Galveston's Pocket Park 2

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 a dip in the sea and some total relaxation.

The beach is on the quieter side and is a nice place for long walks, picnics, and BBQs. It also has a great onsite restaurant!

Pocket Park 2 Overview

There is something for just about everyone at this beach. Whether you are a family needing rest after visiting Moody Gardens, a group of friends looking for a place to set up a tent and grill out, or a hungry beachgoer in search of a restaurant meal with a view - Pocket Park 2 is ideal for any visitor.

Tipsy Turtle Bar & Grill

This beach’s restaurant, The Tipsy Turtle Bar & Grill, has one of the best patios on the island. It's close to the water with an unobstructed view, making it a great place to hang out with friends, enjoy a few drinks, and listen to live music. The restaurant serves wings, sliders, pizza, tacos, and other bar-type foods and has a decent selection of domestic and imported beers. Also available at the restaurant: games, beach chair and umbrella rentals, and beach supplies.

Pocket Park 2: Hours of Operation

The beach is open from 9AM to 5PM from Monday through Friday and from 9AM to 6PM on Saturday and Sunday.


Pocket Park 2 has free entry and parking in a paved parking lot.


  • Paved parking
  • Indoor restrooms and showers
  • Umbrella and chair rentals available from mid-March through Labor Day
  • Retail beach supplies
  • Restaurant, bar, and grill with sun deck

Park Rules

  • No littering
  • Overnight parking or camping not permitted
  • Glass is not allowed
  • Stay off the dunes
  • Pets are welcome but must be leashed at all times. Please clean up after them.
  • BBQs are allowed but open fires, campfires, and fire pits are prohibited
  • Please comply with all other city ordinances and park rules

Contact Pocket Park 1

City of Galveston Parks and Recreation Department: (409) 797-3700

Tipsy Turtle Bar and Grill: (409) 996-4765

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