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Beach Explorations

10:00a to 11:15a
Sat, August 31, 2019
(409) 737-1222

Hunt for coastal treasures with state park naturalists.

Beach Exploration hikes begins at the Nature Center (found in the prairie of the park), with restrooms, air conditioning, and new exhibits. After a brief orientation, the group will caravan to the day use beach and regroup at the parking area to pass out equipment for exploration. 

Kids and woman looking at beach creatures.
Looking for life at ocean, by Larry Brasfield

Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs and beach combing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers.

What to bring:

  • Park permit
  • Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional)
  • Water bottle
  • Camera (for those great ocean shots)

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