Misidentified as “Laffite’s Cove” on the monument sign at its entrance, thanks to a clerical error made early in the development and marketing of the subdivision, Lafitte’s Cove is an exclusive Galveston neighborhood designed to incorporate the natural beauty of its surroundings on the shore of West Galveston Bay. Like neighboring Pirates’ Beach and Cove, the name Lafitte’s Cove pays homage to the romantic legend of the pirate Jean Lafitte who once held the island as his private kingdom.
Homeowners in Lafitte’s Cove enjoy a very private, luxurious, laid-back lifestyle expertly designed to be elegantly simple and stress-free. A vacation atmosphere prevails from the moment home owners pass through the impressive entry and drive past panoramic views of the Gulf to their home.
Nestled within Lafitte’s Cove is one of Galveston’s treasures, the 35-acre Lafitte’s Cove Nature Preserve. Managed by the Lafitte’s Cove Nature Society, the preserve has great historical and environmental significance for the upper Texas Gulf Coast, and specially designed “shelved” canals provide an important shallow tidal habitat for hundreds of species, particularly migratory birds and fish.
Activities in Lafitte’s Cove include a variety of outdoor sports and pastimes. The canals provide an ideal venue for boating, crabbing, fishing, and kayaking. There is also golf at Galveston Country Club, walking, jogging, swimming, and tennis, or, for those more leisurely inclined, beachcombing and picking up shells.