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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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The ocean was great, big waves. We visited in late May and there was some kind of seaweed covering the beach and floating in the water. I understand it happens every year. We... read more

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Topeka, Kansas

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Killeen, Texas
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10 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love it! So relaxing. Definitely GOING back. Might not be for everyone but it was relaxing. Love Galveston in general. It has its own charm. Gotta visit Murdoch's they have a area where you can sit and watch the water. Have a cold drink.

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Topeka, Kansas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ocean was great, big waves. We visited in late May and there was some kind of seaweed covering the beach and floating in the water. I understand it happens every year. We dealt with it, but would have had a better time had it not been an issue. It piles up on the beach and floats in the waves.... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice walk, either on the beach or up on the sidewalks. Water was a little on the brown side; something I am not used to here in New England. Loved it! Stayed across the street at Casa Del Mar. perfect condo.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As other reviews have stated, this isn't the clear/blue waters of the Gulf nor are the beaches white. However, Galveston has invested millions of dollars into their beach and brought in tons upon tons of sand that make the shoreline very nice. There are umbrellas and chairs that you can rent, if desired. Save the money and bring your own.... More 

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El Paso Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have loved Galveston's sea wall since the late 1940's. The water looks gray and dirty. As a child I swam there; not so in my seventies. Prefer the beauty of the Mexican coastline. But walk along the sea wall; think about when Galveston had gambling. Gaido's has been required to improve as restaurants like Paco and Rudy's have moved in.... More 

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Thank Wretch
Galveston, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The seawall is a paved walk way that you can ride a bike, walk, jog or stroll, to restaurants, hotels, gifts shops, and of course the beach.

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Thank Henry C
McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a relaxing beach and enjoyable, a little bit dirty but still great to have a weekend there to spend time with family

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Thank Pooya T
Argyle, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For people how have never seen the ocean, this is a great opportunity to do so. There are lots of bars and restaurants and hotels to stay at in this area. If you are used to beaches on the west coast you will not be very impressed. This area does not have white sandy beaches.

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Thank cassyg99
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The seawall is a long line of beach in Galveston that has some breath taking views as well as free beach access! It can sometimes be over ran with seaweed but it's not as bad as some people claim it to be. Really warm water to swim in and enjoy the beach.

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Thank Tami G
Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our hotel was right across the street so it was only a 3 min walk to get to the beach which was super nice. As far as the ocean itself goes, the waves were amazing and it wasn't crowded. A+ in my book!

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