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We went to this park to do some hiking and almost all of the trails were flooded or under water. This park is not very big and I was not impressed by the campsites. They were on top of each other and out in the...More
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
suggestions for RV park late March ... and is it buggy? (4 Replies)
Will be traveling in RV to cruise out of Galveston. Am looking to stay a couple days March 27 before cruise on the 30th. I see a couple RV parks, and Galveston Island State Park. Would like to know which to choose and also wonder if it is buggy on the bay side. I have parking square for the cruise. Thanks.
February 12, 2013|
Galveston State Park is nice. You park near the sand dunes and can walk over them to the beach. You are out in the open, good breezes, great sunrises. Dellanara is about the same but next to condos. Jamaica is a newer campground across the street from the beach with some amenities. The mosquitos are hit or miss - depending on rain. We spray "Cutter" around our beach house and it keeps them away for the weekend when they are bad! I have not been to the other campgrounds. Have a blast! ...More
Beach camping.. Where to go with kids? Bathrooms & electric (0 Replies)
Advice needed! I wanted to camp at Galveston Island state park but there is construction and no beach spots are available.. So, I figure we will give Crystal Beach a shot! The live webcam looks like seaweed isnt as bad this year.. Any advice on where we should try to set up camp? Advice on staying semi close to a bathroom? I am trying to cover all of my bases, thank you!