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Pet-Friendly Beaches 🐕 / Chair and Umbrella Rentals ⛱️

  •   Glass is not permitted anywhere on any beach.
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Accessible Beaches ♿

  •   No, Beach Wheelchairs are Free and Offered on a First-Come-First-Served Basis
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  •   No, Reservations Are Not Accepted. Beach Wheelchairs are Free and Offered on a First-Come-First-Served Basis. They Cannot Be Reserved
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Family Friendly 👪

  •   Stewart Beach is a Family Friendly Beach
  •   Galveston Beach Does Not Allow Alcohol, has Restrooms Nearby and is Considered a Family Friendly Beach

Beach Amenities 🚻

Grilling and Fires ♨️

  •   Open Fires Are Not Permitted on the Beach
  •   Charcoal and Butane Grills Are Permitted But Must Never Be Left Unattended
  • Grills are allowed but must be monitored at all times
  • Do not leave your grill unattended

Alcohol and the Party Beach 🍺

  •   Porretto Beach Sells Alcohol and You Can Have It Delivered To Your Rental Beach Chair
  • East Beach is known as the Party Beach. You are allowed to consume alcohol on evk beach, but you must be 21 or older to drink alcohol. There is paid parking on the beach.
  • There is free parking on East Beach via Seawall Blvd to East Beach Dr and turn right on Apffel Park Dr or turn off Seawall Blvd to Apffel Park Rd straight to free parking on East Beach.

Beach Parking 🅿️

  •   Porretto Beach Offers Free Beach Parking For Locals. Just Show a Valid Diver License on ID
  •   There is Free Parking Located on the North Side of Seawall Blvd Between:
  •   12th and 19th St
  •   33rd and 39th St
  •   53rd and 61st St
  •   85th and 91st St
  •  East Beach Offers free on beach parking you can access via Seawall Blvd to East Beach Dr and turn right on Apffel Park Dr or turn off Seawall Blvd to Apffel Park Rd straight to free parking on East Beach
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  •   Yes, there is Free Parking Located on the North Side of Seawall Blvd Between:
  •   12th and 19th St
  •   33rd and 39th St
  •   53rd and 61st St
  •   85th and 91st St
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  • There are several options for you to use to pay to park on Seawall Blvd.   You can use the Pay by Phone app and you will get reminders of when your time is going to expire. The signs along Seawall will have a number for you to input into your phone which tells the system where you are parking.  
  •   You can also purchase a Seawall Parking Pass for $45 which gives you unlimited Seawall parking for a year.
  •   If you are going to be visiting several times or consecutive days and want to check out different beaches in Galveston then you might want to consider purchasing the Ultimate Beach Parking Pass.
  •   $50 Annual Parking Pass
  •   $95 Ultimate Beach Parking Pass 
  •   $45 Seawall Parking Pass
  •   For Questions Call Galveston Island Park Board 409-797-5000
  •   Choose and Purchase Your Beach Parking Passes Here
  •   Porretto Beach Allows You To leave and Return The Same Day Without Paying Again
  •   You Will Have to Pay Again on Stewart Beach If You Leave and Return
  •   $50 Annual Parking Pass
  •   $95 Ultimate Beach Parking Pass 
  •   $45 Seawall Parking Pass
  •   For Questions Call Galveston Island Park Board 409-797-5000
  •   Purchase Your Beach Parking Pass Here
  •   Porretto Beach Offers Free Beach Parking For Locals. Just Show a Valid Diver License or ID.
  •   There is Also Free Parking Located on the North Side of Seawall Blvd Between:
  •   12th and 19th St
  •   33rd and 39th St
  •   53rd and 61st St
  •   85th and 91st St
  •  East Beach Offers free on beach parking you can access via Seawall Blvd to East Beach Dr and turn right on Apffel Park Rd, or turn off Seawall Blvd to Apffel Park Rd straight to free parking on East Beach.
  •   Free Parking is Located on the North Side of Seawall Blvd Between:
  •   12th and 19th St
  •   33rd and 39th St
  •   53rd and 61st St
  •   85th and 91st St
  •   It’ll cost you at least a sand dollar to get out
  •   Call Your Local Tow Company For Assistance
  •   Porretto Beach Offers Free Beach Parking For Locals. Just Show a Valid Diver License or ID.
  •   There is Also Free Parking Located on the North Side of Seawall Blvd Between:
  •   12th and 19th St
  •   33rd and 39th St
  •   53rd and 61st St
  •   85th and 91st St
  •  East Beach Offers free on beach parking you can access via Seawall Blvd to East Beach Dr and turn right on Apffel Park Rd, or turn off Seawall Blvd to Apffel Park Rd straight to free parking on East Beach.
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