Sunny Beach

Sandy beach
11202 Garfield Way, Galveston, TX 77554, USA
47 miles from Houston, TX
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality

Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

The beach can get really busy on weekends.

Alcohol is allowed and there is a chance you’ll have to share the beach with noisy companies.

Sunny Beach is a wide drive-on beach a few miles past the Seawall in Galveston, Texas. It’s a gem among other Galveston beaches because it’s often uncrowded and exceptionally clean in comparison to them. Having visited it once, you’ll probably include it in the list of your favorites.

Convenient Location

Sunny Beach is located just several miles away from the Seawall and is a lot less crowded. It’s easy to get to. In case you need anything, you’ll be able to reach the center of Galveston in about 10 minutes, which is very convenient.

On-Beach Parking

Sunny Beach is a drive-on beach, so you can drive on the sand and park your vehicle wherever you want on the beach, which is definitely an advantage meaning you won’t have to drag all your beach stuff and watersport equipment all the way to the ocean on a hot summer day. The sand is hard-packed, so you’re unlikely to get stuck. However, try to keep to more packed areas.

You can, for instance, drive your air-conditioned car closer to the water and comfortably sit inside, listening to the sound of the waves and enjoying the view of the ocean. The beach is wide and uncrowded most of the time, so there’s enough space and seclusion for everyone.

Simple Activities

Sunny Beach doesn’t offer many entertainment options, just simple activities like sunbathing, swimming, picnicking, building sandcastles, or strolling. There are often good waves, which is great fun for kids. On a quiet day, it might be a good idea to set up your chair, sit down with a book, and relax. Early mornings are the best time to get some seclusion and tranquility.


Cleanliness is hit or miss on this beach because some of the visitors don’t bother to clean up after themselves. Nevertheless, the city workers do a good job cleaning the beach. There are few trash cans in the area, so it’s better to bring a bag and take your trash with you.

Dog Policies

It’s a dog-friendly beach. If you’re a dog owner, you’re welcome to take your four-legged friend with you and have a great time walking, playing, or swimming in the ocean.

Beaches nearby

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

Beach reviewed by:
Daniel and Laura
Photos from Google Maps
photo by Starr Holockerphoto by Rodney Hendonphoto by Andrew Langelierphoto by Yusdel Kinder Ramos Rangelphoto by James A.

Sunny Beach videos

Sunny Beach | Family Friendly Beach in Texas
A nice family video by Chris Happy Meal
Another FREE vehicular beach in beautiful Galveston, Texas, USA
A dashboard camera video by Chris RoadWarrior

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Galveston, Texas 11202 Garfield Way, Galveston, TX 77554, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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