WEST END POCKET PARKS


The island’s West End offers a quiet oasis miles past the Seawall. The area is home to two “pocket parks” with great for picnics and bird watching.

Beach Pocket Park 1

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: Vehicle entry fees charged mid-March through Labor Day
9am-5pm Monday thru Friday: $12 per vehicle entry
9am-6pm Saturday and 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:

NO LITTERING
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

Beach Pocket Park 2

Pocket Park 2 is located at 11745 San Luis Pass Road , which is near 9 ½ mile road on Galveston’s West end. The park is just minutes from 61st street, Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Waterpark. The park offers paved parking. Indoor restrooms and showers and umbrella and chair rentals are available during business hours from mid-March through Labor Day.

Pocket Park 2 is also the home of the Tipsy Turtle Bar & Grill. www.tipsyturtlegatx.com Less than 20 yards from the water, the Tipsy Turtle offers a true "On the Beach" experience. Tipsy Turtle offers a beach sun deck that is unobstructed and closest to the shoreline than any other, great food menu, cold drinks, fun games, beach chair and umbrella rentals, retail beach supplies and live music.

Whether you’re looking for a “turn-key all amenity” family beach or an “Island Feel” cool spot to soak in the sun, listen to tunes and enjoy a cold beverage Beach Pocket Park 2 and Tipsy Turtle Bar & Grill is the place for you. Don’t forget to invite your friends

Park Rules:

NO LITTERING
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

Admission to Pocket Park #2 is FREE!

 

 

Contact:

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

Bar & Grill hours and Party/Group Event Rental Information - Tipsy Turtle Bar and Grill 409-996-4765