Beaches

Galveston Beach

Galveston Beach

Discover Galveston Beach

Stretching over 10 miles long and 17 feet high, the Galveston seawall is home to some wonderful beaches, exquisite sand, and beautiful island views. In addition to its beaches and amusement parks, Galveston Beach also boasts a rich history and culture. Visitors can explore historic sites such as the Bishop’s Palace, the Moody Mansion, and the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. The beach also hosts several festivals and events throughout the year, including the Galveston Island Food and Wine Festival and the Dickens on The Strand Festival.

The unique atmosphere of Galveston Beach sets it apart from other beach destinations. The island has a rich history and a vibrant local culture with events throughout the year. From Mardi Gras Parades and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations, to the annual AIA Sandcastle Competition on East Beach, there is something for everyone to enjoy when they visit Galveston.

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Cleanliness
3.4/5
Water Quality
3/5
Impressions
3/5
Overall
3.3/5

Activities

Galveston Beach is also known for its vibrant nightlife and range of activities that attract families, couples, and solo travelers alike. Pleasure Pier has amusement rides, arcades, dining, and spectacular views. Beachgoers can also rent equipment and hire instructors to learn to surf or paddleboard. Visitors can explore historic sites such as the Bishop’s Palace, the Moody Mansion, and the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. The beach also hosts several festivals and events throughout the year, including the Galveston Island Food and Wine Festival and the Dickens on The Strand Festival.

Accommodations

There are a variety of accommodation options available on Galveston Island, including hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and vacation rentals. Many of these properties are located near the beach, making it easy for visitors to enjoy all that the island has to offer.

Free Parking

There are four zones along Seawall Blvd where you can park for free. They are all located on the North side of Seawall Blvd. Free parking on Seawall Blvd is between 12th St and 19th St, 33rd St and 39th St, 53rd St and 61st St, and from 85th to 91st St. The free parking is on the North side of Seawall Blvd in these areas only. There are other parking spots on the North said that are paid parking. Remember that all other spots are paid spots.

Hours of operation

Galveston Beach is Open 24 Hours a day, but be Aware of the parking fee. For detailed information about the parking click here!

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