Stewart Beach
Stewart Beach
3.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles377 reviews
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Joseph R
Texas12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I was not impressed with Stewart Beach. The bathrooms and showers weren’t going to be opened until 7 PM and the beach was so crowded you can barely turn around. Amenities and places to buy stuff far and in between and paying five dollars for a measly 8 ounce raspa cup was highway robbery. It took forever to get to Galveston on 45. Too bad the Star Trek transporters weren’t working because 3/4 of the time was on the road trying to get to Galveston.
Written August 14, 2022
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Will J
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Paid twelve dollars to be forced to set up 200 ft from the water. Near the water is for rental chairs and umbrellas only. If you bring your own, they make you set up behind red pillars far away from the water so if you want to sit in the shade while your kids play nearby, tough s***. Worst part is that the free beach is right next to it where you can drive up to the waters edge and set up. More like Stupid Beach. Never again.
Written June 22, 2022
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01ARKTEXGUY
Terrell, TX28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Great beach with plenty of space to enjoy nature. The restaurant and bathrooms are being remodeled and closed however they did provide portable bathrooms, changing areas and restaurant and gift center. McDonald’s is located at entrance of beach.
Written August 13, 2022
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sondag2010
Washington, IL13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The beach was clean. I liked how there were life guards on duty, public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms. Our only surprise was there were tar-like collections that looked like black rocks. This would stick to your shoes and stain them. They came off with a little scrubbing on your skin. It wasn’t an overwhelming amount but we were not prepared for that. There was a small concessions stand but we did not eat there. There were pairs of chairs and an umbrella set up everywhere that you could claim and then someone would come up and ask for payment. They charged us $40 and I was ok with that! It was very convenient and hassle free! I was worried about parking our mini van in the parking lot filled with sand, but it worked out ok. We would go again!
Written August 8, 2023
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Jonathan W
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
When I paid for my umbrella and chairs I took a picture of the gentleman that collected the money because I had no receipt or proof of payment. Four hours later, the same guy comes by to collect money again and argues with me that I had not paid. I told him that actually I have a photograph of him right when I made a payment and he turns around and calls me an f***ing weirdo. How pleasant. Stewart Beach, do better.
Written July 22, 2023
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brttnywht928
Burleson, TX6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We visited during the week and arrived around 9-10a each day. The first day (Wednesday) it felt like we had the beach to ourselves - not really but it was never crowded at all! Beach was cleaned and well maintained. We rented an umbrella (had our own chairs) from John's Beach Rentals and had a fantastic time! Highly recommend and worth the $12 per car.
Written July 22, 2021
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Diana S
Oklahoma City, OK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is our second trip to Stewart Beach. I enjoy that with my disability pass we were able to drive onto the beach for free. We are close enough, I could use my walker to get in and out of the water with help. The ability to use my vehicle to get in the shade since it is impossible for me to sit on the sand. Nice beach and secure parking. The main building was under renovation. The last time the main building had bathrooms, food, arcade, and a shower. We will go again.
Written June 2, 2022
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ttelger
Nederland, TX1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Never again will my family and I go to Stewart Beach on Galveston Island. I wanted to go for Mother's Day and took the family along with my daughters boyfriend. Well the beach was fine but when we went into the restrooms to shower off and change clothes it was the most horrific thing. There were 100's of people dressed like prostitutes clothing barely covering their private parts, some just had pasties over their well you should know. This was the womens restroom. When we finally left out of the restroom my son and husband as well as the daughters boyfriend were sitting there with terrified looks on their faces. There were guys dressed in thongs checking out other guys drinking alcohol, which according to beach rules is prohibited. My husband spoke with a policeman about the situation and he didn't seem to care at all. I guess these are the kind of people Galveston is trying to attract rather than the family. I would not recommend ever taking a family to this beach.
Written August 13, 2009
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rhythmnxs
Beaumont, TX19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
We loved our day trip to Stewart Beach. As others have already stated, parking is $8 (cash only). No big deal. You park in the sand, so you can walk barefoot to the beach without touching hot concrete.

We asked the parking attendant how to rent chairs and an umbrella. He told us to simply set down in an occupied one and the rental people will come to you. He was right, not even a minute after sitting down a man approached us and politely asked if we would like to rent them for the day. It cost $30 (cash only). They were high quality chairs. Much better than the cheap junk I would've lugged down there and back.

The beach was active, but nothing crazy... Mostly families making sand castles, swimming, grilling, and flying kites. Every 15 minutes or so, a cop would ride by on a 4-wheeler. We felt comfortable leaving our bags unattended the whole day while we played.

The beach is very deep, with better sand than I've seen down the seawall.

A mobile Snow Cone stand passed by a few times. Convenient and cheap.

We had hours of fun.
Written May 10, 2014
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Matthew L
Texas404 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
This is the most disgusting beach I have personally ever been to and I have been to many beaches.
Had some out of town guest for the weekend so I thought I would drive down to Galveston for a little beach time. When we arrived the beach was littered with trash, bottles, paper products, cans, you name it, and it was there. The sand was a disgusting grey color and not soft and powdery, more like hard packed sand. I was so embarrassed bringing my out of town guest here to this disgusting filthy beach. I don't mind the tons seaweed that washes up, there isn't much you can do about that unless it is address daily as they do on Florida beaches, on Stewart Beach, you are on your own to waddle through it as best you can, tons of it.
Years ago Stewart Beach was the place to be, clean, and a really great family environment, not anymore, what a drop off from years ago. What is even worse is this is one of the few beaches that charge a daily rate to enter. I am not sure what they are doing with the money but it certainly is not cleaning the beach or raking what they call sand. I won’t be back, better beaches in other areas of Galveston without trash and a charge to enter.
Written April 19, 2017
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