In our series of Must Do Things Around Greater Houston, we take a look at Houston’s vast array of neighborhoods to bring you five fun, tasty, and enticing reasons you should give each a visit. Originally published in 2016, we are now refreshing, updating, and adding to this series, including new neighborhoods and destinations.
Less than 30 miles from Downtown and located near attractions like Space Center Houston and Kemah Boardwalk, Seabrook is well worth a visit. In addition to annual events like Yachty Gras and Keels & Wheels, visitors can hike and birdwatch, get drinks on a floating bar and more.
5 Must Do Things in Seabrook
- Sip cocktails on a floating bar at Barge 295 – Sitting right on Clear Lake, the floating bar and grill Barge 295 offers two levels complete with full bars, patios, and the best views of the lake. Head here for seafood eats from ahi tuna and shrimp tacos to Texas-style lobster rolls, an excellent craft beer selection and refreshing cocktails, as well as fun breezy events like DJ nights and live bands on Sundays. Click here for directions.
- Hike the trails and discover its nature parks – In addition to Seabrook being a designated bird sanctuary, its trail system offers over 13 miles of hike and bike trails, winding up and down the Galveston Bay shoreline. Look out for wildlife from Texas armadillos and alligators to whitetail deer. At 52-acres, Pine Gulley Park hosts wetlands, hike and bike trails, fishing piers, wooded areas, and amenities from playgrounds to bbq grills.
- Check out the waterfront – With 11 miles of both salt and fresh waterfront and home to four marinas, Seabrook offers a wonderful escape from the city. Located in the five-star Seabrook Marina, Capt Kidd Charters offers scheduled public sails and sunset cruises. Those looking to join a yacht club can check out Lakewood Yacht Club, which hosts sailboat races and regattas, cruises and more; and those that want to learn to sail can get a taste of the nautical life at Let’s Go Sailing School.
- Drink, eat, and eat some more – Seabrook is loaded with tasty hidden gems. Head to Seabrook Waffle Company and you’ll find traditional Liege waffle. At Tookie’s Seafood, it’s all about mesquite-grilled seafood, fried delights, and fresh-shucked oysters. Fans of mac and cheese will want to check out the cheesy creations and craft beers at The Backyard; and those looking for eats by the water can check out spots like Sam’s Boat; Cabo Bar & Grill; and Pier 8 Seafood. Want to pick up seafood to bring home? Check out the family-owned Rose’s Seafood Market.
- Explore Historic Seabrook – Head to this quaint city and enjoy a relaxing stay at bed and breakfasts like The Pelican Nest or Old Parsonage Guest House; get a bold cup of coffee and shop antiques at El Lago Coffee and Antiques; and look out for annual events like the Main Street tree lighting and the Celebration Seabrook art and music festival.