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East Beach

1923 Boddeker Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77553
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Ranked #26 of 39 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: The biggest in the Lone Star state, this popular beach features outdoor concerts, special events...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: The biggest in the Lone Star state, this popular beach features outdoor concerts, special events and other activities for people of all ages. And unlike most public beaches, East Beach allows the consumption of alcohol.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Longview, Texas
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223 reviews 223 reviews
34 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

When we are in Galveston we like to wind down on the East Beach in the late afternoon. There's usually something unusual to watch as there was this visit. There were at least a dozen people flying all kinds of kites just before sun down in the breeze coming in off of the Gulf of Mexico. This is when the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Looked like a nice beach and free parling off season. Lots of people flying kites. Didn't get to stay though as we all had to go to the bathroom and their services are closed off season. Wish there were a sign. Stop in town first!

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Rotterdam, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Here on a "solo" trip in early October. Drove rental right up to the beach area and parked my car. few hundred feet to the water. No one there to take the $8.00 per car fee which is on the sign. Water was warm and beach was clean. There were only a few families on the beach for such a... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The East beach in Galveston is beautiful and not overcrowded. We were in Galveston during September which is the off season for this area. We visited the beach several times at different times of the day and had plenty of space to ourselves each time. The water was nicely warm and great to walk or swim. We took our dog... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There was seaweed but not bad. Beach was very large and roomy. Parking quite a way back though. Have restrooms, concessions, and outdoor showers. We enjoyed our visit and my kids loved playing in the small waves. We even caught a couple hermit crabs (which we left of course) and found a sharks tooth!

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Seaweed everywhere this year. The beach folks did as well as they could under the circumstances with trying to remove the mounds of seaweed daily, so it's not really any fault of those who maintain the beach and therefore I give it a 4. My rating is also based on a comparison of other Galveston beaches only. Not other gulf... More 

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College Station, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This beach is not over crowded like Stewart and is $8 a car. There is a new pavilion with showers and picnic tables with electrical outlets. But beware the water is shut off before sun down so plan accordingly. The beach is groomed daily and the trash and seaweed is removed daily. There is no way to 100% remove the... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visited East Beach on our last day in Galveston. Decided an early morning visit fit best with our schedule for the day. While we knew the sorghum in the water was higher than normal this year, it was worse on the beach area at East Beach. Park crews were there supposedly picking it up, but after a couple of passes... More 

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Friendsville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

$8 parking cost, nice view, did have seaweed and darker sand than beaches we normally visit. Since we went by plane to Texas from Tennessee, it was cloudy so we only wanted to rent chairs. Service called "Beaches" told us we had to rent the full set for $30 a day not to worry that radar was showing it was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I can't really say much due to the fact I went for a very short time on the day I was heading back home. The beach was being maintained pretty well, considering how bad the seaweed was during my trip there. I did get stung by little baby jellyfish, that were so small they looked like large grains of sand!

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