6900 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island. Start the New Year with a shock to the system by participating in Claytons Beach Bar and Grill’s 5th Annual Polar Bear Dip. Many on South Padre Island have a long-standing tradition of coming together and entering the chilling water. The event will is held on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2023, and the dip will be at noon. Afterward, you can warm yourselves up with a hot meal from Clayton’s and enjoy some refreshing drinks to celebrate the first event of 2023. This is the perfect event to kick off the New Year. The water will feel freezing for many as South Padre Island natives are not used to the cold temperatures. But for visitors from the north, this dip will feel like a warm swim as the water temperatures average between sixty to seventy degrees. For more information, visit sopadre.com.