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Galveston Fishing Pier

Address: 9001 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
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Ranked #29 of 39 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks

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League City, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Nice facility with a gift shop, bar, and restaurant that can be a little overpriced. You have to pay to park which is a pain because you have to download an application on your smart phone or call a 1-800#.

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Alvin, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is our Anniversary tradition...we come here and fish before heading home on our weekend. We only caught little Croaker and Catfish, not anyone's fault that is just what was biting our line. The staff was friendly and nice. We enjoyed our time on the pier and plan to return. Downside you now have to pay to park on the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We wanted to walk down the pier just to check out the view for a few minutes. We found out that it was going to cost us $36 not to fish but walk down the pier and see the sites. Not worth it! !!!!

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Latexo, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Fishing was bad, but that wasn't anyone's fault. We never go salt-water fishing, so we have no equipment. It was nice that they rent everything and sell bait, because we wouldn't have known where to start.

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The only pier we fish on!! The owners are great, the employees awesome, and even when the fishing isn't great the poeple you meet and hang out with are always fun!!

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have been here twice. The first time the staff was not friendly, charged me rung and then didn't know how to reimburse me, I waited for 20 min before they finally came back to fix the problem and were not helpful at all. I decided to go back a second time in hopes of a better experinec. Unfortunately it... More 

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Houston
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My wife and I have visited this pier a number of times over the last two years. The restrooms are clean, the personnel friendly and the price is reasonable. The fishing has varied from very good to poor as you would expect. The restaurant on the second floor is very good with reasonable prices and a good selection of draft... More 

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My dad recommended this place and it was a good find. We got there in the late evening on a Saturday night and had no problem finding a spot to set up for 7 people. It does get packed, but not crowded. People come and go at all hours so you'll always have a spot. Very safe for young kids.... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We spent several hours fishing on the Pier and it was a lot of fun. We were there in the late afternoon to early evening and we caught many different things from the water while we were there. It was interesting to see and research what was caught by us and other fishermen.

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Ottawa, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
28 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Great place to see the brown and white pelicans and laughing gulls up close. Lovely to also see the fishing & shrimp boats. We also saw many dolphins not far from the pier.

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