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The Seawall

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Address: Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Walk along this eight-mile seawall built to protect Galveston from...

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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Enjoyable even in winter

As a texan there is no such thing as "winter" but we did experience the craziest fog ever while we were here. But that didn't stop us the beach was still enjoyable to walk on and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As a texan there is no such thing as "winter" but we did experience the craziest fog ever while we were here. But that didn't stop us the beach was still enjoyable to walk on and search for seashells. There was weird walking on the beach with all the fog since you couldn't see out more than 1/2 a mile.... More 

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stayed at a hotel across from the seawall. We loved walking along the beach on the seawall and also on the beach to see the paintings on the seawall. Very cool. The weather was bad while we were there, very foggy and cool. We ended up walking 6 miles along the seawall. There were tons of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Long walks on the beach, shell collecting, watching waves. Beach was clean and watch the sunrise was magical.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The sea wall is so unpretentious. People walk or bicycle. They look at the water. They look at the beach. They look at the drop to the rocks...no railing. The businesses are on the other side of the road. Walking on the sea wall isn't a commercial activity it is purely recreational. Definitely take the time to enjoy the simplicity... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The sunrise was beautiful but the beach leaves much to be desired, the day before there was bad weather

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a treat, of course. With January being our visit, we had a little sun, a little overcast, and a little fog.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family of four spent mist of our 3 days in Galveston on the sea wall beach front. It was a time for walking, thinking, clearing our winter brains of all unwanted thoughts and worries. Watching the dogs and their humans was a great past time. So happy it has been left virtually untouched. Even got a 2-mile run in... More 

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Crystal Beach, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Catch the weather right, find a parking spot and take a few hours walk on the Seawall. Please remember that handicap is free parking anywhere on the Island.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Seawall is beautiful and great for walking. There is tons of restaurants and shopping along the Seawall. There is a ton of entertainment even for a brisk January evening.

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Austin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm told it's the longest continuous sidewalk in the world. Just being near the water is great but, there are so many other things to do as well. Great places to eat. The Pleasure Pier is very exciting. This is Galveston's main attraction.

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