Unique, different and wonderful, the Bolivar Peninsula is a remarkable world unto itself, a place full of fun and excitement, of rich history and abundant recreational activities. It is also the perfect place for a getaway, to relax on the beach, float in the water, golf on the greens, enjoy some of the best coastal fishing in Texas, dine on fresh seafood, and soak up the sun.


In fact, there's a little something for just about everyone on Bolivar peninsula, old and young alike!


A pleasant ferry ride away from historic Galveston, the Peninsula includes the laid-back communities of Crystal Beach, Gilchrist, High Island and Port Bolivar, each with unique offerings. With fabulous rental homes and lodging available, many of them fronting the water and open gulf, visitors can select from a range of rental fees, from affordable to extravagant with all the amenities.


Fishermen, birdwatchers, sailors, surfers, sailboarders, kayakers, writers, artists, couples of all ages, families and friends will find the perfect places, the best activities, and all the best the Texas coast has to offer. The sunsets are only topped by the fabulous sunrises over the gulf, and dining is an adventure with the full flavors of Texas available at a host of quality restaurants.


Enjoy the 27 mile stretch of paradise, perfect for a memorable coastal drive. Walk the long stretch of beach and feel the sand between your toes; enjoy the warm waters of the Gulf. Once you’ve been there you hate to leave and once you leave you can’t wait to come back. Enjoy the personable services at locally owned businesses and leave the big box stores behind. Rediscover what it's like to relax and play, dine and dance, fish and laugh and enjoy life with friendly folks. This is what you'll find on Bolivar peninsula.


Adults and kids on the Peninsula spend most the day and part of the night outside with no or minimal electronic usage (there is cell service there) and they don’t miss it. Time simply slips away when you're on Bolivar Peninsula. Cook on the pit outdoors at your rental house or enjoy one of the many restaurants Bolivar has to offer, featuring a variety of foods, from burgers, seafood baskets and pizza to steak or grilled or fried shrimp, all prepared delicately at locally-owned eateries by local coastal folks.


If the beach isn’t an all day thing for you, maybe a round of golf at the local public golf course is right, or enjoy browsing the local shops, surf shops, kite shops or even a visit to the 'Big Store that has it all'. You'll also find golf cart rentals for the day or week to drive endlessly down the beach at your own pace.


On Bolivar Peninsula, life is easy, and you deserve to experience it the way the locals live it!


Bolivar has several local fishing guides for a morning on the bay for specs, reds and flounder, depending on the time of the year. In the Spring the bird watching on Bolivar and in High Island is known to be some of the best on the Gulf Coast or anywhere in the United States.


So get your cameras ready, throw a few clothes in a bag and get ready to experience life on the Upper Coast - Bolivar style!



Explore Bolivar Peninsula...You'll Love It!!!


Explore Bolivar Peninsula...You'll Love It!

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