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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea wall” (180 reviews)
“pleasure pier” (156 reviews)
Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
+1 409-797-5182

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Reviewed yesterday

Who doesn't love the gulf breeze in your hair and the waves crashing. The seawall provides a great place for this as well as safe place to walk along the road to also see the landmarks.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place, some construction still going on since hurricane, but nothing terrible. Beach walkers are everywhere & pedestrian travel is encouraged.

Thank Lori D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Parking is paid only. It doesn't have meters, you have to pay online. It diesnt even telk you jow much you will ne charged. We decided not to walk the beach because of the parking issue.

Thank GizmoPup
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Seawall is definitely a main part of the Galveston experience. There is the history and necessity of it and then there are the attractions. A drive down the roadway will give you an idea of what is there and then after finding a parking...More

Thank NTSU1975
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sure I have salt water in my veins, and being here was the most relaxing, calming place I was at during our 3 week vacation. I can't wait to go back!

Thank Willowkara
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seemed like we walked for miles trying to see everything. Really liked the “Pay by phone” option for parking!

Thank sfcwms
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If we could only have a beach like this in Iowa ... it would be heaven! Collecting shells on the beach should be a full time job for me.

Thank Jody B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all it must be noted the two days spent there were absolutely perfect weather. A little cool for swimming, but you could not for a better day for beach combing and other beach activities. The beach was clean and there are portable toilets...More

Thank jdssr2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views of the Gulf with awesome stretches of beach. The pleasure pier is fun and lots of great places to eat along the Seawall.

Thank Lucrown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't get over how clean the beach was especially after Hurricane Harvey. Very safe beach too. Lots of great restaurants along the Seawall. Our favorite is Miller's Cafe. Outstanding seafood!!!

Thank Karen N
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7 August 2017|
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Response from Christy M | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is a good beach for families. With a very gradual decline, most of the time the water is shallow a good distance from the beach. Yes you can bring your own umbrellas and chairs.
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