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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

the sea wall is so long and there is lots going on all along it, shops, bars and of course a magnificant beach that goes on for miles and miles..... very hot walking but plenty to see, or just sit and watch the sea.

Thank JLM3080
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a nice Beach to take some pictures and go for a stroll, but it's just too darn hot and humid to have any fun. The water is murky, but that's just from turbulence. There are many better things to do around the Houston...More

Thank 7,268
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a long strip of grey sand, with oil rigs in the distance. Across the street are the usual assortment of fancy classic hotels to trashy stores selling smoking stuff. Also a variety of eateries from those that would classify themselves as Five Star in...More

Thank EuForia_01
Reviewed 5 days ago

so nice to walk the folks enjoying the beautiful beaches, Texas has a bit of everything...we have sand, surf and lots of fun! Go jet skiing or surf or build a sand castle, dont forget to bring a pic-nic

Thank marcy_hanson
Reviewed 6 days ago

not the best beach by far , water isn't the best but sand and beach itself is cleaner than usual so that is a good thing enjoyable to sit on the the beach or walk the path . things have really improved since hurricane ike...More

1  Thank aheyliger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a great and historical place with a pier like you would find up north like The old boardwalk with a ferries wheel and the whole nine yards!! Puts you in the "old south" family feeling or romance if you like. The water...More

Thank FunJacque46
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not been to the island in over 10 years, and i fell in love all over again, the stores on the seawall, the walk on the beach the view OMG it was just awesome

Thank twokidsintexas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoy the sea wall every time I go to Galveston Texas. It's relaxing and enjoyable. It has beauty within itself. Near restaurants and activities to do along the way.

Thank lynthetraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to take an early morning I hope walk before the tourists get up and get out on the beaches. Nice murals and statues all over the walk.

Thank wick1979
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk on the beach. The upgrade to Galveston beach is nice. The water isn't blue but the beach is a nice place to just relax and/or walk.

Thank Grace O
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6 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
8 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