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.



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.


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

Hours of Operation:

March 13 – May 29 and September 7 – October 10, 2021:
Monday thru Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday thru Sunday: 9am-6pm
May 30 - September 6, 2021 (Memorial Day to Labor Day):
Weekdays 9am-6pm Weekends 8am-7pm
(Hours may be seasonal and subject to change)


Entertainment Stage and Boardwalk
Showers and Restrooms
Chair & Umbrella Rentals
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.


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

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