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D-Town
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want 2 go 2 Galveston first time

first time there if we decide to go this summer.

my question to anyone is how's the water?

is it swimmable..lol

whats a good area to go to where its clean?

any suggestions are helpful :)

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1. Re: want 2 go 2 Galveston first time

It's very swimmable but don't expect the crystal clear water like you get on the Gulf Coast of Florida no matter where in Galveston you go.

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We are going for our 1st time the lats few days of April and the 1st few days of May, will it be warm enough to swim? And do we need water shoes?

thanks so much

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I have attended the annual Sandcastle Competition that takes place in April and I can tell you during that time that the water was plenty warm enough for swimming and I did not need, or wear, water shoes.

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thank you, this is great. Hate to impose but do you have any suggestions

On 2 for 1 happy hour appetizers.

Thanks again

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The water is fine!!! Coming from someone who has been there more than 20 times and was in the Carribean a few weeks ago, I will say the ocean is fine. Not crystal blue, or even blue at that but I enjoy the ocean.

Water is warm enough to swim in right now. Especially since it has been so warm lately.

Yes it is swimmable! Bring or get a boogie board! Great boogie boarding water!

Stuart Beach is a great area to go as there are nice restrooms, restaurants and a bar. Also, anywhere along the seawall is great for swimming. You can rent an umbrella and chairs or just find a spot right there.

Where are you thinking about staying? I am pretty knowledgable on the are if you have any other questions.

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thanks so much everyone!

does anyone know how far Moody Gardens is from the beach?

whats the best place to stay at where we can go to the beach and to Moody Gardens? thanks,

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7. Re: want 2 go 2 Galveston first time

We like to stay along the Sea Wall so we're close to the ocean; both the San Luis and the HIlton are nice. Galveston is fairly small; you can drive to Moody Gardens from just about anywhere. The Spot is a good place to grab a burger, and Mosquito Cafe has yummy fresh food. Also check out La King's old-fashioned ice cream and candy store when you're shopping on the Strand. The water is definitely swimable, but it can look muddy. You don't really need water shoes, nice sandy bottom for the most part.

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Yes

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Yes

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10. Re: want 2 go 2 Galveston first time

Aren't jelly fish a problem this time of year...not only in the water but on the beach.