Stewart Beach

Amenities Are Now Open for the 2023 Season! 

Named one of the "10 Best Beaches for Families" by Family Vacation Critic in 2013, Stewart Beach is Galveston's premier family beach park.

Located where the historic Broadway Avenue meets the Seawall, Stewart Beach offers amenities for a day at the beach as well as regular supervision of highly trained lifeguards.

The park is home restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals, children's playground and more.

NOTE: Due to large crowds, Park facilities and paid parking will close at 7:30 p.m. on Friday May 26th, Saturday, May 27th, Sunday, May 28th and Monday, May 29th.

Hours of Operation:

Hours of Operation reflects the amenities availability at the park. 

March 11 – May 29, 2023:

Monday - Thursday: 9AM - 5PM

Friday - Sunday: 9AM - 6PM

*May 29: 9AM – 6PM

May 30 – August 20, 2023:

Monday - Thursday: 9AM - 6PM

Friday - Sunday: 8AM - 7PM

*July 3 & 4th (Independence Day): 8AM - 7PM

August 21 – September 4, 2023:

Monday - Thursday: Amenities Closed

Friday - Sunday: 8AM - 7PM

*September 4 (Labor Day): 8AM – 7PM

September 5 – November 5, 2023:

Monday - Thursday: Amenities Closed 

Friday - Sunday: 9AM - 6PM

Park amenities close on November 6 until the start of the 2024 Season. Hours are subject to change without advance notice. Exceptions to standard dates and times can be made on a case-by-case basis for special events wishing to rent the pavilion or park grounds for a fee.

Special Events:

Interested in hosting a winter event at the beach? Contact our Park Coordinator at to reserve your special day today! 

Exceptions to standard dates and times can be made on a case-by-case basis for special events wishing to rent the pavilion or park ground for a fee.  


  • Cash or Credit
  • Monday thru Thursday: $12/vehicle
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Special Events & Holidays/Observed Holidays: $15/vehicle
  • One-time entry with each admission; No re-entry
  • Unlimited Entry for only $50 with a year-long Seasonal Beach Parking Pass
  • Owners of vehicles displaying valid non-expired disabled plates or placards are exempt from parking fees at all Park Board operated parks.

Limited Free Parking:

  • Owners of vehicles displaying plates or placards with the International Symbol of Access are exempt from parking fees at all Park Board operated parks. 
  • Vehicles with valid license plates displaying:  
    • Congressional Medal of Honor, Former Prisoner of War
    • Pearl Harbor Survivor
    • Purple Heart Recipient
    • Legion of Valor (Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Army Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross or Medal of Honor) 
    • Legion of Merit 

  • Showers
  • Restrooms
  • Chair & Umbrella Rentals
  • Beach Wheelchairs (available with valid driver's license)
  • Lifeguards 

Making the Beach Experience Accessible to All!

To obtain a beach wheelchair:

  • Visit East Beach or Stewart Beach during the normal operating season. (See Hours of Operation).
  • When you arrive, ask the gate attendant for a beach wheelchair. Provide a driver’s license to be held until the return of the chair.
  • Beach wheelchairs are limited in number and offered on a first-come-first-served basis, with no reservations or fees required.Group pictured together on beach using beach wheelchairs

Park Rules:

  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • Glass is prohibited
  • No loud music
  • Pets Permitted on Leashes
  • Clean Up After Your Pets
  • Beach Camping Prohibited 
  • Open Fires Prohibited (BBQ pits allowed)
  • No propane tanks
  • Stay Off Dunes
  • Tents and Tarps Permitted behind Designated Line Marker
  • Special Use Area may be only be accessed by vehicles with: 1) State Issued Disabled Veteran license plates 2) License plates with the International Symbol of Access 3) valid non-expired placards with the International Symbol of Access properly displayed on rear view mirror 4) passengers carrying a valid non-expired fishing license and fishing gear 5) hard bottomed nonmotorized personal watercraft (surfboard, paddleboard, kayak) 6) emergency and government authorization; Vehicle access for any other purpose is prohibited
  • 4-Wheelers, ATV's, and Dirt Bikes are strictly Prohibited
  • The use of Drones or radio mechanically operated devices in the Beach Parks or at the Beaches is strictly prohibited at all times, unless specific written authority is granted by park management in conjunction with the Superintendent of parks where temporary permits may be obtained for a fee of $100 for a 2 hour minimum with the exception of The Park Board of Trustees and The City of Galveston.