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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 via mobile

Sand was pumped in from somewhere, and filtered as I understand it, to build up beach around 53rd and beyond. Huge improvement. Raised the beach and made it wider. Very nice

Thank HarleyHoustonRider
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After looking at the different beaches and bacteria levels it was clear that the west beaches had cleaner water over all. Surprisingly there are free access beaches and we visited two on our trip. They were clean and not overcrowded as the east island beaches...More

Thank my3girlsAustin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not much to say, its Seawall Blvd. Runs along the ocean and beach, offers parking along the street that can be paid by the hour or $8 for a day and access to beach and swimming. Alot of main attractions and restaurants along this road.

Thank codywilley
Reviewed 4 days ago

The beach is always nice. Tourists should be sure to wear sunscreen and/cover up. The reflection off the water is more intense than many people realize.

Thank Regina C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There's not much to do here. This is an excellent place to take great photos of giant rocks as the sea crashes into them. Also I observed a lot of people fishing from the rocks. Outside of that, you could kust listen to the ocean.

Thank ChrissyAdventures
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pay to park or stay close to walk. We rented a house and walked. Plenty of beach, not crowded. Clean beach. There are chairs to rent, if you want. Fine sand, great for castles. Salty, dirty water, loved it though. No complaints at all!! Lots...More

Thank omahajg
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can Walk,Ride Bikes,Pleasure Pier ,Shop or just take in the Beautiful views. Little Hot but you can cool off really quick.

Thank Stacey A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The seawall is fun to walk. The beach is clean with several places to settle down and enjoy the Gulf. You can rent umbrellas with chairs. There are several lifeguard stations. The road adjacent to the beach gets 'full' but the traffic lights have working...More

Thank oink01
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been regular vacationers to the island since the late 80's.There is perhaps no area of Galveston Island that has seen more improvements over the years since Hurricane Ike in September 2008 than The Seawall. Before Ike, there were virtually no improvements of the...More

Thank William W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed strolling along the seawall. The wind in your face. The sun in your eyes. The seagulls attempting to intimidate you into feeding them. All in all a very pleasant afternoon stroll.

Thank ThePhiloso4
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Where to watch July 4th Fireworks?
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
Can someone tell me how the seaweed is looking this year? Our vacation in Galveston a couple of years ago was pretty much ruined due to huge amounts of stinky seaweed on the beach in front of our condo. I don't want to spend the money going to Galveston if the seaweed is bad again!
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
Is the sea wall sidewalk ok for rollerblading?
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