UPDATE July 30, 2020 – NUECES COUNTY BEACHES VEHICLE TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS THROUGH AUGUST 17, 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/
UPDATE July 15, 2020 – NUECES COUNTY BEACHES VEHICLE TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS THROUGH AUGUST 1, 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.
SANDPIPER CONDOMINIUMS provides boardwalk access to the beach for you and your family to still access and enjoy the beach until the curfew of 8:30pm each evening.
These orders remain in effect until August 1, 2020 at 6AM.
CLICK HERE to view the full orders.
UPDATE 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. ********
UPDATE JUNE 19, 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.
UPDATE MAY 1, 2020
The Sandpiper Condominiums is first and foremost committed to ensure the health and well-being of all our owners, staff and registered guests. We remain diligent in monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and following guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the World Health Organization and local, regional, and state authorities.
Sandpiper Condominiums has reopened the rental operations effective May 1, 2020 under their COVID-19 Reopening Protocol and Procedures. CLICK HERE TO VIEW
UPDATE APRIL 9, 2020
In Accordance with the City of Corpus Christi Mayoral Order the Sandpiper has closed rental operations until April 30, 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 (Sandpiper is Part of Corpus Christi)
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. Sandpiper does NOT fall under the mayoral order.
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
News About Business Impacts
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
UPDATE March 18, 2020
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 daily lives across the United States and the globe, we want to be completely transparent about our practices and policies.
We understand that many of our travelers have questions about their upcoming vacations or potential vacations. We are strictly following the mandates of our Government officials. At this time there have not been any travel restrictions imposed with regard to travel to Port Aransas. For those with existing reservations, we understand that the current state of uncertainty and fluidity is be frustrating. Please know we will do everything we can to accommodate with the best information we have at the time. Presently, our property is maintaining it’s current cancellation policy. If circumstances change and travel restrictions impact travel to Port Aransas, then adjustments will likely be made with regard to cancellation policy.
Our focus is to ensure we meet our guest needs while doing our part to keep all within our community safe. At our property:
o We have enhanced techniques used to clean guest rooms after each stay.
o Our housekeeping staff is giving extra attention to sanitizing high touch areas in the rooms.
o The front desk staff is closely monitoring and frequently sanitizing lobby common areas, key cards, door handles, coffee station items, elevator buttons, etc.
In addition we are taking steps to ensure the welfare of our employees:
o If they are not feeling well or immediate family members are not feeling well, we ask that they stay home to avoid possibly infecting others.
o Keeping their hands frequently and properly washed as well as regular hand sanitizer use.
o Regularly wiping down and sanitizing their workspaces.
o Most importantly, if they have flu like symptoms, they are advised to consult a doctor and follow the recommended medical care.
This is an unprecedented event that continues to evolve daily. Our lives have changed drastically in just a matter of days, and we, like you, are adjusting and adapting to the new normal, and we are going through this together.
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 rescheduled to Saturday October 10, 2020
*More updates will be provided, as they are available.