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If you're looking to party East Beach is your ultimate destination! Located at the far eastern tip of the island, East Beach is famous for its great festivals and live concerts held throughout the summer months. The beach park is home to a pavilion, boardwalk and entertainment stage as well as restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals, concessions and other amenities. Unlike most of Galveston's beaches, alcohol is permitted at East Beach.

Each summer, the park hosts the annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sandcastle Competition where thousands flock to see elaborate structures built from sand.


  • Cash or Credit
  • $50 Seasonal Parking Passes Available

March thru May (Before Memorial Day) and September (After Labor Day) thru October

  • Monday thru Thursday: $12
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday: $15

Memorial Day to Labor Day

  • Monday thru Thursday: $12
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday: $15


  • Pavilion
  • Children's Playground
  • Entertainment Stage and Boardwalk
  • Showers
  • Restrooms
  • Chair & Umbrella Rentals
  • Lifeguards
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Bird Sanctuary Located in Park
  • Beach Wheelchairs Available (available with valid driver's license)
  • Beach Supplies
  • Food and Drinks
  • Alcohol Available

Park Rules:

  • Glass prohibited
  • Pets Permitted on Leashes
  • Clean Up After Your Pets
  • Camping Prohibited 12am-5am
  • Open Fires Prohibited (BBQ pits allowed)
  • Stay Off Dunes
  • Tents and Tarps Permitted in Designated Areas
  • Launching Boats Permitted in Designated Area West of Park
  • Hard Bottom Craft (Surfboard, Kayaks, etc.) are Prohibited May 15th thru Labor Day. (Permitted West of Park Year Round).
  • Fishing permitted from South Jetty and West of Park
  • 4-Wheelers, ATV's, and Dirt Bikes are Prohibited
  • One-Time Entry Per Vehicle with Paid Entry.

Meeting Space

  • East Beach Pavilion: 150 for stand up
  • Outdoor beach area

Hours of Operation
March 9 - May 24 and September 3 - October 6:
Weekdays 9am - 5pm; Weekends 9am - 6pm

May 25 - September 2 (Memorial Day to Labor Day):
Weekdays 9am - 6pm; Weekends 8am - 7pm

Note: Hours may be seasonal and subject to change.