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February 3, 2011
by Lisa Burroughs
July 27, 2004
From journal Galveston, TX
Washington, District of Columbia
June 1, 2004
From journal Week away from the kids in Galveston
by Lake Lover
June 21, 2003
From journal Galveston, Texas on Mother's Day
May 3, 2003
December 2, 2002
Many jettys jut out from the beach placed there to retain the sand. These are great to walk out on although they can be hazardous. (I have actually seen someone fall off and drown. Although that is highly unusual.) They also create a slammin' rip tide along the side. Signs are posted "no swimming" in the area and are best heeded. A few feet away, swimming is allowed and can be very good. The sand stretches out quite a distance. There is no coral or shells to cut your feet on. There are jellyfish in season.
The city of Galveston has decided to be environmentally sound and has stopped removing the seaweed from these beaches. This can be a deterrence. Large piles of brown/green seaweed stand in between you and the water. Sometimes you have to "scale" them to get to the ocean. On a hot day (which is everyday in the summer) they perfume the air with their own fragrance. Great, if you like that deep ocean smell.
Everything else aside, I go there. The sunset is great. It's relaxing just to walk up and down the beach and listen to the surf. The morning sunrise is worth getting up for. The sunset is worth making the effort to see, too. The kids that play out there are very cute. (It's not a "babe" beach. There is occasionally a good looking person, but mostly not.) The surfers are out often and can be fun to watch. In the summer you can rent umbrellas and chairs. This is a fabulous idea if you plan to stay all day. Getting up off the beach (in the chair) allows you to catch the breeze and the shade of the umbrella lowers the temp at least a few degrees. It can be very relaxing.
From journal The Seawall
January 24, 2001
From journal Galveston, Gulf coast lady...