Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Galveston Island Named One of the Best Beaches in the Country, According to Report

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2018 at 1:10 PM

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Galveston will likely see a spike in tourists thanks to a recent report from Coastal Living.

The magazine recently published a list of "The Best Beaches in America to Visit This Summer." Among the top 10 was none other than Galveston Island. Here's what writer Bob Curley had to say about the Texas spot:
Texas is more typically associated with tumbleweeds than palm trees, but the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and a history full of pirate lore give visitors to this barrier island a taste of the tropics, Lone Star style. Restaurants and bars shelter behind the seven-mile seawall built after the devastating 1900 hurricane that washed away most of the city, and visitors can park their cars in the sand at East Beach, Galveston’s self-designated “party beach.” Families opt for the comparative serenity of Stewart Beach and Galveston Island State Park. The Schlitterbahn water park, harborside train rides at the Galveston Railroad Museum, and the aquarium and animal exhibits at Moody Gardens add up to plenty of fun off the beach, too.
While the tumbleweeds is a bit of an exaggeration, Curley is right for recognizing Galveston has a place not to be missed.

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