The impacts of life on an estuary like Galveston Bay, where fresh and salt water meet and mix, is felt by everyone who lives, works, and recreates here—from fishermen on the Galveston jetties to Houston commuters stranded by a flooded bayou. Throughout our region’s rich history, the ways people have used our estuary have changed over time, and these changes have been inscribed upon and around our bay.
The Galveston Bay Drive & Discover guide blends human and natural history and documents some of these changes and their effects on our bay’s habitats. From ancient shell middens to early cattle ranches to the first offshore oil rigs in Texas to world-renowned birdwatching sites, the Drive & Discover guide organizes these and many other sites into seven geographic areas that can be visited individually or as a whole driving tour around the bay.
About the Drive & Discover guide: • Features over 50 points of interest with descriptions and driving directions • Organizes sites into seven geographic areas • Maps and pinpoints the sites on your phone • Introduces key habitats that make up our bay • Captures some of the beauty of the bay in full-color photographs
Let the Galveston Bay Drive & Discover guide pique your curiosity, start exploring, and learn what has made Galveston Bay such a special and vital resource, both now and throughout history.