seawallurbanparkThe center of Galveston’s beach activity takes place along the island’s famous Seawall Boulevard. This urban park stretches more than 10 miles offering plenty of beach as well as the nation’s longest continuous sidewalk – great for running, biking or people watching.  Beaches along the seawall offer easy access to the island’s many beachfront restaurants, resorts and tourist attractions, such as the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier amusement park that stands on a pier over the Gulf of Mexico at Seawall and 25th Street.


Parking along the Seawall from 6th to 69th streets and 81st to 103rd streets can be purchased via Pay By Phone for $1 per hour, $8 per day or $25 per annual pass. Paid parking is enforced from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Register your vehicle by visiting or 1-866-234-7275.

Seawall parking is enforced by the City of Galveston (

City Ordinances

Glass Prohibited
Pets Permitted on Leashes
Clean Up After Your Pets
Camping Prohibited 12am-5am
Open Fires Prohibited (BBQ pits allowed)
Stay Off Dunes
Alcohol Prohibited
Designated Boat Launch at West Side of 29th St. Jetty
Hard Bottom Craft (Surfboards, Kayaks, etc.) Prohibited between 53rd St. and 61st St. (May 15th-Labor Day)
Vehicles, 4-Wheelers,  ATV’s, and Dirt Bikes are Prohibitted

Water Safety Tips:

Swim Near a Lifeguard
Stay Away from Rocks
Learn To Swim
Swim with a Buddy
Check with the Lifeguards
Use Sunscreen and Drink Water
Obey Posted Signs and Flags
Keep the Beach and Water Clean
Learn Rip Current Safety
Enter Water Feet First
Wear a Life Jacket