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Visit Us. By the Bay.

Located 35 minutes from Houston, La Porte has something for everyone. The La Porte-Bayshore area blends the romantic history of early Texas and old Sylvan Beach with the civic pride that makes La Porte a unique town. Click here for a map and directions.

Want to find that special gift or unique items for your home? Park the car and stroll down Main Street and Broadway.

La Porte offers outdoor recreation year round for the entire family. Relax and enjoy the skate park, swimming pools (including our very popular wave pool), golf course, museum, and our hike and bike trails. The cool breezes off Galveston Bay are yours to enjoy, whether you prefer fishing, sailing, kayaking or just sitting by the water at one of our bayside parks.