R.A. Apffel (East Beach)

If you’re looking to party East Beach is your ultimate destination! Located at the far eastern tip of the island, East Beach is famous for its great festivals and live concerts held throughout the summer months. The beach park is home to a pavilion, boardwalk and entertainment stage as well as restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals, children's playground, concessions and other amenities. Unlike most of Galveston’s beaches, alcohol is permitted at East Beach.
The first weekend in June, the park hosts the annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sandcastle Competition where thousands flock to see elaborate structures built from sand.
Cash or Credit
$50 Seasonal Parking Passes Available
March thru May (Before Memorial Day) and September (After Labor Day) thru October
Monday thru Friday: $10
Saturday & Sunday: $12 ($2 Early Bird Discount Before Noon Excluding Special Events & Holidays
$15 on Special Events / Holidays

Memorial Day to Labor Day
Monday thru Friday: $12
Saturday & Sunday: $15
Oversized Vehicles Up to $30
$2 Early Bird Discount Before Noon Excluding Special Events & Holidays
$15 on Special Events / Holidays
Hours of Operation:

March 12 - May 29 and Sept 5 - Oct 9:
Weekdays 9am-5pm Weekends 9am-6pm

Memorial Day to Labor Day:
Weekdays 9am-6pm Weekends 8am-7pm
(Hours may be seasonal and subject to change)
Park Rules:
Glass Prohibited
Pets Permitted on Leashes
Clean Up After Your Pets
Beach Camping Prohibited 12am-5am
Open Fires Prohibited (BBQ Pits allowed)
Stay Off Dunes
Tents and Tarps Permitted in Designated Areas
Launching Boats Permitted in Designated Area West of Park
Hard Bottom Craft (Surfboard, Kayaks, etc.) are Prohibited May 15th thru Labor Day.
(Permitted West of Park Year Round).
Fishing Permitted from South Jetty and West of Park
4-Wheelers, ATV's, and Dirt Bikes are Prohibited
One-Time Entry Per Vehicle with Paid Entry
Entertainment Stage and Boardwalk
Chair & Umbrella Rentals
Alcohol Permitted
Bird Sanctuary Located in Park
Beach Wheelchairs Available (rental with a valid drivers license)
Beach Supplies
Food and Drinks
Alcohol Available