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Surrounded by wetlands, coastal waters, and nature preserves, Galveston Bay is one of the most uniquely beautiful areas on the Texas Gulf Coast. With easy water access and opportunities for some of the best fishing, boating, and birding in our area, Sand `N Sea’s bay and canal vacation homes are a nature-lover’s paradise. Bay house rentals in Galveston can offer panoramic bay and wetland views, private fishing piers, boat launches, and expansive decks, perfect for a coastal getaway.
Our popular bayside homes include pet friendly vacation rentals like Ahoy Matey and Coastal Retreat, as well as other top Galveston canal and bay rentals. Many bay rentals also include fishing lights for night fishing right from your own pier!
Whether you’re looking for a tranquil couples’ getaway or a fishing trip with friends, we’re sure to have the perfect bay house for you!
Where is Galveston Bay?
Galveston Bay is located east-southeast of Houston, Texas and is part of Harris, Galveston & Chambers counties. The Galveston Bay system is made up of four main bodies of water: Galveston Bay (upper & lower), West Bay, East Bay & Trinity Bay.
Covering approximately 600 square miles, Galveston Bay is one of the largest and richest estuaries in the United States. Fed by the Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers, along with a myriad of bayous and creeks, the bay is where freshwater meets saltwater from the Gulf. This creates a vibrant and diverse ecosystem. The abundant plant and animal life in Galveston Bay provides some of the best opportunities for fishing, birding, kayaking, and hiking to be found on the Texas Gulf Coast. In addition, the bay’s numerous beaches and sandy-bottomed areas are popular for recreational boating and water activities of all types, from swimming to jet skis.
Galveston Bay is the place for fun, sun, and water recreation without the heavy crowds. Whether your interests lie in fishing, boating, or nature photography, Galveston Bay is the perfect spot for an outdoor getaway.
5 Reasons You'll Love Staying in a Bay House Rental
Our bay house rentals in Galveston offer waterfront views, plenty of outdoor fun, and fewer crowds, especially in the fall & winter. With immediate water access from private docks and piers, you can fish to your heart’s content without ever leaving your own beach house oasis.
2. Comfort and Amenities
Our Galveston bay and canal vacation rentals are clean, well-maintained, and designed to ensure your comfort - whether you’re staying for a weekend, week, or even a month! Enjoy making meals in your own kitchen, then stepping out onto the deck to watch the sunset during dinner. Some bayfront neighborhoods also have access to pools, pavilions, tennis courts, and other community amenities.
Take your boat, kayak, or jet ski right from your bay house rental into bay or Gulf waters for the ultimate Island adventure! Galveston is the best place on the state’s coast for fishing, swimming, and boating. Nearby wetlands and nature preserves also provide the perfect place for hiking, and feature some of the most phenomenal birding in Texas. You’ll never run out of things to do with the entire bay at your doorstep!
4. Easy Access to Attractions
Many of our bay house rentals are just minutes from Galveston’s hottest attractions, including Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Galveston, and the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, as well as some of the best shopping and dining in the area.
5. Galveston Bay Fishing
Galveston Bay’s nutrient-rich waters, numerous live shell reefs, and salt marsh incubators make it one of the top fishing destinations on the Texas Gulf Coast. This lush and vibrant region of the coast attracts anglers from all over. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice, the bay is known for excellent fishing all year long. Bayhouse rentals are the perfect opportunity to explore all that fishing in the bay has to offer!
Where to Fish in Galveston Bay
You can get started right off the deck of your Galveston vacation rental! Deep holes near the waterfront neighborhoods are a haven to many types of fish, especially when the temperatures drops in the cooler months. If public fishing spots or full-service charter boats are what you’re looking for, the bay offers plenty of those opportunities as well.
Favorite Galveston public fishing spots include:
If you’re looking for a bay adventure led by a local pro, guided fishing charters are also available, with skilled and passionate captains and crew:
- Galveston Sea Ventures - Captain Shane Cantrell, 512.639.9188
- Get Hooked - 409.698.7112
- Ron Wright Fishing Charters - 832.788.2462
- Texas Saltwater Adventures - 832.428.3340
- Topp Dogg Fishing Guides - 832.606.0844
What fish are in Galveston Bay?
Check in with Texas Parks and Wildlife’s weekly fishing report for up-to-date information on what’s populating Galveston’s waters. Be sure to keep an eye out for tide-runners in Trinity Bay in the height of summer for some of the best fishing around!
Anglers fishing in Galveston Bay can try their hand at catching a variety of species, including:
- puppy drum
- black drum
- gulf whiting
- some shark species
- king mackerel
As local Islanders, we truly believe there’s something special about Galveston Bay. From its stunning waterfront views to its world-class fishing, dream vacations abound in the bay. Whether you seek a peaceful bayside haven or an exciting outdoor adventure, we have bay houses for rent in Galveston you’re sure to love!
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