The Seawall

The Seawall, Galveston: Address, Phone Number, The Seawall Reviews: 4.5/5

The Seawall
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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.
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Anne O
Argyle, TX3,747 contributions
Jan 2022
A walk on the Seawall is a great way to exercise and view the beach and Gulf of Mexico. We visited in January so swimming wasn't an option. Walks on the beach and on the jetties are possible, too. The painted benches along the way give a glimpse into the history and sea life that surrounds Galveston.
Written February 21, 2022
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melwashere81
Cleveland, TX935 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Everytime I came to Galveston the seawall keeps getting better. When did they add the painted benches? These are definitely a nice touch and make the whole area really pretty. The seawall is perfect for a nice walk along the water with beautiful views. There is also an amusement park with restaurants and a gift shop right on the seawall. We did an early afternoon walk then again at sunset and enjoyed both times. Parking is NOT free along the seawall but the prices are reasonable. I paid $4 for 2 hours. Just remember to pay before leaving your car there. You don't want a ticket or to be towed. We had such a great time and we will be back!
Written February 15, 2022
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Casey Lavert
Hattiesburg, MS6 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Must visit when in Galveston, so happy I got recommended here. A great mix of shops, restaurants, amusement and the gulf. Water isn’t the best for swimming but makes some picturesque photos. We loved Murdoch beach house close by which had reasonably priced drinks and souvenirs and some great views of the Gulf of Mexico
Written June 12, 2022
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,562 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We drove from the Strand after dinner to enjoy the views and help digest our dinner.

We immediately found parking in front of the Grand Galvez hotel. No charge for street parking after 6pm.

This was an optimal time to visit with less crowds, cooler weather and quieter to enjoy the views of the gulf.
Written June 1, 2022
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jkweebs
Omaha, NE519 contributions
Apr 2022
We took a stroll on the Seawall on our last day in Galveston. Great place to walk and see the ocean. You can walk on the large sidewalk along the main drag or you can go down and walk the beach itself. The sun rises are great from the seawall and there are many places to stop and enjoy the view.
Written April 26, 2022
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Rebecca L
Atlanta, GA1,366 contributions
Dec 2019
We rode along the Seawall twice during our recent stay. The first day, the fog settled and you couldn't see the water. The second day was fun and not crowded as it was December and in the morning. There are more than 60 colorful benches with mosaics depicting the area's marine life, birds, food, etc. Also, historical markers point out the history of the seawall and notable places like the famous Balinese Room. No trip is complete without passing by Pleasure Pier.
Written January 2, 2020
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Mary M
Houston, TX57 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
The Seawall has much improved over the years. The beaches are much cleaner than they used to be back in the day. Paid parking is easy to use. Beach chair rentals are available down most of the Seawall. The restaurants are top notch. I was very pleased with my recent visit during the week with much smaller crowds. I plan on doing it again 😊
Written June 14, 2020
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Suzanne S
Houston, TX43 contributions
Jan 2020
The seawall and down on the beach is a beautiful place to walk and play. Parking is on the Seawall. We called the number on the sign and once you register, then pay for a pass, 8 hours, etc. Really convenient. The beaches are pristine. I think the crews come late or early morning. We loved it. Plasnning to go back with the pup. We went off season, so had the beach in an not crowded situation.
Written February 1, 2020
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suv-mama
Keno, OR33 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
January is a gorgeous time to visit Galveston. We spent 3 hours walking 5 1/2 miles on the beach and both sides of Seawall Drive. No better way to spend a 70 degree winter day. Using the parking app to pay was pretty easy, the first time is the most time consuming. Everyplace was clean. I even was brave and tried one of the cool looking, fancy porta potties on the Seawall and was impressed with how nice and clean it was. I highly recommend a nice long walk or bike ride along the seawall on your visit to Galveston.
Written January 7, 2020
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COOKIEDULCE5
Houston, TX82 contributions
Nov 2020
We like to drive by the seawall all the time, from on side to the other. We love stopping at Ritas Ice and the Walmart. OH and Pleasure Pier.
The only bad thing is when they added the parking signs and you have to go through this whole rigamarow to pay for parking.
We havent been able to park since.
So we just enjoy driving the seawall and enjoy watching the waves.
Written November 10, 2020
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