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Texas Version of Cape Cod: Beachtown in Galveston

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Walking through the doors of the Porch Cafe in Beachtown is as if you have stepped into a restaurant along the shores of a sandy white beach in another town with quintessential touches such as patio seating with beautiful views, the perfect romantic lighting, and white linen table settings with a touch of southern charm as only Texas knows how to serve up.

From the staff to the manager to the hostess, you feel as if you walked into a gathering of family and friends waiting to make your dining experience a memorable one. Some of the best dishes in town are on the menu, from a savory Lemon Pepper Salmon to a house favorite of Chicken Sauvignon served with linguini and a tasty lemon caper sauce, which we thoroughly enjoyed on our visit. Top it off with a flourless chocolate cake that will leave you wanting more. Weddings, birthday celebrations, and more are perfectly set up to create a magical ambiance unlike any other for your guests. It’s a memorable event you won’t soon forget.

3. The Beach

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Photo courtesy of Leah Riojas

The beach at Beachtown is a seemingly breathtaking view unlike most seen throughout Galveston. Unobstructed miles of unending ocean beauty waiting at the end of the winding bridge leading down into its wide open sandy beach leave in awe. This particular area of the beach, which seems wider and more inviting, is at times a peaceful and quiet alternative to the hustle and bustle of neighboring beaches and spots along Galveston’s seawall. According to its website, the beach here is “growing at a rate of 3 feet per year.”

Beachtown highlights the best of mother nature’s beauty right along the shorelines of the Gulf Coast. Some of the best sunrises to greet your day, along with some of the most majestic sunsets, will capture your heart as you walk along its path with the sound of the waves as the background music to your movie screen of memories to take with you for years to come.