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The Seawall

Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
+1 409-797-5182
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Walk along this eight-mile seawall built to protect Galveston from the raging winds and waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
+1 409-797-5182

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Kids loved beach but every time we got in water we kept encountering Jellyfish so decided to just swim in hotel pool

Thank chjagr2000
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a really nice 'place' if you want to take a walk and visit the beach. There are many places to visit along the The Seawall or crossing the street (restaurants, fishing pier, hotels, golf, batting cages, etc). It's a must if you're visiting Galveston.

Thank Francisco V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Here is a fascinating engineering feat - building a city some 17-feet higher - protecting it from storm surge. The beaches are fine, it's nice having local establishments just off the beach. They are diligent in giving parking violators a ticket.

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love to drive by the seawall jusy for the beautiful Oceanside views and the fresh breeze. Excellent for jogging, walking on the beach or just for relaxing and tanning.

Thank dcolon26
Reviewed 4 days ago

The beach was clean which was nice since I hate visiting when it's covered in seaweed. Some spots were overly crowded, but it's easy to just drive down a little farther and find a less crowded spot. Driving down the seawall is great since you...More

Thank Danyalle S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Galveston beach is long. Very long. So there's lots of space for everyone to do pretty well whatever they want. Sand, water, space. Piers along the beach for play and eat. Clear signs showing where you can and can't swim safely. The only thing...More

Thank mangkurat
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed in a hotel that was across the street from the seawall. I would advise using the crosswalks to cross over to the seawall and there is lots of traffic that passes on the road in front of the seawall. There were many people...More

Thank Cooperton
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We always love going down to the sea wall. My main concern is always be extra careful crossing the street from the beach. Driving down the sea wall is scary too as I worry about kids jumping out in front of me.

Thank cameronoconnell
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Family went to the beach today. Had a great time on the beach and was able to walk around on the sea wall very easily. You can park on the street and walk down to the beach.

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dont lime getting in water I cannot see my feet so choose to not get in. I still love going to the seawall to feel the ocean breeze. If you go at sunset there are less kids and you can enjoy the peace and...More

Thank Danny D
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29 April 2017|
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Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
If you can see the lights of the pleasure pier you should have a pretty good view of the fireworks too
9 June 2016|
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Response from d_seekingtravel | Reviewed this property |
It is fine this year. That year is was bad almost everywhere in the Caribbean. You can google the seaweed that year and it was so bad! I had a friend leave PR because of it! I run the seawall 3 times a week and this year I... More
30 July 2015|
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Response from IowaLakeGirl78 | Reviewed this property |
Rollerblading along the south end of the seawall would be much safer for you and others vs. the north end. The north end is much more crowded - more shops, more restaurants, more people. There are people walking across... More