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.

Public loos/toilets are open 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. and are located on the south side of the street at 19th, 29th, 39th, 45th and 61st Streets.


Paid parking along Seawall Boulevard is enforced from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for $2 per hour (with a 2 hour minimum) or $16 per day. Get the best deal by purchasing the Seawall Parking Pass for $45, which is good for an entire year of unlimited Seawall Parking.

3 convenient ways to purchase Seawall Parking Pass or Daily parking:

  1. Download the Pay By Phone Parking app on your phone and register your vehicle. Select 12 months to purchase the Seawall Parking Pass or select number of hours for daily parking.
  2. Call 866-234-7275 to speak with a parking specialist.
  3. Pay in person at Ohana Surf & Skate, 2814 Avenue R 1/2 or Park Board Plaza, 601 Tremont St.

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 Watercraft (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.