Gulf Palms, Karankawa Beach & Acapulco Village

Gulf Palms, Karankawa Beach and Acapulco Village are adjacent Galveston neighborhoods on the West end of Galveston Island best described as featuring affordable Galveston beach houses. They are located approximately 3 miles west of Galveston Island State Park and 2 miles west of the Village of Jamaica Beach, with its restaurants, shops, hardware store, fire station and a grocery store/gas station.  This area is a 12-mile drive from 61st Street. Many of the houses in these neighborhoods are available for vacation rental.

Gulf Palms is a small, relaxed beachside neighborhood characterized by cozy houses with 1-3 bedrooms and ranging in size from under 600 to 1,800 square feet. Homes in Gulf Palms were built between 1965 and 1994. A popular local restaurant faces FM 3005 at the northern boundary of Gulf Palms.

A row of townhomes stands at the entrance to Karankawa Beach, which was named for the Native American people who fished and hunted on Galveston Island.  Past the townhomes are two rows of beach houses on Glei Street which runs parallel to the beach. Houses in Karankawa Beach were built between 1984 and 1997, and range in size from 1,300 to just under 3,000 square feet.  

Acapulco Village is a small beachfront neighborhood of midsize beachside houses built in a horseshoe configuration, an easy walk to the beach. Acapulco Village houses range from 1,100 to just under 2,000 square feet, some built as early as 1963 and others as recently as 2013.

Galveston beach houses for sale in Gulf Palms, Karankawa Beach and Acapulco Village range in price from the $100,000s to $900,000s.

map of Galveston Island - Neighborhoods - Gulf Palms Karankawa Beach Acapulco Village