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Pocket Park 1 is located at 11102 San Luis Pass Road , which is near 7 ½ mile road on Galveston’s West end. The park offers on-beach parking and is just minutes from 61st Street, Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Portable restrooms are available from mid-March through Labor Day.

If you enjoy parking on the sand, popping the trunk open, pulling out your lounge chair, listening to the sounds of the ocean and maybe even firing up the grill then this is the beach for you!

Pocket Park 1 Vehicle Entry Fees (charged mid-March thru Labor Day)

  • 9am-5pm Monday thru Friday: $12 per vehicle entry

  • 9am-6pm Saturday & Sunday: $15 per vehicle entry

  • $15 per vehicle entry on Special Events / Holidays

  • $50 Annual Parking Passes Available

  • Cash, Debit and Credit Card Payments Accepted

All business hours/vehicle entry fee schedules are subject to change at any time and are weather permitting

Park Rules:


  • Overnight Parking or Camping is Not Permitted  

  • No Glass  

  • Stay Off Dunes

  • Pets Must be Restrained by Leash at All Times

  • Clean Up After Your Pets

  • Open Fires, Camp Fires, Fire Pits Prohibited (BBQ pits allowed)

  • Obey All City Ordinances and Park Rules 

Park Information: City of Galveston Parks and Recreation Department 409-797-3700