Galveston's East Beach is the coolest and biggest beach in Texas. Located at the far eastern tip of the island, East Beach is famous for its great beach parties, fishing and bird watching. In addition, East Beach has live bands, promotions, an annual sand castle competition and other activities described in the Galveston.com calendar of events.
Unlike most beaches, drinking is legal on East Beach. Glass containers are not permitted by law on the beach.
Chairs and umbrellas are available for rent on weekends May thru August. East Beach is "Houston's Playground," located just 45 minutes south of the fourth largest city in America. So come get down, get funky and get loose on Galveston Island's East Beach. Mingle with the crowd or slip away to a quiet spot and chill out.
East Beach holds about 7,000 cars on a huge wide open beach and is a perfect setting for ticketed outdoor concerts and festivals. East Beach welcomes national and local promoters, advertisers and beach enthusiasts.
Hours of Operation
March thru May: 9am - 5pm
June thru Sept: 9am - 6pm
March thru May: 9am - 6pm
June thru Sept: 8am - 7pm
Chair & Umbrella Rental Schedule:
Mid-March thru Memorial Day: Weekends
After Memorial Day thru Labor Day: Daily
After Labor Day thru Sept: Weekends
Note: Hours may be seasonal and subject to change.