El Jardin Beach

Sandy beach
500 El Jardin Dr, Seabrook, TX 77586, USA
26 miles from Houston, TX
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
Unknown (read more)

Beach amenities

  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Parking for El Jardin Beach city residents only.

Few parking spots.

Entrance fee for non-locals.

Dogs are allowed on a leash.

Water not tested.

No shade over the picnic tables.

El Jardin Beach is a beautiful small beach with a rich marine life – a great spot for a quick trip with your family or pet. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash, although some visitors unleash them when playing or surfing in the water.

The atmosphere at the beach is nice and very family-friendly, there are no crowds most of the time and you can enjoy a quiet and peaceful stay, sitting in the sun, listening to the waves, building sandcastles, playing with your pet, having a barbecue, or taking seaside photos. The water isn’t perfectly clean; nevertheless, many adults and children have fun swimming and splashing in it.

Access And Parking

In some sense, this beach isn’t easily accessible since it’s rather for Seabrook residents than for tourists. Locals can enjoy free entrance and ample parking around the beach, while visitors have to pay a fee in cash and do a good job searching for a free parking spot. The beach parking lot is small, for about 20 spaces, and most of the beach neighborhood features ‘no parking’ signs.

Many visitors have to park several blocks away and then go on foot and bring all their stuff to the beach, so it’s better not to take too many things. Driving to the beach area is prohibited.


One of the biggest pluses is that this beach rarely gets crowded despite its small size. It’s a destination for locals, in the first place, and many tourists prefer to travel to Galveston or other places. El Jardin is nice and quiet, and, on many days, you’ll barely see anybody except for some locals with kids here.

Sand And Water

The cleanliness of the area can be hit or miss – there are plenty of trash cans; however, sometimes beach visitors leave some litter on the shore. There’s no seaweed, but, overall, the water doesn’t look very clean and inviting. It isn’t tested. Nevertheless, many adults and children enjoy swimming in it without any fear. The sea is rather shallow here. Sometimes the water is very calm, and sometimes it becomes wavy, which is good for surfers.

Other Activities

There are no special entertainment options on El Jardin, just typical beach activities like swimming, sunbathing, building castles, picnicking, and swimming. If you have a dog, it’s going to be good news for you that they allow pets on the beach, so you can have a great time together with your four-legged friend!

There is no space for long walks but still, you can enjoy the natural surroundings relaxing on the sand and watching around; there are vultures, and seagulls, and barges coming along. Sometimes small fish jump out of the water!

Driving Time

  • 10 minutes from Downtown Seabrook, TX
  • 40 minutes from Houston, TX
  • 1 hour 20 minutes from Beaumont, TX

Hotels and rentals

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Visitor questions:

Question: Since I'm visiting and I don't live in Seabrook, do I have to pay to visit this beach?
Asked by Candu about 4 years ago
Answer: Yes. In the high season, you'll have to pay for entering the beach.
Question: Is this beach safe for little kids to swim?
Asked by Candy about 4 years ago
Answer: The sea is shallow, making it a good bathing spot for kids on calm days. But if it gets wavy, you'd better get your kids out of water because the waves can get pretty high and strong.
Question: Open July 4th?
Asked by Brittany Thomoson almost 4 years ago
Answer: Unfortunately, all beaches in the Houston area including El Jardin Beach are closed over the weekend (July 4th and 5th 2020).
Question: Would you say this beach is accessible for wheelchair users? Not necessarily to go to the water but to be able to wheel around in an electric wheelchair and get a pleasant view and sound of waves.
Asked by Joanna Winston almost 4 years ago
Answer: This beach doesn't seem to be the right place for wheelchair users: it is too small and features neither a boardwalk nor a path suitable for wheelchair driving. The sand may turn out not to be solid enough for a wheelchair to drive on. Consider the neighboring Pine Gully Park located south from El Jardin Beach. It is more civilized and has a nice solid path running through the spacious grassy picnic area that is located right on the seashore. The Pine Gully parking lot features an entrance not only to the picnic area but also to a long wooden fishing pier that stretches far into the ocean. Riding motorized vehicles on the pier is prohibited but electric chairs are not considered as such, and you can freely drive along the pier and enjoy the ocean breeze. Have a nice day!
Question: Is this beach still open now?
Asked by ashley clossinis almost 4 years ago
Answer: Currently, most of the Texas beaches are open. To be on the safe side, please contact El Jardin Beach administration office +17137407062.
Question: Are you allowed to BBQ on the beach?
Asked by Michelle Salinas about 3 years ago
Answer: Yes, you are! You can also use picnic tables for your convenience (there is no shade over them, though).
Question: How much is the fee per person?
Asked by Kendirci over 2 years ago
Answer: The fee for non-residents is $10 per adult and $5 per child. They only accept cash.
Question: Can you access the beach by boat?
Asked by dusty lay about 2 years ago
Answer: Yes, you can. The nearest boat ramp is the one of the Houston Yacht Club. Call them at +1-281-471-1255 to ask IF they allow private boats to depart from their boat ramp. Or find another convenient place to sail to Jardin Beach from.
Question: How are the jellyfish at this time of the year?
Asked by Paul Griffin almost 2 years ago
Answer: There is plenty of jellyfish in the water near El Jardin Beach in summer, so be careful not to get stung.
Question: Is there a parking for my semi (tractor) to go visit the beach for my off time?
Asked by Marcel 13 days ago
Answer: There is a tiny parking lot for about 20 spaces. It is meant for El Jardin Beach city residents only. All unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owner's expense. If you are an El Jardin Beach city resident, you may park your semi-tractor on this parking lot if there's free space.

El Jardin Beach videos

Fun in the sun with family and friends
A lovely drone made video about family fun on the beach
Pine Gully pier and SUP El Jardin
A nice video of the beach

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Seabrook, Texas 500 El Jardin Dr, Seabrook, TX 77586, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: August 10, 2019