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Port Arthur's Pleasure Island, an 18.5 mile long man-made body of land, extends from the mouth of the Neches River on the northwest to the Sabine Causeway on the southeast and is surrounded by Sabine Lake and the Sabine Neches Intracoastal Waterway.

Pleasure Island is a place of beauty.  Its hills, bluffs, and vistas of Sabine Lake are a delight and pleasure to those who visit.  Pleasure Island is where the fun begins!


Quick Links:
The Palms at Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island RV Park
Port Arthur Yacht Club

Climate and Links to Real-Time Weather
Pleasure Island's mild annual temperatures offer golfers, sailors, windsurfers, boaters, and anglers, a comfortable arena for enjoying their sports year-round.  Winter temperatures average in the mid 60s, while summers are warm with monthly means in the low 80s.

Real-Time Weather for Jefferson County
Sabine Pass Tides
Coastal Waters Forecast - Lake Charles, LA

Other Links:
Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce
Port Arthur Convention & Visitors Bureau
Jefferson County
The Marina Association of Texas


History of Pleasure Island

2013 - The Pleasure Island Marina - Now Open for Business - Call 409-982-4675 for info.

The U. S. Corps of Engineers created Pleasure Island from deposits dredged while constructing the Port Arthur Canal, completed in 1899, and the Sabine Neches Intracoastal Waterway, completed in 1908.

In 1913 a dance hall and roller coaster were constructed.  In 1941 a private investor built the Pleasure Pier Ballroom, a midway, an Olympic-size swimming pool, and the largest roller coaster in the south.  A fine 18-hole golf course was enjoyed for years.  Pleasure Island was Port Arthur's playground for decades until the Pleasure Pier bridge, which opened in 1931 and was frequently hit by ships, was taken out of service in 1967, making it difficult to reach the island.  Storms, fires, and erosion eventually destroyed all of the existing facilities.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge and the Sabine Causeway now connect Pleasure Island to Port Arthur and Louisiana.  Residents and tourists alike are enjoying the development of Pleasure Island.  It is the natural place to be for outdoor activity.

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