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“sea wall”(206 reviews)
“pleasure pier”(172 reviews)
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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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Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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All reviews sea wall pleasure pier across the street great place to walk pay to park gulf of mexico nice beach nice walk galveston beach amusement park fish waves jog bike sidewalk stroll piers
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This really a nice set-up for visiting the beach, enjoying the water, or just doing an observation outing. The whole idea of how they built the Seawall is fascinating and then to experience the beauty of the beach because of it is really great!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank benitakay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Galveston and surrounding area in February and unfortunately it rained everyday and the sun barely shined all week. The Seawall are downtown confused me as there are miles of parking along the wall but they charge for parking with an unusual practice of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Snickman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad I wasn't there in the summer. Lots of Pelicans and good to walk along. I would definately stay there again. The road a d wall did not impede a great view of the beach. Love seeing all the ships and other stuff out there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lala405
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although tourist attractions abound, we loved just walking the beach on a balmy, sunny Jan. afternoon. Pelicans dove , seabirds tiptoed and dipped, and we strode down the beach for miles. Stayed until sunset watching surfers play in the waves.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CathyV773
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Seawall was primary built for defending purposes of raging winds and waves of the Mexican Gulf, but in times it also became a tourist attraction. The seawall is very long, and along it there're fishing piers, amusement piers, top hotels, restaurants and a very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank B1714D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love the seawall area, Murdochs for shopping, lots of people watching. Miles of beach to look at and explore.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David_MD2713VH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I drove this 10 miles of seawall and was amazed at this man made feat. It is truly an incredible project. There are shops and restaurants that you can visit along the boulevard. Parking is all parallel along the seawall and you pay with your...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TravelDude88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This seawall was created after the devastating hurricane of 1900. Now it is lined with shops, restaurants and hotels on one side and nice beaches on the other. A good place to walk or ride a bike.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chrisinkingwood2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean and scenic beach, great to walk along and enjoy. Lots to see. Recommend this area very highly when in the Galveston area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Garry M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The history of Galveston includes the many hurricanes that have shaped this area. The sea wall is part of that history and has certainly become a part of the history. Necessary for storm surge protection. The highway running along it gets you around easily with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Mary Lou L
7 July 2018|
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Response from photoscrap | Reviewed this property |
Hello, no showers and really no restrooms along seawall but can pay for private beach access that have more amenities. We usually fill gallons of water to rinse feet and bodies off. Change at gas stations while we fill up... More
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Paul S
9 May 2018|
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Response from groupwww | Reviewed this property |
The Seawall is eleven miles long and has metered parking all along. If you just want a walk on the beach you can park pretty much anywhere (hot tip: there are steps at intervals. Park near the steps if you’re going to the... More
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mcbelowcg
6 August 2017|
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Response from 996christym | 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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