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The Seawall, Galveston

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#1 of 57 in Historic Sites in Texas Gulf Coast
Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
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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. 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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  • The Seawall itself is not much to look at. It is an impressive structure, but the graffiti takes away some of the charm. I thought the best parts were the artistic benches and the easy access to... 
    The Seawall itself is not much to look at. It is an impressive structure, but the graffiti takes away some of the charm. I thought the best parts were the artistic benches and the easy access to...  more »
  • We took a stroll on the Seawall on our last day in Galveston. Great place to walk and see the ocean. You can walk on the large sidewalk along the main drag or you can go down and walk the beach... 
    We took a stroll on the Seawall on our last day in Galveston. Great place to walk and see the ocean. You can walk on the large sidewalk along the main drag or you can go down and walk the beach...  more »
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  • My sister and I loved Galveston! We loved riding the ferry and we found a place on the beach that we could drive down to without paying parking and entrance fees. My sister especially enjoyed gathering seashells for a wind chime.
  • I like the sounds of waves

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