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The Seawall

Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Ranked #12 of 47 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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Shropshire
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98 reviews 98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Miles of sand and warm sea! The road goes the entire length of a great beach. Parking can be tricky so get there early if you want to choose your spot!

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Highlands, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The seawall has really built up since Hurricane Ike. It is a beautiful place to visit and take the kiddos.

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Houston, TX
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Living in Houston, on a lazy weekend day we sometimes decide to "go to Galveston for a walk". We head for the west side of the seawall, off from 61st street near the San Luis hotel. We get a soda or iced tea at one of the nearby cafes and just amble along the beach and seawall enjoying the views,... More

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Hollister, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I grew up here & it is pretty to look at but, the water isn't all that clean anymore there, bums sleep on beach at night, lots of drug deals going on, not a place youd want to walk up & down after dark!

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Kemp, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Drug dealing spotted, prostitutes seen by folks + 2 boys, we met on beach, staying at same hotel as us. I witnessed drugs being passed, but missed the prostitutes. Dogs running loose all over beach! No leashes, or running free dragging leashes! Police cars everywhere but seemed more intent on parking fines, than the crimes right under their noses!

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Kingwood, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We went for a full day of sun and fun. It was nice to walk around and take in the sights. We parked the cars over by McDonald's for 8 bucks and had the entire day to run around. It all worked out very well. We would go again.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Nothing special to really look at. The history of it all is interesting but this is not so different than the walls on Lake Michigan.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

There are restaurants, hotels and fun family activities for families. Pleasure Pier is located on the seawall. There is also miniature gulf and race car track. You do have to pay to park, but our condo was across the street.

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North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I enjoyed the sea wall and reading about when and how it was constructed. I like that the ocean is openly available to see when walking or driving by. There is not a lot of peering through buildings to see the water. Feel free to rent a bike or bring your own. We took a lot of awesome pics in... More

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Solon, Ia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

There is so much stuff going on in this area its amazing food, drink activities, rides, people watching. I would recommend this to anyone. Lots of fun.

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