Best of Houston® 2019: Best Beach

Blue, blue water.
Blue, blue water.
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Best Beach: Surfside Beach

It's not particularly fancy, that's for sure. And if you're looking for a lot of other things to do, it probably isn't the best choice. But if you just want to hang out in a place that probably doesn't look all that different from previous decades, then the clean beaches and bright waters of Surfside Beach will fill the bill. It's just you and the surf and the seagulls, which is about as good a prescription as we can think of for a day away from work. Located in Brazoria County to the southwest of Galveston, Surfside is an easy trip down 288 for either a day at the beach or a week in a beach house. And you won't get stuck in traffic trying to get back from Galveston.

Surfside Beach
SH 332 and SH 257, Surfside Beach

Readers' Choice: Surfside Beach

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.