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East Beach, Galveston

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  • while not a city of great beaches, Galveston has East Beach...usually quieter than the seawall area and has good views of the shipping in and out...amazing night views of the offshore structures and s...  more »
  • $15 to park on the beach? They are making a fortune!!! There are 2 small areas for free parking and finding a spot was not too difficult later in the day. There is a small restaurant on property. Was ...  more »
  • Not sure if my mistake was going to the first entrance or not SO I SUGGEST going all the way down to the end and what must be the second entrance. What I expected was a better looking beach than what ...  more »
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  • Excellent beach. Paid parking and free parking available. You are able to have alcohol here in cans. You can also buy alcohol onsite. There are usually a good amount of lifeguards on duty. The only bad part about this beach is the restroom facilities. They are never clean.
  • One of the best beaches at Galveston Texas. Of course you have to pay for parking, but you won't get stuck in the sand here.
  • AIA Sandcastle event is held here every year. The beach is nice, but the event overwhelms the staff. Traffic in and out is terrible, but there is plenty of parking there and they usually run shuttles from Stewart beach.
  • My favorite beach, with room for long walks, bird sanctuary, you can watch the ships come in, have watched dolphins there, large beach lots of pay and free parking, best showers on the beach. Gift shops, munchy shops. Great place for o spend the day!!!!!
  • Parking is free (May 16) the place was basically empty, it felt like a private beach. The ships going to/from Houston pass by and become entertainment. Great place to spend a day.

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Where to stay in Galveston

When choosing accommodations in Galveston, remember that the closer you stay to the water, the more you are likely to pay. Top prices usually get you a spacious room packed with modern amenities plus sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico. You can save a bundle by staying away from the city's popular beachfront. If your home away from home is on wheels, consider one of Galveston's RV parks and resorts.
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