Go to Sylvan Beach Pier and Park to play, fish and picnic without a lengthy drive out of Houston

Sylvan Beach
Sylvan Beach (Jill Jarvis)

HOUSTON – Head to the Sylvan Beach Pier and Park in La Porte.  Here you can play at the beach...without driving to Galveston.

Read more and see more photos from the original post by Jill Jarvis here.

Sylvan Beach Park has a small white sand beaches, a playground, a skate park, picnic areas, restrooms, showers, a fishing pier and boat ramps. Learn more about it HERE.

In La Porte, not too far from the San Jacinto Monument and Battleship Texas is the big park full of families.

Parking is free and you only need to pay for the fishing pier.

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The white sand beaches are small, but we do not need much room to dig and splash. Plus, we get to watch a lot of huge ships pass through the bay!

The beach area is full sun, but there are a lot of shaded picnic tables close by. The playground is also new since our last visit... and also has some shade.