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The Seawall

Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Ranked #19 of 48 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The beach looked dirty and uncared or unappreciated. The beach is a treasure but it looked uninviting abd a little creepy. I would not let my children on the beach. The city of Galveston needs to clean up the beach, every day!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Lovely place..loads of tourists on the weekend. so if you want some peace and quiet, go on a weekday

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Austin, TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Not the greatest beach in the world to be sure (on Galveston Island, the better beaches are to the west in the state park), but strolling along the Seawall can still be a pleasant little promenade overlooking the Gulf.

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Austin, Texas
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22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

You can tell by the 8 foot mounds of seaweed piled up by the wall that the city works hard to clear the beaches every day for the enjoyment of the guests. The beach was well maintained as well as the seawall and it's beach entrances.

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ft worth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Depended on where you were,stink,stink stink...mostly stink,and you have to pay to park ANYWHERE on seawall street

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the main part of the beach at Galveston, so it is the most crowded. You can find all sorts of tourist activities here, but if you want an uncrowded beach to further west on the island.

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Corinth
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I can only rate this as average because like everyone else states the seaweed is horrible. No, it isn't Galveston's seawall's fault but you cannot enjoy it. The seaweed is piled extremely high and is everywhere. But the smell is what is horrible.....smells like boiled rotten eggs. Don't even try to get in the ocean.....it is like swimming in spinach.... More

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Victoria, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I love the smell of the beach without having to walk on the sand! It is a great place to just go for a stroll and shop.

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irving, tx
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There was an above average amount of seaweed on the beach and it stank. The island tried to keep it pushed off the beach front but with the amount rolling in it was difficult.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It was a nice enjoyable drive along the seawall. You pass many interesting things. The only negative is the seaweed on the majority of the beaches. You can't really blame that on Galveston at all. It's the gulfs way of cleansing itself. Walking or driving the seawall is something you should do if visiting the island.

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