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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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
+1 409-797-5182

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great late summer trip here. Not too crowded and plenty of beaches to choose from. The water was exceptionally warm. We saw lots of dolphins and fish jumping. Plenty of beach chair rentals, paddle boarding, jet skis, etc.

Thank Brooke G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The entire family had a great time on the beach. There were umbrellas and chairs available for purchase. You could easily spend the day in the water or watching the waves.

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 2 days ago

I don’t remember paying to park on the sea wall last time we were there. But you do now. And they will bust you if you don’t. There are two guys on Segway’s that roll down the sea wall issuing tickets. We were told it...More

Thank KClouthier
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Shorty and I was slidin thru the seawall and things was poppin off 4-real. Dis spot dope. Y'all should drive down this road.

Thank eric s
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great beach for the family! Safe, fun, and clean! Life guards close by, and walking distance to the pier!

Thank E B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great big beach or along the seawall to go for a fun. Stop at all the benches along the seawall and read up about history and sea life.

Thank Gretchen M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Galveston since hurricane Ike. The improvement to the beaches and seawall are quite remarkable. The beaches and town are so much cleaner than before. New businesses and upgrades to old ones and historic homes are returning Galveston to one...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We LOVE coming to Galveston for Family Vacation and spending days. There is so much to do along the Seawall!

Thank mkepperson73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for a nice beach escape from Dallas. Love the seawall as it makes the beach much more accessible for bikes, runners, walkers, handicapped and injured people. It can be a bit scary as the speed limits are higher than I expected and cars...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No jellyfish. Pretty sand. Lots to do. Bicycles. Jet skis. Something called a banana boat. Waves not too rough.

Thank Jerri H
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August 6, 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.
April 29, 2017|
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Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
If you can see the lights of the pleasure pier you should have a pretty good view of the fireworks too
June 8, 2016|
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Response from d_seekingtravel | Reviewed this property |
It is fine this year. That year is was bad almost everywhere in the Caribbean. You can google the seaweed that year and it was so bad! I had a friend leave PR because of it! I run the seawall 3 times a week and this year I... More