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Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier

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Address: 6101 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
Phone Number: +1 409-744-8365
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Description: We are a family friendly fishing pier. We offer rod rentals, bait, cold...
We are a family friendly fishing pier. We offer rod rentals, bait, cold drinks, sno cones, wine, cold beer, margaritas, snacks, pizza, hot dogs, gifts, and lots of fun. In addition to having a pier for fishing, we also have an observation deck for those who dont want to fish, but want to sit above the water and enjoy the cool breeze of the Gulf of Mexico.
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The people using it were all enjoying it together. Everyhone seemed to "play well together". If we return for a longer stay I could see staying for maybe a day or at least half a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The people using it were all enjoying it together. Everyhone seemed to "play well together". If we return for a longer stay I could see staying for maybe a day or at least half a day there.

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Darmstadt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great place, especially if you want to find a spot that is little less crowded than the eastern part of the seawall.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a marvellous place! I like very much! I travelled with my son and I think this is a wonderful place!

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

While they are a little proud of their hot dogs, this pace is pretty great. Wonderful view; no other piers around this area, so you have pure ocean around. Great fishing spot. When you walk inside, you can see some of the great catches people have made their. If you're looking for a little souvenir, they have you covered. They... More 

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Vidor, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

very nice,we were there in november so a bit chilly but the boys loved it.highly recommend,take your kids our just your spouse in summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I'm not sure most of these reviews are about the fishing pier, but this one is. We went out for the first time and enjoyed watching others catch fish. We didn't catch a thing, but still found it relaxing. You can rent all the tackle and buy the bait there, but they don't sell fishing licenses which seems a little... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If casting a rod and reeling in a quick catch sounds like fun, then consider a visit to Galveston’s 61st Street Fishing Pier. Conveniently located close to hotels and restaurants, it’s a good place to fish and take in some great views of the Gulf of Mexico. I visited Galveston 61st Street Fishing Pier while in Galveston for the weekend.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Even if you are not a fisherman(woman)(person), the 61st St Fishing Pier is a nice refreshment stop while strolling along the impressive Seawall Blvd in Galveston. Snacks, trinkets, and viewing of the sea from a rooftop vantage point.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It's a great way to get out on the water a bit, but it tends to concentrate the folks a bit. The shops are pretty redundant, if you've seen one you've been to them all...that said, it's an amusing way to kill a few hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We walked around at the pier and felt like we were in an old movie almost with the older fishing boats and buildings. The Pelicans down there are everywhere and huge! Great old buildings everywhere. Awesome restaurants everywhere. We spent most of our time at the beach and need to go back to the pier and spend a day!

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