For a great day at Galveston beach without the hustle and bustle of town, head out to East Beach. Located at the far end of Seawall Boulevard (just a couple of miles past Stewart Beach Galveston, East Beach features Galveston’s widest and longest sections of beaches—plenty of room to relax and stretch out.

Another advantage East Beach has over the rest of Galveston’s beaches is this: alcohol is allowed. That’s right—bring your own cooler or visit the bar inside the pavilion. Either way, it’s all good. You can enjoy the beautiful weather and the rolling waves in whichever way suits you best.

A favorite feature of East Beach is live entertainment. During the summer months, visitors to East Beach are likely to find any number of music festivals and concerts—either on the beach or in the pavilion just west of the entrance. East Beach is also famous for hosting the annual American Institute of Architects Sandcastle Competition on the first weekend of June, which is great fun for the whole family. East Beach also has a playground for the kids, in case the sand and ocean aren’t enough to keep them occupied.

The pavilion at East Beach also features a gift shop and concessions, showers, and bathrooms—all within walking distance of the waves. You’ll find it’s convenient and easy to rent beach gear like umbrellas, chairs, and beach wheelchairs for those who need them. Who knows? You might even want to try a jet ski!

All it takes to enjoy East Beach is a small entrance fee per vehicle—but once you’re there you’ll have plenty of spots to choose from, from the party at the pavilion all the way to the further reaches of the beach where it’s quieter. And if you don’t mind a short walk with your coolers and supplies, there is free parking outside the entrance.

East Beach is a great place to enjoy not only fun concerts and beach parties but is also an excellent spot for relaxing in nature. Those who come looking for peace and quiet will find that East Beach is so big, there’s room for everything. East Beach includes a bird sanctuary and is also a popular spot for fishing. Best of all for pet lovers, East Beach is dog-friendly! Please keep your furry friend on a leash as you both enjoy your beach stroll here.

East Beach is a little bit out of town—but most people will tell you this is a plus, not a minus. It’s quieter and there is more room. And with the lifeguards on duty, you’ll rest easy knowing that you and your group are still safe and free to enjoy the day without worry.

If you choose one of our great East Beach rentals, you’ll enjoy the very best of the beach all before anyone else arrives! You’ll also have the benefit of convenient late nights there, making a cozy bonfire with friends, or just walking under the stars with a loved one. While East Beach is a fun place to visit for a day, it’s even better if you stay right on this peaceful beach. Our comfortable vacation rentals at East Beach have everything you need to feel right at home, from well-appointed kitchens for dining in, to convenient concierge services to help you arrange your activities. And of course, super easy beach access!

When you stay at East Beach, there are lots of fun attractions nearby for when you’re ready for something other than the relaxing sound of the waves. Spend an exciting day with the family at Schlitterbahn water park or go on a fishing excursion and catch your own dinner! Enjoy one of the many concerts on East Beach, or just kick back with a great beer and your toes in the sand. History buffs will enjoy walking or Segway tours of Galveston’s East End historic district, which is full of fascinating Victorian architecture from the days when Galveston was a prosperous shipping center.

East Beach is a great place for a vacation because you can find just the right mix of relaxation and entertainment that suits you. Start planning your trip today and we’ll see you there!