Galveston Island Beaches are Bigger & Better Than Ever!

Phase III is almost complete! Begin world beach domination!  But seriously, we are SO excited about the gorgeous new stretch of beach along the Seawall!

Take a minute (01:24 to be exact!) to learn a little more about what you’ll see next time you’re on the Island!

Some quick facts:

  • Phase III covers 12th Street to 61st Street
  • More than 1 million cubic yards of sand in Phase III alone
  • Sand comes from the Galveston Ship Channel & is pumped on to shore
  • Nourishment project began in December 2014

We can’t wait to share it with you!

Spring Break on Galveston Island!

spring flowers on galveston beach

It’s FINALLY here!  Check out what’s going on this week:

March 11 – Family Day at the Ocean Star Drilling Rig & Museum
Children 18 years and younger are FREE with a paying adult! This month it’s “Derrick of Distinction”  – build your own oil derrick!

March 11 & 18- Beach Exploration Guided Tour
Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. Tour activities include hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs and beachcombing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers.

March 12 & 19 – Bay Exploration Guided Tour
Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay.   Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance  of FoGISP volunteers.

Build-Your-Own Break!
Here are some of our favorite things to do!
– Artist Boat – Ecological Tours via kayak. Something for all skill levels!
– Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier – Fun for all ages! Rides, midway games & live music.
– The Grand 1894 Opera House – The Rob Landes Trio, 42nd Street, and more! Check out their schedule for the week