Family Style Spring Break Port Arnasas


Sandpiper guests enjoying the beach.


Spring Break down on this coast is widely known as a fun time for college kids, teenagers and families. The problem when trying to find a place suitable for your family is fear of being around too many youngsters while trying to enjoy more of a sober and safe experience. Goods news though, this can be done!


As a family traveling down to Port Aransas during Spring Break, it’s important to know the best “family friendly” areas.  The open beach is a target for teens, so avoiding places directly in Port Aransas is a must if you’re seeking a more quiet vacation.


You will find many resorts and hotels along the highway (HWY 361) in between North Padre Island and Port Aransas that offer beachfront views and a more exclusive setting of the family friendly atmosphere you may be seeking.  These resorts are 5-10 minutes away from the city of Port Aransas as well as North Padre Island, making for short travel time to and from restaurants, gift shops and other entertainment on the islands. These places are great for families with young children as well as young teenagers.






  If you do choose to stay in Port Aransas with your family, look for properties that have an age policy. Most properties require the guests to be 25 years of age to rent, which seems to keep the partying youngsters out of the property, however the beachfront is not quite as exclusive as you may desire.


The Sandpiper for example is 50 yards from the beach and busy only by its’ guests. Even though the Sandpiper is a large resort, our guest population does not hold a flame to what you may experience closer into town. Besides the Sandpiper, there are several locations on HWY 361 that offer this family friendly environment such as the Seagull, Mayan Princess, Port Royal or the Grand Caribbean.


Spring Break in Port Aransas can be such an enjoyable experience in the right location. The weather is pretty-even if it’s rainy-and the beach will be relaxing; giving you and your family the break and bonding time you came down here for.


There is nothing wrong with staying in Port Aransas but if you are truly looking for a family Spring Break trip, further out of town is your best option.

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You might have been to the property recently enough to see our latest remodel project of 2016, but if you haven’t check it out!

Old Boardwalk:                                                           New Ipe Boardwalk:

Sandpiper's old boardwalk, remodeled Spring 2016.

Sandpiper’s old boardwalk, remodeled Spring 2016.

Sandpiper's New Ipe Boardwalk, completed Feb 2016.

Sandpiper’s New Ipe Boardwalk, completed Feb 2016.





Sandpiper Port Aransas Condos,

Sandpiper Port Aransas Condos,

We have torn out our old boardwalk and replaced it with  smooth and and extremely sturdy Brazilian Walnut lumber that is commonly known as “ipe.” Ipe was also used on the New York  City’s Coney Island boardwalk which wasn’t in need of replacing for 25 years! An extremely impressive feat, considering the amount of traffic and environmental stresses placed on the wood throughout the years.


This wood is chosen for boardwalks and decking for the durability of product as well as its strength. Ipe has a fire rating the same as concrete and steel in which both have high melting points meaning that it resists flames much easier than softer woods. The reason for this strength and durability is due to the trees super thick density.  It’s so dense that it will not even float in water! Because this wood is incredibly dense, so strong and so durable, it has been deemed the “blade blunter” meaning that the wood will quickly dull and blunt most saw blades and other blades used for the cutting.


New Boardwalk



Not only is this wood great to use for the practicality of the durability, Ipe is absolutely beautiful and very velvety to the touch.


Sandpiper Port Aransas Condos,

Sandpiper Port Aransas Condos,