Galveston Beach and Pleasure Pier at Sunset #CCLGALV

Mom and Toddler on Galveston Beach

Last weekend, my family was invited to explore Galveston Island along with a group of bloggers thanks to Carnival Cruises and the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. It was a super-fun trip — I haven’t been to Galveston since college — and we had an amazing time.

But Y’ALL. Taking a toddler anywhere is HARD. We’ve traveled overseas, visited Minnesota, and headed to New Mexico, but this was by far the hardest trip I remember. We wanted to see and do so much this weekend, and I think we overdid it.

We spent most of the day Saturday at Moody Gardens, cramming as much into the day as possible. Saturday night we decided to stop by the Galveston Beach at sunset to take some family photos.

Family on the BeachFamily on the Beach

Small aside: Do you know how freaking hard it is to get a toddler to look at a camera sitting on a tripod? I think I took 100 pictures just to get these few. But hey, it’s always worth it, right? This is my family, and I love them!

This was the perfect way to end a busy day. We were able to decompress and spend some time together. We didn’t care about Andrew messing up his clothes, and he was able to just splash around and be a kid.

Toddler in the OceanToddler in the SurfToddler in the OceanDad and Toddler in the OceanPleasure Pier in the Distance at Galveston BeachToddler Wading at SunsetToddler Wading in the Ocean with the Moon

With Pleasure Pier in the background, this was the perfect spot to take photos as the sun set. After spending the weekend there, it’s no surprise to me that Galveston Beach was named among the best beaches in the nation.

I can’t wait to share the rest of our trip with you! Have you ever been to Galveston Beach?

To read more of our Toddler Travel adventures, click here.

Disclaimer: My family was provided with hotel accommodations and VIP passes to experience Galveston Island. All opinions and photos are my own. 



  1. You took some great photos! Looks like yall had a good time!

  2. Awesome pictures!! I can’t imagine how hard it was getting him to look at the camera on a tripod! That made me laugh! The second to last picture is just gorgeous! I love the colors!!

  3. like they said, you have awesome photos! great photography!

  4. Awww. I wish I had known you wanted photos. We could have traded off. I would have taken yours and you could have taken mine.

  5. Always beautiful photos! Sometimes the walks on the beach are better than anything, but we all want to make sure we didn’t miss something. Then we end up missing something, right?

  6. Your pictures are so great! Looks like you had wonderful time!

  7. I’ve never been…and I totally agree, traveling with a toddler is super hard. These are gorgeous pictures!

  8. Beeeeutiful photos! Couldn’t get any more perfect than that! Someday I’d love to visit Galveston!

  9. This sea shore looks amazing, Beautiful photos!

  10. Thank you for linking up to Travel Tuesday – your trip looks amazing! Such beautiful photos.

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