We asked on Facebook: When someone visits, where do you take them to show off the natural beauty of the upper Texas coast?
We always make sure to take in all of seawall, capture a sunset either somewhere on Harborside or Offatts Bayou and take the ferry to Bolivar as walk-ons to see the dolphins.
Anywhere West End Galveston.
West End beach for sunrise and sunset. Even though the sun is setting west behind us, the colors are so peaceful, it’s magical!
The Galveston East End Flats at sunrise or sunset.
Boat ride to Chocolate Bayou to watch dolphins!
The bird rookery at High Island.
As always, Skyline Drive to the floodgate and the Texas City Dike!
In March, the Audubon nesting area in High Island. Hundreds of roseate spoonbills! Fabulous! Nothing better.
Bolivar Flats. Galveston Island State Park. Armand Bayou. Lafitte’s Cove. East End/Boddeker Road.
Lisa Wilson Velasquez
A drive along the seawall with stops at each end. Then a great meal with a Gulf or bay view. The choices are many!
Bolivar on the ferry and beach combing, out to the jetties for some fishing, High Island for some bird watching.
Debbie Sodd Brady
Jamaica Beach, state park and San Luis Pass.
Kristie Baker Barlow
East Beach and the reach that goes up to Houston with ships.
Joyce H. McLean
First off, the seawall!
Linda Cobb Huoni
The beach, the homes in Galveston, NASA and, of course, Haak Winery.
We’ve got a grab bag. East Beach/East End Lagoon is cool, a very coastal vibe but you can see the arrival of ships, bayside of Galveston Island State Park fits the bill for birders, and in the spring, the cemetery on Broadway is carpeted in yellow flowers.