Galveston is home to numerous beaches, restaurants, shops, and attractions, making it a popular vacation spot for families and groups of friends. One of the best ways to explore Galveston is by watching the live webcams that are set up around the Island.
Live webcams provide a real-time view of what the island looks like. Knowing Galveston's current conditions makes it easier to plan your visit or daydream about the beach at your desk. You can watch the waves wash up against the shore at the beach, view gorgeous coastal sunsets, or even witness the catching of a few fish if you're lucky.
San Luis Pass separates the far western end of Galveston Island from the mainland. Only about one mile across, this strait is known for rough tidal currents and fabulous fishing. The relatively narrow width accelerates the effects of tidal currents. Over time, these currents have created several pockets of very deep water where you'll find some prime Gulf specimens. If you're planning on fishing during your visit, be sure to stay onshore and be aware of loose sand when it comes to parking. The sand flats here are also a prime spot for Galveston birding - catch sight of pelicans, Bonaparte's Gulls, migrating plovers, skimmers, and more on this live camera!