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Welcome to the Online Headquarters of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol.

We're there! Daily island-wide beach flag color and beach advisory status updates, with safety information for Galveston Island and the broader Coastal Texas Community. Check out information on programs of and partnerships with the Galveston Island Beach Patrol.



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Updates, Events, and Information
Aloha Pat

Aloha Pat We're all really mad at that groundhog that it doesn't feel like spring, but ...

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Winter Dangers

Winter Dangers For those who have not heard, there was a terrible accident last weekend involving ...

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Pool Update

Pool Update Our first lifeguard tryouts of the year are just around the corner on March ...

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Sand Project

Sand Project Have you been to the western edge of the seawall? If not, swing by ...

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Dune Planting with Artist Boat

Dune Planting with Artist Boat Help Artist Boat restore a dune destroyed by Ike this weekend! They're looking for ...

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A Small Thing

A Small Thing It was a small, but deeply meaningful thing. The other morning it was cold, windy, ...

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Snapshot

Snapshot A sea of hands are raised in the Galveston school while students struggle to ...

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Water and Magic

Water and Magic I was at Moody Gardens with my daughter’s school the other day and I ...

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Dune Planting with Artist Boat

Dune Planting with Artist Boat CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!! There are still spots available to help us plant dunes on ...

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Puerto Rican Beach Story

Puerto Rican Beach Story Wispy clouds scudded across blue Puerto Rican sky as the woman entered the water ...

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Dobbins

Dobbins The older guard pointed to the west side of the 47th street groin as ...

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Rescue Theory

Rescue Theory A swimmer’s head sits low in the water and his arms flap out to ...

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Lauren Hollaway

Lauren Hollaway In 1997, six year old Lauren Hollaway started swimming for the Galveston Island Swim ...

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1900 Storm

1900 Storm By the time 1900 rolled around, Galveston was the undisputed cultural and recreational center ...

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Surfing Mecca

Surfing Mecca Part of the surfing tradition is the mandatory pilgrimage to the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii ...

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