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Crystal Beach

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Laid back quiet beach just a ferry ride away from galveston

Crystal beach (on bolivar peninsula) is often overlooked by visitors to Galveston as it requires a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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Nice Family Beach

We found it to be a great alternative to Galveston’s crowded beaches. We got out there mid morning... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Houston, Texas
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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
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Port Bolivar, TX 77550
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Crystal beach (on bolivar peninsula) is often overlooked by visitors to Galveston as it requires a ferry to get there. The ferry is completely free but there can be a lengthy wait depending on the time of year .. I have usually gone there during...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

My daughter and I recently compromised....she went with me to an ASTROS GAME and I went with her to a quick beach getaway...we dove to Galveston the day after the game and checked into THE GALVEZ..after "beaching it" there for a dsy, the next two...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Our family of 22 rented this house that was advertised to sleep 30. It was a nice house on the beach rented from Crystal Beach Club Properties. The following were the many problems we had including a management company that was no help: customers were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Jane Ellen R
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Went to Crystal beach for Labour day weekend and discovered a new event called the Sandcastle Party off the end of Boyt Road. Great Sandcastlelessons and huge sandcastles which we saw at the start and end of the day. Beach was fairly quiet at that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SandcastleAndy
Reviewed September 2, 2018

This is a Texas friendly little community. The retailers are helpful and eager to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy a weekend or week at the beach. Speaking of retailers, remember to purchase a beach pass and just drive out onto the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alan T
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We found it to be a great alternative to Galveston’s crowded beaches. We got out there mid morning and stayed about two hours. Beautiful views and the beach was clean but the water was still dirty. We entered on the street with the Crystal Beach...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 704laurav
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

We love this place. It’s the hidden gem of the area. Drive on up to the ocean (make sure to get a beach pass available at most nearby shops) and enjoy. Quiet and serene. None of the drive-by traffic that you get in Galveston. Just...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Yodatravel
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We took the ferry over from Galveston and decided to take the kids to Crystal Beach. It's a little confusing to find, but just take any right hand turn down a little road (from Galveston) to access the beach. It is 27 miles long. Don't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank Christa C
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Loud, bumper-to-bumper stream of traffic all day with ear-splitting music and Confederate flags everywhere. What is the motivation for driving up and down at a vacation site, of all places, with these giant flags other than to signal that certain people are not welcome here?...More

Date of experience: July 2018
10  Thank Worldtosee1951
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Traveled to Texas specifically to visit the Bolivar Peninsula and Crystal Beach to get a feel for property there. Have no problem with the available housing but the beach itself is kinda nasty. Was there on a Tuesday (July 24th) and it was almost completely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
7  Thank FarmGirl44
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Lenda R
November 19, 2018|
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Response from Jane Ellen R | Reviewed this property |
The Big Store has everything- groceries, deli, fishing stuff, etc
September 24, 2018|
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Response from alohaoedoc | Reviewed this property |
Almost all streets turning to right go to beach...a little way down there is a sign with arrow to crystal beach..you CAN NOT GET LOST!
Jamie W
June 24, 2018|
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Response from jeanne H | Property representative |
No its really not bad at all!