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Galveston Island State Park

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14901 Fm 3005, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
+1 409-737-1222
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Favorite beach on Galveston island

The park has changed quite a bit since I was here last, but this is still my favorite beach on the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MCGeoNinja
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Texarkana, Texas
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A Clean Beach

This is a clean beach that has the benefit of being a state park. Since it's located west of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lance M
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Historic park offering camping, hiking, bird watching, biking and swimming.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“beach side” (45 reviews)
“tent camping” (12 reviews)
“rv sites” (9 reviews)
LOCATION
14901 Fm 3005, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
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+1 409-737-1222
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"beach side"
in 45 reviews
"tent camping"
in 12 reviews
"rv sites"
in 9 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 7 reviews
"bird watching"
in 12 reviews
"covered picnic"
in 7 reviews
"dump station"
in 5 reviews
"nature center"
in 5 reviews
"migrating birds"
in 4 reviews
"roseate spoonbills"
in 4 reviews
"picnic area"
in 9 reviews
"fish"
in 32 reviews
"bathrooms and showers"
in 4 reviews
"beach access"
in 8 reviews
"clean beach"
in 12 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 9 reviews
"family beach"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The park has changed quite a bit since I was here last, but this is still my favorite beach on the island. The beach here is pretty clean, and it is kept so by a fairly large group of people we saw picking up various...More

1  Thank MCGeoNinja
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a clean beach that has the benefit of being a state park. Since it's located west of the seawall, there are fewer people on this beach to those than closer into the city.

1  Thank Lance M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Park is on both sides of the highway. It is little ways down but paved road to the park office. Great parking, but a hike to the beach. Has restrooms and showers, hardly anyone was there. On the other side of the highway there are...More

2  Thank Patty H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can here with our rv. kids and grandkids.wonderful beach to play on. water was great for swimming. At the rv site campfire was great way to end evening. will be back

Thank john w
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we stayed at the Galvez Hotel and Spa, we inquired as to where was the best place to find sea shells on the beach. We were told to drive to Galveston Island State earlier in the morning. We followed the directions we were given....More

3  Thank Frances J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to walk to observe (especially) birds. Signage is a little weak. Staff at ranger station is very knowledgeable and very eager to help.

Thank Lewis K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a couple hours at Galveston Island state park. There have a long clean beach. We did not see many sea shells. Entrance fee is $5 person. It is free if you have a Texas park pass. The beach side camping...More

Thank M J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Island gets a bad rap for its lack of beauty. I’m sitting on the beach which is spotlessly clean experiencing a cool breeze and a blue green surf. AND only 1 Hour from my Houston House.

1  Thank Jim T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful walking and playing beach & park! If you like an easy walk or hike this is the place to enjoy the beauty and nature this state park has to offer.

Thank rektek7
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

We had a wonderfully relaxing afternoon on the beach here. FYI there is a minimal charge ($10 I believe) to enter. Dogs are welcome on the beach but the owners were responsible. Bring all your own supplies since amenities are minimal. Loved the natural beauty...More

4  Thank Amanda N
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Connie R
June 13, 2018|
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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.
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lnturner1953
May 18, 2018|
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$25 nightly $150 week $625 monthly
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