5 Must Do Things in Seabrook

David Braun Park
Explore the public parks and nature trails of Seabrook in Bay Area (pictured David Braun Park) | Courtesy of Visit Bay Area

In our Must Do Things Around Greater Houston series, we take a look at Houston’s vast array of communities, neighborhoods and destinations to bring you five fun, tasty, surprising and enticing reasons you should give each one a visit.

Less than 30 miles from Downtown Houston 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

Barge 295 surrounded by water at sunset
Catch great views of Clear Lake Bay from Barge295 | Courtesy of Barge295

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.

Three people hiking through a forest at sunset
Hike through wooded trails at nature parks throughout Bay Area | Courtesy of Visit Bay Area

Hike the trails & 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.

At 52-acres, Pine Gulley Park hosts wetlands, hike and bike trails, fishing piers, wooded areas, and amenities from playgrounds to bbq grills.

Look out for wildlife from Texas armadillos and alligators to whitetail deer.

A fleet of sailboats competing in a race
Sailboat races, party boats, water sports and more await on the waters of Clear Lake | Courtesy of Visit Bay Area

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.

Plus, the Houston Pedal Barge is a great way to take the party on the water.

The front entrance to Seabrook Waffle Company
Grub on sweet and savory waffle offerings at this hidden gem in Seabrook | Courtesy of Seabrook Waffle Company

Drink, eat & eat some more

Seabrook is loaded with tasty hidden gems.

Head to the cult favorite 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.

Painted sculptures of Pelicans in a park
Take a tour of the Pelican Trail and discover unique sculptures throughout Seabrook | Courtesy of Visit Bay Area

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.

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Brooke Viggiano is a food and lifestyle writer residing in Houston. When she's not contributing to publications like 365 Things to Do in Houston, Thrillist Houston and the Houston Press, she's on the hunt for the coolest happenings in the city. You can follow her musings on Twitter @BrookeViggiano .