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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 a strong civic pride that makes La Porte unique. Click here for a map and directions.

Want to find that special gift or unique item 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,
city pools (including our very popular wave pool), golf course, museum, fishing, and our hike and bike trails.

The cool breezes off Galveston Bay are yours to enjoy, whether you prefer sailing, kayaking, or merely sitting by the water at one of our bayside parks.