It’s a nice white-sand beach with blue waters and rich sea life located at the eastern end of Galveston Island. This place is far from desolate: there are beach facilities, restaurants, bars, and numerous shopping outlets. The clean and well-maintained beach is the right place to go either with a family, or a pet (leashed only), or a company of friends, looking for relaxation and enjoyable communication.
Parking and amenities
There are paid as well as free parking lots. If you decide to park your vehicle on the sand, you should be extremely careful since many drivers even on 4x4 vehicles get stuck in the sand and have to seek help. Probably, the most comfortable paid parking lot is situated near the beach entrance at the end of Seawall Blvd; there are helpful attendants there who are ready to direct you where to park.
East Beach has all necessary facilities like public water closets, changing rooms with locks, and rinse showers. There is no warm water; nevertheless, on a hot day, it’s always a much-desired opportunity to rinse off all the sand, sea water, and sweat. There is a new pavilion with convenient tables and electrical outlets, which you could comfortably use for a picnic or for charging your devices. On-site chair and umbrella rental services are offered (for instance, two chairs with an umbrella cost $37 a day).
Sea life and birds
If you have children, they are going to be very much excited about all those shells and various sea animals on East Beach: shrimps, crabs, mullets, and other fish species. If you’re lucky, you will probably see pelicans flying overhead or fish jumping out of the water. And don’t forget to look for beautiful shells in the fine sand!
It’s one of the few Galveston beaches where alcohol is not prohibited and this place is known as the Party Beach. In summer, they hold live performances and festivals here. Nevertheless, there are many families and most visitors know how to behave, so you can take children and have a nice family holiday on East Beach as well. The beach boasts a children playground and lifeguard station. The lifeguards are on duty during high season.
Clean and comfortable beach
East Beach on Galveston Island is a nice place to spend an evening or two. There’s nothing especially remarkable about its appearance: it’s clean and the beach workers remove seaweed from the water regularly.
This beach suits different categories of visitors – from young companies and party lovers to couples and families with kids. Parking, shopping, food outlets, chair, and umbrella rental services, and all standard amenities will make your stay on East Beach comfortable.
- 1 hour from Houston, TX
- 3:30 from Austin, TX