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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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“sea wall” (179 reviews)
“pleasure pier” (152 reviews)
Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
+1 409-797-5182

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was here in mid September and it was pretty quiet during week. Plenty of places to feel like you kind of had beach to yourself. Gotta pay for parking all along beachfront except it's free between 69th and 81st streets (double check before you...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The things you see and can teach just walking along the seawall. Love the area, very diverse. Family fun and well as adult fun. We enjoyed The Pleasure Pier, just enough for us parents and not too much for these teens.

Thank Christina P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sparsely populated when we we went. Beach seems to be shallow for a good distance out. Waves at shore were fine for our 3 year old to splash and enjoy. Lots of shells to pick up. Sea birds everywhere. Along the large rocks at the...More

Thank Caronltaylor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good time watching the fishers, from up on high, under the fishing net shade. Admission was $2, and that bought a soft drink. At the end we had popsicles!

Thank Hope P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sea wall is a fun, customizable attraction. Stay sand-free on the ledge, or get your toes in the sand. Have hustle and bustle of the east end or more serenity on the west end. People see or bird watch. Stay all day or simply...More

Thank Angie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time at the beach every night! My son had a blast. It wasn't too crowded and if we got bored we could move to another spot. Lots to see and do! And jist a walk from our hotel! Beautiful sunset too!!!!

Thank unknown5300
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up and down the seawall! Stopped at the Shops Murdoch's was a nice stop sat in the rockers and watched the ocean and enjoyed a drink and we enjoyed the Pier Ate at Bubba's (It's Tradition) Had a very nice Trip!

Thank Jeffrey T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love it in October when one can see the beach & gulf without the distraction of parked cars and crowds of people.

Thank 300rebecca
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Kansas so a trip to the seawall means salt water! If you visit at night, it's neat to see all of the cargo ships in the water. It's a safe place to be whether it's day or night!

Thank ronandjessie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Talk about a time to remember when you are eating your fast food breakfast and drinking their iced coffee while sitting on the steps of the seawall during the sunrise. Experimented with some slo-motion camera skills on my iPhone and also the time lapse features....More

1  Thank Thomas H
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6 August 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.
29 April 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
8 June 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