West End

Galveston's west end is the ideal location on the island for renting beach homes, RV camping, bird watching, fishing and, of course, beaches.

Nature-lovers, head to the West End of Galveston to discover serene landscapes, untouched wildlife, expansive shorelines, and two major conservation areas: Coastal Heritage Preserve and the Galveston Island State Park.

West End History

In the past, the area was home to the native Karankawa Indians, who were famously resistant to the invasions of settlers. One of their burial grounds, now part of the Karankawa Campsite, has become a popular tourist attraction. These days, the West End is a top destination for birding, kayaking, hiking, and simply relishing the great outdoors.

West End: Popular Locations
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At Pocket Park 1, you'll find a very laid-back vibe, making it a perfect place to have a picnic or BBQ with family or friends. So grab your cooler and...

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The Pocket Parks are located on the island’s serene West End. Needing a rest after your visit to Moody Gardens or the Schlitterbahn? Head to Pocket Park 2 for...

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With so much to do at Galveston Island State Park—swimming, fishing, bird watching, hiking, paddling, and more—there’s an activity for every type of nature...

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Coastal Heritage Preserve

The Coastal Heritage Preserve is a 690-acre conservation area on the West End of Galveston Island. One of the largest undeveloped areas on the entire island, it includes wide-open spaces, grassy fields, and stunning bays: everything you need to get back in touch with nature. You can find abundant wildlife here, such as raccoons, opossum, armadillos, marsh rabbits, resident birds, and migratory species.

Location & Admission

  • Address: 13117 Settegast Rd in Galveston
  • Open 7 days a week, from dawn until dusk.
Where to Stay
West End

Galveston Island offers hundreds of beach houses and vacation rentals to choose from.

Our coastal Texas island has the perfect vacation home to suit your needs, whether you are a couple on a romantic getaway, a family on holiday, a wedding party, or a cherished group of friends.

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West End

Get your own private piece of the beach at this oceanfront camping site offering 1,000 feet of sandy beach with 65 full RV hook-ups and day parking.

RV sites provide guests with service utilities, water, sewer, and electrical service, along with a picnic table and barbecue pit. The beaches feature several picnic sites and a pavilion with showers, laundry facilities and a gift shop. Dellanera also offers guests free wireless internet.

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West End

The Galveston Island KOA allows you to camp so close to the beach, you can hear the waves. A first-class facility, it includes outdoor pools, hot tub, lazy river, dog park, volleyball court, free Wi-Fi, a protected wildlife area, and even a pizza joint. Sparkling clean and with a great on-site store to boot, you may never want to leave!

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West End

Award-winning beachfront RV site, Jamaica Beach is a wonderful place to spend time with your family and pets and feel the sea breeze. With hookups, pools, mini-golf, a lazy river, mini-golf, community kitchen and social nights for that resort-like experience, you’ll never need to leave the premises to have a fun-filled vacation. The beach is only a 5-minute walk away.

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10811 Termini San Luis Pass Rd
Galveston, Texas 77554

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17200 San Luis Pass
Galveston, Texas 77554