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If you’re looking for a good time, East Beach in Galveston, TX is your ultimate beach destination!
Located at the far eastern tip of the island, East Beach 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.
Special events and concerts are held here throughout the summer, and alcohol is permitted and available for purchase. The expansive, scenic beach is also suitable for outdoor activities, such as beachcombing, volleyball, and horseback riding. Its stage and outdoor pavilion are perfect for private parties and corporate events. The beach is located at the far eastern tip of the island.
R.A. Apffel Park (East Beach)
1923 Boddeker Drive
Galveston, TX 77550
Check back soon for the 2024 hours of operation.
Galveston beaches are available for the public to enjoy year-round. However, the amenities at East Beach and Stewart Beach — such as showers, restrooms, etc. — will not be available during offseason months (November-February).
Note: Galveston Island Beach Patrol is not stationed in towers during this time, however they continue patrolling the 32-miles of beaches in Galveston year-round. Be cautious and always remember to utilize the flag warning system when entering the water.
(Cash or credit card)
Daily Vehicle Parking: $15 (One-time entry)
$95 for an Ultimate Pass (window decal) for an entire year of seawall parking plus entry to the beach parks for the entire season
Head to East Beach for some fun in the sun. The beach hosts concerts and several annual events, including the annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sandcastle Competition, in which over 50 teams sculpt designs in the sand and compete for the Golden Bucket Award. Designs are judged based on originality of concept, artistic execution, technical difficulty, carving technique, and utilization of the site.
by Peter Davis
by Peter Davis