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Seawall, Galveston: 7 reviews and 12 photos

   
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  • Visit the Famous Sea Wall - Galveston
  • Visit the Famous Sea Wall - Galveston
  • Visit the Famous Sea Wall - Galveston
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'The Galveston Seawall, constructed in 1902, is a seawall that was built after the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 for protection from future hurricanes. The Seawall has never been overtopped by a storm surge from hurricanes but waves from the storms have caused considerable damage to buildings that line Seawall Boulevard. Texas F.M. 3005, otherwise known as Seawall Boulevard along the wall, runs along the Seawall.

The seawall is presently 10 miles (16 km) long. It is approximately 17 feet (5.2 m) high, and 16 feet (4.9 m) thick at its base. The seawall was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 and designated a National Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2001.

Many miles of the wall are painted with murals, called "wall art". These huge murals are painted by children, and depict underwater life. The art is designed to make the seawall more interesting to visitors.'- Taken from Wikipedia

The Sea Wall offers many things to do, especially those who love active travel. At any point in the day (or night, for that matter) you will see people walking the 10 mile sea wall, skating down it, biking down it, and driving along it. If you prefer to park and walk on it, there is free parking (parallel, though!) all throughout it except at the thousands of stop lights. But, hey, it's free!!!

Address: Texas F. M. 3005
Directions: Keep going down 45 til you hit the water? Can't miss it!
Phone: +1 409-797-5182
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galveston_Seawall

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 17, 2008
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