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18 Mar 2020
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In light of the ever-progressing COVID-19, Our first concern and priority is the safety of both our team and our guests. As it continues to impact the daily lives across the United States and the globe, we want to be completely transparent about our practices and policies.

 

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July 30, 2020

 

NUECES COUNTY HAS EXTENDED THE BEACH RESTRICTIONS LISTED BELOW UNTIL AUGUST 17, 2020

An article about this can be found on the South Jetty Website here:

https://www.portasouthjetty.com/articles/beach-restrictions-extended-until-aug-17/

 

July 15, 2020

TEMPORARY BEACH CURFEW - All Beaches within the geographic boundaries of Corpus Christi are subject to a curfew from 8:30 PM to 6:00 AM

TEMPORARY LIMITATION ON VEHICLE ACCESS TO BEACHES AND PARKS - Beaches and parks and with vehicular access points will be closed to vehicular access. Pedestrian access to the beaches and parks is permitted. Vehicle restrictions includes golf carts.

The restrictions noted regarding no tents, chairs, sitting down or laying down are listed in the Nueces County order for North Beach and McGee Beach ONLY.

The following properties provide boardwalk access to the beach for you and your family to still access and enjoy the beach until the curfew of 8:30 pm each evening for registered guests and owners only.  Click Here to check availability on the dates you are planning to visit Port Aransas and Mustang Island.

 

These orders remain in effect until August 1, 2020 at 6AM.

Please CLICK HERE to view the full order.

 

July 2, 2020 Governor Executive Order GA 29  Relating to the use of face coverings during the COVID-19 disaster

The Governor of Texas has released the following GA 29 order which at 12:01PM on July 3, 2020 every person in Texas shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public or when in an outdoor public space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feed of social distancing from another person not in the same househould.  exceptions covered in the full GA-19 document FOUND HERE

 

 

July 2, 2020

FIREWORKS CANCELED 

In light of the increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the Coastal Bend and Executive Order GA-28 from Governor Abbot, the City of Port Aransas 4th of July Fireworks Show has been canceled.
 
VEHICULAR BEACH ACCESS & BEACH RESTRICTIONS
In order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales has ordered to temporarily restrict vehicular access to Bay and Gulf Beaches within Nueces County during the July 4th holiday weekend. The temporary restriction of vehicular access will begin on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 6:00 AM and will end on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6:00 AM.

In addition to temporary closures, all beaches within Nueces County are subject to a curfew beginning on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM. The curfew will be lifted on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 6:00 AM.
ADA Access will be permitted with valid documentation.
For more information on the 4th of July Weekend Restrictions please Click Here
OTHER PARKS & REC GUIDELINES:

The Community Pool is open at 50% capacity. 
All in-person programming has been suspended until July 31, 2020.
Park-goers are “highly encouraged” to wear face coverings in public.
Park amenities are being sanitized weekly.
Sanitize your hands frequently when visiting. 

Please follow all City regulations and CDC best practices for visiting Parks. For the most up-to-date information on Covid-19 restrictions in Port Aransas please visit https://cityofportaransas.org/coronavirus

June 30, 2020 - NUECES COUNTY BEACHES & PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE CLOSED FOR JULY 4 HOLIDAY TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC.

The City of Corpus Christi has released the following:

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – In order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Nueces County and the City of Corpus Christi will temporarily restrict vehicular access to Bay and Gulf Beaches within Nueces County during the July 4th holiday weekend. The temporary restriction of vehicular access will begin on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 6:00 AM and will end on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6:00 AM. The vehicular restrictions include golf carts and all-terrain vehicles. Residents and visitors can walk along the beach. It is expected that Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales will sign the Order tomorrow morning that will put this into effect immediately.  

This temporary closure includes all Port Aransas beaches. Additionally, the Federal Seashore at Padre Island National Seashore will restrict vehicular access during the same four-day period.  

In addition to temporary closures, all beaches within Nueces County are subject to a curfew beginning on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM. The curfew will be lifted on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 6:00 AM.

Residents and visitors can walk along the beach during non-curfew hours but are encouraged to continue to maintain six-foot distancing.

In order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Corpus Christi will close eight regional parks beginning Friday, July 3, 2020 at 6:00 AM and ending Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6:00 AM.

******* The beach is still accessible on foot, all of our current renting condominium properties provide beach access via a boardwalk.  ********

July 4th Fireworks Cancellation

In light of the increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the Coastal Bend and Executive Order GA-28, the City of Port Aransas 4th of July Fireworks Show has been canceled.

As a reminder, visitors and residents are urged to continue practicing good hygiene and safety precautions, including wearing a face covering and limiting gatherings to slow the spread of the virus

 

 

 

June 19, 2020 - THIS ORDER HAS BEEN RESCINDED (JUNE 23, 2020)*******************

Per the Executive order of the Mayor of Port Aransas:

FACE MASKS - COMMERCIAL ENTITIES   Effective Wednesday June 24, 2020 and continuing until 11:59PM on July 1, 2020:   All commercial entities in Port Aransas providing goods and /or services directly to the public must require that all employees, customers and visitors to the commercial entity's business premises or other facilities wear face coverings when in an area or performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to co-workers or the public where six feet of separation is not feasible.  

