The Pleasure Pier
Type: Attractions, Family Friendly, Outdoor Activities, Parks, Recreational Facilities
The Pleasure Pier opened in May of 2012. With the island recovering from the devastation cause by Hurricane Ike, Galveston native (or as the locals say B.O.I.- born on island) Tillman Fertitta, owner... Read More
The Pleasure Pier opened in May of 2012. With the island recovering from the devastation cause by Hurricane Ike, Galveston native (or as the locals say B.O.I.- born on island) Tillman Fertitta, owner of the Landry's restaurant chain, redeveloped the pier to bring a nostalgic boardwalk-style amusement park to the island. The Pleasure Pier has 16 rides for all ages, concessions, shops and lots of shady places to sit. A wrist band gets you in and out of the park for the entire day. The rides include the Pirate's Plunge- a water ride to cool you down from that Texas heat, a double decker carousel, 2 sizes of bumper cars- for big kids and the little ones, The Texas Star Flyer- a 200 foot swing set over the ocean, and a dozen more. At night, the pier is transformed with lights and often times, live music. The view of the island from the carousel and the evening breeze are a perfect end to a day of fun.
2501 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77550
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Prepare for the heat! Be sure to use your sunscreen and ask for FREE water at the concession stands."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Great activites for all ages- lots of places to sit, lots of shade and rides for big kids and little kids.