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Home in Jamaica Beach
Sunset Views with Pool and Great Fishing
This beautiful canal home in Jamaica Beach sits on an oversized lot and is surrounded by water overlooking a large canal and the bay. You can enjoy a dip in the private pool while watching boats cruise by or with a fishing line out. There are fishing lights for the night! The downstairs bar area and outdoor dining set make you never want to leave. When you need a break from the sun, enjoy the comforts of the recently remodeled home. Also enjoy the city park and pool, or walk 1 mile to the beach.
$328 per night
Home in Jamaica Beach
Boat Dock, Hot Tub, King bed, EV, pet friendly
The Nauti Pelican is a Laid back canal house freshly remodeled with all the finer finishes for the perfect family getaway. A Lovers Loft is located on the private 2nd floor that will have you and your special person castaway into paradise with water views all around from the terrace off the master retreat and the perfect onsuite for 2. Walk in showers and bathrooms on all floors. Come kick back and relax in this stylish Jamaica Beach Modern Canal Home just close enough to the main island.
$253 per night
Home in Jamaica Beach
Just 1 More
This 2-bedroom home is on the corner lot of the canal. Perfect for fishing/crabbing/boating. Home was completely renovated summer of 2022 will all new amenities. There are 2 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom upstairs. There is a separate bathroom downstairs with A/C and heat (note: the bathroom downstairs is not connected to the upstairs) Master bdrm. - one king 2nd bdrm. -queen bunk beds. Living rm. -1 queen sleeper sofa And a fold-out twin.
$188 per night

Stay near Jamaica Beach's top sights

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Way West Grill & Pizzeria37 locals recommend
Photo of Je Mocha Bean Coffee & Wine Bar
Je Mocha Bean Coffee & Wine Bar24 locals recommend
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Shrimp N Stuff Food Truck21 locals recommend
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Jamaica Beach Food Store6 locals recommend
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Subway8 locals recommend
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Jamaica Beach Hardwareo6 locals recommend

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Home in Jamaica Beach
Waterfront paradise. Bikes/kayaks! Pet friendly!
$276 per night
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Hidden Gem-Beach View Paradise w/ HOT TUB
$371 per night
Home in Jamaica Beach
Cheerful Canal Home 2 Min Dr to Beach + Grill
$160 per night
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Beachside, King Bed, EV Charger, DogFriendly, Wi-F
$167 per night
Home in Jamaica Beach
5★ New on market! Waterfront w/ bikes & kayaks!!
$268 per night
Home in Jamaica Beach
Pelican Lookout - Heated Pool/Spa, Fire Pit, Bar
$602 per night
Home in Jamaica Beach
Waterfront Jamaica Beach Home < 1 Mile to Beach!
$258 per night
Home in Jamaica Beach
Bahama Waves
$172 per night
Vacation home in Jamaica Beach
Cozy Canal Home
$153 per night
Home in Jamaica Beach
Waterfront 4 bdrm home with hot tub on wide canal!
$356 per night
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☀Trendy Seaside Condo w Beach Views, Pool & HotTub
$140 per night
Home in Jamaica Beach
NEW! Vibrant Jamaica Beach Treasure w/ Deck & Dock
$253 per night

Your guide to Jamaica Beach

Welcome to Jamaica Beach

Jamaica Beach is a tiny collection of stilt houses in pastel yellows, vibrant greens, and bright blues that sits on a narrow strip of land on Galveston Island in southern Texas. It’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sort of a place bordered on the east and west by the city of Galveston and everywhere else by water.

Just 30 minutes’ drive from downtown Galveston and 90 minutes from Houston, Jamaica Beach was once a weekend vacation destination, but the town was incorporated in 1975 and it’s now a tight-knit community with a relaxed, small-town feel. The northwestern half of Jamaica Beach is carved through with canals that feed into West Bay and are great for kayaking and birdwatching, and the city also boasts a park and a public swimming pool that’s particularly popular during those hot Texas summers. But the main attraction here is the beach itself, with its wide stretches of sand and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Jamaica Beach?

Summer is the busiest time of year to stay in one of Jamaica Beach’s rentals, especially on weekends and holidays. Vacationers, as well as daytrippers from Houston, flock to the Gulf Coast to escape the heat and humidity by splashing around in the surf. However, July, August, and September also bring a slight risk of hurricanes, so be sure to check the forecast.

Winters here are mild and lovely, but the best times of year are really spring and fall, when the weather is still warm but not scorching, and the crowds thin out, allowing Jamaica Beach to resume its laid-back pace. These shoulder season months are also when you’ll catch local events such as the annual Easter egg hunt, city-wide garage sale, and beach cleanups, and when birders come to watch the spring and fall migrations along the Central Flyway.

What are the top things to do in Jamaica Beach?

Galveston Island State Park

Immediately adjacent to Jamaica Beach, the 2,000-acre Galveston Island State Park also stretches across the barrier island from the bay to the Gulf and contains long, clean beaches; picnic areas; four miles of hiking paths and boardwalks; and even paddling trails for canoes and kayaks.

Local fishing

Galveston Island is an angler’s paradise, and more than 100 species of fish are regularly pulled from its surrounding waters, including redfish, black drum, tuna, mahi-mahi, and marlin. Fish from the shore, paddle out into the bay to drop a line, or head into Galveston and book a deep sea charter, then grill up your catch at the end of the day.

History of Piracy

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the shores of the Gulf Coast were overrun with pirates, including the infamous French privateer Jean Lafitte, who spent a great deal of time at the eastern end of Galveston Island. Jamaica Beach nods to this legacy, with streets named after real-life seafaring scoundrels and nautical figures from legends. Nearby Galveston also has a themed museum and entertainment venue where you can dig deeper into local piratical lore.

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