Concessionaire program

Umbrellas on the seashore by a pier

Thank you for your interest in being a Beach Concessionaire.

Beach concessionaires are important to the beach experience for millions of guests who visit Galveston’s coast. The Park Board encourages minority owned and small businesses to consider operating in Galveston. 

The Park Board is committed to providing quality experiences for all visitors.

The Park Board of Trustees has approved a concessionaire program designed to ensure consistency and adherence to city and state regulations for those who operate businesses on Galveston’s beaches.

How do I apply to become a Beach Concessionaire?

To become a Beach Concessionaire, you must fill out a Beach Concessionaire Agreement Application. Please email to request the application.

The following items are required to be submitted with the application:

  • Concessionaire Business Proposal (PDF)
  • Auto liability insurance for the tow vehicle and trailer operating on the beach.
  • General Liability policy in the amount of $1 million, listing the following as additional insureds:  
    • City of Galveston, 823 Rosenberg, Galveston, TX 77553
    • Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston, 601 Tremont Street, Galveston, TX  77550
  • State of Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit naming the City of Galveston as the local municipality
  • Health Permit from Galveston County Health District, if applying for food & beverage
  • Beach Patrol Permit for Water Safety (PDF), if applying for watercraft operations
  • $500 Application fee (If approved, the application fee will be applied towards the final administration fee.)

For more information and further details, please see our current CONCESSIONAIRE POLICY (PDF).

Current Concessionaires

East Beach

  • East Beach Cantina (Food & Beverages, Umbrellas & Chairs)
  • Kona Ice (Frozen Treats)

Stewart Beach

  • Donut NV (Food & Beverages)
  • Johns Beach Service (Umbrellas & Chairs)
  • Shorecrest Sno (Mobile Ice Cream)
  • Sugar, Spice, Everything Ice (Frozen treats)


  • Beach Bums (Frozen Treats)
  • Beach Service LLC (Jetski Rentals)
  • Bennett's Beach Service (Umbrellas & Chairs)
  • Charlie's Beach Service (Umbrellas & Chairs)
  • Safari Beach Service (Umbrellas & Chairs)
  • Sendejas Beach Service (Umbrellas & Chairs)
  • Serving Smiles (Frozen Treats & Beverages)
  • Shorecrest Sno (Frozen Treats)
  • Sugar, Spice, Everything Ice (Frozen Treats)
  • Waterworks Beach Service LLC (Umbrellas & Chairs)