A few weeks ago we loaded up our camper & headed south for 10 days. Beach vacation, baby!
It was a great break from the rush of every day life, the garden & it’s overwhelming amount of weeds, and a normal routine. And did I mention it was to the beach? I yeah, I did. Sorry 🙂
Our destination & residence for that time was Jamaica Beach RV Park just outside Galveston on the island. It was our 3rd year to vacation there & we’ll continue to go back there when the opportunity allows. (And I am not paid in any form or fashion for anything in this post)
Here’s a few reasons why we stay there:
- Family friendly
- All roads within the park are paved which equals kids riding their bikes.
- Family movies every night during the summer. Outside.
- Kiddie pool that transitions into the adult pool at night.
- Right across the road from the beach. (see no sand in the camper)
- It’s far enough outside of Galveston to not be in the constant traffic of Galveston.
- Alpaca’s. Yep. It’s weird, but the kids love it.
- It has a laundry room. No one likes to dry off their sun burn with a sandy towel. You know what I am talking about.
- It’s cheap. Compared to a hotel anyways. Like at least 50% cheaper.
Other things we did:
- Crab hunting with our dog Ringo on the beach at night. Let’s just say there was lots of girly screaming & running around in the dark!
- Fishtales restaurant. We love this place. It’s not overly priced, you can sit out on the deck with a view of the Gulf and the crab/fish/shrimp/spinach/cream cheese stuff noodle shells were to die for.
- Ferry to Bolivar Pennisula. It’s free & you almost always get to see dolphins. It was also my first bout with motion sickness. Good times I tell ya.
- LA Kinds Ice Cream & Confectionery on the Strand. This place is so good. I could eat their ice cream every day. Think old timey soda shoppe/candy store. Homemade fudge, salt water taffy and dozens of ice cream flavors are just a few of the things they offer.
- The beach. I could stay on the beach ALL DAY LONG.
- Cooking. We actually only went out to eat like 2-3 times while we were there. The rest of the time we cerealed, sandwiched and cooked at the camper.
Here’s a few photo’s from our trip:
The Sea Bean or Sea Hart I found on the beach.
Pretty puffy clouds
Camper headquarters with our fence of oleanders
Playing catch in our “yard”
Souvenir shopping with the girls
Our dog Ringo crab hunting at night on the beach. He’s serious about this!
Super blurry crab picture!
And of course the last day was the best beach day.
Oh, and I celebrated my birthday at the coast too! Yummy ice cream & fresh fish & shrimp were part of that day.
If you’re anywhere near the Texas coast, I highly recommend giving Galveston a shot. They have rebuilt since Hurricane Ike & there is LOTS to do in and around the island. Hopefully next trip we can squeeze in a 24-48 fishing trip.
Happy Summer y’all.