Dos Sirenas
Pirate's Beach  •  Galveston, Texas

Local Attractions

Looking for something to do? Dos Sirenas is nearby tons of great attractions, activities, and areas of interest. And there many delicious restaurants close by.

Outdoor Adventures

Galveston’s beaches are ideal places for numerous sports and leisure activities.

Galveston is also one of the top locations for birding in the United States. The Island is a central location for novice and expert birders, offering a wide variety of species. Water and shore birds are common on the Island throughout the year while rare species are spotted during fall and spring migration. We are only 2 minutes away from excellent birding. Click here for a printable guide on Galveston birding.

And for the golf lover? There are two golf courses located on the Island - the Moody Gardens Golf Course and the Galveston Country Club. Moody Gardens Golf Course is a public course and the Country Club is private.

Anglers will enjoy the Island's premium fishing options, which include the Seawolf Park Fishing Pier, which is open year-round, weather permitting. Private and public fishing charters are also available on the Island. Fishing is also permitted at the rock groins, or jetties, along the beachfront.

 Sports enthusiasts can enjoy volleyball courts at East Beach, Stewart Beach, and Seawolf Park. And for those who love water sports? Schlitterbahn Waterpark is a convertible waterpark with closeable sections, allowing visitors to enjoy the facility year-round, while Jungle Surf Waterslide operates seasonally. It is located just 15 minutes from the house.

Of course, some of the most visible water sports lovers are the surfers - and the city of Galveston has designated certain areas of the beach for that purpose. They include the beaches between the 17th Street & 21st Street rock groins; between the 25th Street & 29th Street rock groins; between the 29th Street & 53rd Street rock groins; 300 feet west of 61st Street, and west of 91st Street. Surfboard rentals are available at most surf shops located along Seawall Boulevard.

Tours

Treasure Isle Tour Train

2500 Seawall Blvd.

409-221-0282

Enjoy a 17 mile narrated tour around the Island City on the Train!

 

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat
One Hope Boulevard
409-740-7797
E
xperience the romance of the paddlewheel triple deck sternwheeler.

 

Galveston Island Duck Tours
2500 Seawall Blvd.
409-621-4771

On the Duck, you'll travel 40 blocks on Seawall Boulevard - overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, where you'll then enter the water for a cruise across the bayou!

 

Ghost Tours of Galveston

409-949-2027

Learn more about the real ghosts of Galveston Island. $15 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under.

Air Tours of Galveston Island

409-740-IFLY

Fly over the beach, ship channel and Bolivar peninsula. On the return trip, aerial views of some of Galveston’s main attractions.

Dream Tours, Inc.

877-220-8687

A public bus tour, features a two-hour live narrated citywide excursion with information on history, attractions and museums.

 

Gulf Stream Stables

8 Mile Road at 3005 (West Beach)

409-744-1004

Fun horse back riding on the beach.

 




Harbor Tours

Pier 22
409-765-8687

Offering dolphin watching tours.

 

Island Segway Tours

409-762-2255

100 20th Street

Tours of Galveston on Segways!

Attractions

The Grand 1894 Opera House

2020 Postoffice St.
409-763-7173

Ranked among the nation's finest historical theaters.

20 minutes from the house. 
 

The Lone Star Flight Museum & Texas Aviation Hall of Fame

2002 Terminal Dr.
(next to Moody Gardens & Galveston Airport)
409-740-7722
O
ne of the finest collections of restored aircraft and aviation exhibits in the nation. Also ask about their flights on historic bomber planes. An amazing ride!

15 minutes from the house.  


Moody
Gardens

One Hope Boulevard

800-582-4673

Featuring a 1.5 million-gallon aquarium pyramid, a 3-D IMAX theater, tropical rainforest pyramid, and a Ridefilm Theater.

15 minutes from the house.  


NOAA Sea Turtle Tour

4700 Avenue U

409-766-3500

Learn about sea turtles and the research to protect the endangered species. By appointment only. 
15 minutes from the house.
 

The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum

Pier 20
409-766-STAR

Board a drilling rig, visit the three story museum and watch a movie about offshore drilling.

20 minutes from the house. 
 

The Pier 21 Theater

Pier 21
409-763-8808

Features two presentations: The Great Storm and The Pirate Island of Jean Lafitte.

20 minutes from the house.  


Pirate Jean Laffite’s headquarters at Maison Rouge

Harborside Drive (between 14th and 15th Streets)

This is a very interesting site to visit… especially if you like pirates.

20 minutes from the house.  

 

Schlitterbahn Waterpark 
2026 Lockheed Drive
409-770-WAVE
First facility of its kind and a wonderful family destination.
15 minutes from the house.  

The Seawall

You must take a walk along the 8 mile seawall. It was built to protect Galveston from the winds and water of the Gulf of Mexico. But it is also a great place to ride a bike, people watch, fish and relax.

10 minutes from the house.  

 

Stewart Beach

6th Street and Seawall Boulevard

409-797-5182

A great family beach.

20 minutes from the house.  

 

The Strand

2100 Strand

A visit to Galveston is not the same without stopping by the Strand. Shop and eat – all in historic buildings. In fact, this street contains the longest row of historic steel front buildings in the USA.

20 minutes from the house.  

 

The Texas Seaport Museum and 1877 Tall Ship Elissa

Pier 21
409-763-1877

Share the adventure of the high seas, home of the celebrated 1877 tall ship Elissa.

20 minutes from the house.  

 

Victorian Architecture Tours

1859 Ashton Villa

1892 Bishop's Palace

1895 Moody Mansion

Homes portraying early 20th century family life among Galveston's elite.

20 minutes from the house.  

 

 


Places to Eat

Bernardo’s at Hotel Galvez

2024 Seawall Blvd

409-765-7721

Great for a romantic dinner or Sunday Champagne Brunch. Make reservations!

 

Café Michael Burger

11150 Termini San Luis Pass Rd.
409-740-3639

German Food and Burgers!

 

Fishtales Seafood Grill

25th and Seawall Blvd.

Seafood straight from the Gulf. 

(409)762-8545

 

Fisherman’s Wharf

Pier 22 & Harborside Drive

409-765-5708

Hailed as the premier restaurant of the Texas Gulf Coast by Texas Monthly.

 

Gaido’s

3802 Seawall Boulevard

409-762-9625

A Galveston tradition!

 

The Lunchbox Café

210 21st Street

409-770-0040

Amazing Sandwiches…

 

Mario’s Seawall

628 Seawall Boulevard

409-763-1693

Wonderful pizza place!

 

Nate’s Steaks and Seafood

17575 FM 3005

409-737-9530

Casual dining just a ½ mile west of Jamaica Beach. The hamburgers are awesome.

 

Olympia Grill
4908 Seawall Blvd.
GalvestonTX 77551

409-766-1222

Fresh Greek food.

 

The Original Mexican Café

1401 Market

409-762-6001

Best Mexican Food on the Island!

 

The Gumbo Bar and Grill

2105 PostOffice Street

409-762-7299

Delicious poboys and gumbo.

 

Rudy and Paco’s

409-762-6396

2028 Postoffice

South and Central American cuisine.

 

The Spot

409-621-5237

3204 Seawall Boulevard

Awesome food in general!

 

Willie Gs

2100 Harborside Drive (at Pier 21)

409-762-3030

You can arrive by boat!

 

Yaga’s Café

2314 Strand

409-762-6676

Great Live Music!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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