New to the Sunflower Family



Where are you from?

We've lived in Fort Worth for 23 years and are originally from the Austin area.  We have 2 kids, Tyler (26) and Hannah (24) - Tyler lives in Dallas and works at SMU and Hannah is a teacher in Norman, Oklahoma.

How long have you been coming to Port Aransas?

Our family has been coming to Port Aransas for three generations now.  Cathy's grandfather started fishing here back in the 1930's and Chris' father grew up in Ingleside and Refugio. 

What type of home will you be building on your purchased lot at Sunflower Beach?

A Texas/Beach Vernacular 

What about Sunflower Beach drew you to it?

We loved the size of the development and the feeling of community.  We're also excited about being part of the early phase of something that looks to be really special.

What is your favorite activity to do when you are in Port Aransas?

Now that we don't have to look at property any longer we'll have to get back to some of our old favorites.  We love spending as much time on the beach as possible and also time in the kitchen cooking whatever happens to be the fresh catch of the day.    



Sunflower Beach Featured in Unique Homes - Living in Luxury Blog

Sunflower Beach is honored to be featured in the following Unique Homes - Living in Luxury blog post.


Jan 25, 2019


Sunflower Beach Resort & Residences is a beach development that has easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and makes an impression with luxury details and a friendly community.

Sunflower Beach Resort & Residences in Port Aransas, Texas greets you with sun, open spaces, a crisp ocean breeze, and comfort. The newly growing beach community offers a variety of luxury real estate options that will attract families and more. A permanent residence here appeals to those who crave the year-round nice weather, proximity to the beach, and the small-town feel. Equally appealing is the option to generate an income with a great rental program that is successful throughout Port Aransas.



The main amenity at Sunflower — The Beach Club — is now open and the whole family will relish in the specialized perks. A luxury pool is included along with cabanas, an event pavilion, and a kid’s lounge. The separate adult pool and the Bar & Grill are what make The Beach Club ideal for everyone. Ryan Ritcher, from on-site sales at Sunflower Beach Resort & Residences, says, “The club is the perfect way for the whole community to enjoy themselves and get to know each other.”

Ashleigh Robertson from on-site sales also speaks to the sense of community at Sunflower Beach, “It’s a big family here. This is the kind of place where it’s safe enough to send your kid to school on their bike.”

Richter explains that at the sales center they make it a point “to really get to know each individual buyer and understand what they’re really looking for.”



Real estate options include custom homes with modern and approachable design. Coastal lots are available with stunning natural features and easy, driveable access to the beach.

The Camp is another interesting investment that is being offered. According to Sunflower Beach Resort & Residences, “The Camp is thoughtfully designed to take you from the warmth of the Texas sunset to the intimate glow of your own fireplace. Each cabin at Sunflower Beach offers attention to luxury that you won’t find anywhere else on the coast. From its seamless indoor/outdoor spaces to camp-inspired amenities, this collection of cabins offers one-of-a kind architecture, style, and floor plans. Modern poolside condos are in the works and for all these options preferred builders Keystone, Newport Custom Homes, and Conner Coastal are available.


Community Features that you and your family will love include, a sweeping and well-kept lawn, parks and play areas, pleasant streets to stroll down, unforgettable ocean views and stunning dune preserves.

Sunflower’s location in Port Aransas is an added bonus for those settling in or just visiting. The delectable cuisine that is available, the friendly beaches, golf cart accessibility and local culture makes this a fun beach destination that is only continuing to grow.




The Camp: Construction Progress

We’re very excited to share the latest construction photos! To learn more about The Camp, please call 361-749-2366 or register here




The fall and winter seasons are arguably the best time of year to be at Sunflower Beach.  We have beautiful weather and island life is at its finest.  These past weeks have been lively as Port Aransas hosted the first annual Beachtoberfest.  This was 6 weeks of action from the Port A “Live” Music Fest that Sunflower Beach hosted at the Beach Club to the Harvest Moon Regatta.  The Regatta is an incredible open water race from Galveston to Port Aransas.  This now annual event offers something for everyone.  Mark your calendars for 2019!

Sunflower Beach is gearing up to host quite a few turkeys in the community for Thanksgiving.  All of our homes will be occupied by guests to enjoy the holiday on the coast.  We will be hosting a Poolside Happy Hour on Wednesday the 21st from 4-5:30 at the Sunflower Beach Club & Pools.  Come by and ruffle your feathers with your neighbors!

