historic Port Isabel . . . from museums featuring local history, to the
Lighthouse where the view from the top extends to the Laguna Madre and beyond to
the Gulf of Mexico.
The Point Isabel
Lighthouse was authorized by the U.S. Congress, first lit in 1853 and is open to
the public. On the same grounds is the Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage which houses
the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce and a display of lighthouse related
historical items. Within walking distance are the City's other Museums.
Treasures of the Gulf and the Port Isabel Historical Museum. Both
state-of-the-art facilities, the Historical Museum is housed in the Champion
Building, known for the fish mural painted in 1906 by a local fisherman. It has
two exhibit levels and a gift shop. Treasures of the Gulf Museum focuses on
three Spanish shipwrecks which met their fate in 1554, just 30 miles north of
Experience the enchantment of
life by the bay... fishing from the pier or by private charter, or wading into
the bay can produce trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish, Drum, Sheepshead, Sand Trout
or Snook and is a lure for the experienced and novice alike.
Or enjoy the abundant wildlife. Pelicans, Egrets, Roseate
Spoonbills, Kestrel, Osprey and many migrating species invite the spectator to
while away the day.
Or spend time with the marine life aboard one of the many nature charters as
the dolphins dance along the surface of the sparkling waters of the Laguna Madre
Isabel offers it all. Accommodations, full service boat-yards and marinas,
RV parks, golf courses, restaurants, antique and specialty shops . . . whatever
you need to get the most out of your Port Isabel Experience!
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