Stewart Beach

Stewart Beach is Galveston’s premier family-friendly beach park, named as one of the “10 Best Beaches for Families” by the Family Vacation Critic.

Stewart Beach, located near where Broadway meets the Seawall, has all the amenities you need for a day of family fun at the beach.

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Stewart Beach Overview

Located near where Broadway meets the Seawall, Stewart Beach has a wide range of amenities and is staffed with highly trained lifeguards. It hosts several family-friendly activities and events each summer, including volleyball, sandcastle lessons, family beach challenges and more. Its event area and pavilion are ideal for private events such as weddings and birthday parties.


Stewart Beach
201 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 797-5189
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Stewart Beach Events

Stewart Beach hosts an array of public events throughout the year. These include sports competitions, yoga on the beach, drive-in movies, sandcastle building lessons, and the exciting Galveston Family Beach Challenge.

Galveston Family Beach Challenge

During the Galveston Family Beach Challenge, the beach transforms into a gigantic obstacle course, with several stations (including a life-sized battleship game), allowing both kids and adults to discover their inner competitive spirit. The event is free, and contestants have the opportunity to win up to $2000 in prizes.

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Hours of Operation

(Hours are subject to change without advance notice)

2022 Spring Closed

May 27 - September 5, 2022

  • Monday - Thursday: 9AM to 6PM
  • Friday - Sunday: 8AM to 7PM

September 6 - October 9, 2022

  • Monday - Thursday: 9AM to 5PM
  • Friday - Sunday: 9AM to 6PM

Admission & Parking Passes

(Cash or credit card)

  • Monday - Thursday: $12/vehicle
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday: $15/vehicle
  • $50 Seasonal Beach Park Pass (window decal) for entry to the following beach parks for the entire season (March to October): East Beach, Stewart Beach, Dellanara RV Park, and West End Pocket Parks.
  • $95 for an Ultimate Pass (window decal) for an entire year of seawall parking plus entry to the beach parks for the entire season
  • Click here for more information on parking passes
Free beach wheelchair rentals available with valid driver's license


  • Beach wheelchairs available (free with valid driver's license)
  • Showers and restrooms
  • Chair & umbrella rental
  • Snack bar, drinks, & concessions
  • Alcohol not permitted
  • Beach supplies
  • Pavilion
  • Lifeguards
  • Please note that restrooms close 30 minutes after gate closing.

Park Rules

  • One-time entry per vehicle with each paid entry
  • Do not disturb wildlife, birds, turtle nests, or the designated conservation area
  • Pets on leashes are permitted but please clean up after them
  • Tents and tarps are permitted in designated areas
  • Camping is not allowed between 12 am–5 am
  • Glass is prohibited
  • Open fires are prohibited except in BBQ pits
  • Please stay off the dunes
  • Launching boats is permitted on the east end of the park
  • 4-wheelers, ATVs, and dirt bikes are prohibited
  • 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)
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Stewart Beach

Special Event Information

Stewart Beach Beachfront can be used for beach weddings and other small, private events. The rental rate is $250 for 3 hours and $75 for each additional hour.

Stewart Beach Park is suitable for large-scale gatherings such as sporting events and musical performances. Rental rates vary depending on the nature of the event. Please inquire.

Stewart Beach Pavilion is an indoor, climate-controlled space with tables and chairs and can accommodate up to 150 people. The rental rate is $500 for 4 hours and $100 for each additional hour.

To book an event space email: or call: (409) 797-5172.

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