Gulf Palms is one of the most popular beaches and sought after neighborhoods when it comes to vacation rentals – what it lacks in size, it makes up for in action during the summer months, holidays and event weekends!

Gulf Palms offers access to a public community pool located at the close Jamaica Beach, private boat ramp (Regatta Basin), a community pavilion and a neighborhood park. It’s is located on Galveston Island’s West End, and is surrounded by the city of Galveston to its East and West, but has been its own city since 1975. This beach town takes pride in this, with its own fire department, police department, city hall and city ordinances, separate from the City of Galveston.

This city inside a city offers the best of both worlds – beachfront and Bayfront homes, and everything in between – beachside, canal front and dry lots. Gulf Palms is far enough out to be away from the hustle and bustle of Seawall (8 miles), and not too far away from most of the island attractions (10 miles from 61st Street).

Things To Do at Gulf Palms

If you have your own golf cart, be sure to bring it. You’ll be glad you did! If not, contact Gulf Coast Concierge to reserve your golf cart rental for your stay. Delivery and pickup are included.

Gulf Palms borders the West side of the Galveston Island State Park, which is 1,921-acres and spans the width of Galveston Island with four distinct ecological zones: salt marsh, coastal prairie, sand dunes and maritime wetlands and sandy beach. The State Park offers swimming on its two miles of beaches, fishing, picnicking, bird watching, four miles of nature trails to hike or mountain bike, kayaking and geocaching. Visit the State Park nature center to learn more about the park and the programs offered. Also, the State Park was at one time, the home for the Mary Moody Northern Amphitheater, a 1,700-seat theater, built by the Lone Star Historical Drama Association, but was closed in the ’90s.

Looking for a meal you don’t have to prepare yourself? Gulf Palms has that covered too; Way West Grill & Pizzeria, Shrimp and Stuff food truck and Subway, and a couple of convenience stores:  Circle K and just down the road past Jamaica Beach is a Chevron. Gulf Palms is just past Waterman’s and Nate’s West end Seafood & Steaks is just a little further West. Next to Chevron, is Seven Seas Market. They have just about everything the larger chain grocery stores carry, plus a great little deli!

If you don’t find everything you need in Gulf Palms, but don’t feel like heading back into town, the Dollar General, located outside Pirates Beach West, is a beach vacation guest’s dream. They not only offer great prices, but this Dollar General’s inventory is catered to our West End guests!

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Property Management in Gulf Palms

Own a vacation home in Gulf Palms and interested in learning more about Ryson’s Galveston Property Management? Ryson Vacation Rentals has been in business since 2006 and is the largest local property manager on the island. Ryson covers the island from East to West – private homes and condos. Contact Ryson today to see how much your second home could generate.