This charming town on the Texas coast is just 30 minutes from Houston but seems otherworldly. The town itself is like a resort stretching from Clear Lake to Galveston Bay. Only 11,000 lucky residents call Seabrook home year-round, and the town just celebrated 55 years of official township (although records date back to 1832). It wasn’t until 1903 that official plans for Seabrook began to take shape, appealing to fishermen, merchants and farmers. However, it took several more years to become official.
Three years after incorporation, in 1964, the famous bridge between Kemah and Seabrook was built. This helped grow Seabrook immensely. With plenty of recreational and commercial resources, Seabrook has long been a tourist attraction with fish markets, artisanal shops and galleries.
Visit Old Seabrook’s shops, fine dining and famed El Lago Coffee to start your morning right. Stop into Buddy Bites if you’re traveling with a four-legged friend, or tuck into your peaceful guest room while staying just a short drive from the NASA Space Center. Port of Galveston is also nearby for cruise-goers.
Seabrook has many parks and amenities with over 100 acres of greenery boasting public swimming pools, boat ramps and even a 1,000-foot salt water fishing pier. Enjoy the bike and hike system, with trails connecting the parks for nature lovers. Birders are in paradise with over 300 species in Seabrook, and the town makes the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail list. There’s something for everyone in this historic town.