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Announcing: Photo Winners + New Contest!

What Will You Remember About Cinnamon Shore? Our most recent contest asked you to share "My Cinnamon Shore Memories" -- and we had some gorgeous photos, like  "Tranquility" submitted by Bert. E. showcasing sunrise-tinted waves. It's one of our staff picks, and you can see all the contest winners below! For our NEW CONTEST, running now through Labor Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, March 8, 2023

A Toast to 3 Area Charities: Giving Back

Cinnamon Shore Wine Auction Dinner Helps 3 Groups Doing Noteworthy Work in South Texas ~ On Sat., March 25, 2023, the first annual Cinnamon Shore Wine Auction Dinner is dedicating all proceeds to three, highly deserving charity groups. Featuring premier wines from small-batch winery Dakota Shy of Napa Valley, this exclusive evening invites 35 couples Continue reading

Published on Thursday, February 16, 2023

Why Winter Sunsets are Better

Brighter Colors, Clearer Skies If the sunset seems to burn brighter this time of year, it’s not your imagination.  Science says winter sunsets are best—thanks to clearer air, colder temperatures, and the angle of the sun. Plus, when cold and warm air collide, spectacular cloud formations give light more ways to splash across the sky Continue reading

Published on Thursday, February 9, 2023

Serene Sunrises at Cinnamon Shore

Majestic mornings at Cinnamon Shore~ Mustang Island faces east—guaranteeing that you start each day with a serene sunrise over Gulf waters. Many of our guests start their day at dawn—with photos to prove it! We pulled some of the prettiest sunrise images from our past photo contests to showcase the daily miracle of sunrise. Beach lovers Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Winners! Sun, Sand & Snapshots Contest

So Many Submissions! Last summer's contest drew the largest number of people sharing their stories about Cinnamon Shore than in any contest ever! We love depictions of family bonding, beachside fun, and the gorgeous architecture of Cinnamon Shore. And how about the sunrise shots over the Gulf and sunset pics over the bay, like this "staff favorite" Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 21, 2022

What to Do When You See a Sea Turtle!

It was a normal day at the beach -- until someone spotted a sea turtle on the beach at Cinnamon Shore ~ Beach & Lifestyle Manager Jordan Tucker was working away in his office at Cinnamon Shore when word came that the giant Loggerhead sea turtle had lumbered onto the beach. He sprang into action, contacting the experts at the Amos Rehabilitation Continue reading

Published on Monday, May 2, 2022

Super Summer Schedule!

Fun for the Whole Family at Cinnamon Shore!  We've got a great roster of activities, all summer long, including Sandcastle Lessons, Yoga on the Beach, and Paddleboard Yoga at the Dune Pool, Movies Under the Stars, Live Music, and S'mores! Activities rotate weekly Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekend--so there's always something to do!  & Continue reading

Published on Thursday, April 14, 2022

What to Take to the Beach!

Take a look at our top picks for a day on the beach this season--all available in the Cinnamon Shore Gift Shop on site or online . BEACH BAG WITH KEY CHAIN & POM POM, $48 This bag with sturdy rope handles holds towels, your paperback, and other essentials for a day on the beach. Handpainted in New England, each bag is one of a kind. An inner pocket Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Get Your Vitamin Sea! Beach Time Is Good for the Soul

Do you relax and feel better at the beach? Here’s why: 'Blue Space' Studies show areas by ocean, lake, pond or pool elevate your mood. Looking out at the color blue actually changes your brain waves’ frequency, making you feel calm and at peace, according to clinical psychologists. The Washington Post reports that "[f]rom 2016 to 2020, Continue reading

Published on Saturday, January 15, 2022

A Day in the Life...

See what it's like to own at Cinnamon Shore. Dr. Marylin Goodwin, a Gulf-front homeowner at Cinnamon Shore South and founder of a beach cleanup non-profit, has loved Port Aransas beaches since she was 5 years old—and she turns 75 next week. “That’s a long time,” she says. Now, she and husband J.B. Goodwin of Austin host family Continue reading

Published on Thursday, October 28, 2021

Explore Bayside Beauty-A Nature Walk at Port Aransas' Birding Center

Take this easy excursion from Cinnamon Shore to the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center. It's an unusual location--right next door to the Nueces County Water Treatment Facility--but here you'll find a landscaped pathway leading behind the gurgling machinery to find a newly built, 700-foot boardwalk over freshwater wetlands . It winds amid a well landscaped Continue reading

Published on Monday, August 2, 2021

Top 5 Best Sellers in our Gift Shop!

