Galveston Island State Park, Galveston

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  • October 2, 2017
    For family as a couple or with friends, I recommend the beach of the island of Galveston. It carries food, light comfortable clothes and enjoy the wonderful view and the birds around for some food. If you are going to want to get into the amusement park that is very close to I mention what to pay the entrance fee if you are only going to visit the pier and take a photo from the. Otherwise enjoy the adventure and spends a nice and unforgettable time taking many pictures near the coast guard.
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  • September 18, 2017
    this park has birding trails, a nature center, picknic tables, clean bathrooms, lovely beach and beautiful sea shells. Two sides of the park, the beach side and the bay side, please check out both!  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    Yes, you can use the beach and camping facilities (but there's plenty of alternatives) but, if you are looking for wildlife, this can be good on some days. Maybe it's a matter of luck but this can be ...  more »
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  • June 8, 2017
    We RV camped on the bay side. Sunsets are wonderful, the staff is friendly and restrooms\showers are clean and air conditioned. You can't beat the price either, only $20 a night with water and electric hookups ( plus $5 per person access fee but DAV gets​ the access fee waived with proof of 60% disability or better). The park used to be a long way from convenience stores but ice and beer is about a half mile away now on either side.
  • June 19, 2017
    I decided to visit the park as a way to access the beach for an afternoon. The gate fee was $5 per person which was worth it for easy parking, well maintained restrooms (in addition to port-a-potty options), and a short walk to the clean and well kept beach (which was not crowded, even though it was a busy day). The restrooms were not airconditioned, but that was my only negative experience. Will definitely return!
  • April 24, 2017
    If you're going to take your RV go here. The campsites are so much more roomy than the regular RV sites. They have showers that are clean but the view is to die for because they're so close to the water. We had a killer Sunset last night. Stayed on campsite 61 and had a view of the ocean right from the back of already. Would all for that one again 60 is well 59 all of them really. Everything's done and a semicircle which makes a little more cozy unless invasive to your neighbor
  • June 5, 2017
    Galveston State Park offers a refuge on the busy island. The park has both beach front and marshes to enjoy. Kayaking, fishing, and relaxing on the beach are all popular activities. Note: you do not need a fishing license to fish within the Park's boundries!
  • June 3, 2017
    Only $5 per person but the beach on June 3 was not the best. A lot of seaweed. On the weekend, there's a lot of people but there is an abundance of beach space. The watter temp was 82 degrees and the ocean breeze was nice. The beaches are just not as nice as compared to Destin Florida.

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