Galveston recently reopened all its beaches, and now another popular Gulf Coast location has followed suit. Cinnamon Shore, the master-planned community near Corpus Christi and Padre Island in Port Aransas, opened its city and beaches of Mustang Island to visitors on May 1.
"We're thrilled to welcome guests back to Cinnamon Shore, with the right changes in place to ensure everyone has a great time and remains socially distant in our little beachside town," says Jeff Lamkin, CEO of Sea Oats Group, the developer of Cinnamon Shore.
New protocols and procedures have been promised, including in-car check-in/check-out procedures for the short-term vacation rentals and signage around the property to remind guests of social distancing.
There's also more frequent sanitizing of public areas, including elevators and stairwell railings, outdoor seating, and play areas, as well as the cleaning of guest rooms with industry-leading sanitizing protocols, including attention to high-touch items such as remote controls and light switches.
Indoor social activities and some select outdoor activities have been discontinued. The development's Dune Pool, Kiera's Pool, and Stillwater Pool remain closed, and on-site restaurants Lisabella's Bistro and Dylan's Coal Oven Pizzeria are open only for to-go orders.
"People are looking for alternatives to air travel for vacation time with family, and they're looking closer to home," Lamkin says. "With a full roster of family-friendly activities for Mother's Day weekend, Memorial Day, and into the summer, Cinnamon Shore is ready for more families to discover its charms. We can't wait to welcome everyone here."
For more about the community and its current procedures and processes, visit cinnamonshore.com.