Aransas Pass is located just across the bay from Corpus Christi on Hwy 361. There is free 24-hour ferry service to nearby Port Aransas on Mustang Island, where 361 ends.
A light station was built there by the United States government to facilitate navigation on Aransas Bay. The station has a tapered octagonal brick tower, three wooden auxiliary dwellings, and a radio shack. It is the second oldest lighthouse on the Texas coast and the oldest surviving structure in the Aransas Pass-Corpus Christi area.
It is on the Aransas County and San Patricio County line.