The Seawall, Galveston

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. Plan your The Seawall visit and explore what else you can see and do in Galveston using our Galveston trip planner .
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  • Very pretty area along the coastline with an amusement park and many restaurants and some shopping for your convenience. Really enjoyed staying here only bad thing was we visited during a cold spell b...  more »
  • The Galveston Seawall is there first and foremost to protect the island from high seas and storm destruction. Over the years its face has changed several times but it is still one of the most popular ...  more »
  • The sea wall goes on for many miles. Easy access to the beach. Many walkers and joggers throughout the day. Restaurants and shopping across the street.  more »

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When choosing accommodations in Galveston, remember that the closer you stay to the water, the more you are likely to pay. Top prices usually get you a spacious room packed with modern amenities plus sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico. You can save a bundle by staying away from the city's popular beachfront. If your home away from home is on wheels, consider one of Galveston's RV parks and resorts.
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