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Address: Galveston, Galveston Island, TX

Popular beach featuring playground facilities, eateries and picnic areas.

Popular beach featuring playground facilities, eateries and picnic areas.

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Christmas at the beach

It was a beautiful sunny Christmas Day. We enjoyed at the beach. The only restaurant open was jack in the box. We got some food Parked on the street and ate at the beach. It was a... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2016
Arch L
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

It was a beautiful sunny Christmas Day. We enjoyed at the beach. The only restaurant open was jack in the box. We got some food Parked on the street and ate at the beach. It was a nice walk along the beach and we enjoyed our visit.

Thank Arch L
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Porretto Beach was a huge disappointment. It was dirty and disorganized, cluttered by junk, ropes, plastic barrels, etc. Bad parking. Go anywhere else!

Thank aeroblaine
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We did the crab run on this beach 5 years in a row. I think it is a delightful beach. The have the standard opportunities, rentals. It is rather sad that there is a lot of controversy for the private owners. We prefer to shop local and frequent privately owned business whenever possible.

1 Thank Cherie P
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Plenty of other beach areas and this place is simply not worth it. Often it is not kept up. Drive on down to Stewart Beach or East Beach or plenty of beaches on the sea wall that are free.

Thank Gayle41
Galveston, Texas
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

very clean beach with restrooms and concessions close by but not at beach .Umbrella and chairs available to rent or bring your own . Alcohol allowed in cans but no bottles on beach .

2 Thank Barbara A
Potton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Good beach, lots of families enjoyed this beach. Water shallow, lots of swimmers. Canoes, paddle boarders

1 Thank Ann B
Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Awesome ......Great location and family friendly. Very well kept. Most People said it's thirty ... no good service ... i need to tell them this Galveston Island is not MALDIVES ...if ur looking for something 5 stars luxury Go spend some Strong money Far to this place and leave us Alone .... i visit Before (Jumeirah Beach-Dubai) ( Marina Smir... More 

4 Thank Ynes Y
Birmingham, Alabama
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Our visit had poor timing....after the flooding all across Texas, the beaches at Galveston looked like you would expect. However, the lifeguards were on duty, the sun was shining and it was a great day for a walk along the gulf! This public beach is probably very clean when nature hasn't been so heavy handed. Parking is simple (you can... More 

2 Thank Sabrina4120
Huntsville, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Everyone talks about the water being dirty at Galveston beaches, and it is definitely not pristine or blue. Having said that, the Porretto Beach was a great choice for my family and I. It was not crowded, the shoreline was clean, and the waves were super fun on the day we attended.

3 Thank Jeremy E
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

the police chief of Galveston is part of the family ownership of this beach. he has the police and tow companies ready and hooking up your car at the close time. you have to pay the tow company $125 cash right then and there for you to get your car released. There were six cars hooked to tow trucks at... More 

10 Thank sarah e

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