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For the Beach Lovers

Our favorite beach because it's away from the crowds and is CLEAN. Family-friendly, nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Houston, Texas, USA
Unspoiled beach

Soft, packed sand beach that goes on forever. 12 or so miles west of downtown, between quiet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Historic park offering camping, hiking, bird watching, biking and swimming.
14901 Fm 3005, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
+1 409-737-1222
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our favorite beach because it's away from the crowds and is CLEAN. Family-friendly, nice restrooms/showers, and the TPWD staff has always been friendly and knowledgeable. We always stayed here when we visited; once we moved to Galveston, we still made to drive to this beach...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Soft, packed sand beach that goes on forever. 12 or so miles west of downtown, between quiet residential spots. Small, untouched dunes string between park amenities and beach. Sparsely dotted with people. Perfect sandbars at various distances from shore, so toddlers can play in shallow...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for one of the windiest days I have ever spent on Galveston Island, but it was amazing because the smells you get when the seas are stirred up by the currents and the wind brings it to shore is amazing. It was...More

1  Thank g3658555
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We kayaked on the west side and road our bikes on the beach on the east side. What a great place to go if you’re in to birding. I saw Crested Caracara, Roseate Spoonbill, Reddish Egret, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher all for the first time. There’s also...More

1  Thank Kristi W
Reviewed October 15, 2018

The park is BIG with beaches stretching into the horizon, white sand, warm water and big skies. Best part of our trip. The park rangers are very helpful and friendly. Bring a beach umbrella, a book and enjoy some r&r here.

Thank Roger R
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Park charges $5 per person for the day. Other than 5 more people incl 1 fisherman on the beach, we had the beach to ourselves. Bring your own drinks & shade. Clean bathrooms on the other side of the road. No lifeguard on duty. 2nd...More

1  Thank Jesse F
Reviewed September 22, 2018

You can pay a person fee for the same view and beach access that is available in either direction. I guess the fee covers the concrete tables way back from the beach.

Thank robertcW501JD
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

First time to Galveston and the last. Was not aware of the cow farms on the island and the heavy rains wash bacteria into the ocean causing bacteria advisories all along the coast line. Check out Texas Beach Watch for the advisories. The mosquitos were...More

Thank twilson29
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We were just driving and saw this on the map so decided to make a stop (it looks big on the map, I'm assuming due to the camp sites available). This may be worth it if you were planning on spending the day here, but...More

Thank Meg-n-josh
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Really enjoyed the Satruday morning offering on th beach. They tell you ab out the ecosystem etc.. There are also kayak tours in the marshland surrounding the park.

Thank cissioloomi
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Connie R
June 13, 2018|
Response from txsjewels |
looks like the park has several paddling paths, but you must bring your own kayak or canoe.check tpwd website . Tripadvisor won't let me post the link.
May 18, 2018|
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$25 nightly $150 week $625 monthly