Crystal Beach

Crystal Beach, Port Bolivar: Hours, Address, Crystal Beach Reviews: 3.5/5

Crystal Beach
3.5
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Three Cabanas sleeps 5-7 people. Full kitchen, All pots, pans, dishes, linens, TV and WIFI Located on Private lake with 32 Palm Trees in rear yard. Good Crabbing
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Whatsbehinddoor_1
Dallas, TX2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Terrible filth on the beach, fireworks all night long, pollution from every vehicle on the beach and music and screaming finally stops around 4am. The best time on the beach is from 6-9am, where shoes to protect from the fireworks trash, bottles, cans, food trash, dead fish and anything else people can dump. It makes me sad to see our beautiful beaches and wildlife destroyed for the enjoyment and destruction from others. Very sad and cannot imagine ever going back.
Written October 2, 2021
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Shannon S
6 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
All these snowflake white Progressives and their own intolerance and hate projected onto Crystal Beach. This is East Texas, not Oregon, you’re going to see Trump signs, and this is America, we have free thought. No group in the history of America is as intolerant as white progressives. If Crystal Beach is so racist, why do so many blacks rent and own beach houses there? No, it’s snowflake white progressives ruining everything. Go back to The Heights.
Written September 18, 2021
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texdentist
North Richland Hills, TX835 contributions
Sep 2021
We have been to Crystal Beach several times lately helping some friends settle into a new house near the beach. I see a lot of negative reviews about overt displays of conservatism, Trump flags, etc. Unfortunately, they are true, but mainly on the very busy weekends (Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day). Also avoid Top Down weekend, which is a rowdy weekend of thousands of Jeep owners partying. Google it to find the dates. They also are much more numerous from Crystal Beach city eastward than going west. Also, the beaches are wider and much less populated west of Crystal Beach. Most of the time, I would consider Crystal Beach to be a great place to visit. There are some seriously good restaurants -- Jose's Cantina for either Mexican Food or Seafood and Stingaree's for mostly seafood were way better than expected. Both also have great bars and live music many weekends. The Tiki Beach Bar had one of the best hamburgers I have had in a while, and a very diverse menu. The water is muddy, as is most of the Gulf Coast, but the beaches that I have seen are generally very clean. If you like the sound of breaking waves, Crystal Beach is for you. I'm sure complaints of trashy beaches are from the busy, party ends of the beach after a weekend of crowds. I have not seen them myself. I will be going back and very much looking forward to the great food.
Written September 16, 2021
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Leepie
1 contribution
Jul 2021
A hoot! Beautiful beach, friendly people who aren't afraid to speak what they believe. Enjoyed the stay, the fireworks and obvious Texas pride.
Written August 19, 2021
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missthiggy2014
Orange, TX10 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Been coming here my whole life yes the water is brown but that is because the Mississippi flows back to TEXAS!(research it) and for some of the pictures on here some of that trash comes from people throwing trash off the ships. And yes everyone down there loves Trump. So if you don't like him don't go. The people that speed on the beach are young kids if you see it call the cops the beach is a HWY. Yes you heard me a Hwy the only beach. We have been devastated by hurricanes and have rebuilt. We love our beach! Check out that giant trash pile off of California that is TWICE the size of Texas. And for the flags if they hurt your feelings then maybe you might wanna go someplace else, because they love their freedom of speech. Have a great time at the beach
Written August 14, 2021
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Nena M
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
Do not go to Crystal Beach . People everywhere waving flags in broad daylight that say *uck Biden. This is not a family friendly beach waving these despicable flags . I was horrified today at the site visiting my dear old Crystal Beach that I frequently visited growing up in Beaumont . What has happened with the culture I do not know . Very toxic atmosphere and the community should stand up against these horrid displays .
Written July 30, 2021
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Chris H
Abilene, TX150 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Clean beaches and party all day atmosphere is what you are in store for at this beach I didn’t even know existed before finding it. My friends and I renamed this area the “Redneck Riviera”!! Restaurants are scarce, so be prepared to grill! Galveston is close but it’s about a 50 minute wait at the ferry!
Written July 22, 2021
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3familygal
Lowell OH80 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
I can't believe I am leaving a poor review for a beach. But I have never seen such brown water and so much trash thrown around. Not to mention the constant parade of speeding vehicles racing up and down the sand. Very racist language on the huge flags decorating their vehicles. Use of coarse language and the "F" word, strong political statements, etc. Unsafe conditions for children playing. We witnessed several unleashed dogs urinating within 2 feet of children playing in the water. To top it off, there was a group of people horseback riding along the beach. Wonder who was responsible to clean up after their horses? This beach has no restrictions and anything goes. It shows. I will never, ever come back.
Written July 12, 2021
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Cindi Y
6 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
This was the nastiest beach I’ve ever seen in Texas. Not family friendly and full of alt right trashy people. Stay in Galveston where the normal people are.
Written July 12, 2021
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Erin R
2 contributions
Jun 2021
As a native Texan who has travelled to most beaches along the gulf coast, Crystal Beach on Bolivar is the dirtiest, trashiest one in the state, and not suitable for children or decent humans. The beach and town are overrun by scared white people with hateful messages on their flag-laden golf carts, ATV's and trucks. They worship Trump. They spout many ignorant message: "Beach Lives Matter" "Trump 2024 - F*CK your Feelings" "F*ck Biden", "TRUMP WON". These was just a drop of the moronic bile they were spewing. There is a truck laden with these idiotic flags that parades the beach all day selling his/her wares. The flag-owners speed up and down the beach back and forth all day with no concern for children or pets, and obviously nothing better to do. They are threatening, on purpose, and for fun. The worst kind of people. On top of that, the place is packed car-to-car on the weekends like Port Aransas, but far trashier and uglier and nastier. The water is brown and thick with sand. You look out to the horizon and see a long string of giant ships waiting in line to come up the Houston channel. I literally could not find one spot to sit and look out to sea one morning that did not have TRASH in my view plane. And I picked up a ton of trash and did not make a dent. This town is owned by hateful trashy people, who are afraid of losing their white privilege and loudly ignorant about it, who could care less about polluting the ocean with all their garbage. I regret spending one cent there and will never be back.
Written June 30, 2021
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