East Beach (R.A. Appfel Park)
East Beach is a Destination for Locals as well as people from all over the nation and world. Many locals consider it the place to be for young people and those looking to drink & have an energized, fun time while experiencing the largest Beach in Texas. Check out the horseback riding and volleyball.
If you’re looking for an adult party experience, East Beach is one of the best choices in Galveston because unlike most Beaches in Galveston, alcohol is permitted! Located at the far eastern tip of Galveston Island, East Beach is the largest beach in Texas! It becomes very busy in the summer, but because it is so large there is almost always plenty of space for everyone. There are some fun festivals and energetic live concerts held throughout the summer months. East Beach has a pavilion, boardwalk, changing rooms, chair and umbrella rentals, a children’s playground, concessions showers, a café, and an entertainment stage, and more. There well-cared-for restrooms, showers, and even a bird sanctuary located on the far east end of the beach.
More About East Beach
East Beach was an accidental creation back in the 19th Century.
After the port and harbor were developed, East Beach was left over, is now one of the best beaches in the city. Pro tip, if you are a local and plan on many visits, a $50 Seasonal Parking Pass is a must. East Beach is known by locals as the “party beach’ because it has a very laid-back feel, fun seasonal events, volleyball, and of course it is the only park on the island where alcohol is permitted and sold. The expansive beach is ideal for outdoor adventure activities like volleyball, horseback riding, birding, and even has great fishing. It is also a private event destination with pavilion and stage, perfect for weddings, events, parties, and more.