Seawall Urban Park

The 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. 

Get the best deal by purchasing an annual parking pass - $25 for parking along Seawall Blvd or $50 for beach parks and Seawall Blvd

Fees from Seawall parking will be used to create & maintain enhancements

Paid parking along Seawall Blvd. is enforced from 10am to 6pm daily for $1 per hour or $8 per day - location #5004. Call 409-797-5198 or click on PayByPhone to download the app

Owners of vehicles displaying disabled plates or placards are exempt from parking fees along the Seawall.  Details at City of Galveston.

Rules for beaches along the Seawall:

  • Glass prohibited
  • Pets Permitted on Leashes
  • Clean Up After Your Pets
  • Beach Camping Prohibited 12 a.m. - 5 a.m.
  • 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 Prohibited
  • The use of Drones or radio mechanically operated devices in the Beach Parks or at the Beaches is strictly prohibited at all times, unless specific written authority is granted by park management in conjunction with the Superintendent of parks where temporary permits may be obtained for a fee of $100 for a 2 hour minimum with the exception of The Park Board of Trustees and The City of Galveston.