Galveston resources

Whether you’re visiting for the 1st or 40th time, Sand `N Sea will make your Galveston vacation memorable for all the right reasons!You will find all the Galveston resources you’ll need before, during and after your visit right here.

Don’t forget to take a look at the Things To Do to fill in the time you aren’t on the 32 miles of Galveston Island beaches!


What You Should Know About Vacationing in Galveston

Our FAQ page is a great place to start, but we know everyone’s vacation needs are different. Don’t hesitate to call or email us with your questions - we are here to be your all-things-Galveston resource!

Just started packing? Check your list against our recommended Things to Bring to make sure you have everything you need! This is especially helpful for first-time vacation home renters.

Galveston weather can change quickly. In the spring and fall temperatures can vary by over 20+ degrees from sunrise to mid-afternoon. We are also prone to short bursts of rain in the afternoons. Pack in layers!

A Galveston map is helpful for navigating and planning your daily adventures. Galvestonians often refer to the Island by three different regions: the West End, Seawall, and the East End. 

Beach safety is critical, so be sure to read up on what the flags mean and where you can expect lifeguards. Also, check out our information on local Galveston laws to learn about regulations for golf carts, fires on the beach, beach tents and more.

The Sand `N Sea Guest Experience

We want to make sure each Galveston vacation rental is one for the memory books! As a local leader for more than 45 years, we have the knowledge and resources to ensure your time on the Island leaves you relaxed and rejuvenated.

Our office is open 7 days a week, which allows us to welcome you in person at check-in, no matter what day you arrive! Please remember that, per our rental policy, the leaseholder for the reservation is the only person able to collect keys. Any exceptions will need prior arrangement with our staff.

What time is check-in?

Check-in is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily. If you arrive early, feel free to use the free WiFi in the lobby. Or, take a #gramworthy picture with Shelly Sandersun, our Turtles About Town statue (#shellysns).

When you arrive at our office, you’ll be welcomed by a friendly member of our vacation rentals team. At check-in, you will receive a starter bag with some household essentials, a map to your home , and the keys to your rental. Be aware that GPS can be unreliable here on the West End.

We will check in with you by phone after you arrive to make sure everything is going perfectly! If there is anything we can do to improve your stay, please call us immediately.

Something going wrong? 

Sand `N Sea’s vacation rentals team is available 24/7 to address any unexpected maintenance issues or questions about your home. Call us at 409.797.5500 during normal business hours or at 409.737.4444 for after hour emergencies.

What if there’s a storm approaching Galveston? 

We will text the cell phone number on file with your reservation if there are any advisories you need to be aware of during your visit. Check to see what your Travel insurance covers.

We can also help you find the perfect restaurants, boutiques, or museums to enjoy during your stay! Just give us a call or email us at with your questions. We work and play on the Island too, and we are always happy to share local favorites.

Galveston Resources and Useful Links


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