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The Seawall, Galveston
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Take a 16.6 km (10.3 mi) walk on one of the longest continuous sidewalks in the world, The Seawall. It was built to protect the city from the destructive power of waves. On this 5.2 m (17 ft) high wall, you'll see long stretches of murals that depict underwater life painted by children. You'll encounter a number of statues and historical markers throughout the site. The sidewalk is wide and suitable for jogging and cycling. You'll see shops and restaurants along the wall as well. Our Galveston travel itinerary planner makes visiting The Seawall and other Galveston attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Great for a walk or bike ride, lots of families, exercising folks and people watchers. From east beach to now several blocks west of 61st street there is beach as well with lots of accesses from the S...  more »
  • It's a wall something like fifteen feet tall in some spots and the wall is just over ten miles long. And there is a sidewalk that runs the distance of the seawall. The appearance of the seawall has ch...  more »
  • The Seawall and beach are a spectacular asset of Galveston, one not used nearly enough by local residents. Sunrises and sunsets aside, spending a few minutes to an hour every day can help push your ca...  more »