If you're not willing to make the drive down to Galveston from Houston, this little, itty bitty strip of stand it one of the only beach areas on this part of the Houston accessible coastlines. The rest of the coast is taken up by industry and oil. Very, very sad site.
We chose this place after El Jardine beach was closed (seriously, they close the only parking area when it becomes full and the residential parking is sphincter restrictive in the area).
Given it was a hot, summer Sunday, the place was packed. Tons of families picnicking on the grassy area, but finding a place to park was only slightly challenging. Go the northern lot. It's further away from the bathrooms and shower (singular..only one of the 16 showers I counted was working), but seems less crowded. We found a nice spot on the hot sand near the water and copped a squat with our towels and sunscreen.
The water was warm and typical Texas gulf coast green, but the light waves and shallowness of the grade made for some fun wave dipping for the girls. A cop sat near his car in the parking lot, which made for a more secure experience, as did the "no alcohol" policy of the park area.
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