Texas City Dike
The Texas City Dike is the longest man-made fishing pier in the world, stretching 5.3 miles into Galveston Bay. The Dike is one of the most popular boat launch and fishing areas on the entire Texas gulf coast due to it's location, ease of access and great amenities like Dike Beach, restrooms, fish cleaning stations, picnic shelters and more. The base of the dike has a huge playground, hike and bike trails, bike rentals, 18-hole disc golf course and more; there is something for everyone!
Bring the whole family to experience this unique destination and find out why the Texas City Dike has 4.5 stars on Google reviews!
- 10 covered picnic areas
- 26 portable restrooms
- 48 solar street and boat ramp lights
- 200 trash barrels
- Beaches (roughly three quarter-miles)
- Boat ramps
- Fishing piers
- No running water sites
- No sewer
- Paved asphalt road to end of dike
- Plenty of paved and graveled parking
- Running water to 2 boat ramps for fishing/cleaning tables
The dike is open 24 hours.
At the time you sign up for City water or garbage service, you should receive your stickers, but if you live in an apartment, then you will need to present your driver's license and a current lease to the utility department customer service representative in City Hall.
During the summer months (first weekend in March to last weekend in October) there is a $10 charge per vehicle to enter the dike on weekends. It is free during the winter months and summer weekdays (Mondays through Thursdays — unless they are holidays). On holiday weekends (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Fourth of July and Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday on Memorial Day and Labor Day) the fee will be $20 per vehicle per day. The cost for a weekend pass for an RV is $30.
The fee is only charged to those who drive a vehicle onto the dike. People who want to walk or run or ride bikes onto the dike do not have to stop or pay to enter the dike.
Dike Facts & History
- Currently has four boat ramps (the Samson/Yarbrough is the busiest boat ramp in the Galveston Bay area) providing the second-busiest boat launch area in Texas and two more boat ramps as of winter 2010/2011
- Is roughly 5.3 miles long with an asphalt road 24 feet wide and 12 feet of shoulders on either side of improved crushed gravel
- Has been advertised as the longest man-made pier