Popular Galveston beach rebuilt in time for spring
Work to rebuild a popular tourist beach just west of the Galveston Seawall wrapped up March 15.
The four-month-long effort brought nearly 12,000 dump truck-loads of beach-quality sand from a site nine miles away to place on the beach just west of the seawall. Trucks rolled seven days a week along 61st Street and then west down Seawall Boulevard, to complete the project.
The beach rebuilding was a partnership between the Texas General Land Office, the city of Galveston, the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees and Seascape Condominiums.
The new beach stretches for one-half mile west of the seawall. The 118,000 cubic yards of sand placed on the beach will become incorporated in the natural processes of erosion and redistribution, which, over time, will enhance the West Galveston beaches.
Funding for the General Land Office’s Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act program is provided by the Texas Legislature every two years.
Projects like this one pay for themselves over time by protecting hundreds of millions of dollars worth of public infrastructure and private property.