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.

30 thoughts on “Galveston Island Trip Day 3: Beach Day

  1. 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.

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

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

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

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

  6. 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.

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

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

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

  9. 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.

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

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