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The Seawall

Address: Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Ranked #16 of 39 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
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Owner 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

The seawall allows Galveston to exist - it's worth reading the history on this. Seawall Boulevard creates a driving cruise the length of the town of Galveston, and is also great for walking/jogging. The boulevard is dotted with small beaches and fishing piers, and the Historic Pleasure Pier at 25th St on the seaside, and it is the hotel/restaurant strip... More

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Victoria
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The seawall is a great place to walk and enjoy the waterfront , there are so many different things to see and do along the seawall overall it is a great place to be on a nice evening walk.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

My kids and I love going here. It's a good place to play in the water and sand. Also we can take our dog too!

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Republic, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I came here for a run before leaving on a cruise. I stayed at a nearby hotel, so I didn't have to pay to park at the sea wall. Apparently there is some local controversy about who gets the parking revenue. Keep an open mind, it's not a beach its a sea wall. It's designed to keep Galveston from washing... More

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ALLENDALE, MICHIGAN
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Can walk and run along ways along the seawall. Also restaurants and rent bikes. Shops and piers along here.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Have been here numerous times with my wife and kids. Easy access to the sea wall and beach. Lot's of parking so no big deal on getting set to checkout the beach. Lots of opportunity for family pictures. Buzzing street with lots of people cruising around. Lot's of shopping and trinket shops to be had. If you're thinking about visiting,... More

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Alvin, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I am really disappointed in the way the paid parking is handled. I do not want to be forced to give my credit card number to anyone. If you opt of the still free section you have to walk a very long ways to get to the attractions. There should be a way to pay without using a credit card,... More

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Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A great place to walk to take in the gulf of Mexico. The water isn't pretty, but it is a beach and water.

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a good place to take a long walk and people watch while enjoying some ocean scenery and beach activity (surfers, parasurfers, etc.). The highway runs right next to the Seawall, so it can be noisy, but a stroll after dinner at Gaido's or Salsa's is a good way to pass the time with friends and family.

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McAllen, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Solid, but doesn't seem high enough to prevent the sea from blowing into town during a hurricane. Seems like the design could have been more effective...

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