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Good spot for walking in the wintertime

I like to walk here, it is a bit less crowded than other beaches along the seawall. There is a sign... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2019
Houston, Texas
Silty sand beach, close to on the sand facilities, no driving on beach

Porreto's owned a beach store and motel on the seawall in the early 60's I worked the beach with... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2018
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20 Jan 2019
“Good spot for walking in the wintertime”
1 Dec 2018
“Silty sand beach, close to on the sand facilities, no driving on beach”
Popular beach featuring playground facilities, eateries and picnic areas.
Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Reviewed 21 January 2019

I like to walk here, it is a bit less crowded than other beaches along the seawall. There is a sign for a parking lot but most of it is buried in high grass. They also have a sign that says it is an alcohol...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chrisinkingwood2
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Porreto's owned a beach store and motel on the seawall in the early 60's I worked the beach with their son running beach chairs and umbrellas and floats. Above the vegetation line above the beach is now an old building it was the first contested...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We found this beach the cleanest and the best! Nicest friendly people great service and umbrella's! Sand was perfect and kept real nice, wonderful view and easy access.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jenniferwycoff
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great, wide beach. Close to fast food and Walgreen's. It is undeveloped now, but soon to be filled with high rise hotels. Hurry before the fences go up!

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank John2Mary
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Personally i liked my experince here. the trash was minimal and the water was a little muggy but it was a great place to have fun.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Yasmiena27
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

It was a beautiful sunny Christmas Day. We enjoyed at the beach. The only restaurant open was jack in the box. We got some food Parked on the street and ate at the beach. It was a nice walk along the beach and we enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank archlav
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Porretto Beach was a huge disappointment. It was dirty and disorganized, cluttered by junk, ropes, plastic barrels, etc. Bad parking. Go anywhere else!

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank aeroblaine
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We did the crab run on this beach 5 years in a row. I think it is a delightful beach. The have the standard opportunities, rentals. It is rather sad that there is a lot of controversy for the private owners. We prefer to shop...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Plenty of other beach areas and this place is simply not worth it. Often it is not kept up. Drive on down to Stewart Beach or East Beach or plenty of beaches on the sea wall that are free.

Date of experience: March 2016
3  Thank Gayle41
Reviewed 1 December 2015

very clean beach with restrooms and concessions close by but not at beach .Umbrella and chairs available to rent or bring your own . Alcohol allowed in cans but no bottles on beach .

Date of experience: November 2015
3  Thank Barbara A
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Edda T
17 February 2019|
Response from Pepperjackm | Reviewed this property |
yes, western end of east beach