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Address: Sixth and Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409-765-5023
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Description: Families are the focus at this popular, amenities-rich beach park, where...
Families are the focus at this popular, amenities-rich beach park, where volleyball, sandcastle competitions, concerts and other family-oriented activities are the norm all summer long.
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Great time with family. Beware of the "service" vendors looking to fleece you.

We had a great time on the beach. My son enjoyed riding the waves. The water was brown because the color of the sand beneath it is brown and the water is mixing with the sand a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We had a great time on the beach. My son enjoyed riding the waves. The water was brown because the color of the sand beneath it is brown and the water is mixing with the sand a lot as I noticed it, unlike some of the other beaches with white sand and where the sand is heavy enough to just... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This beach delivered on its core function! It was a beach! How much can you complain? Sure it would be nice to have lockers in the pavilion, but your car is close by to secure valuables - just make sure your car keys are waterproof! The beach is reasonably broad, with no noticeable drop off even 100 feet out, just... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

we wanted to go swimming and came here as it was only $8. EZ to park but their changing room are a joke. this is definitely the beach for working class and poor folks.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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206 reviews 206 reviews
116 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Pay per car. Large parking lot. Building with gift shop and snacks. Bathroom a bit gross. Changing area basically a long bench with no privacy near the showers. Nice little pirate ship playground and volleyball net area. The day we were there you could pay for a slide down a large inflatable slide. Water was comfortable and very shallow for... More 

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Northern Wisconsin
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143 reviews 143 reviews
24 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We are beach people and enjoy walking the beach in the morning looking for shells. Stewart Beach is a very busy beach on weekends when the weather is nice. Although the beach itself is free, to park in the areas close to the building and beach itself will cost you $8.00, but you can also park for free in an... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Fairly clean, family friendly beach. $8 to get in. The sand is really packed down here, even on the water's edge. Lots of seagulls around, so be careful with open food containers.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Paid $8 to drive up on the beach, granted it had probably rained earlier that morning, but we walked through MUCK (likely bird droppings, dirt, trash, sewage, moss, and sand) to get to the beach. My kiddos love any kind of beach or water so they didn't seem to mind. I will probably never visit Stewart Beach again, especially as... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Worked fine for an afternoon of digging and sand-castling with three kids under 11. Note you could not drive on the beach or setup a shade shelter in the area we were at (west end) - I don't know if that is true throughout, but it does say NO shelters on the entry sign. McDonald's, surf shop and Chili's within... More 

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The beach is OK.. but this is the busiest of the beaches. If u want a more relaxed environment check out the state park beach.. it has much less people and isn't along the road

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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Yes, you can drive around for 5 to 35 minutes trying to find a free parking spot but you won't end up ON the beach. When you've got a car full of people anxious to get their toes in the water, including yourself, the last thing you want to do is drive around looking for a parking spot. You park... More 

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