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Old 03-01-2014, 05:49 PM   #1
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any places to boondock in galvaston
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:54 PM   #2
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any places to boondock in galvaston

The State park, beach front and bay access across the street.
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Its near McDonalds, on the north end of the island
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Other end it's a new park by Jamaca beach I stayed a week there site 6 is by the showers and at the entrance to beach access highly recommend there
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Most of the Texas coast beaches are open to boondocking. Almost all are "drive-on" beaches. Use good judgement before driving on due to sand and tides.
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We have never been to the beach in Galveston. Are they very nice? How do they compare to Port Aransas, or South Padre?
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The water at Galveston is pretty brown...almost the color of the sand on the beach. Personally, I do not like the beaches there.

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The water at Galveston is pretty brown...almost the color of the sand on the beach. Personally, I do not like the beaches there. Ken
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No comparison! But there is a lot to do in the area. We drive to Mustang Island SP when we have the time. We stopped staying at Galveston Island SP after the hurricane, now we stay on the sea wall at the Sandpiper and take advantange of being in close to town to ride bikes and dine out.
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The State Park in Galveston is all fixed up with service. No sewer, never has been, but they have a dump on both sides of the park. The main site side has sites behind the dunes. Just a short walk over to the beach.

The other side of the highway has two circle areas with one being for tenting. You may be able to boondock there. The other circle is for RV's. This is the "marsh" side with "birding," kyaking and fishing. Some hiking can be done on the side trail with birding.

If all else fails, there are numerous RV parks in and around Galveston. As Ken stated, the water is normally brown but on occasion they are clear. We always marvel when we drive down there and see the clear water. It's still a nice place to visit.
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The Texas brown beach sand is very fine and has clay in the mix. The normal onshore winds stir up and hold the mix in suspension. If you are lucky to have light winds or off shore winds the water can be beautiful.

The mix that makes it brown, also makes it some of the best for building the sand sculptures. And it packs really hard for beach driving, of course staying out of the dunes and the surf or tide lines.
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The State Park in Galveston is all fixed up with service. No sewer, never has been, but they have a dump on both sides of the park. The main site side has sites behind the dunes. Just a short walk over to the beach.

The other side of the highway has two circle areas with one being for tenting. You may be able to boondock there. The other circle is for RV's. This is the "marsh" side with "birding," kyaking and fishing. Some hiking can be done on the side trail with birding.

If all else fails, there are numerous RV parks in and around Galveston. As Ken stated, the water is normally brown but on occasion they are clear. We always marvel when we drive down there and see the clear water. It's still a nice place to visit.

We stayed at both areas of the state park. The circle on the bay side, and next to the beach. The bay side was fairly quiet, but being able to sit next to the beach just can't be beat. We looked at the other RV parks in the area, and wouldn't hesitate to stay at any of them, but for us the beach at the state park was very appealing. The only major drawback is the central sewer dump. Kind of a hassle.

The beaches were clean. Can't say much about the water because it was way to cold.

Did a lot of cycling around the entire Galveston area. It's the best way to see the town and visit the various restaurants.
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