CLICK HERE to view the Entire Mayoral Order Document.

 

June 12, 2020

Sea Gull Condominiums, has updated their COVID-19 Operational Protocols and Procedures. Click Here to view.

 

May 1, 2020

Sea Gull Condominiums, effective May 1 will resume rental operations under their COVID-19 Operational Protocols and Procedures. Click Here to view.

Sandpiper Condominiums effective May 1 will resume rental operations under their COVID-19 Operational Protocols and Procedures. Click Here to view.

Island Retreat I & II Condominiums effective May 1 will resume rental operations under their COVID-19 Operational Protocols and Procedures. CLICK HERE TO VIEW.

Gulf Shores Condominiums, effective May 1, 2020 will resume rental operations under their COVID-19 Operational Protocols and Procedures.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW.

Alister Square Inn has resumed rental operations effective April 30, 2020 under their COVID-19 Operational Protocols and Procedures.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW.

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Alister Square Inn is closed until further notice.  

Island Retreat I & II have closed rentals until April 30, 2020
Those properties in the City Limits of Corpus Christi including Sea Gull, Gulf Shores and Sandpiper Condominiums,  have closed shot term rentals until April 14, 2020 Due to Corpus Christi Mayoral Order found here.

UPDATE April 9, 2020

From April 10, 2020 through April 13, 2020 the beaches of Nueces County will not be accessible by vehicle.  Please view the entire Nueces County Order below.

CLICK HERE to view the latest order from Nueces County

CLICK HERE to view the latest Mayoral Order from the Mayor of Port Aransas

 

UPDATE April 1, 2020

Click Here to view the latest Executive Order from the Governor. 

Click Here to view the latest order from Nueces County

Click Here to view the latest Mayoral Order from the Mayor of Port Aransas

 

 

UPDATE March 27, 2020

In an effort to respect the safety measures being mandated by area governmental jurisdictions in response to the spreading COVID-19 virus and to limit the number of guests traveling to the Sandpiper, the Board voted to close for rentals for a period of two weeks effective March 27 extending through April 10.  It is our hope that this closure will serve its purpose to help keep all of our staff, as well as owners and guests, safe from exposure to this serious disease. 

UPDATE March 25, 2020

On March 25, 2020 Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales declared a Stay at Home Order for Nueces County.  This document can be found here:CLICK HERE

Following that order the Mayor of Port Aransas gave a Mayoral Order in addition the current Governor and Judge Canales Order:  This Document can be found here: CLICK HERE

the main points of this mayoral order are below.  The mayoral order only applies to the City Limit of Port Aransas and not those properties or beaches that are within the City of Corpus Christi jurisdiction.

These orders go into effect at 11:59 on 3/26/20 for 7 days (April 2, 2020). The Mayoral Orders Include:

1. Port Aransas has within it some RV Parks in which people live. These RV parks are to be treated as "residences" as defined under the County Judge's Order.  No R.V. may be moved into any RV park within the City.  Those that exit from the City may not return.

2. Day or night camping on the beach using a tent or vehicle or other type of enclosure or no type of enclosure, is prohibited. 

3. Fishing from shore whether from the ship channel, jetties or beach is prohibited. 

4. Short term rentals are prohibited, except for persons doing Essential Business.

5. Movement exercise, such as walking, running, biking, yoga, water sports, or other similar physical exercise on the beach is allowed. Otherwise, no person shall be allowed on the beach.

 

 

UPDATE March 19, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Thursday March 19, 2020 (Click here to view executive order)  that he has issued an executive order that requires all Texas bars, gyms and restaurant dining rooms to close. Texas schools are also ordered to temporarily close.   Restaurants are still allowed to offer to-go, take-out and delivery options. The governor is allowing some Texas restaurants to deliver alcohol with any food purchase. The alcoholic beverages include wine, beer and mixed drinks. This is in an effort to help the hospitality industry. The executive order will begin on Friday, March 20 and end on April 3.

The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce has published a list of those local restaurants that are still providing cuisine options via take out, curbside and delivery.  The list of those locations can be found using the link below:

CLICK HERE for Port A Dining List

News About Events

The Texas SandFest has been rescheduled to October 2, 2020 through October 4, 2020. 

We are currently reaching out to guests who have confirmed reservations for SandFest and communicating this change to the festival dates.  We are working to make sure that those travelers with confirmed reservations are provided an opportunity to have those reservations adjusted to the new dates if they so choose.  

The Beach to Bay Relay Marathon has been scheduled to Saturday October 10, 2020

*More updates will be provided as they are available.