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Clean & quaint beach

Pretty busy place on the weekends. But, during the week in the morning this was a perfect place to... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Irving, Texas
via mobile
Great for kids

Nice playground with sunshades. Roped off swimming area is perfect size for younger kids to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
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576 Bayshore Dr, Harris County Precinct 2 Parks, La Porte, TX 77571-6400
+1 713-221-6000
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Sylvan Beach Park has made improvements - they have a small beach where families can go, they have a nice playground and picnic area, tennis courts, a skateboard park, a bait & tackle shop, and a very nice fishing pier. There is a small charge...More

8  Thank crosbymaw
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

The night started out nice. Beautiful views however the management was poor. I brought 2 bottles of wine to celebrate with the bride and groom. I had the bottles on the table for over 2 hours not concealed and no one said anything to us....More

17  Thank wsu20
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a fun place to stop and hike at after hours in the car. The rock formations are beautiful and the trail is fun to hike. I’d definitely recommend making the stop here. Well worth it.

Thank Nikki H
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I came here to see the water. I am from a landlocked state and always try to make it to a beach when I travel. The view if nothing but industrial areas and the "swimming area" is TINY. I wouldn't even step foot in this...More

1  Thank joisey77
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Attended an absolutely gorgeous birthday party at the Sylvan Beach Pavilion! The place looked stunning, and the staff was courteous and helpful. Loved it!

Thank Juanjose H
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This park was great. It had a nice playground, covered pavilions, bathrooms/changing rooms, beach, picnic tables, etc. it was very clean and in a good area. There was plenty of parking.

1  Thank pamhM1237GS
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The beach is closer than Galveston however it’s much smaller and lots of crowds on a Saturday afternoon. Water is not clear with some “dirt” seen.

Thank Husam N
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Pretty busy place on the weekends. But, during the week in the morning this was a perfect place to enjoy my coffee & the view during our stay. Lifeguards on duty during busy hours. Well kept & clean. Easy access & free parking. Costs to...More

1  Thank lawh04
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Nice playground with sunshades. Roped off swimming area is perfect size for younger kids to enjoy. Clean and well maintained.

Thank jfhspc
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Nicebaybeacb. Small swim area's but not crowded. Great place to take kids. I was disappointed to see the disgruntled c!does at 6:30 pm. I had planned on an evening fishing grkp

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We found this beach suitable for our kid - Clean beach A marked line to not swim beyond a distance No weed Good sand Free and available parking

2  Thank MomDadKid2018
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

It's a small beach but was nice and clean. Beautiful fishing pier and boating. Pet friendly. Sits on Galveston Bay. I recommend going. Get there early. Before noon to get a good spot and the better parking. Bring beach umbrellas and chairs. You can also...More

11  Thank KeaRenea
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29 September 2018|
Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
Did not see any
Helen D
29 July 2018|
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26 July 2018|
Response from Mspoetress W | Reviewed this property |
I never went fishing there So i couldn't tell u