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The Seawall, Galveston

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
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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  • The Seawall runs along a sandy stretch of beach along the Gulf coast and helps to protect Galveston town from the periodic winds and water swells that blow in from the south and southwest. The evening...  more »
  • Texas beaches are just beautiful! Clean and you can walk for miles! Galveston can be windy, but it's always a good time!  more »
  • This beach is expansive enough that you can find sections that aren't too crowded. Seaweed is everywhere, but there are plenty of spots where this is not a problem. Needs cleaning up in certain areas.  more »