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Galveston Island: A Texas Oasis

Posted by Jody on August 15, 2011

I had the pleasure of visiting my eldest daughter and grandchildren in Houston, Texas last summer.  Believe me, being a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, I can now proclaim with authority:  “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”! In Albuquerque, we enjoy many days of high desert sunshine with under 10% humidity, aka: “It’s a dry heat”.

I loved having so much time to spend with the kids. On weekdays, we would be out at the playground in the early hours of the morning, but by 9:30 AM we would have to come back inside due to the oppressive temperatures.  No kidding!  That left us 9 hours for indoor fun time!

Galveston Island – Seawall Beach (©Jody Diehl)

Happily, on the weekends, we headed to the beaches of GalvestonGalveston Island, situated on the Gulf of Mexico, is just 50 miles south of Houston. It’s the perfect destination for anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle, heat and humidity of the big city. Galveston Island offers 32 miles of beautiful, well-groomed Gulf Coast beaches and an average summer temperature of 81 degrees. With the added incentive of easy beach access,  it’s no wonder Houstonians head for Galveston in droves.

You’ll find plenty of outdoor fun on the treasure beaches of Galveston Island.  According to, “At 10.4 miles long, the seawall lining the Gulf of Mexico is the world’s longest continuous sidewalk and attracts walkers, joggers, bicyclists, surfers, sunbathers, skaters and sightseers year-round.”  Sailing,volleyball and birding are also high on the visitor to-do list.

Lunchtime at the Beach (©Jody Diehl)

There are plenty of restaurants near Galveston‘s Seawall Beaches. You can always pack a picnic, though (or not).  o_O

Before you head to the beaches of Galveston Island, be sure to print up the extremely helpful Beach Access Map Brochure provided by the City of Galveston. In addition to having a detailed access map, it’s loaded with practical ocean safety tips.

Stay safe, and always swim near a lifeguard!  -J-

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