Stop by the Gift Shop in the Cinnamon Shore Vacation Rentals office to pick up a memento. Choose your favorite T-shirt or sweatshirt. Popular tumblers come in various sizes, and the tall, 35-ounce version holds an entire bottle of wine. “That’s been a good selling point,” says Merchandise Manager Tricia Tinnin, laughing. In the future Continue reading

Published on Thursday, July 15, 2021

Get the Cinnamon Shore Playlist!

Chill With Hours of Summertime Tunes~ Our Summer Play Lists starts with Mark McKinney’s “Cinnamon Shore,” a perfect summertime anthem that reminds you of being under our coral-and-white-striped umbrella! It's on Spotify, so log in and search for Cinnamon Shore Summer. Then enjoy a mix of everything from country to reggae to EDM and Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Make Time for Family Time

There's never enough time. Make some when you come to Cinnamon Shore.  A study from a SoCal tourism board found that families only spend just 37 minutes of quality time together on weekdays. Of the 2,000 surveyed, 60% of those with school-age kids say life is “hectic.” If you’re longing to slow down and reconnect, book time at Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 16, 2021

Sit Back & Relax

Our picks for embroidered, stitched, and hand-painted pillows offer instant coastal style and comfort. Use pillows with coastal themes to establish your vacation home’s locale or to change the look of a living room, bunk room or master suite. Select different shapes and sizes and choose among designs that range from sea-breeze delicate to nautical Continue reading

Published on Thursday, January 21, 2021

Dogs Love The Beach

   Bring Your Dog To Cinnamon Shore Meet Briggs! He's an 8-year-old golden retriever who had a blast in the “sun and sand … and water!” according to owner Natalie T., who snapped the photo above during a stay at Cinnamon Shore. With great options for pet-friendly rentals and amenities such as our Dune Dogs Playground &mdash Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Why Cinnamon Shore? One Austin Couple’s Answer

Get to know one of our Founding Neighbors at Cinnamon Shore South and find out why they’re building a coastal dream home there. Meet the Neighbors: Lavonne and Robert (Andy) Blalock, Texas natives and residents of Austin, married for 36 years Texas Beaches They Grew Up Visiting : Andy’s family vacationed at Galveston, while Lavonne spent Continue reading

Published on Sunday, November 1, 2020

Happiness During Coastal Quarantine

One family found togetherness and joy during the pandemic in a vacation rental at Cinnamon Shore. When the Wilson family booked Spring Break at Cinnamon Shore, as usual, they had no idea how well they would get to know their favorite beach community on the Texas Coast. During their Spring Holiday stay, things starting shutting down due to COVID-19. Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Vacation Longer, Live Longer

40-year Study Shows How Long You Should Vacation You know it’s true: Vacations help you unwind and help your health. Now, a new, 40-year study from the University of Helsinki, Finland, proves it. The finding, published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, shows that those who took three weeks of vacation a year or more had lower death Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 10, 2020

What People Are Saying About Cinnamon Shore

We appreciate the kind words! We have enjoyed seeing some great, recent feedback and wanted to share these positive reviews about our community and staff.    Always a pleasant atmosphere ! Breathtaking views, staff always ready to help, lots of activities & shops and I never left without new friends. 🌴    Love this place!! Amenities Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Look Out for Blue Buttons!

Have you spotted these little wonders washing up on the shore? In June, media around South Texas started reporting sightings of these curious little creatures washing up on the shores of Port A and Texas Coast. Commonly known as Blue Buttons, they look like a strange type of jelly fish, but they're actually related to the Portuguese Man o' War. Not Continue reading

Published on Monday, June 15, 2020

A Cinnamon Shore Sea Turtle Story

A special encounter     Over Mother's Day Weekend, some Cinnamon Shore homeowners out for a walk happend upon one of the most miraculous  events on the Coast--a lumbering sea turtle laying her eggs and then returning to the waters. The thrilling scene unfolded on a Saturday morning before exciting beachgoers.         Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 22, 2020

Capture the Quiet Season: Photo Contest

ENTER NOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN! Every fall and winter, Port Aransas showcases its quiet beauty, making for memorable moments. From sharing good times with family and friends on the beach to relaxing on the deck of a great beach home in our community, these social media-worthy moments could earn you a return trip! Share the shots you take during Continue reading

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2020

Science Says Best Gift for Your Family: Vacations!

