Comal Park Beach

Pebble beach
1499 Comal Park Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133, USA
172 miles from Houston, TX
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
Unknown (read more)

Beach amenities

  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • PlaygroundKids will have fun!
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

There is little shade – bring your umbrella and sunscreen.

Comal Park is a popular place, so it’s better to arrive before the noon to get a good spot.

Dogs are allowed in the park, but not at the beach (including water). 

Comal Park Beach is one of the fantastic Canyon Lake beaches. Located in a scenic nature area on Canyon Lake, it offers various opportunities for outdoor recreation including hiking, camping, picnicking, swimming, sunbathing, and boating.

Furthermore, it’s one of the best places on Canyon Lake where swimming is encouraged and there is a well-maintained beach with a dedicated swimming area. It’s a popular lake destination, so prepare to see quite a lot of visitors in high season.

Location and Access

The park is located at 1178 Comal Park Road, which is on the south shore of Canyon Lake not far from Startzville. The park boasts easy access and offers good parking. Its operating hours are from 8 a. m. to sunset from April through September.

On arrival, you should check in and ask the attendant for the time of park closure for that particular day. The staff is always friendly and helpful. On holidays and weekends, the park fills up quickly, so it’s better to arrive early if you want to get a picnic table or even come during the week if you want more seclusion and tranquility.

Park Facilities

The park facilities include a public restroom on the beach, a children’s playground, and two boat ramps. If you’re planning a picnic, there are as many as 65 picnic sites to choose from. There isn’t much shade, so bring your own umbrella. If you need to buy something, there is a large grocery store less than a mile away.

Beach Access

Comal Park has a large well-kept beach with a designated roped-off swimming area. Nevertheless, you can often see people swimming beyond the ropes when there are too many swimmers inside.

The water is fairly clean. There is no shade near the water, so take your umbrellas and sunscreen. The beach cleanliness can be hit or miss: there are many dustbins throughout the area, but visitors don’t always deal with their trash properly.

Dog Policies

If you’re a dog owner, feel free to take your furry friend to the park, but be aware that dogs are not allowed in the beach area including the shore as well as water.

Driving Time

  • 30 minutes from New Braunfels, TX
  • 55 minutes from San Antonio, TX
  • 1 hour 15 minutes from Austin, TX

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beaches nearby

Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Comal Park Beach which you can visit:

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Visitor questions:

Question: Can I find Mexican pepo on the beach? I’m a single man, can I go in?
Asked by Rodolfo Perez about 3 years ago
Answer: The beach is open for everyone - for singles as well as for couples. You are welcome to sunbathe and swim! As for the Mexican pepo, it doesn't grow in Comal Park, nor can you buy it here as there are no shops around. But you can bring one with you if you like!
Question: ¿Do you guys have showers available for your visitors?
Asked by Abril Lopez about 2 years ago
Answer: No, there are no showers on Comal Park Beach.
Question: Are we able to bbq there? Can we bring our own charcoal bbq pit? What is the earliest time we can arrive? And how much is it to enter for a non-resident car load?
Asked by DOLLZ about 2 years ago
Answer: Bringing your own bbq pits is prohibited but there are some pits in Comal Park that you can use. The earlier you arrive, the more likely you are to find a free BBQ pit. From April through September, the park is open from 8 am to 7.30 pm, meaning that the earliest time when you can arrive is 8 am. The entrance fee for non-residents makes up $20 per car (not per person).
Question: Cuál es el nombre de esta playa en particular o de este lugar de la foto? (What's the name of this beach or the name of the place on the photo?)
Asked by Griselda about 2 years ago
Answer: Este lugar se llama Comal Park. Es in Texas. Todas las fotos, qué están en esta página, son de Comal Park. Hay una playa en este parque. (This place is called Comal Park. It is in Texas. All photos on this page were made at Comal Park. This park has a beach.)
Question: Where is the best fishing spot there?
Asked by Willie about 2 years ago
Answer: The rocky shore and the shallow waters at Comal Park aren’t very convenient for fishing. You’d better take a boat and fish somewhere off the lake shore where the waters get deeper. Also, mind you that even though there are two piers at Comal Park, they are meant only for the launching and retrieval of watercraft and their passengers, while fishing on these piers is prohibited. Fish at designated places only. Have a large fish haul!

Comal Park Beach videos

Large swimming beach in Comal park
A fascinating video of the roped-off designated swimming area in the park
Above the Water - Comal Park
A remarkable video of the park with some aerial views of the beach and of the nearby islands

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Canyon Lake, Texas 1499 Comal Park Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: September 2, 2019