With 32-Miles of Coastline, Find YOUR Beach in Galveston

With 32 miles of shoreline and a variety of parks, Galveston Island offers something for every kind of beach-goer.

With warm Gulf of Mexico waves from spring through October, there’s plenty of time to explore each beach’s unique personality. Whatever your sun-seeking fancy, Galveston has a beach for you.

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pictured: Sunrise on the beach.

Find Your Beach

About Stewart Beach

Stewart Beach’s well-tended restrooms and showers, souvenir shop, snack bar, and beach wheelchairs are convenient for young and old. Lifeguards keep a close watch on swimmers, and there are volleyball courts, as well as rentable chairs and umbrellas for those content to enjoy the sights. Alcohol is not permitted.

Kids on stewart beach
Stewart Beach
Admission

Cash or Credit
$50 Seasonal Parking Passes Available

Monday thru Thursday: $12 per vehicle
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: $15 per vehicle

family on stewart beach
Stewart Beach
Hours of Operation

March 13 – May 27, 2021:
Monday thru Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday thru Sunday: 9am-6pm

May 28 - September 6, 2021 (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day):

Monday thru Thursday: 9am-6pm
Friday thru Sunday: 8am-7pm

September 7 – October 10, 2021

Monday thru Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday thru Sunday: 9am-6pm

(Hours are subject to change without advanced notice.)

stewart beach pavillion
Stewart Beach
Amenities

  • Pavilion
  • Gift Shop
  • Showers and Restrooms
  • Chair & Umbrella Rentals
  • Lifeguards
  • Beach Wheelchairs Available
  • Concessions

About East Beach

Known for its festivals, live concerts and annual sandcastle competition, East Beach is the ultimate party beach. Offering showers and restrooms, concessions, umbrella rentals and volleyball courts, plus a boardwalk, a game room, concert stage and an outdoor bar, it’s also one of the few beaches allowing alcohol. It’s also the biggest beach in Texas, with room for fishing and bird watching alongside the revelry.

east beach
East Beach
Admission

Cash or Credit
$50 Seasonal Parking Passes Available

Monday thru Thursday: $12 per vehicle
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: $15 per vehicle

lounge chairs on east beach
East Beach
Hours of Operation

March 13 – May 27, 2021:
Monday thru Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday thru Sunday: 9am-6pm

May 28 - September 6, 2021 (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day):

Monday thru Thursday: 9am-6pm
Friday thru Sunday: 8am-7pm

September 7 – October 10, 2021

Monday thru Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday thru Sunday: 9am-6pm

(Hours are subject to change without advanced notice.)

beer can east beach
East Beach
Amenities

  • Pavilion
  • Entertainment Stage and Boardwalk
  • Showers and Restrooms
  • Chair & Umbrella Rentals
  • Lifeguards
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Bird Sanctuary Located in Park
  • Beach Wheelchairs Available
  • Beach Supplies
  • Food and Drinks
  • Alcohol Available for purchase

About Seawall Beaches

Seawall Urban Park is the 10-mile stretch of coast along Seawall Blvd., the longest continuous sidewalk in America. Visitors can ride bikes, rent surrey bicycles or jog between the boulevard and the beach. There’s plenty to see on the way, including beachfront restaurants, resorts and, of course, the constant parade of other vacationers.

About Galveston Island State Park

Galveston Island State Park offers kayaking, bird walks and fishing clinics, all available at no cost with advance sign-up. The park is camp-ready, with water and electrical hook-ups, restrooms and showers, barbecue pits, a nearby boat ramp and a fish-cleaning shelter. Its four miles of multi-use trails are perfect for mountain bike riding, not to mention hiking and nature walks.

Note: The Beach-side of the park is closed until 2022.

About Galveston's West-End Beaches

Miles beyond the Seawall, on the island’s quieter West End, lie Galveston’s three Pocket Parks. Each provides a sandy place to frolic or wade, although Beach Pocket Park 2 also offers an educational wetlands preserve, outdoor showers, public parking and beach access points.

west end beach
View from Tipsy Turtle Bar & Grill, via @tipsyturtlegalv on Instagram.

Pocket Park 2 is also the home of the Tipsy Turtle Bar & Grill. Less than 20 yards from the water, the Tipsy Turtle offers a true "On the Beach" experience.

west end vacation rental
West End Beaches
Vacation Rentals

The majority of Galveston’s beachfront and beachside vacation rentals can be found on the West End stretching for miles and miles past the Seawall. Here, you’ll experience a remote atmosphere, natural sand dunes and tranquil beaches. The West End is also home to the Galveston Island State Park and the Coast Heritage Preserve, a popular kayaking destination. Ryson Vacation Rentals and Sand ‘N Sea Properties are two great places to start researching homes.

About Dellanera RV Park

Dellanera RV Park offers 65 full RV hook-ups, plus day parking. The newly renovated sites include service utilities, water, sewer and electricity, along with picnic tables and barbeque pits. For the beach, there are umbrella and chair rentals, a playground, showers, laundry facilities, a gift shop and a recreation room. Dellanera also offers free Wi-Fi.

Reserve your spot today.

Traveling with dogs? All Galveston Island beaches permit pets on leashes (as long as owners clean up after them).
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