Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Seawall Galveston

Where is Galveston?

Galveston is an island in Galveston County in Gulf Coast region in the state of Texas. Galveston is 30 minutes drive away from Houston. Galveston is a very popular tourist destination in Texas. Its Victorian houses are favorite retirement destinations for Texans. Galveston is a historic city and it is well famous for its history, buildings, culture, museum and music. Every year Galveston hosts an excellent Mardi Gras festival party.

What is Seawall Galveston?

Seawall Galveston is the most popular tourist destination in island of Galveston. The Galveston Seawall is a 10 mile wall stretch along the coast. It prevents the city and the Seawall Boulevard from high tide and storm. Galveston faced a major hurricane in 1900. The hurricane changed the geography of city of Galveston. It caused huge number of deaths along with heavy economic losses. The seawall was constructed in year 1902 to prevent further similar tragedies.

Places to visit

The best beach area along the Seawall is between 37th street and 61st street. There are various lifeguards on duty at different intersections. The water is not very clear still the scene is excellent for family and regular audience. You may also visit Galveston Island State Park nearby.

Things to do

It is the longest public beach stretch in city of Galveston. You can park free across the road, rent an umbrella and watch grey water while sipping margarita. If you are a sailor, you may sail from 29th Street launch. You may also rent personal watercraft. If you prefer, you can go for horse riding on the coast.

So if you want a beach vacation at very affordable cost, Galveston beaches are the place to be. If you are living in nearby area, you can drive to Seawall, enjoy the day and return by evening.

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