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While the 32-miles of beaches are not to be missed, Galveston offers so much more beyond the beach!

Galveston, Texas is a charming Southern retreat just 50 miles from Houston. It's a destination full of art, historic architecture, chic boutiques, ghost legends and more - all tucked within a quaint Gulf Coast barrier island. Come experience the charm of Galveston Island. #LoveGalveston

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Posted 5/12/2021
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Competing teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Gold Bucket Award. Firms begin months in advance generating ideas, developing designs, and assigning duties. On August 20, 2022, the teams - stretched along the beachfront - meticulously sculpt their piles of sand and work non-stop for five hours. Avoid the crowds, see the amazing sandcastles and take lessons from a pro on the day following the Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition: August 21, 2022.

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2221 Market Street
GALVESTON, TX 77550

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815 21st St
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Galveston, Texas 77554

1923 Boddeker Dr
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29th Street & Seawall on the sand (near Lifeguard tower 27)
Galveston, Texas 77550

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