Located at the far eastern tip of the island, East Apffel Park (East Beach) is famous for its great festivals and special events held throughout the summer months. The beach park is home to a pavilion, boardwalk and entertainment stage as well as restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals, children's playground, concessions and other amenities. Unlike most of Galveston’s beaches, alcohol is permitted at East Beach.

Admission & Parking Passes
(Cash or credit card)
Monday - Thursday: $12/vehicle
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: $15/vehicle
$50 Seasonal Beach Park Pass (window decal) for entry to the following beach parks for the entire season (March to October): East Beach, Stewart Beach, Dellanara RV Park, and West End Pocket Parks.
$95 for an Ultimate Pass (window decal) for an entire year of seawall parking plus entry to the beach parks for the entire season

Beach wheelchairs available (free with valid driver’s license)
Showers and restrooms
Chair & umbrella rental
Food and drinks
Alcoholic beverages permitted/sold
Beach supplies
Entertainment stage
Bird sanctuary

Beach Rules
One-time entry per vehicle with each paid entry
Do not disturb wildlife, birds, turtle nests, or the designated conservation area
Pets on leashes are permitted but please clean up after them
Tents and tarps are permitted in designated areas
Camping is not allowed
Glass is prohibited
Open fires are prohibited except in BBQ pits
Please stay off the dunes
Launching boats is permitted in the designated area west of the park
Hard-bottomed craft (surfboards, kayaks, etc.) are prohibited mid-May through Labor Day except west of the park
Fishing is permitted from the south jetty and west of the park
4-wheelers, ATVs, and dirt bikes are prohibited


  • Pet Friendly
  • Water Views
  • Public Restroom