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SAN LUIS ISLAND. San Luis Island lay off the south end of Galveston Island (at 29°04' N, 95°08' W). It is now joined to Follet's Island by a causeway across San Luis Pass. The town of San Luis was established on the island in the mid-1800s. Storms and shifting sands joined San Luis Island to Follet's Island (Velasco Peninsula) so that the island no longer exists. The recreational area known as Surfside Beach extends along the Gulf shore of Follet's Island from the mouth of the Brazos River to the island's northern end.

Art Leatherwood


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Art Leatherwood, "SAN LUIS ISLAND," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on February 26, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.