Stewart Beach

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.

Hours of Operation:

The pavilion and amenities are closed until Spring 2023. Portable toilets are available for use.

The Park remains open for your enjoyment. Please follow Beach Patrol's Safety Tips while at the beach and be aware of the Flag Warning System, used to advise beach patrons of the current water conditions and any applicable environmental warnings.

Beach Patrol Flag System Green, Yellow, Red, Purple, Orange



Special Events:

Interested in hosting a winter event at the beach? Contact our Park Coordinator at events@galvestonparkboard.org 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.  

Admission: 

  • 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

Amenities: 
  • 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) Disabled Veteran License Plates 2) License Plates with the wheelchair disability icon 3) valid non-expired handicap placard 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.