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Babe's Beach

Babe's Beach

Discover Babe's Beach

Babe’s Beach, located in Galveston, Texas, is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Babe’s Beach is a family-friendly area on the Galveston Seawall known for its calm waters and soft sand, as well as its proximity to The 61st Street Fishing Pier, where you can get a wonderful ocean view while watching people try their hand at fishing from the pier. If you want to stay on the beach we can help you find a hotel with a beachfront view. A beach revitalization project was recently completed on the stretch of beach from 61st St to 83rd St. The project was a collaborative effort between the Texas General Land Office, US Army Corp of Engineers, City of Galveston, and Galveston Park Board. During the revitalization project, almost 711,000 cubic yards of sand were dredged from the ship channel and distributed by crews working around the clock.

Location Highlights

Beach Amenities

Ratings

Cleanliness
4/5
Water Quality
3.8/5
Impressions
4/5
Overall
4/5

Parking Access

Parking along Seawall near Babes Beach on the Gulf side is $2 an hour and you can download the mobile app to pay on your smart phone. You can also receive text reminders and remotely add time to your meter. When using the PayByPhone system along the South side of Seawall Blvd you will need the code 5004.

All parking along the Seawall is Paid Parking, enforced from 10am-6pm – 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Overnight parking is not allowed. For free parking near Babes Beach please see the Free Parking section below.

Free Parking Along Seawall

There are four zones along Seawall Blvd where you can park for free. They are all located on the North side of the Seawall. The two closest free parking areas to Babe’s Beach are either between 53rd and 61st, and between 85th and 91st. Remember that all other spots, especially those on the Gulf side at Babes Beach, are paid spots. You can also buy a Beach Parking Pass and have a year of unlimited Seawall parking.

Babes Beach is Pet Friendly

Everyone wants the whole family to join them at the beach and enjoy the ocean view and there’s no reason to leave your four-legged friend behind since Babes Beach is pet friendly. Please keep your pets on a leash and always remember to clean up after your pet to make sure the beach is enjoyed by everyone. We have a list of all of the pet-friendly beaches in Galveston, and you can search for pet-friendly hotels too.

Are there Pet-Friendly Hotels in Galveston

Besides finding a pet friendly beach in Galveston, you also need a pet-friendly hotel so you can stay overnight and enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunset in Galveston. You can search pet friendly hotels in Galveston and find the perfect place for you and your pooch. Just make sure you read the restrictions for each one as there are limits to the size and number of pets they allow.

Important Contact Information

– Galveston Island Beach Patrol: 409-763-4769
– Marine Mammal Stranding Network: 800-962-6625
– Turtle Island Restoration Network: 866-887-8535

History

Babe’s Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Galveston. The beach is named after A.R. “Babe” Schwartz, a former Texas legislator and Galveston County Judge who was instrumental in the establishment of the Texas Open Beaches Act, ensuring the public has free and unrestricted rights to access Texas beaches, most importantly including Galveston, TX. Because of the efforts and dedication of A.R. Schwartz, we are able to enjoy this pristine, beautiful beach year-round. 

Tips for Visitors

When planning a visit to Babes Beach always keep in mind to:

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