We cannot state just how excited we are for 2020 to finally end. It has been one heck of a year, and we are ready to bring in 2021 with some style and excitement. If you are looking for the ideal destination to help bring in the new year, look no further than South Padre Island. Our island is the perfect spot to kick back and relax, enjoy some New Year’s Eve shenanigans, and enjoy everything that South Padre Island has to offer. Take a look at what your New Year’s on South Padre Island can look like:
Enjoy the Weather
When you visit South Padre Island, you will be in the perfect climate to enjoy the outdoors, even during the winter season around New Year’s Eve. Visitors can expect average daily highs to be in the low 70s around New Year’s and daily lows to be in the high 50s. These temperatures mean you can easily walk around in shorts and a light sweater and still be comfortable. Our vacation rentals can include amenities such as fireplaces or fire pits where you can warm up at night. This weather makes it even easier to pack, as you will not need to bring any winter clothing with you.
South Padre Island is a barrier island, meaning all sides are surrounded by beautiful beaches. Most beaches on South Padre Island are ready to enjoy right when you get there. Popular favorites include South Padre Bayside Beach and Andy Bowie County Park; South Padre Island also features a variety of county beach accesses that are also just as great to sit back on. Keep in mind that while the temperature is cool, and the sun is shining, the water will definitely be colder for the winter. Most beach parks feature boardwalks, picnic areas, and restrooms so you can easily spend the day relaxing on the sand. The kids will love collecting shells found on the beach while the adults relax with a chair and umbrella.
Build Your Own Sandcastle
South Padre Island is home to some professional sandcastle builders who can help you create your own masterpiece. These hands-on workshops allow a qualified instructor to share all of their tips with you on how to build a towering sandcastle. Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services continues to be a local favorite as owner and sandcastle builder, Lucinda “Sandy Feet” Wierenga, has over 35 years of experience. Book one of her incredible workshops where you can get the perfect photo op with your creation after it is made!
Dolphin Watch Tours
The Gulf of Mexico sees its fair share of aquatic animals such as dolphins in the water. Take your family out on the water with one of the many dolphin watch tours currently available. Most tours are 90 minutes long in length and are held on a spacious boat where you can easily maintain social distancing. The captain will navigate the journey to take you to waters where these majestic creatures are always active. Other sea life and migratory birds will also be out in the wild. These charters have remained open during COVID-19 by implementing strict safety standards such as mandatory cleaning, face masks, and sanitation gear being available. Don’t miss out on this enjoyable experience with one of the many charters in South Padre Island!
Bring in the New Year at Clayton’s
When it comes to a lively venue that features big-name artists and a sprawling beach, look no further than Clayton’s Beach Bar. This South Padre Island bar and restaurant happens to be the biggest beach bar in all of Texas. Clayton’s serves up delicious seafood along with a variety of adult beverages, including their popular Turbo Pina Colada. Clayton’s has also hosted big-name musical acts such as Incubus and The Offspring for lively shows. Typically, Clayton’s hosts their annual New Year’s Eve extravaganza filled with incredible drink and food specials. While this event is not confirmed for 2021, you can still enjoy their offerings while relaxing on their beach bar. Grab a beverage and walk out close to the water. There is no other bar or restaurant on South Padre Island that can offer a similar feeling. You can find Clayton’s Beach Bar at 6900 Padre Blvd where it opens daily at 11:00 AM.
Enjoy New Year’s on South Padre Island
As you can see, you can bring in the new year with some excitement here on South Padre Island. Take the vacation getaway you deserve after everything that 2020 has brought. Book one of our exclusive vacation rentals today on the island to experience resort-like amenities while being close to the beach.