Sylvan Beach Park in La Porte, Texas

Sylvan Beach Park in La Porte, Texas was a pleasant surprise …sort of…

Having had some other things to do in La Porte, Texas, I decided to check out Sylvan Beach for the first time.  Well, good news/bad news…of course I just “happened” to go when they were getting ready for a huge firework show and event with Clay Walker singing, etc. so the beach was closed! However, good news is that I was allowed to hurry and snap a few quick photos as a favor and will likely return soon 🙂 ! It seemed nice, quite and pretty.  Just not sure if that was due to it being closed or not…stay tuned on that part 🙂 

What a clean and pretty little beach – it’s located at 636 N Bayshore Dr., La Porte, TX 77571
Hours:  Mon-Sun: 7:00am to 10:00pm
Ruddy Turnstone – The oldest recorded Ruddy Turnstone was a male, and at least 16 years, 11 months old, when he was recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in New Jersey in 2012. He had been banded in Delaware in 2001 (Source:


Does anyone know what this is-having a hard time with this one!

Pristine playground for the kiddos
I THINK this is a Laughing Gull but if you know, please share!
Covered pavilions, a gazebo, picnic tables and grill await you 🙂 
Ruddy Turnstone
Great Blue Heron
These two  Rock Pigeon’s kept sticking their heads in the cement holes eating who knows what!
Time to leave now –  really was granted a favor by being let in for a few snaps of the camera with the promise I’ll get in and out quickly 🙂  (Going back May 20th for more pix)
May 20th I returned but the day was drizzly and yes, this time the beach was more crowded toward 11am.
She just seemed so peaceful laying there.
The sky’s opened up briefly as I was leaving – perfect timing!
I THINK this is a White Rumped Sandpiper (but please correct me if I am mistaken)
(Source:  YouTube Sylvan Beach in La Porte, Texas by The City of La Porte)

Have a beautiful today!!! Max and I appreciate you visiting!!


Elizabeth and Max



9 thoughts on “Sylvan Beach Park in La Porte, Texas”

  1. Breathtaking photography! Not to mention that Max can really rock a hat! Oh, by the way, I nominated you for “The Growing Self Blogger Award.” Visit my site to read all about it! <3

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