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We had a wonderful day at the beach without crowds despite the nice weather. The park had outdoor showers and private changing rooms as well as bathrooms. The only adjustment we had was the warmer water temperatures of the Gulf versus the Atlantic Ocean!
The rangers are so friendly and it so beautiful. The campsites are so close to the ocean. There's also fishing and crabbing and you can have fun in the sun all day. It was a very nice and inexpensive way to be close to the beach.
The park rangers were very informative and friendly. There are free activities daily such as turtle watching or zombie apocalypse trail hikes posted in the hq building. We camped out and had a wonderful time. The bathrooms were clean and the entire beach was well kept. Definitely would go back again.
The beach was clean, free from debris. The water was not clear, of course, but everyone was able to enjoy the awesome waves. Their porta potties were definitely not in the best of conditions, but at least they all contained toilet paper. This place was a wonderful family-oriented park and we will definitely be returning!! Make sure you bring some sunscreen because you'll be here all day enjoying your time!!!!
Good cheap place to camp by the beach. The restrooms are not very clean and the camp site is trashy. The Camp Host are not doing their job. We camped on the beach side.
This place is very family friendly which is great! If you get there early, it's easy to get a good spot too. The bathrooms are kind of a hike but it's not bad.
Nice , clean beaches with picnic tables and grills. Less crowds than other beaches in Galveston. Lady Park Ranger wasn't very friendly and seemed annoyed by my questions about the park but overall great spot to enjoy the outdoors with the family.
We had a great day at the beach. The beach area is nice and clean and very family friendly. They have real bathrooms (not porta potties), changing stalls, and showers to rinse off. The toll booth was closed the day we were there, but I went in the office to pay and the staff was very nice and helpful. I definitely prefer this over the Seawall beaches. I will definitely visit again the next time I am in Galveston.
This is a beautiful park, the beach is amazing especially after coming from cold Colorado lol. There is one great big glitch though. The showers are falling apart, the water cannot be shut off in several of the buildings. I spoke with a park ranger who told me that they have been trying to get them repaired for months but the state hired the cheapest plumber to build the new shower buildings and they won't come back and fix their mess and the head office in Austin won't let them hire and other plumber to come in. Sooooo, we are letting 1000's of gallons of fresh water run down the drain weekly because of an inept state agency. I'm disgusted.
The hiking trails were not very scenic and kind of hard to find. I didn't take a ranger led tour, which might have made them more interesting. The swimming area was nice but very crowded. There were no designated places for fishing, and fishermen were throwing lines right next to where I was swimming with my kids.
Good location for sightseeing and beach goers. Beach areas were easily accessed and not too crowded. Bathrooms available and kids under 12 are free.
This was another stop on our birding adventure. The ocean side of the park had some decent waves due to some winds carrying on throughout the day. So we opted for the bay side and trails through there. Some were more like the kayak paths due to some extra water over many paths. We did wander down a couple: the Caracara trail loop and the Clapper Rail. We tried the connecting ones to get to the higher observation tower, but all the paths leading towards it were quite water covered at the time. Overall, it is lovely and we look forward to returning someday.
The people r great. The bay side rv sites are not their best Need To be on rhe ocean side. Love this place t
Our favorite beach to hit on Galveston Island! We get the annual state park pass to cover entrance fees. The beach is quieter and much more scenic than spots along the seawall, and there are rinse showers, changing booths, and flush toilets near the beach. The bay side has hiking trails (muddy when we tried them out, with no shade at all, so be prepared), canoe/kayak sites, a small nature/visitor center, and observation towers. We've never attended a ranger-led hike - our kids are still too small for that, but I've heard they're excellent.
Nice park right on the ocean...it was cold (freezing winds with rain) while we were there and was disappointed in the condition of the bath house in section 3. No heat at all. Doors to showers were sprung and difficult to close. Thankfully the new bath house in section 1, made the stay much more enjoyable...campground was clean,,, beaches were fantastic..we walked on them daily...
We rented the ranch house for the weekend. 1) Book in advance 2) There will be a cleaning deposit charged when you check in. 3) Pay cleaning deposit with card not cash! You will get the deposit back within 48 hrs vs. 6-8 weeks. I didn't know until it was time for us to check out. 4) The Beach Exploration and Edible hike are very fun to do. 5) Enjoy you stay! Rangers and staff are friendly and helpful!
Nice level sites. Not as parky as we thought. No trees, but I guess we shouldn't have expected it being close to the beach. We stayed on the bay side. It was in December and I don't think the beach side would have been worth it. Not really good views of the ocean or bay. Probably worth it if it was warm enough to beach. Weather was cloudy and cold when we were there. The lady working the counter was very nice and fun.