I recently found an unexpectedly fun place to picnic or walk around in Seabrook, Texas. It’s called Pine Gully Park and it’s very beautiful!
Seabrook is about 25-30 miles south of downtown Houston, located in Galveston Bay. This park is small and primarily for the community only, but I live nearby and wanted to find some local parks to explore. Pine Gully did not disappoint!
When I first pulled up to the park, there was a man at the gate and he said that it was $20 to enter and park if you’re not a resident of the Seabrook community (which I am not). Maybe it’s just me, but it seems a little ridiculous to pay $20 to visit a public park. So, I found a workaround. If you park at the nearby Robinson Park, which is free, then it’s a short walk to the Pine Gully Park.
There’s a gravel trail that connects Robinson Park, Pine Gully Park and the Seabrook Wildlife Refuge and Park (which is also really pretty), so you can walk as long or as little as you want. I ended up going through all three parks and walked a little over 4 miles. The trails are easy and very flat, so if you’re new to fitness and just trying to walk for a bit, these trails are great. If you’re more into fitness, there were tons of people running through the parks as well, and I will definitely come back and run here too. This particular day was just an exploration trip.
Walking from Robinson Park to Pine Gully, I went through a cute wetland and past the Seabrook Cemetery.
Eventually I broke through the wetland and reached the park. There are picnic tables, a playground, other places to sit and grassy areas if you want to lay out. BUT, the most exciting part about Pine Gully is the pier.
The pier is fairly long and forms a “T” at the end. When I went towards sunset, there were tons of people out fishing. I’m not a fisherman (nor do I eat seafood/meat), but I noticed that they were catching small catfish, which I thought was cool.
I stayed out on the pier for a while, listening to music and the waves, watching the fisherman and boats. Eventually it started to get really late and I needed to start my walk back to Robinson Park.
Sunset was gorgeous and I made it back to the car before it got too dark.
If you’re in the area, I would highly recommend taking a walk or picnic at Pine Gully Park! It’s very pretty and family friendly. My only complaint is that there were TONS of mosquitoes and bugs, and I had so many bug bites by the time that I got home. Definitely remember to bring the bug spray.
Thank you for reading! Have you ever been to Pine Gully Park? Let me know in the comments below and like this post if you want more like it!