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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea wall” (180 reviews)
“pleasure pier” (153 reviews)
Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
+1 409-797-5182

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I spent multiple days just hanging out on the Seawall, walking up and down. The beach is very clean and the sand feels very fine. I later heard from an Uber driver that it is artifical and is re-lain seasonally. The most...More

Thank Codey B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Galveston. Seawall is a historic structure. After this storm of 1900 Galveston Bay was dredged and the sand pumped on to Galveston Island. I have heard firsthand stories from people who have lived to be 100 years old of the raising of the grade...More

Thank John2Mary
Reviewed 5 days ago

Got here really early with my wife and kids and we decided for the kids to ride their bike and my wife and i to walk...the distance is not bad and the views are cozy, the whole time we were just thinking it would be...More

Thank Allan C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at Gaido's (which is a must do as well) and took a leisurely stroll along the beach. Parking is a breeze with the parking app and the weather was perfect for a lazy walk. Very nice wide beach with shells and seagulls...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I rode our bikes from the hotel and down the seawall. There were some sidewalk closures due to construction (61st St) and another in the direction of Pleasure Pier. I assume this construction is happening now because it's the off-season for tourists....More

Thank YenkoOshima
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel is not far from the seawall. It's a beach along the seawall boulevard and a nice place for a walk or just sitting there for the sunset. There's so many restaurants on the other side of the street.

Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of stairs, warnings for current conditions, and very clean. Plenty of parking available makes it easy to make a quick stop.

Thank Marie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view is wonderful, the waves crashing, very relaxing! The beach was free of debris and there are lots of restaurants, bars and activities for all ages. I like that much of the walk was lighted. The fun pier with rides, food and activities is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very nice and peaceful. The seawall was clean. Plenty of benches and beaches to enjoy along the seawall.

Thank Jana P M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beach area was very nice and clean. Had a balcony view at best western plus hotel. Beautiful view, great hotel. Enjoy with a glass of wine!

Thank Robert V
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7 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
9 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