Where to Watch Galveston Sunsets

Every great vacation includes time to slow down and enjoy the sunset. We think the best place to enjoy it is sitting on the deck of your vacation rental, but there are other great Galveston sunset spots too – including “meals with a view” options!

Galveston Island is no more than 3 miles across at its widest point, so vibrant sunset views can be had just about anywhere on the West End of the island. Beach or bay, it’s as easy as walking onto your rental’s deck to watch the sun sink slowly over the water.

Fishing Pier and Sunset on Galveston Bay

Sunset Dining on Galveston’s West End

If you decide to venture away from dining al fresco on your beach or bay house’s deck, there are two great options for a delicious West End meal. Savor some local flavor while overlooking the bay at either place!

Waterman’s Restaurant (14302 Stewart Road) offers an outdoor bar and patio area with a stunning sunset view. The restaurant is adjacent to Waterman’s Marina, so if you travel by boat, it’s a great stop during a sunset cruise. As you’d expect, the restaurant specializes in fresh Gulf seafood. But, if you’re craving steak, they offer certified Angus beef too.

West End Marina & Restaurants (21706 Burnet Drive) is located in the Sea Isle Neighborhood. West End Marina offers two dining options: eating upstairs under their palapa or downstairs in their Sandbar. And, look for a new Margarita Bar coming soon. This restaurant specializes in seafood with a Cajun and Latin flair – the perfect sides to your Galveston sunset!

Two people fishing at sunset, overlooking the bay

Other Superb Galveston Sunset Spots

Looking to get out and explore the Island? Here are a few places that are perfect for end-of-day wanderings or a personal picnic:

Galveston Island State Park (14901 FM 3005, Galveston, TX) offers a day pass that’s good through 10 p.m. The cost is $5 per person for guests age 13 and over. Children under 13 are free. On the Galveston Island State Park’s bay side, you’ll find hiking trails, interpretive trails, a kayak launch, fishing spots, and an observation tower. The park also offers convenient parking.

Sportsman Road is located just off of Stewart Road. To find this spot, turn north on 8 Mile Road and head west on Sportsman Road. You can park in the gravel area at the end of 8 Mile Road. This area is residential, so pack your blanket or chairs and some dinner snacks!

Surfside Jetty County Park (101 Parkview Road) is located in Surfside, just past the toll bridge on the far west end of the island far west end of the island. Surfside Jetty County Park is a 15-acre park with paved parking and a picnic area. You’ll have a view of the harbor channel, jetty, and the beach. If you want to grab dinner to-go before or after the sunset, check out the Red Snapper Inn (402 Bluewater Highway) in Freeport.

Man Kayaking at Sunset on Galveston Bay

One thing’s for sure, when you book your West End getaway in a Sand `N Sea vacation home, you’ll be in the perfect position to soak in the gorgeous colors as another day on the island draws to a close.

Sand ‘N Sea Properties offers an excellent selection of West End vacation rentals in Galveston. Options include beachfront, beachside, canal, or bayfront homes. We also offer pet-friendly vacation homes and homes with elevators.

Sand ‘N Sea Properties is locally owned and operated and has been helping guests make vacation memories on the West End of Galveston since 1974. Book your next Galveston vacation, workcation, or staycation with us!

Catch a Galveston Bay Getaway!

See how the other half (of the Island) lives – spend time fishing, birding or boating on Galveston Bay!

Causeway View Galveston Texas Vacation Rental

We know our beaches are the prime draw to our slice of coastal paradise – who can resist sitting in the surf with a cool drink in your hand? The stuff dreams are made of we tell ya! – but, head north from FM 3005 and you’ll discover another side to Galveston Island that’s well worth your time.

Mother & Daughters with Fish on Galveston IslandGalveston Bay is home to wildlife and marine animals as diverse as the bay & canal homes that border them! Red drum, sheepshead, flounder, sea trout and more are found in the bay.

Bring your boat or schedule a charter with a local fishing guide who knows all of the best spots! Or, just fish right from the deck of your canal front vacation rental. Grab bait from Sea Isle Bait Camp at the West End Marina, or stop by the Rusty Hook down towards Bay Harbor.

Looking for a truly unique casting experience? West End-based equipment lender Rick’s Beach Rentals offer fishing kayaks for 1 or 2 people by the day or week. Perfect for a paddle around the marshes or inlets!

Is the promise of excellent fishing not enough to convince your family to give the bay side a try? Reel them in with the promise of a private pool! We’ve got the perfect bait – three different canal front vacation rental homes with private pools: Aloha ParadiseBay Escape, , and Isla del Sol.

Catch Your Bay Getaway

Last but not least, check the weather forecast & read the fishing report to see what’s running. Who knows! Maybe you’ll join the ranks of the Texas Park & Wildlife’s Angler Recognition Program! Examing the current weight records and get ready to catch a big ‘un!