Christmas Bay Coastal Preserve is a place for the adventurous as well as the romantic. Hosting the last remaining natural stands of seagrass beds in Galveston Bay, Christmas Bay supports the offshore shrimp fisheries and the recreational fisherman’s desire for redfish. Explore one of the most pristine places on Galveston Bay where an unhindered horizon line meets the Gulf of Mexico. See what most of Galveston bay looked like prior to the affects of subsidence and development. While driving over the San Luis Pass Bridge to leave Galveston Island, one gets a great view of one of two entrances the Gulf of Mexico makes to Galveston Bay. In addition, you are able to gaze upon the fragility of Galveston Island dunes, beaches, prairies, and marshes.