What’s the weather like? What are people wearing? How ‘bout that surf? See what’s going on everywhere on the Island from the privacy of your own cozy rig right here at Stella Mare RV Resort.
Here are some of the most popular live cams around Galveston…
East Beach Cam
Located at the far eastern tip of the island, East Beach is famous for its great festivals and live concerts held throughout the summer months. The beach park is home to a pavilion, boardwalk and entertainment stage as well as restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals, children’s playground, concessions and other amenities. Unlike most of Galveston’s beaches, alcohol is permitted at East Beach.
Each summer, the park hosts the annual American Institute of Architects Sandcastle Competition where thousands flock to see elaborate structures built from sand.
The Cruise Cam is located on the Harbor House at Pier 21, just steps from the Strand Historic District. It’s easy to explore countless shops, seafood restaurants, and popular attractions.
Webcam views include the Texas Seaport Museum, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, Willie G’s, and the marina where dolphin and harbor tours depart. The cam provides excellent views of cruise ships arriving and departing the cruise terminal.
Live from Murdoch’s Bathhouse! Featuring unique souvenirs and home decor, Murdochs is a must-stop destination on every Galveston visit. Take a break for a few minutes and enjoy the view from their large deck and kick back with a cold soda, beer, or frozen margarita.
Live from Galveston Yacht Basin atop the Marina Bar & Grill. This location provides an excellent opportunity to watch the cruise ships turn around, or “dance” as our cruise cam junkies have nicknamed it, and back down the harbor. You may also catch a glimpse of dolphins playing in the inlet, or a RoRo (RoRo is short for roll-on, roll-off) ship unloading.
Babes Beach Cam
While it would be great if this cam focused on good-lookin’ people in swimsuits, it’s really named for A.R. “Babe” Schwartz who fell in love with the island and its beaches, even working as a lifeguard during summers while in high school.
During his tenure in the Texas House and Senate from 1955 to 1980, Schwartz helped create the Texas Open Beaches Act, which guarantees free public access to beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.
To celebrate his many accomplishments, Galveston city officials on May 25 named the 15-block stretch of beach “Babe’s Beach” in Schwartz’s honor. Schwartz, 89, was surrounded by a host of family and friends on the new beach as he accepted the honor.
Well, now that you know what’s going on all over the island, it’s time to put on your swim suit and let those cams have a good look at you.