Galveston Island Trip Day 3: Beach Day

It's beach day.  Galveston Island, Texas.

It’s beach day. Galveston Island, Texas.

It’s Tuesday and our plan today is to spend the whole afternoon at the beach.  We looked for a great place last night to hang out today but we haven’t decided where to go.  So this morning, while having breakfast at Denny’s, we asked the server where is the best place to go swimming.  The guy suggested the Stewart Beach on the East side.  So we went there.  It closes at 5:30 P.M.


Umbrella and chairs – $25 whole day
Parking – $8 per vehicle a day

I think the rental and parking fees are affordable.  It is better than paying an hourly parking on the roadside.

It was a very pleasant day at the beach.  Though it was a hot sunny day, it was breezy.  My darling daughter enjoyed playing with the sand – trying to build a sand castle. We brought all our beach things with us:  towels, beach toys, sunscreen, water and juice (in the cooler in the car), sunglasses, and an umbrella.  And you know what?  I lost my sunglasses when a big wave rushed over me.  After playing chase with the waves and when the tides got low, we fed the seagulls for a few minutes before heading to the shower room.  When we were on our way to the car, we saw this huge green inflatable slide.  My dear husband wanted us to try it.  So we did.  We got to slide two times for $5.  DD didn’t like it because she got scared.

Huge inflatable slide.  It was high!

Huge inflatable slide. It was high!

It was fun on the slide.

It was fun on the slide.

Ships out there.

Ships are out there.


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That looks like a lot of fun! My kids would be in heaven!

  2. Kungphoo says:

    What a fun time at the beach! I have never seen a water slide by the beach before.. that would be fun..

  3. Lexie Lane says:

    wow! We’ve never seen a slide that big at the beach! Very cool! Never been here but I’m sure it’s great.

  4. What a lovely beach and those inflatables are so much fun

  5. Tamika says:

    The beach looks amazing. The next time, I’m in Texas, will check it out. I love water slides as well. Thanks for showing us a piece of your hometown.

  6. Harriet says:

    That is such a beautiful beach.

  7. Marya says:

    Looks like a fun day! Beach days are always great!!!

  8. Misty Battle says:

    Loving the pictures. Look like ya’ll had a blast. My kids would flip for that water slide.

  9. Kori says:

    That slide looks like so much fun! I definitely would have gone on it.

  10. Emily says:

    Awww, that’s a shame she got scared. I can’t blame her though! That is high! It looks like a beautiful beach.

    • Marms says:

      It was very high. My daughter said it was not her favorite part of the day. 🙂

  11. Taralyn says:

    Love spending a day at the beach!

  12. Maggie says:

    Looks like fun! I would totally go down that slide!

  13. Gladys Parker says:

    This sounds like so much fun. I love the beach but I’m far from St. Pete’s now. I live vicariously through other beach goers.

  14. Jaime Nicole says:

    Galveston is a great spot to visit. I haven’t been there in years!

  15. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    A huge slide at the beach….what a great idea! I love going to the beach and this looks like a very nice area.

  16. Eliz Frank says:

    What a fun outing. I can’t believe that in some parts, we are now past beach weather. Love the photos too.

  17. sojourner says:

    Lovely. Enjoy your time together in the sun 🙂

  18. Teresa McCluskey says:

    I lived in Houston for 2 yrs and made it to Galveston once I love it their though!

  19. katrina g says:

    looks like a blast. I love the huge slid. my girls would have so much fun.

  20. Liz Mays says:

    I think I’d rent the umbrella and chairs and make it a good long day. That slide looks like a blast!

  21. Rosey says:

    I wonder if I’m too big to go down the slide. 🙂 That looks fun to me. 🙂

  22. I love visiting the water…it’s so pretty. I agree, $8 a day for parking is VERY affordable. Out beach season is definitely over here in Upstate NY.

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