About Crystal Beach
Quiet, family-friendly, and scenic beyond belief, our selection of Crystal Beach vacation rentals may woo you into taking up Gulf Coast life permanently. Located on the beautiful Bolivar Peninsula, this beach getaway is a resort destination for any time of year.
Where Is Crystal Beach, TX?
Crystal Beach is a small beach community on the Bolivar Peninsula along the Gulf Coast of Texas, separated from Galveston Island by a three-mile channel; the free 18-minute ferry ride is a fabulous opportunity to watch ships pass by, and view marine wildlife. Crystal Beach is a particular draw for guests looking for a beach escape surrounded by the rugged beauty of the natural landscape, while still having access to urban attractions across the channel.
The Bolivar Peninsula
Guests pick Crystal Beach vacation rentals primarily for its access to the beautiful surroundings of Bolivar, including the 27 miles of beaches on which you can cruise in your car, or on your bike. The mild climate and gentle waters make it a great place to take the kids for boogie boarding, fishing, and crabbing. Swimming is leisurely, and relaxing is a snap.
Don't miss the historic Point Bolivar Lighthouse for a look at the island's history. Birdwatchers, bring your binoculars and plan a trip to the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, with over 34,000 acres of protected habitat set aside for Galveston Bay's wildlife.
Things to Do in Crystal Beach, TX
Crystal Beach may have few high-rises, but it is still a resort destination with a home-grown feel. Book tee time at the Crystal Beach Community Golf Course, or visit the Fun Spot Waterslide for a little thrill!
Of course, you'll want to try some authentic Gulf Coast cuisine, offering fresh seafood and scrumptious barbecue. Try Steve's Landing Restaurant, or Stingaree Restaurant & Bar. Grab lunch to go at the Smoking Pig food cart, or make a picnic in your own Crystal Beach lodging, then take it to the Fort Travis Seashore Park for an afternoon by the Gulf.
Our Crystal Beach rentals offer Gulf Coast travelers a different Texas experience: one of robust, natural beauty, quiet stretches of street, and miles of sand and water.
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