Here are some of the best nearby beaches, according to Houston-area residents

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We put the question “What’s your favorite Houston-area beach to go to?” to Houston-area residents and what we got back were dozens of responses, ranging from tried-and-true local favorites to well, more distant locales. Here are some of the beaches Houston-area residents said they love going to.

Jamaica Beach

“Jamaica beach for sure! Now holds a spot in my heart .” - Shirley Cruzan

Crystal Beach

“Crystal beach tell everyone to go to Galveston” - Shelley Allen

East Beach

“East beach near freeport.” - Robert Haake

Sylvan Beach

“Sylvan Beach in Laporte or Texas City Dike Fishing in Texas City.” - Eva Naomi Oliva

Padre Island

“Padre will be the closest beach I will even think about swimming in..” - Ly Nicole April

South Padre Island

“We went to south padre island and it was nice.” - Claudia Quezada-Ramiro

“Absolutely NONE! I’d drive out to Destin or SPI.” - RuthLess Fuentes


Beachgoers, what area beaches do you like to go to? What would you add to this list?

About the Author:

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team as a community associate producer in 2019. During her time in H-Town, she's covered everything from fancy Houston homes to tropical storms. Previously, she worked at Austin Monthly Magazine and KAGS TV, where she earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her work as a digital producer.