Best Time of Year at the Texas Beach: Autumn at Cinnamon Shore

by Samantha Cook on September 17, 2021 in Living Texas, Travels,
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Great weather, great activities, great fall rates

At Cinnamon Shore in Port Aransas, Texas, the beach-going season extends long after Labor Day. And this year, special fall festivals highlight the season, while vacationers can snag some of the Gulf-side resort village’s best rental rates of the year.

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Cinnamon Shore is a welcoming beach community on the Texas Gulf Coast where families nurture tradition and make new memories. This fall, enjoy the sunrise or sunset from the scenic view of the beach boardwalk. Courtesy photo

And the first of many fall attractions kicks off this weekend, Sept. 17th-19th. The Port A Live Music Fest showcases Port A’s music culture with live music acts at venues all across town. This year’s festival gets underway with a performance by globally-renowned Jimmy Buffet cover band “The Landsharks.” The event will also feature a new Taco and Margarita Trail, where several restaurants will offer a margarita and a taco for $7.00.

“There’s not a nicer time of year in our little beach town,” says Celeste Edwards, general manager at Cinnamon Shore Vacation Rentals. “It’s cooler with less humidity, but days are warm enough to enjoy our resort pools and the beach, which is less crowded this time of year. Plus, there’s still so much to do for families who stay with us.”

Port A Live Music Fest (Sept. 17th-19th) showcases Port A’s music culture and also include the new Taco and Margarita Trail, where several restaurants will offer a margarita and a taco for $7. Photo courtesy Cinnamon Shore

In addition to this weekend’s Port A Live Music Fest, Cinnamon Shore’s fall schedule of activities also includes:

Fitness Classes: Sign up for Yoga on the Beach and Beach Body Burn.

Movies Under the Stars: Watch family-friendly flicks cast to a jumbo screen on the Town Center lawn.

Live Music: Favorite Texas singers and bands perform every weekend in September and October.

Paint & Sip: Popular this summer, this open-air art class held at Town Center continues into the fall.

Cinnamon Shore is a Tarpon Sponsor of Port Aransas’ 2021 Texas SandFest, the largest native-sand sculpture competition in the U.S. Set for Oct. 15-17 on the beach near downtown Port Aransas, the festival features renowned master sand sculptors, amateur sandcastle building, music, vendors, food, and other fun. (For those who miss this year’s event, mark your calendars for Texas SandFest 2022, April 8-10th, 2022.)

Cinnamon Shore is a Tarpon Sponsor of Port Aransas’ 2021 Texas SandFest, the largest native-sand sculpture competition in the U.S. set for Oct. 15-17 on the beach near downtown Port Aransas. Photo courtesy Cinnamon Shore

“We’re proud to support the city’s signature event, which has an international draw,” Edwards says. “Cinnamon Shore guests love SandFest festivities, but they also enjoy coming back to our village for downtime away from the crowds. It makes for the perfect fall beach weekend!” Pro Tip: Check rental availability now

Other special fall weekends attracting vacationers this fall include the family-friendly Wooden Boat Festival, Oct. 30-31, which coincides with Halloween Fest at Cinnamon Shore on Oct. 30.

Vacationers can take advantage of great fall rates through Nov. 18, 2021. Stay 3 nights, Enjoy a complimentary 4th night. (Code: FALL2021.) Enjoy 10% off a 3-night stay. (Code: SAVE 10.)

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All of Cinnamon Shore’s beachfront rentals are highly rated, as features include comfortable beds, breathtaking views, all the appliances and amenities you may need, and so much more. Stay here to feel at home away from home. Courtesy photo

Beyond that, Thanksgiving attracts families to Cinnamon Shore. On-site favorite Dylan’s Coal Oven Pizzeria will offer a full Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings for pre-order and pick-up on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25. Then, to kick off the Christmas season, guests can meet St. Nick at Santa’s First Stop, Fri, Nov. 26, on the beach at Cinnamon Shore. “It’s Santa’s last chance to vacation before his busy season,” says Mary Jo Cox, lifestyle director at Cinnamon Shore.

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About Cinnamon Shore

Cinnamon Shore is a pedestrian-friendly planned community nestled behind the protective dunes on Mustang Island along the Texas Gulf Coast. It is the first new urbanism development for Sea Oats Group, which is fulfilling its vision of a traditional seaside village with a wide array of amenities and recreational facilities intertwined with beach cottages, luxury villas and vibrant town centers. Now comprised of two communities – the original, Cinnamon Shore North, and its new, 150-acre, Gulf-side expansion, Cinnamon Shore South – every detail of the master plan for both is designed to embrace the natural ambience of Mustang Island and the slow-paced charm of a walkable neighborhood. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@CinnamonShore).

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Photo courtesy Cinnamon Shore

Cover photo courtesy Cinnamon Shore