Corpus Christi Downtown Seawall

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The Corpus Christi Downtown Seawall was built in the early 1940s as a way to protect the city from hurricane waves. The Works Progress Administration, a New Deal organization that provided jobs for people during the Great Depression, funded the project.

The seawall is a popular location for locals and tourists along the downtown waterfront. It offers breathtaking views of Corpus Christi Bay, is more than 1.5 miles long, and plays an essential part in the cultural and economic life of Corpus Christi.

The seawall is a popular location for year-round events and festivals. The Fiesta de la Flor, a celebration of the life and music of Selena, and the Corpus Christi Festival of the Arts, a week-long arts and crafts exhibition, are among the most notable events.

Along the seawall are several water fountains that provide relief from the scorching heat and allow amusing and creative photographic backgrounds.

Things to do at the Corpus Christi Downtown Seawall

Visit the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay: Explore the history of this retired aircraft carrier, which served during World War II and the Vietnam War, at the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay. You can take a self-guided tour of the ship and view exhibits on naval warfare, aviation, and more.

Enjoy the view: The seawall offers stunning views of Corpus Christi Bay and the cityscape. Take a stroll along the water's edge or spot a bench to sit on and take in the scenery.

Go fishing: The seawall consists of various fishing piers and places where fishing enthusiasts can cast a line and attempt to capture a variety of fish, including redfish, speckled trout, and flounder.

Attend events and festivals: Plenty of events and festivals are held all along the waterfront of the Corpus Christi Downtown Seawall throughout the year, making this area of the city a bustling center of activity.

Festivals like the Festival of Arts take place once a year in April and attract more than one hundred artists from all over the country. Furthermore, there is live music, food vendors, and activities for children.

Fiesta de la Flor This two-day festival honors the life and legacy of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a revered Tejano music icon who lived in Corpus Christi. The festival features live music, food vendors, a Mercado (marketplace), and numerous interactive displays and activities.

Bayfest This family-friendly event takes place in October and includes live music, food vendors, a children's area, and various exhibits and demonstrations emphasizing the local marine environment.

Explore fine dining: The Corpus Christi Downtown Seawall is lined with tempting restaurants and cafes that are worth exploring. Like The Water Street Oyster Bar, which is a local favorite for fresh seafood and oysters on the half shell. Executive Surf Club, Hester's Cafe, and The Exchange are some of the finest restaurants in the area.

Indulge in people-watching: People-watching is one of the seawall's greatest attractions. You can take candid photographs of both locals and tourists savoring the scenery, participating in outdoor activities, or simply lounging.

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Address of Corpus Christi Downtown Seawall

1590 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-1100

Opening & Closing time of Corpus Christi Downtown Seawall

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
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    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
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  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours

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