A quaint beach community located along Texas' Gulf Coast, Gilchrist is easy on the eyes and hard on the goodbyes. Its beauty and mellow atmosphere are unrivaled in the Lone Star State, and its position right on The Gulf is great for a wide variety of activities. Book a stay at one of our comfortable Gilchrist vacation rentals and let the fun begin.
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Yes, 39 of our Gilchrist homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).Browse dog-friendly homes >
Yes. 73 of our Gilchrist vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.Browse homes with internet access >
Absolutely. Our local Gilchrist team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.Learn more about Vacasa Premium Clean >
Drive directly east from Houston to find Gilchrist along State Highway 87, about 17 miles from Bolivar Point on the Bolivar Peninsula. The resort town is small and, as with most Southern cities, hospitable and welcoming. If you're looking to experience The Gulf without the noise and crowds, Gilchrist and nearby Crystal Beach offer the perfect vacation spot.
Gilchrist's Rollover Pass is world famous for its plentiful catch. This 200-foot wide, eighth-of-a-mile-long channel meets Galveston Bay and The Gulf of Mexico, allowing fish to swim back and forth along the two bodies of water. Known for its large variety of fish, this spot is ideal for any anglers who are always in search of the next best fishing hole.
Nearby Bolivar Peninsula is a major attraction for visitors of Gilchrist. With 27 miles of beaches easily accessible from your vacation home, the peninsula is perfect for fun in the sun on the Texas coast. Dig your toes in the sand as you read your favorite book, or bring along a paddle board to let loose in the water before returning for a sunset cocktail on your deck.
If you're looking to explore more of Texas while you're in the area, you're in luck. Gilchrist sits just 27 miles from the resort destination of Galveston. You'll have to hop a ferry to reach the city, but once you're here, you'll be able to indulge in delicious seafood and catch a show or an event at the Grand 1894 Opera House.
About 83 miles away is Pasadena, a great place to travel to if you're hoping for a breath of urban excitement amid the solitude of Gilchrist. With loads of museums, festivals, and parks, this city is a big ol' heap of Texas fun.
Our Gilchrist vacation rentals are a perfect lens through which to picture all that this community has to offer. If you're looking for a laid-back spot in The Gulf, you've met your match. The only thing left to do is experience it for yourself, so get started by booking your Gilchrist getaway today.