Happy, happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours was quite the adventure. I was actually able to pull off a surprise brunch for the hubby! He just turned 30 and thought it was a milestone birthday that required a lovely brunch with his favorite people. (I was so anxious about this party…like worst than my wedding day! I’ll save this story for another time.) Anyway, my sister and brother-in-law were also visiting from Dallas so we drove to Galveston yesterday and enjoyed a beautiful day by the ocean. Oh man how I missed the beach. I know it isn’t the prettiest beach on earth, but honestly, I don’t care. I think it’s still lovely to lay by the beach and enjoy the sound of the waves.
I received a few messages (through Instagram stories) asking where I was so I figured to share on the blog as well 😉
Instead of “setting camp” by the pier, we chose to go to East Beach. I visited East Beach last summer for a mother/daughter day trip and LOVED how quiet it was. I figured it would be pretty quiet this time around too, and I was right. Parking was $15 and they accept cash or credit card for payment. According to this website, it sounds like East Beach is a party beach. However, I have yet to witness any type of wildness there. Maybe the parties happen after I leave? LOL.
Anyway, I was very surprised at how nice and soft the sand felt. If only the sand was white – us, Houstonians, would have it all. The water was warm and we didn’t witness any seaweed, which was SO nice. People were swimming pretty far from the coastline so I guess that meant it took a while before it got deep.
After spending some time by the beach, we drove to the main area where all of the restaurants (and Pleasure Pier) are located. The island was not insanely packed even though it was Memorial Day weekend. We went to Jungle Surf Rentals to rent a bike, and let me tell you, they made sure our experience was a great one! The owner’s son, Cole, took care of us. He was incredibly nice. Since they were pretty busy, he told us there would be a ~25 minute wait. He offered free snow cones for each of us if we decided to wait. As soon as our snow cones were ready, a bike for four people showed up so we ended up enjoying our free snow cones while riding around! It was perfect timing. (Did Cole under promise and over deliver? Maybe. And I loved it.) We will only rent from Jungle Surf Rentals going forward – I’ll link their Facebook page here so you can peep other reviews!
We tried eating at a cajun restaurant, Benno’s On The Beach, before leaving the island buuuut it was a fail. The line was long, the service was slow, so we left. Hopefully, we can try it next time we visit because they do have good reviews about the food.
Well, that was the scoop on visiting Galveston Island. I loved seeing businesses operate during this difficult time. I plan to continue supporting them in all the ways I am able to. As I continue venturing out, I’ll give you the rundown on ze blog.
Hope you have a wonderful evening!
Ps. Linking my bathing suit below! Both pieces fit true to size.