Sanitation Enhancements
For the health and safety of visitors and employees, the Galveston Park Board has adopted rigorous cleaning procedures at its parks. Among the procedures put in place are cleaning bathroom surfaces and high touchpoint areas on an hourly basis, increasing the frequency of trash removal, and sanitizing park equipment daily. In addition, measures have been taken to ensure proper social distancing in queues and at public gathering places.

 

EAST BEACH


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, children's playground, 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.

Admission:

BEST VALUE – Ultimate Pass $95
An entire year of unlimited Seawall parking PLUS entry to the beach parks for the entire season (March to October) – East Beach (R.A. Apffel Beach Park), Stewart Beach Park, Dellanera RV Park and West End Pocket Parks.

To purchase the Ultimate Pass, visit a seasonal beach park to be issued your window decal.

Seasonal Beach Park Pass $50
Entry to the beach parks for the entire season (March to October) – East Beach (R.A. Apffel Beach Park), Stewart Beach Park, Dellanera RV Park and West End Pocket Parks.

Passes are issued as a window decal per vehicle. Seawall parking is monitored per vehicle by license plate.

Daily Parking
Monday through Thursday $12 per vehicle
Friday, Saturday & Sunday $15 per vehicle

Hours of Operation:

March 13 – May 27, 2021:
Monday thru Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday thru Sunday: 9am-6pm

May 28 - September 6, 2021 (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day):
Monday thru Thursday: 9am-6pm
Friday thru Sunday: 8am-7pm

September 7 – October 10, 2021
Monday thru Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday thru Sunday: 9am-6pm

(Hours are subject to change without advanced notice.)

Amenities:

Pavilion
Entertainment Stage and Boardwalk
Showers and Restrooms
Chair & Umbrella Rentals
Lifeguards
Alcohol Permitted
Bird Sanctuary Located in Park
Beach Wheelchairs Available
(Valid Driver's License Required For Wheelchair Rental)
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.
Do not disturb wildlife, birds, turtle nests or the designated Conservation Area

Contact:

R.A. Apffel Park (East Beach)
1923 Boddeker Drive
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: (409) 797-5111

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