Bacteria at Galveston & Gulf Coast Beaches Spikes Dangerously High Over July 4th Weekend

If you are planning to visit the beach this weekend, be aware: children, the elderly, those with open cuts or wounds, and anyone with a compromised immune system should avoid the following beaches.

The bacteria in question is the result of fecal matter from flooded septic systems and water treatment facilities running downstream into coastal waters. Several officials have stated that these elevated levels are “no reason to cancel beach plans,” as long as you’re not planning on going into the water. But who goes to the beach just to sit on the sand? And also, POOP. There’s poop in the water. That’s just nasty.

Click here to view our catalog of awesome things to do in Galveston BESIDES go to the beach!

HIGH BACTERIA – GALVESTON ISLAND:

  • GAL021 – GISP #6 – Bayside
  • GAL034 – 60th St.
  • GAL036 – San Luis Resort
  • GAL053 – East Beach/Apffel Park #2

HIGH BACTERIA – GALVESTON / BOLIVAR PENINSULA:

  • GAL058 – Retilon Road
  • GAL062 – O’Neil Rd.
  • GAL064 – Crystal Beach Road
  • GAL065 – Gulf Shores Drive
  • GAL066 – Alberdie Road – Emerald Beach #2
  • GAL067 – Barbados Rd
  • GAL068 – Gilmore Street Access
  • GAL069 – Center Road
  • GAL070 – Driftwood
  • GAL074 – Deens Street
  • GAL075 – Church street

HIGH BACTERIA – CORPUS CHRISTI:

  • Corpus Christi Marina, Corpus Christi
  • McGee Beach #1, Corpus Christi
  • Cole Park #2, #3, #4, #6, Corpus Christi
  • Ropes Park #2, #3, Corpus Christi
  • Emerald Beach, Corpus Christi

HIGH BACTERIA – SYLVAN BEACH

  • Sylvan Beach North, La Port
  • Sylvan Beach South, La Port

The following beaches have been listed as “Medium” elevated bacteria levels. While not has dangerous as “High,” it’s still information you deserve to know so that you can make informed choices for you and your family. Most news outlets are NOT reporting the following information. You’re welcome!

GALVESTON AREA – MEDIUM RISK

  • East Beach / Apffel Park, Galveston
  • Stewart Beach #1, #3, Galveston
  • 13 Mile Road, Galveston
  • Pirates Drive, Galveston
  • Bucanneer Blvd, Galveston
  • Beaumont Ave, Galveston
  • Gayle Street, Galveston
  • Hershey Beach, Galveston
  • Pabst Road, Galveston
  • Spanish Grant Blvd., Galveston
  • 57th Street, Galveston
  • 8 Mile Road, Galveston
  • 60th Street, Galveston
  • Beach Plaza Shopping Center, Galveston
  • San Luis Resort, Galveston
  • Fort Crockett Seawall Park, Galveston
  • Helen Blvd., Galveston
  • Bob Hall Pier / Seawall #7, Galveston
  • GISP #2, #4, Galveston
  • 39th Street, Galveston
  • West Beach, Galveston
  • East of Pleasure Pier, Galveston
  • 14th/15th Streets, Galveston
  • 18th/19th Streets, Galveston
  • Pleasure Pier / 27th Street, Galveston
  • Between 31st & 32nd Street, Galveston
  • Magnolia Lane, Galveston / Port Bolivar

CORPUS CHRISTI – MEDIUM RISK

  • North Beach – Breakers, Corpus Christi
  • Laguna Shores, Corpus Christi

FREEPORT – MEDIUM RISK

  • Stanek Drive, Freeport
  • Sargent Beach, Freeport (south)
  • Sargent CoC Park, Freeport (south)

FULTON – MEDIUM RISK

  • Little Bay Ski Basin, Fulton

MATAGORDA – MEDIUM RISK

  • Jetty Park #1, #2, #4, Matagorda

PALACIOS – MEDIUM RISK

  • Palacios Pavilion East, Palacios

PORTLAND – MEDIUM RISK

  • Nueces Bay Causeway, Portland

QUINTANA – MEDIUM RISK

  • Quintana Beach County, Quintana
  • 8th Street, Quintana
  • C750, Quintana

ROCKPORT – MEDIUM RISK

  • Rockport Saltwater Pool, Rockport
  • Rockport Beach Park North, Rockport

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For Up-To-Date Bacteria Levels at Texas Beaches
Visit The Texas General Land Office Website @
>>> www.TexasBeachWatch.com <<<

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