Welcome to Galveston, Texas – a coastal gem that welcomes furry companions with open arms! From sandy beaches to scenic parks, this vibrant island city offers an array of activities for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy. Whether you’re a local looking for new spots or a visitor seeking pet-friendly adventures, here’s a comprehensive guide to making the most out of your time in Galveston with your beloved pup.

Exploring Dog-Friendly Beaches

Galveston is renowned for its stunning beaches, and the good news is that many of them are dog-friendly! Take a leisurely stroll along East Beach, where your pup can frolic in the sand and splash in the gentle waves. Or visit Stewart Beach Park, which also features restrooms, showers, a volleyball court, and more. Remember to adhere to local leash laws and clean up after your pet to keep these beautiful beaches pristine for everyone to enjoy.

Man with dog in a kayak.

Venturing Through Pet-Friendly Parks

When you and your canine companion are ready to stretch your legs and soak in some nature, Galveston offers several pet-friendly parks. Kempner Park is a perfect spot for a tranquil hike in the shade. You can also visit Galveston Island State Park. With beach and bay-side trails, this park provides an excellent opportunity for you and your dog to reconnect with nature. Don’t forget to pack water and snacks for both of you to refuel along the way! 

Dog at a table with people

Savoring Cuisine at Dog-Friendly Restaurants

After a day of exploration, why not treat yourself and your pup to a delicious meal at one of Galveston’s dog-friendly restaurants? Indulge in mouthwatering seafood dishes while your furry friend lounges nearby, enjoying the sea breeze. Or savor homemade sandwiches and pastries while your pup receives a complimentary bowl of water and a treat!

Looking for dining destinations to explore with your furry friend? Check our recommendations:

Dog park

Pet-Friendly Accommodations

Looking for a place to stay in Galveston where your furry friend is just as welcome as you are? At our ocean-view condos, we understand that pets are part of the family. Maravilla is a haven for dogs, boasting amenities like a dedicated dog park and a convenient dog wash station. Our guests rave about the pet-friendly atmosphere, making it a popular choice for travelers with canine companions. It’s essential to note that most other complexes in the area strictly prohibit dogs, so be sure to choose accommodations that cater to your pet’s needs.

Whether you’re exploring the island’s attractions or simply relaxing by the beach, our condos at the Maravilla provide the perfect home away from home for you and your beloved pets. So pack your bags, leash up your pup, and get ready for an unforgettable vacation experience in beautiful Galveston, Texas!