Visiting the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

The iconic Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is one of the island's premier attractions where thrills, entertainment, and nostalgia intertwine.

From exhilarating rides that make your heart race to delightful games that test your skills, and delectable dining options that satisfy your taste buds, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier offers a wealth of experiences for visitors of all ages. Get ready to immerse yourself in the excitement and discover why this pier holds a special place in the hearts of both locals and travelers alike.

How much does it cost to visit Pleasure Pier?

All-Day Ride Pass

The All Day Ride Pass includes entrance to the Pier, so you don't have to worry about a Walk-On Pass. Bring your ticket to the ticket window for your wristband to ride! Children under 2 are free, but they must have a wristband.

  • All Day Ride Pass (48" and Over)- $28.99
  • All Day Ride Pass (Under 48")- $22.99

Walk-On Pass

Enjoy walking along the historic Pleasure Pier, grabbing a bite to eat and shopping for souvenirs. Once you are on the Pier and decide you want to join the fun, you can upgrade to an All Day Ride Pass by paying the difference in price on the day of your visit.

  • Pier Walk-On Pass (48" and Over)- $11.00
  • Pier Walk-On Pass (Under 48")- $10.00
  • Pier Walk-On Pass (65 years of Age and Older)- $9.00

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What are the hours of operation?

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier's hours of operation vary by season. To see the current hours, click here.

How do I get to Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier?

The Pleasure Pier is located on Galveston Island at 25th & Seawall Blvd. You can take I-45 South until it turns into Broadway Ave. Continue on Broadway, and turn right on 25th Street. The Pier is straight ahead!

Get driving directions (Google Maps).

Where do I park when visiting the pier?

Parking is very limited in the area but you'll have several options to choose from. There is a Premium Paid Parking Lot directly across from the Pier next to Fish Tales restaurant (2502 Seawall Blvd) and there is parking along the seawall.


Pleasure Pier is one of the few spots in the world with this many rides over the water! You’ll be flying over guests on the Pier, soaring over the Gulf of Mexico and anticipating your next ride!

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Top Pleasure Pier Rides & Attractions
Pleasure Pier Rides
Iron Shark Rollercoaster

The Iron Shark will attack when least expected with its 100-foot vertical lift and beyond-vertical drop. Tracking at 52 miles per hour, the vehicles will glide the 1,246-foot coaster track, which includes a diving loop, a greater-than-vertical drop and four full inversions.

Pleasure Pier Rides
Texas Star Flyer

Riders will take flight on this towering swing and be suspended more than 230 feet above sea level while rotating through the sky. The 200-foot swing will give you a spectacular panoramic view of the Pier and the Gulf of Mexico!

Pleasure Pier Rides
Galaxy Wheel

Touch the galaxy and enjoy the sprawling view of the Pleasure Pier from the apex of this giant Ferris wheel. The unique LED light show will create a spectacular display while in motion. The 100-foot tall wheel offers 20 vehicles accommodating six people per vehicle.

Pleasure Pier Rides
Pirate's Plunge

Ahoy, Matey! Enter our pirate ship to ride this specialty log flume with twists, turns and two drops measuring 40 feet and 22 feet.

Pleasure Pier Rides
Gulf Glider

Enjoy a ride on this classic swing carousel that elevates and rotates. The double and single seats swing 22 feet in the air. This classic wave swinger never fails to delight the young and the young at heart.

Dining on The Pier
Pleasure Pier Dining

A family-friendly, fresh seafood dining experience awaits at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. From the delicious appetizers, including the famous Shrimp Shack Mac & Cheese to the freshly caught seafood entrees - there's something for everyone in your group. Enjoy Bubba Gump's spacious dining room and enormous patio with splendid views of the Gulf and Galveston's historic Seawall.

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Dining Near the Pier
Dining Near the Pier

Location: 2501 Seawall Blvd
Distance from Pleasure Pier: 400 ft

Located directly across Pleasure Pier at 25th Street, Chick-fil-A Express is the perfect place to grab a bite before or after an eventful day at the historic Pleasure Pier!

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Dining Near the Pier

Location: 2502 Seawall Blvd
Distance from Pleasure Pier:
0.1 mile

Right across the street from the Pleasure Pier, enjoy the famous fare of Fried Gulf Shrimp, or other seafood favorites like Flounder with Crabmeat Stuffing. Open daily, Fish Tale's has one of the best views of the Pleasure Pier from its beachfront balcony, overlooking the sights of the Galveston Seawall.

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Dining Near the Pier

Location: 5310 Seawall Blvd
Distance from Pleasure Pier:
2.1 miles

Just a short hop from the Pleasure Pier, Rainforest Cafe is the wildest place to shop and eat on the Seawall! Bring your family to Rainforest for a bite of adventure, delicious entrees, desserts and rainforest-themed souvenirs! Nothing tops off a day of fun on the Pleasure Pier like your own indoor safari.

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Dining Near the Pier

Location: 5310 Seawall Blvd
Distance from Pleasure Pier: 2.2 miles

Just steps from the beach on historic Seawall Boulevard, Landry's Prime Seafood & Steaks in Galveston features mouthwatering seafood specialties, succulent steaks and panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Shopping on the Pier

There’s no better way to celebrate a day at the historic Pleasure Pier than to take a piece of it home with you! Stop by our retail stores to pick up some fantastic mementos from your visit. In addition to these shopping locations, several retail kiosks and carts will be located throughout the Pleasure Pier for your convenience.

Pelican's Bag

Want to show off your inner thrill-seeker with an Iron Shark T-shirt or Pirate’s Plunge hat? Get your themed ride apparel, Pleasure Pier merchandise and assorted beach items from Pelican’s Bag.

Lolli & Pop's Candy Shoppe

Visit Lolli & Pop’s Candy Shoppe and indulge your sweet tooth with everything from gummy candy, nostalgic candy, lollipops and more!

Bubba Gump Retail

Bring a bit of Hollywood home with you when you visit the Bubba Gump retail store! Take your pick of Bubba Gump glassware, caps and fun souvenirs created specifically for the Galveston Island location.

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