Stewart Beach

Sandy beach
Stewart Beach, 201 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550, USA
48 miles from Houston, TX
Water quality
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Water Quality

Beach amenities

  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • PlaygroundKids will have fun!
  • LifeguardsLifeguard on duty
  • SunbedsBeach chairs available
  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Alcohol is not permitted.

Dogs are allowed on a leash.

Open fires are prohibited.

Overnight camping is prohibited.

In 2013, Stewart Beach was rated one of the ten best beaches for families according to Family Vacation Critic. It is located in Galveston at the crossing of Broadway Avenue and the famous Seawall.

If you’re planning a beach day with your nearest and dearest in a safe and convenient atmosphere, Stewart Beach is a place of choice for you. It offers all necessary beach amenities, such as public restrooms, rinse showers, food outlets, children’s playground, pavilion, and sports courts where you can play volleyball.

If necessary, you can rent chairs and umbrellas on site. People are friendly and the beach rarely gets overcrowded.

Alcohol is not allowed, so you’re not going to encounter wild companies and drunks. Moreover, you and your kids can feel perfectly safe in the water since the beach is supervised by professional lifeguards.

Access and Parking

In the summer months, Stewart Beach is open from nine to six on weekdays and from eight to seven on weekends. In autumn and spring, the working hours are shorter. Note that it’s the time when the park with amenities closes, nevertheless, you can still stay at the beach. For precise information, please check the official schedule since the hours are seasonal and can be changed.

If you are not planning to stay for more than two hours, you can make use of some of the nearby parking down the side roads. The beach features a chargeable parking lot. You can pay for admission either by credit card or in cash: it’s $12 from Monday thru Thursday and $15 from Friday through Sunday. They also sell seasonal parking passes for $50.


In the main building next to the beach, there are showers and water closets in a satisfactory condition, although some of them may require maintenance. You’d better take flip-flops and a bucket for you toiletries since there are no shelves in the showers. In the same area, you can find food concessions and a gift shop to buy some souvenirs to bring home.

The food selection in the concessions is far from diverse, so it’s better to bring your own food or eat somewhere else if you’re planning a longer stay at the beach.

Sand and Water

Overall, the beach is clean though sometimes debris is washed up in considerable quantities. The sand is free of litter and trash and contains shells, so you may entertain yourself by some beachcombing.

It’s also quite comfortable to stroll, stepping on this hard-packed sand. The water is far from crystal clear, muddy and with seaweed, but still, it’s quite warm and enjoyable. Moreover, you have a chance to see dolphins not far from the shore!

Driving Time

  • 1 hour from Houston, TX
  • 1 hour 55 minutes from Beaumont, TX
  • 2 hours 45 minutes from Victoria, 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:

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Visitor questions:

Question: Hi, at the Christmas break we will come from Ithaca, NY to Dallas. Do you think, it's worth driving 4 more hours with 3 children to the Stewart beach just for one night? If it is worthy, do you think it is swimmable? Thank you very much for your answer in advance.
Asked by Hulya over 2 years ago
Answer: If I were you, I wouldn't dare such a long trip with 3 kids on board, especially during the cold season when you can't swim. If you are really willing to spend some time by the water during the Christmas break, consider visiting one of the many large lakes situated in and around Dallas. Come to visit Stewart Beach in summer, when it's hot!
Question: Que hotel esta lo más cerca de Stewart Beach ⛱️? Y según tu que playa está la más bonita? (Which hotel is the closest to Stewart Beach? Which beach is the best in your opinion?)
Asked by Tania Solis almost 3 years ago
Answer: Homewood Suites By Hilton Galveston es el hotel que está lo más cerca de Stewart beach. Sobre Galveston, todas las playas tienen aquas un poco borosos, pero la arena es muy limpia y agradable para andar. (The hotel closest to Stewart Beach is called Homewood Suites By Hilton Galveston. On the Galveston Island, all beaches have somewhat brownish waters, yet the sand is always clean and nice to walk on.)

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Galveston, Texas Stewart Beach, 201 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: November 20, 2019