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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” (192 reviews)
“pleasure pier” (166 reviews)
LOCATION
Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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+1 409-797-5182
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"sea wall"
in 192 reviews
"pleasure pier"
in 166 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 37 reviews
"across the street"
in 105 reviews
"gulf of mexico"
in 57 reviews
"pay to park"
in 46 reviews
"nice beach"
in 53 reviews
"nice walk"
in 44 reviews
"galveston beach"
in 27 reviews
"amusement park"
in 29 reviews
"fish"
in 52 reviews
"jog"
in 25 reviews
"waves"
in 156 reviews
"bike"
in 89 reviews
"sidewalk"
in 88 reviews
"lifeguards"
in 56 reviews
"stroll"
in 104 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I never tire of driving up and down the seawall. Beautiful ocean view. Miles of beach. Functional and iconic. Plenty of activities, shops, and food. Must pay to park along the wall which is different from the last time we visited.

Thank Nomad062_10
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Reviewed yesterday

Clean beach and easy access with umbrella rentals and a designated pedestrian crosswalk in front of the San Luis Resort. Easy access for its guest.

Thank kbh29
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Seawall runs along the beach. There are a number of multi person bikes that go up and down the Seawall sidewalk that you have to watch out for while walking. On Thursday evening it was less crowded than on Saturday evening. Shops and restaurants...More

Thank ahrendse
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked out on the fishing pier and looked back and it was beautiful. We had ice cream at Ritas which made our walk on the pier free. Otherwise it costs $2 a person which is still a nice price. The fishing pier was neat...More

Thank Kirby R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

the sea wall area looks great have been visiting Galveston 40 plus years all the sand they hauled in has made this a beautiful beach and the water cleanest i have ever seen

Thank Cooking50
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed at a condo across from the Seawall and had the opportunity to walk along the wall and play on the beach below. The rocks were fun to play on. While we preferred the beach at the state park (a few miles west), the...More

Thank Katherine H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our hotel was across the street from The Seawall, but we had to walk down some to the beach area. Download the Pay by Parking App because you have to pay for parking on The Seawall. And at sunset you can see all the ships...More

Thank Teri J
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I am really a fan of the new sea wall look! Having been in the houston my entire life and visiting Galveston often and being disappointed with the beach and water at sea wall, this is a great change. The sand extends much further into...More

Thank DKISS76
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s so long and there’s always somewhere to park. It’s usually packed by the pier but if you go down further away on either side you’ll find spots. I usually park by 17th and Seawall. I haven’t had any problems with my car being hit...More

Thank Jaclyn H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great area with lots of restaurants and grocery stores near. Pleasure Pier near by. Giant gift shop Murdock’s has all types of gifts, snack foods, and drinks.

Thank Gina S
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.05 miles away
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.05 miles away
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.15 miles away
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.61 miles away
Nearby Attractions
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385 reviews
.68 miles away
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72 reviews
.30 miles away
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.83 miles away
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Mary Lou L
7 July 2018|
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Response from Sheila B | Reviewed this property |
The beach does not have restrooms or changing rooms. It is just Beach. But it’s a short distance across the street to your hotel
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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 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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