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The Pleasure Pier 25th & Seawall

The Pleasure Pier 25th & Seawall

The Pleasure Pier has a long history on the island. The original Pleasure Pier was constructed in the 1940s. 

PSA - Don't make someone else's day crappy

PSA - Don't make someone else's day crappy

Island PSA - As locals, we love to see people enjoying the island and having fun. Just remember if you want to feed the birds. Please, please, please safely distance yourself from others. When the birds get excited they lose control of important functions. Thank You and have a blessed day.

1900 Great Storm Statue

1900 Great Storm Statue

The 1900's Great Storm killed over 6,000 souls on the island. Artist David Moore created the 1900 Storm Memorial. The 10-foot tall bronze statue, installed on the hurricane's 100th anniversary in 2000. Located between 51st & 45th on the Seawall.
Upon reaching the Gulf of Mexico on September 6, the storm strengthened into a hurricane. Significant intensification followed and the system peaked as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph (230 km/h) on September 8. Early on the next day, it made landfall to the south of Houston, Texas.

61st Street Fishing Pier

61st Street Fishing Pier

It's another classic island fishing pier just off the main drag at 61st and Seawall. Located at 6101 Seawall Blvd Galveston TX, 77551 you can fish off the pier for $12 per adult, $6 per child $1 per toddler, $5 per senior & $8 with military ID! This is just another classic way to spend a day, night, or a few hours in Galveston, TX! If you have never been saltwater fishing you'll be hooked after you fight some of the monsters that come out of these waters! Of course, you'll have to have a Texas fishing license to fish in the state. You can get that online for as low as $11 for residents or $16 for a non-resident. Here is the link to the TPWD site. 

Jimmy's on the Pier 89th & Seawall

Jimmy's on the Pier 89th & Seawall

Jimmy's on the Pier located at 9001 Seawall Blvd Galveston, TX 77551
is a favorite fishing and surf spot for locals and American vacationers. The west side of the pier has deeper water giving you a better chance for good waves. The pier has a restaurant above for eats with a great view. The gift shop below is a fun spot to peruse as well. Its the longest pier on the island to fish off of putting you in some deep waters.