Golf Cart Rules in Port Aransas

Golf Carts Have Rules

Knowing the Port Aransas golf cart rules is important to everyone's safety. Driving a golf cart on the beach and city streets is legal in Port Aransas. The ordinance that authorizes golf cart operation includes a number of provisions to ensure the safety of the golf cart operator and the motoring public that share the roadways.

  • These laws are strictly enforced by the Port Aransas Police Department.
  • It is your duty to know and obey the law before you operate a golf cart on city streets.

Know the Laws

  • Golf carts are considered motor vehicles. Most traffic laws apply to their operation, including, seat belt, open container and DWI laws.
  • The beach is a city street.
  • Golf carts may not be operated on Highway 361, south of the intersection of Avenue G.
  • Golf carts may only be operated by persons with a valid operator’s permit and/or driver’s license.
  • Golf carts must move to the right and yield the right of way to faster moving vehicles.
  • Golf carts may not be operated upon any public sidewalk, pedestrian walkway, playground, public park, school ground, or other public recreational areas not designated for motor vehicle traffic.
  • The driver and every occupant of a golf cart must remain seated in a seat designed to hold passengers while the golf cart is in motion.
  • No person may ride in the lap of the driver or any other occupant.

Source: Scott Burroughs, Chief of Police, Port Aransas, Texas.