If you’re looking for an accessible and activity-filled Island getaway, Galveston, Texas is just the ticket. Only 50 miles south of Houston, this quaint little island offers big fun — historic Southern charm, relaxing Island culture, exciting family adventures, and metropolitan amenities like fine dining and multiple theatres. Whether you are seeking action-packed adventure, exploration or just plain relaxation on your vacation, Galveston delivers.
We’ve assembled a collection of helpful maps to familiarize you with all Galveston Island has to offer.
Where can I find a Galveston tourist map?
Finding the best Galveston tourist map for your trip begins with narrowing down your scope of activities. There is so much to do! Sunbathers will want to take full advantage of fun on the 32 miles of sandy beaches, while outdoor sports players and nature lovers will want to check out all of the bay area fishing spots and parks. For thrillseekers, the area is brimming with amusement parks and attractions, and the local calendar is full of festivals that will delight. Here are a few maps that are sure to be helpful for new and return visitors, alike:
Map of Galveston Beaches
Galveston is literally surrounded by beaches and parks! The challenge isn’t in finding one, but rather choosing the very best spot for your dream vacation.
Stewart Beach, located at the end of Broadway on the east end of the island, is a great option for families. This popular beach boasts showers, a playground and Beach Patrol lifeguards on duty. East Beach is the best choice for social beach-goers, with a calendar full of concerts and festivals including the AIA Sandcastle Competition. Take a drive or bike ride down the 10 miles of sea wall and you’ll find sandy spots in close proximity to shops, restaurants, and attractions like the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Head to the West End and you’ll find multiple pocket pars as well as the entrance of Galveston Island State Park. This local favorite spans the beach and bay sides of the Island and is, great for outdoor exploration, fishing and kayaking.
In addition to considerations for each beach area’s culture and amenities, well-planned beach goers will want to have the scoop about fees, pets, parking, camping options and restrooms before they head out for their sandy adventures. This helpful map conveniently charts some of that information. You may also access this site for a general overview map complete with weather and beach condition webcams.
Source: Galveston Park Board of Trustees
Map of Galveston Fishing
Galveston’s diverse coastal climate allows for incredible fishing in both salt and fresh waters. While charters and pier fishing are easy to find, it can be a challenge to locate free resources about great spots for bay area fishing. This Galveston Bay map provides a fishing location icon for some general direction, and the Galveston Bay Recreational handbook contains an entire section of maps and information for anglers looking for a great spot to cast off.
Map of Galveston Attractions
For those vacationers who love thrills and adventure, Galveston will not disappoint. Fans of amusement parks will find Moody Gardens aquarium, rainforest & ropes course, Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and Schlitterban waterpark spread over the island. Historic sites such as the Strand theater, Moody Mansion and Bishop’s Palace can be found throughout. Great dining, shopping, tours and museums are peppered in as well, though more highly concentrated in the East End. This Galveston attractions map gives visitors a general layout of fun on the island.
Where to Stay in Galveston, TX
As you make your travel plans, choosing your accommodations is just as important as the itinerary when it comes to ensuring your trip is successful and relaxing. Sand `N Sea strives to offer our guests the very best service. Our selection, quality and Island hospitality are just a few reasons we are so highly rated by our past guests — and why we know you’ll love us too.
We have over 155+ properties to choose from, including large group and pet friendly options ranging from beachfront to quiet bay retreats with private decks and fishing piers. Vacation home rentals are a great value. Fully equipped kitchens, free parking and guest loyalty perks allow you to spend your money on your experiences with no hidden costs.
Locally owned and family operated since 1974, our team is on the ground seven days a week. We are committed to offering the very best service and amenities during your stay. We live and play on the Island and want to share our slice of coastal paradise with you!
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West End Neighborhood Maps
- Diamond Beach
- Hershey Beach
- Beachside Village
- Sands of Kahala
- Bermuda Beach
- Pirates Cove
- Lifitte's Cove
- Palm Beach