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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” (189 reviews)
“pleasure pier” (161 reviews)
LOCATION
Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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+1 409-797-5182
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"sea wall"
in 189 reviews
"pleasure pier"
in 161 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 36 reviews
"across the street"
in 101 reviews
"gulf of mexico"
in 56 reviews
"pay to park"
in 45 reviews
"nice beach"
in 52 reviews
"nice walk"
in 44 reviews
"galveston beach"
in 25 reviews
"amusement park"
in 29 reviews
"fish"
in 50 reviews
"jog"
in 24 reviews
"waves"
in 149 reviews
"bike"
in 87 reviews
"sidewalk"
in 85 reviews
"stroll"
in 101 reviews
"piers"
in 55 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

The seawall not only keeps hurricanes in check, but it also makes a great recreational venue. Bike, walk, or relax on the beach. There are also plenty of establishments that will meet your need for a frozen drink and seafood.

Thank RC K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On Sunday and Monday was truly so serene. The atmosphere was full of energy especially with all the activities . So beautiful to watch and sit on the beach. This will be my monthly exertion to Galveston.

Thank psmitchell31
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Murdock’s is a good place to stop and stroll thru. Sitting out on the patio watching the waves roll in is also a must.

Thank matuck2011
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was great, really. The only thing I noticed was the trash. Other than that and the rain it was wonderful. On duty lifeguards beach, patrol, sea wall public bathrooms, plenty of eats and shops. Loads of fun to have.

Thank Geoff B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only are there lots of public beaches, there are restaurants and shops all along the seawall. Recommended.

Thank DougM879
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of room to enjoy the clean beach and play in the waves. Many restaurants along the beach and a life guard on duty.

Thank Amanda N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You may be expecting to see a wall, like a river barrier, but it’s a seventeen foot elevation. If you’re on the beach you can see clearly that the level of the street was raised above sea level. Apparently this was as a result of...More

Thank groupwww
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a fan of The Seawall. It was very rocky,littered with trash and debri and felt closed in. I loved everything else about Galveston Island though.

Thank T2995OVmandyh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seawall is a fascinating structure. It provides protection for the island and serves as the main thoroughfare along the coast. Traffic can be a bit of an issue, as well as parking. Download the parking app to make that easy across the whole island.

Thank Chuck H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Seawall stretches all along Galveston. We were there in April and the weather wasn't that great. There were people surfing but not much else. The beach is very clean and well maintained.

Thank Climb14ers
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mcbelowcg
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.
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TexasPrincess81
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
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TSpurlock
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
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