We welcome winter travelers. Become a Texan, even if it is just for the winter!
Bolivar Peninsula and Crystal Beach Texas is a hidden gem when it comes to wintering on the upper Texas Coast. Our 27 mile stretch of paradise is about 3 miles wide if you really stretch the tape and is lined by the Texas Coast on the south-side and East Galveston Bay on the north-side. The Intracoastal Waterway breaks up the landscape all 27 miles. With the communities of High Island- a birders paradise, Gilchrist- known for Rollover Pass, Caplin, Crystal Beach- an unincorporated area covered in beach homes, RV parks, and all the necessities for living and relaxing and Port Bolivar - an original settlement and old rail passage. With only a ferry ride to Galveston, a short drive to Kemah and Beaumont Texas, Crystal Beach is the perfect location to call home for your stay on the upper Texas coast. Houston is within a day’s trip for a bigger city feel if you really want to spread your wings and explore.
For those wishing to stay and enjoy our surroundings for some time we have the accommodations you desire. Beach Home Vacation Rentals are at all time low pricing from after Labor Day and until the first of May making it worth weekly or monthly says, most realtors will work with visitors for extended stays during the winter months. If you travel by motor home or RV from the big rigs to the pop-ups, Bolivar is host to a wide assortment of RV Parks both on and off the water. Some hosting covered pads and bath houses while others supply a beautiful surrounding and a view with washer and dryers. No matter which you choose to visit and stay with, all cater to their visitors year round with smiles.
Bolivar Peninsula and Crystal Beach has history and some might surprise you. From early settlements to surviving hurricanes there’s plenty to learn and visit while on Bolivar. A day trip to Fort Travis and see the Gun Bunkers and history markers. The view from the park is unbelievable overlooking the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay. Rollover Pass where you can back-up to the water’s edge and wet a line for Flounder in the fall and early winter along with Specs and Redfish year round.
The Anahuac Wildlife Refuge across the bay but a short drive is home to thousands of wintering ducks and geese which are a sight to see as they feed off the land and roost for the evening. The Anahac Refuge is a photographer’s dream land. All visitors to Bolivar enjoy a stop and a photograph of the Bolivar Light House which is privately owned now but a welcoming sight as you get ready for a ride or unload from the Bolivar Ferry. The Bolivar/Galveston Ferry is FREE and runs 24hrs a day, a direct 15 minute ride to Galveston Island and a host of areas to visit for the day.