Gaveston Beach, Galveston
Galveston Island is widely known for its 32 miles of beautiful Gulf beaches. In Season you can rent or buy anything from food to umbrellas and rafts. All except alcohol as the beach is designated an alcohol-free area.
Galveston Island offers something for everyone! Spend the day at a sun-filled beach, venture into a tropical rain forest, experience life on an offshore rig or take a trip into the future in space. Galveston Island offers a wide variety of activities for every age and is a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon or weekend.
It was a cold and damp day after Christmas - no day for the beach. But we knew out daughters would each be at a beach in Oregon that week, so while making a short visit to Galveston, we had to at least get out of the car and put our feet in the sand for a few minutes.
Along the beachfront, we could still see considerable damage from Hurricane Ike, which had struck the are 14 months before.