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“sea wall”(205 reviews)
“pleasure pier”(171 reviews)
Walk along this eight-mile seawall built to protect Galveston from the raging winds and waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
+1 409-797-5182
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days 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 days 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 Chris S
Reviewed 5 days 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 5 days 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
Thank Suzanne A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach was very nice, always clean and the sunsets were beautiful. One could walk forever, enjoy the fishing piers, go shelling, check out the paintings on the Seawall or just sit and relax - watching the waves come up shore. Be sure to visit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here in January so it wasn't very crowded and we loved that the sand was so firm that you could walk for miles. It was clean and a nice view of the gulf. There are even public restrooms along the way and benches...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Genevieve K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A neat spot, worth checking out and letting the kids play on the beach. We will certainly come back.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank U7345IZchristopherb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove and walk parts of the wall. After watching the movie of the history of the 1900 storm we wanted to take it all in. The engineering behind this is amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AylaM871
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was so much to see. The beach was covered in gorgeous shells (get there early). There are several gift shops and local businesses to browse. Also, with so many restaurants there is something for everyone.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Mary Lou L
July 7, 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
Paul S
May 9, 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
August 6, 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.