown Port O'Connor and have a drink or two at the bars and clubs. 

There's plenty to choose from when it comes to nightlife, so go and get your boogie on!

Top travel tips

Port O'Connor loves hosting events. There's bound to be something on when you visit. Local favorites include Warrior's Weekend, the Cula Roja fishing tournament and the POCO music festival.

If you're coming for the fishing, you could bring your own gear, or hire some for the week. There are plenty of fishing shops - the owners may even tell you about their secret fishing spots!

A fishing enthusiast's dream, Port O'Connor is a great vacation spot. Start planning your trip today by booking your vacation rental with FlipKey.