Even as you may be looking out your living room window at gray skies and unexpected mid-spring snowstorm, thoughts of summer help you dodge the blues, and we at Sandcastle Condominiums often find that planning a beach vacation will help bring you even closer to summer joy. Memorial Day Weekend has often been considered the kick-off to summer, and now is the perfect time to plan an escape to the beaches of Port Aransas, where sunny skies, tranquil waters, and our comfortable and inviting holiday hideaways will bring joy and relaxation. This guide to celebrating Memorial Day in Port Aransas on our Texas beaches will help push those winter blues completely out of your brain.

Savor the Sea

We are pretty sure that you have had a beach vacation at the top of your bucket list for more years than you care to remember, and now the time has finally arrived to put a big red checkmark beside the activity. You are here now, in a place where the Gulf of Mexico ebbs and flows, the white sands are soft and inviting, and the beach vibe will take up permanent residence in your soul. This first day in town, it doesn’t matter if it is on a Friday, a Wednesday or on the holiday itself (May 27, in case you were wondering) your first order of business is to gather up your gear, head to the beach, and stake your claim on a section of sandy shores. Spend this almost summer day napping under the rays of the sun, walking along water’s edge, or frolicking in the surf until your skin becomes wrinkled and raisin-like. If you need more suggestions on what to do while at the beach, perhaps our name, Sandcastle Condominiums, can give you a little nudge.

Wet Your Line

The best adventures can be the ones that pit man against nature and during your Memorial Day escape to Port A, a fishing expedition can bring you the greatest joy. Deep Sea Headquarters, (361) 749-5597, offers a variety of fishing expeditions designed to bring the greatest of fun. Port Aransas is known as a Fishermen’s Paradise, one that former President Franklin D Roosevelt enjoyed catching the trophy fish back in the 1930s and today, that tradition continues, with Deep Sea Headquarters capturing the excitement of the catch. Spring is when speckled trout and redfish are going to be the most common of catches and late spring/summer is when off shore fishing is at its prime offering the opportunity to bring home the big game fish.

Lighthouse Lakes Paddling Trail

Normally when we talk about the trails of Port Aransas, we are suggesting a hike through our beautiful landscape, but on this almost summer weekend, the sun will be shining, the water will be clear, and the Lighthouse Lakes Paddling Trail will take kayakers through a mangrove estuary, through sloughs and black lakes, and within sight of the historic Lydia Ann Lighthouse. Built in 1856, the red brick lighthouse and its rustic clapboard-sided keeper’s house make a stunning photographic subject, so be sure to bring a camera along during your travels.

Enjoy a Picnic in the Park

Located at 301 J C Barr Boulevard, Roberts Point Park is the center of family fun, offering great fishing spots, an observation tower that offers stunning views of the Gulf, the Patsy Jones Amphitheater where free summer concerts often take place, and of course, tables for a picnic in the park to be enjoyed with your favorite traveling companions. A fun playground designed to look like a pirate ship is destined to be your youngest kiddos happiest, offering slides, rope ladders, and tubes and tunnels for fun and excitement. Its observation tower provides a fantastic place to watch the ships and boats floating by as well as offering the perfect vantage point for watching the dolphins frolic in the sea.

Celebrating with Sandcastle Condominiums

Some of your favorite moments will be the ones spent in your Sandcastle Condominiums holiday hideaway overlooking the sea. Watch the sun set from your balcony, listen to the music of waves crashing against the beach, and simply sit, savor, and let the serenity of the Gulf burrow its way into your heart. Watch beach movies on state of the art televisions, prepare your grandma’s famed potato salad in our fully equipped kitchens, and when the moon casts a glow over land, sea, and balcony, your dreams will be happy ones, enjoyed in cloud soft beds topped with even softer linens. Kick off the first holiday of the summer season with a stay in our Texas havens and discover all the reasons celebrating Memorial Day in Port Aransas is the best idea you have had all year. Reserve your favorite today!