Sylvan Beach, LaPorte

While we were in Pasadena, my hometown, my kids started whining about going to the beach. I wasn’t about to head to Galveston mid-day on Memorial Day, but I thought we could head over to nearby Sylvan Beach to cool off!

Sylvan Beach Park is not located on the coast, but a man-made beach in LaPorte on Galveston Bay. Back when I was growing up in Pasadena, it was just a place for kids to hangout, but today it’s been made over into a real park, with gravelly sand, restrooms, picnic tables and a fishing pier. Being on the bay, you won’t find waves unless it’s from a passing ship heading to the Houston Ship Channel.

Sylvan Beach Park in LaPorte

On Memorial Day is was busy, barely a place to wiggle your toes in the sand, but it’s often much less crowded.

If you’re looking for a location close to Pasadena to just spend a day humming a little Otis Redding, than give Sylvan Beach a try.

Sylvan Beach Park in LaPorte Memorial Day 2022
Sylvan Beach Park in LaPorte
Seagulls at Sylvan Beach Park in LaPorte

Afterwards we headed across the Baytown bridge to Neal’s Sports Bar and Grill on the Water. The food was good and we had a nice breeze off the water.

Baytown Bridge
Baytown Marina

Sylvan Beach Park

636 N. Bayshore Drive, LaPorte

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