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Make the most of your stay on Galveston Island with our insiders guide to exploring the area. Our monthly Staff Picks highlight all of the historic places, interactive tours, and family-friendly attractions that make our beachfront city so special. Read more to learn about our favorite places to drink, dine, shop, and explore.

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01 Jul

What to Pack for the Beach

First, sun protection is vital, so be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, along with sunglasses and lightweight cover-ups, including umbrellas and hats. Pack a cooler with food and drinks—you may also want to take along folding chairs and a big beach blanket to use as a tablecloth for your picnic. Dogs are welcome here, so don’t forget a water bowl and pet food or treats for your four-legged friends, along with baggies to clean up after them. Take along a tote or beach bag to keep your phone, car keys, and other valuables dry and free of sand. Lastly, pack up the beach toys, including frisbees, sand buckets, shovels, and fun floaties for the kids.