Sargent Beach Park

Sargent Beach Park

County of Matagorda, TX

Free Camping on the Texas Shore

Also known as "Chamber Park", this is the parking lot for a small stretch of beach. The lot is owned by the County of Matagorda, while the beach adjacent to it is owned by the Army Corps of Engineers. The parking lot offers a restroom along with picnic tables and trash cans.


Sargent Beach Park

County of Matagorda, TX

Matagorda County Precinct #2

Tel: (979) 863-7861


GPS: 28.7708, -95.6147

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: Yes

Max Stay: Unknown

Amenities: Restrooms, picnic tables, trash cans

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Sargent Beach Park

This was originally named “Chamber Park” because it had been owned by the Sargent Area Chamber of Commerce, who then gifted it to the County of Matagorda in 2000, who then renamed it to “Sargent Beach Park”.

While signage at the entrance states that a “Beach Permit” is required, it is not clear where these permits should be obtained from. The sign says that permits can be obtained at local area businesses, however when we sought out a permit, the only local area businesses are the bait and tackle shop and restaurant on the other side of the bridge, and they didn’t know about it.

In our experience, Sargent Beach Park is best used an overnight stop because during the day, particularly weekends, it can get busy here, and if you were to drive or tow a medium to large sized RV, the other cars will just block you in. It also gets noisy here at night from people having parties into the late hours.

As far as we could tell, there is no limit on how long you can stay, and we never encountered law enforcement checking on permits.

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