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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 1 hour from Houston, TX
- 3 hours 45 minutes from Austin, TX
- 4 hours 5 minutes from San Antonio, 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:
- Nearby rentals from VRBO.
- Nearby rooms and properties from Booking.com.
Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Sunny Beach which you can visit:
- West End Pocket Parks Beach (0 miles)
- Dellanera RV Park Beach (1 mile)
- Galveston Seawall Beaches (4 miles)
- Galveston Island State Park Beach (6 miles)
- Jamaica Beach (7 miles)