Significant title because I’ve been in California or Oregon for the last 40+ years. My dogs love the ocean but when we got here, what a surprise! The water is so warm, so shallow, and no shells. I hate cold water and here I was jumping right in to swim without even getting used to it first. So nice.
The beaches are lovely to walk on too. Nice compact sand that goes on for miles and miles. No wonder so many people vacation here in the winter. Of course, I’m here in August but it’s just as pleasant, in my opinion.
I don’t think they intentionally allow unleashed dogs on the beach but others were doing it so I did too and no one complained. I am in the area known as the west side of Galveston Island (between Galveston and Jamaica Beach) and there is a beach called Pocket Beach which is just across the street from us. $12 for cars and free for bicycles.
My dogs have really been enjoying so here are a couple slide shows of our last 2 days.
Leaving on Wednesday but I’ve already booked another 5 days in February. Can’t wait to be back.