The Sunflower Beach Club

The Sunflower Beach Club

There is plenty of holiday cheer spread throughout island during the month of December in Port Aransas. Saturday, December 1st is the day of parades.  Decorate your golf cart and participate in the Christmas Golf Cart Parade for a great cause.  Donations will be accepted for the local EMS Toy Round up - an annual event to support kids in need of holiday cheer.  The golf cart parade ends at Robert’s Point Park, just in time for the Lighted Boat Parade to begin in the City Marina.  The best boat to experience the parade on is the “Red Dragon” pirate ship!

The Red Dragon Pirate Ship

The Red Dragon Pirate Ship

Also, on Saturday, December 1st and Sunday the 2nd, the Art Center hosts the Island Holiday Market at the Civic Center.  This is a great time to get a jump start on your holiday shopping and #shoplocal.

The 23rd Annual Whooping Crane Festival, from February 21-24, is a fantastic festival to enjoy.  Celebrating the annual return of the cranes to their wintering habitat at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, the Texas Coastal Bend is the only place where you can see the world’s last naturally-occurring population of Whooping Cranes.  Birders from all over the world come to Port Aransas to enjoy this educational festival.  To prepare for the event, every Saturday, Parks and Rec hosts a nature walk starting at the Community Park off Ross Avenue. 

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Soon after winter comes Spring BREAK!  Sunflower Beach is the perfect place to getaway for the week.  We look forward to seeing you then.



New to the Sunflower Family


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1. Where are you from?

  • Matt was born in Poland, and his family immigrated to Corpus Christi when he was 3 years old (I've attached an article from the Corpus Christi Caller Times Dec 1985, where they profiled his family). Matt's family ended up settling in South Windsor Connecticut where he went to elementary - high school. He then moved to Columbia, South Carolina to attend University where you got a BA and Masters in Economics. We are boosters at the school, and season ticket holders for the USC Gamecock Football team, and return back to SC for most home games during the season! After college he moved around a bit (Virginia, Chicago, Florida) and settled in Austin about 7 years ago.

  • I (Allison) am originally from Corpus Christi (born and raised in Calallen - barely north of CC). At 18 I left Texas and moved to San Diego, San Antonio, and finally ended up attending University in Montreal, Quebec Canada - where I graduated with a B of Comm in Marketing. After graduation I moved to Chicago and lived and worked in the city. In 2007 I decided it was time to move back to Texas, to be close to family, and the only city I could imagine living in full time was Austin. In 2016 we made the decision to move out of Austin into the Hill Country and built a home in Driftwood (about 20 miles southwest of Austin).

2.  How long have you been coming to Port Aransas?

  • I've been coming to Port Aransas since I was a child, and summer 2018 was Matt and the girls (Caitlyn 8, Caroline 4) first year to come to Port Aransas (we've been back 4 times in the last 6 months - he's hooked now!)

3. What type of home did you purchase at Sunflower Beach?

  • We purchased a Dune Lot, and plan to build a modern coastal home.

4. What about Sunflower Beach drew you to it?

  • We loved the intimate feel of the community. It's large enough to have the amenities that we love, but not so large that you get lost in the shuffle with everyone else.  We also love the design element of the neighborhood - a mix of Modern, Beach, and 'victorian' - it makes it feel a lot less 'cookie cutter' than other areas.

5. What is your favorite activity to do when you are in Port Aransas?

  • We love to spend time on the beach, soaking up the salty air and sun.  When we're not at the beach, we're either cooking a huge meal for all our friends and family or supporting a local bar/restaurant nearby!



The Camp: Construction Progress

We’re very excited to share the below construction photos! To learn more about The Camp, please call 361-749-2366 or register here



The Camp Ribbon-Cutting - 2.17.2018

Last Saturday, February 17th, we welcomed visitors to The Camp at Sunflower Beach to celebrate the start of construction with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  So fun to share the excitement of this wonderful new offering with the community!  Please enjoy the photos of the event and construction progress below:

For more information about The Camp's Luxury Beach Cabins, contact us at 361-749-2366 or visit our webpage here:



New Pool Signage Complete!

Just in time for the Spring/ Summer season, these beautiful signs will welcome you to the Sunflower Beach Club and Pools.  They have been completed and will be installed soon!  

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