Research Encourages You to Spend Time With Loved Ones at Places Like Cinnamon Shore We often give trinkets and toys for birthdays and holidays. But according to Matador Network, the best present to give your family is time away together on vacation. Here's why a trip to Cinnamon Shore can mean more than the average gift. Science says...  Writer Continue reading

Published on Monday, December 30, 2019

Under the Umbrella: How to Pack for a Day on the Beach

Get tips and tricks for packing up gear for the beach!  It's a beachgoer's dilemma: How to load up anad transport the picnic bag, toys, towels, sunscreen and more? We've got tips for efficient ways to get there and ideas for essentials to bring and what to leave behind.   Beach buggies make it easy. You can take a few trips if Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 12, 2019

We Have a Theme Song!

Default preview for : Iframe   Listen to 'Cinnamon Shore,' Written for Us!   Lyrics say: “I’ll take it all day, this way/Give me some more … Cinnamon Shore.”   Texas country music artist Mark McKinney says that being at Cinnamon Shore is  “like living in a summer song.” We recognize truth when we hear it, and we Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 9, 2019

5 Ways to Relax at Cinnamon Shore

Beach lovers know it's true: Just coming to the beach changes your state of mind and induces almost immediate relaxation. When you arrive at Cinnamon Shore you'll have the setting and the amenities to transform your vacation into time away that's truly transformative. Here's a look at five ways you can relax at Cinnnamon Shore.   Continue reading

Published on Thursday, April 4, 2019

Family Traditions Matter at Cinnamon Shore

(Photos by Shannon Lafayette)     Family Traditions Matter at Cinnamon Shore   Make memories tinged with saltwater and sprinkled with sand during a visit to Cinnamon Shore.   On visits to Port Aransas, people post Instagram pic of their kids standing inside the mouths of giant, iconic shark statues at souvenir shops downtown. They Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 1, 2019

10 Reasons We're Grateful at Cinnamon Shore

  Thanksgiving is a special time of year as it's spent in the company of those we cherish most. This year, we have plenty to be thankful for and we'd love to share this time with you. In addition to our  great fall rates , we have a week full of festivities planned for Thanksgiving, including live music, s'mores, a football watch Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 19, 2018

It's Time to Retreat to the Coast

“Port Aransas has always been a place for Texas to relax, play, and make lasting memories. Now, after Harvey, it needs us just as much as we need it.” These powerful words can be found in this month’s Texas Monthly . Both Texas Monthly and Texas Highways featured us in their publications, as well as dozens of other local establishments. In both editions Continue reading

Published on Thursday, June 7, 2018

Your Perfect Spring Break Reading List

Spring Break is fast-approaching, which means it’s just a matter of time before you’ll start packing to head somewhere warmer. Of course, a perfect packing list isn’t complete without a few must-reads -- after all, is there anything better than lounging by the ocean, sand between your toes, salty breeze through your hair, a warm sun, and a good book Continue reading

Published on Monday, February 26, 2018

Best Time to Buy Plane Tickets

We've all heard urban legends about when is best to book your flight, but a new study by Expedia and Airlines Reporting Corporation indicates that 2017 will bring lower prices and better deals for airline passengers. According to Chuck Thackston, ARC’s managing director of enterprise information "All the data show is no matter how you look at it, it Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 27, 2017

Our Blog: The Cinnamon Shore Experience

Get Away to the Great Outdoors at Cinnamon Shore This winter, Cinnamon Shore concierge services can connect you with some of the best duck hunting and fishing grounds on the Texas Coast. Mild South Texas winters attract duck hunters and fishermen to Port Aransas, Texas, shores like the perfect duck call or a shiny, bright lure. Cinnamon Shore, a luxury Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, January 24, 2017