What is there to do in Galveston water?
Why is Galveston water so bad?
“Generally, the water is typically brown in and around Galveston Bay. This is because of things like suspended sediment and other materials suspended in the water,” Kristen Thyng, research assistant professor at Texas A&M University in Oceanography tells PaperCity. “The brown water isn’t unhealthy or anything bad.”
Can you swim in Galveston Island Park?
With both beach and bay sides, Galveston Island State Park offers activities for every coast lover. You can swim, fish, picnic, bird watch, hike, mountain bike, paddle, camp, geocache, study nature or just relax! Visit our nature center to learn more about the park and its programs.
Are there sharks in Galveston beach?
While you may see sharks in the waters around Galveston, they are unlikely to be dangerous. The Texas coast is one of the safest waterfronts in this regard – in more than 100 years there have only been 17 shark bites here in Galveston.
Are there alligators in Galveston Texas?
Yes, while it is not an everyday occurrence alligators do enjoy a day at the beach as well. Alligators that live in our bodies of freshwater throughout the island collect parasites on their body as shown to the left.
Is Galveston Island worth visiting?
A refreshing family fun place to go on vacation is Galveston, Texas. Galveston is fine for a quick weekend trip if you are within driving distance. However, the beaches in no way compare to Florida or Mexico so if you are expecting a really nice beach you will be disappointed.
What is the largest park in Galveston Texas?
Seawolf Park. Galveston, TX 77550. Phone: 409-797-5114.