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East Beach

East Beach on Galveston Island is the biggest beach in Texas. East Beach is called Houston's Playground because it's located les than an hour south of, you guessed it, Houston, the 4th largest city in America. East Beach is both famous and infamous for its raucous beach parties, outdoor concerts featuring headlining acts, and special events. These range in innocence from live music and sandcastle building competitions to bikini contests and the beer-centric Gay Splash Day, Drinking is a crime on most Texas beaches, but it's perfectly legal, even encouraged, on East Beach.

East Beach features a colorful pavilion with many attractions available on the weekends in the spring and summer. East Beach facilities include restrooms, showers, food, video games, gift shops and a happening patio beach bar and band scene that heats up on weekend afternoons from May thru August.

There are a few rules even in this hedonistic paradise. Camping, class containers, open fires, pets without leashes and 4-wheelers are not permitted on East Beach.