Premier Jamaica Beach Vacation Rentals

Jamaica Beach is one of the most popular beaches and sought-after neighborhoods when it comes to vacation rentals on Galveston Island. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in action during the summer months, holidays, and event weekends! Jamaica Beach 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, maritime wetlands, and sandy beach.

Our premier collection of Jamaica Beach rentals offers a public community pool, a private boat ramp (Regatta Basin), a community pavilion, and a neighborhood park. It’s 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.

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All Jamaica Beach vacation homes are equipped with fully stocked kitchens including pots, pans, and dishes to make meals or snacks, and guests are so close to so many delicious places to eat if you don’t feel like cooking or decide to order in after spending a long day on one of Galveston’s beaches.

Things To Do Near Jamaica Beach

Looking for a meal you don’t have to prepare yourself? Jamaica Beach has that covered too! Way West Grill & Pizzeria, Shrimp & Stuff food truck, and Subway, as well as a couple of convenience stores: Jamaica Beach Food Store, Circle K, and just down the road past Jamaica Beach is a Chevron.

Jamaica Beach is 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 Jamaica Beach, 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.

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.

Jamaica Beach History

For history buffs, check out the historical marker “Karankawa Campsite” plaque at Jamaica Beach City Park, on the Southeast corner of Bob Smith and Jolly Rodger. The Karankawa were Indigenous people, concentrated in southern Texas along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Karankawa fought with the Spanish, French, and English, served in the Mexican Army, and were known for their skill in the art of wrestling and were one of the only tribes known to keep dogs.

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Neighborhood Information


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. Jamaica Beach 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).


City of Jamaica Beach offers a family friendly atmosphere, and quiet hours are enforced from 10 pm to 7 am.

Pool Passes

Jamaica Beach pool passes are $5 per person per day for anyone six and over, and must be purchased directly from the Jamaica Beach Community Park Pool.

Boat Launch

Marina boat launch access is $10 per day. If interested in purchasing a Jamaica Beach boat launch pass, please contact Ryson in advance.

Additional Galveston Island Information

Property Management in Jamaica Beach

Own a vacation home in Jamaica Beach and are 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, as well as private homes and condos. Contact Ryson today to see how much your second home could generate.