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Biggest and wildest of the Galveston island beaches

The beach is increasing in size [acreding] services at the West end of the beach. Stewart beach is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beaches were not as clean as they usually are.They needed to do a little more cleaning of the... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Debora B
New Iberia, Louisiana, USA
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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.
201 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-5519
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach is increasing in size [acreding] services at the West end of the beach. Stewart beach is Operated by the City, the beach is public [open to the public, access is the problem. East beach is just that part of Stewart by the Jetty's.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We were super disappointed that Stewart Beach was closed for the season when we got there. We looked on the website and didn't see that it was closed - not sure why this portion of the beach was closed and others were not.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank ColoradoTravelsWorld
Reviewed 16 October 2018

The beaches were not as clean as they usually are.They needed to do a little more cleaning of the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Debora B
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped here to find that the facility was closed for the season but that didn't stop us from swimming! There was ample parking nearby that didn't require the park to be open and we found the sand to be clean and the water to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 3 October 2018

They keep the beach very clean. It’s worth paying a little bit to park. You can usually park pretty close to the water, too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Regina C
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I love every part off Galveston. A beautiful place to go and mostly it is by the ocean. Walking the beach in the early morning is awesome.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank marybI3843VP
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Our family decided to take a last minute trip to Galveston. We had none of our beach supplies so we stopped in at the store next to Stewart Beach and stocked up on some gear. We rented a couple of chairs and an umbrella while...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank kassiep87
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We spent a couple of hours here while waiting for our hotel room to be ready. We rented an umbrella and two chairs (well worth your money) and just relaxed. While you do have to pay to get in, the beach is clean and family...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank saraalycia7
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We rented a beach umbrella and a couple of chairs and spent part of the day here. The beach was pretty clean and everyone had a good time. Two beach chairs and an umbrella will set you back $35 regardless of how long you stay....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pam S
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Kept clean and easily accessible. Have to pay for parking. But, it was not overcrowded. People were friendly. Kids had a great time in the water. We enjoyed a relaxing time sunbathing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lawh04
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Alicia B
25 June 2018|
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Response from V971AIsarahj | Reviewed this property |
You can but only an umbrella or a small tent. Can’t bring an easy up. They want you to pay to rent their stuff and so they make it more difficult to discourage people from bringing their own stuff. I recommend a wagon if... More
22 May 2018|
Response from John2Mary | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The water is colored with Mississippi delta mud but safe to swim in. As with all ponds, rivers, pools and oceans... don’t go in with open sores. Surprisingly to me, the highest bacteria count is right after a big... More
Terry F
31 July 2017|
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Response from Marianne M | Reviewed this property |
It is per car