Galveston Beach Houses Feature Stunning Island Views

The 32-mile long, historic island of Galveston borders the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, the stunning beach and charming historic community offers visitors access to miles of pristine beaches, access to historic attractions and Galveston's lively culture. The fantastic beach escape boasts a huge number of stunning beach houses, condos located near the ocean, and waterfront homes. In addition to the offering spectacular ocean views, the fantastic oceanfront homes in Galveston may also feature an array of amenities such as cable TV, Wi-Fi internet access, and family-friendly living.

Beaches

Galveston operates numerous public beaches and beach access points throughout the island. Popular island beaches and beach parks include:

  • The Galveston Island State Park
  • The East Beach
  • The pocket park on San Luis Pass Road at the seventh mile
  • The pocket park at located at 11745 FM 3005
  • The pocket park at San Luis Pass Road at the eleventh mile
  • Stewart Beach
  • The Seawall Urban Park

Dining

Galveston is full to the brim with a diverse array of restaurants and delectable menu options. The Waterfront and Strand areas along the historic island offer many of Galveston's most delicious dining options. From Texas steak, Italian and Greek to Mexican and seafood, Galveston is sure to accommodate a wide variety of tastes.

In recent years, Galveston has become an attractive community for young culinary talent to settle. Inventive young chefs have made their way to the unique island in the hopes of serving up exciting new dishes in some of Galveston's best restaurants. The names of Galveston chefs such as Paco Vargas, Robbin Murphy, Chris Loftis, Ross Warhol, and Phil Bouzo are garnering national attention and cementing the island's reputation as a popular fine dining destination. The top restaurants of Galveston are:

  • Rudy & Paco
  • Shearn’s
  • Number 13
  • Gaido’s
  • The Steakhouse

Arts And Culture

The island's expansive historic downtown is the main hub of Galveston's arts and entertainment. The historic buildings of downtown Galveston are filled with cultural institutions, including a number of theaters, galleries, and museums.

ArtWalk is an event enjoyed by many. Every six weeks, the downtown district hosts an ArtWalk event that draws thousands to the island. The exciting cultural event boats well-known national artists, gallery openings, and a multitude of vendors. Additionally the dazzling street celebration serves up a delicious array of food truck fare as the sounds of music reverberate through the streets.

Family Friendly Attractions

There are many enticing options for families seeking fun on Galveston. From taffy-making at the La King’s Confectionery to the Galveston Turtle Tour, there are many wonderful opportunities for families looking for something fun to do. Family-friendly attractions on Galveston include the following:

  • The Schlitterbahn Waterpark
  • The Galveston Railroad Museum
  • The Lone Star Flight Museum
  • The Texas Seaport Museum

Weather

Galveston, an island located just off of Texas' Gulf Coast, enjoys moderate year-round temperatures. Most visitors arrive to the island in the spring and summer seasons. Average summer high temperatures are in the high 80s while winter lows hover around a comfortable 51 degrees.

How To get There

Galveston is easy to get to by cruise, private boat, or car. The closest airport to Galveston is in Houston: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Therefore, those who are traveling into Texas by way of plane will need to travel an additional 45 minutes to get to the island. Whether you take your own private car or rent a car, the easiest way to cross into Galveston is by taking Interstate 45 southward all the way to the island.

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                                                              The 3 bedroom, one story house was ideal. Two bedrooms are close and they share a bathroom. My husband and I stayed in one room and our adult son stayed in the other and we shared that bathroom. The back bedroom was ideal for my parents as it had a king size bed and the bathroom had a walk in shower. My dad doesn't do stairs well so the one story and walk in shower were great for him. Plus the few steps up to the front porch had a sturdy hand rail. Both my parents were raised in Galveston in the same area as this home and they loved the nostalgia of staying in an old home. The decor is beautiful!! They were both so excited when we walked in and looked around. Our first choice for a place to stay was the Hilton but it was just too expensive. I'm glad because we enjoyed the house so much more than the Hilton! We loved staying at the house because it was so relaxing and allowed us to hang out and visit in a way that a hotel doesn't accommodate. We ate breakfast each morning in our pajamas before getting dressed and going out for the day. The kitchen was very well equipped. The house is perfectly located close to the seawall, the strand or anything you want to do in town. We've stayed in beach houses on the west end which is very enjoyable but a bit of a drive when you want to go to town. No long drives in the car when staying in this house. Because the house is old (maybe not as much insulation as newer construction) there is a little noise from the street but that quieted down shortly after going to bed. That was not a problem for a short stay. If you're a light sleeper you might bring along some white noise. I just loved the charm of the old home!! I have recommended this house to a friend already and I will stay again when the occasion arises for a return visit to Galveston. The owner, Kyle, was very responsive to my few email questions. Thanks for a wonderful weekend!!!
                                                              • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
                                                              • Stayed: Apr 2016

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                                                              The newly remodeled condo was great, as were the amenities and view of the pool and the beach. We will definitely stay there again.
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                                                              We spent 3 nights at this adorable cottage over Spring Break. I initially chose this rental because of the backyard, but ended up loving the inside even more. The owners have really put a lot of thought into making this place comfortable and well stocked. We've rented several VRBO homes and some don't even provide dish soap or a bottle opener. This one had everything I could think of needing - including actual usable, good quality knives, nice pots & pans, dish soap, food containers, multiple types of wine glasses, plates/cups for kids, plenty of bath towels, hand soap, etc. More importantly, the place was spotlessly clean. It was an easy 5 minute walk to the Pleasure Pier and beach. I felt very fortunate to find this place and we look forward to returning.
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                                                              • Stayed: Mar 2015