Beach Survey

Wading Depth & Depth of Closure Survey of Galveston Beaches


In partnership with the Park Board of Trustees and Village of Jamaica Beach, the City of Galveston obtained the services of Atkins North America in the spring and summer to perform a wading depth and depth of closure survey of the beachfront along Galveston Island.

This data can be used to understand the natural processes by which changes occur to the beaches of Galveston Island, and can assist with identifying engineering and planning solutions along the island beachfront. Additionally, this information can assist with characterizing the beach conditions for potential FEMA assistance after storm events.

Click the following link to view an interactive map of the results of the survey, which include data on the approximate location of the dunes, continuous line of vegetation, contours, mean high water, and mean low water. 

Note: The following data is presented for informational purposes only and does not constitute a regulatory or official boundary. Site specific topographic information should be established by an individual survey of a property. 


These products are for informational purposes and may not have been prepared for or be suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. These maps and services do not represent an on-the-ground survey and represent only the approximate relative location of property boundaries.

The data presented on these pages is not legally binding on the City of Galveston or any of its departments. These maps and the associated data are representations ONLY and may contain errors in the databases. Therefore, the information presented on this map is for informational purposes only and should not be construed to be legally binding.