Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, TX, USA

Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, TX, USA

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Where to stay near Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 435 vacation rentals near Crystal Beach. From 381 houses to 29 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Crystal Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Kick back on Crystal Beach

A laid-back community on the Bolivar Peninsula, Crystal Beach is a great spot for families and friends to enjoy a Gulf Coast getaway. Whether it's fishing, birdwatching, or simply finding a secluded spot on the beach that means vacation to you, this is the kind of place where feeling the sand between your toes is part of the deal. Stay close to the action by choosing from the range of Crystal Beach vacation rentals. Whether you're looking for a cozy hideaway for 2 or space for the whole family, you'll find many rentals are just steps from the ocean.

Choose your pace at Crystal Beach

Blissful days on the beach come easy here. Locals and vacationers alike are often seen on the sand from the early hours, some hunting for shells and others hoping to add to their collection of sea beans and shark teeth. Tidal treasures aside, Crystal Beach offers a range of activities, from boogie boarding to sandcastle building. If you're keen to haul in the catch of the day, you can do so right at the water's edge or at the nearby North Jetty. Barbecuing your catch on the beach serves up the perfect end to a perfect day.

Family fun at Crystal Beach

If the beach isn't an all-day event, there are plenty of ways to add a little variety to your vacation. Challenge the kids to a round or 2 at the Gulf Range, an 18-hole mini-golf course that celebrates all things Lone Star State. Cool down afterward with a trip to the Fun Town Water Park, where 2 giant slides and a lazy river offer up endless fun over the summer. And, for a culture fix, squeeze in a trip to historic Fort Travis, where the views of Bolivar Point Lighthouse from atop the fort's bunker are nothing short of memorable.

Visit Crystal Beach all year round

With a pleasant climate all year round, there's never really a bad time to set up camp in a Crystal Beach vacation rental. The summer months of June through September serve up temperatures in the 80s Ñ perfect if you're dead set on showing off a glorious tan when you get back home. Over the winter months of December through February, temperatures drop to around 50 to 60 degrees, still plenty warm enough to enjoy strolls along the beach, crabbing with the kids and trips to the museums along the coast.

Natural delights near Crystal Beach

With almost 30 miles of Bolivar Peninsula coastline on the doorsteps of Crystal Beach vacation rentals, a vacation here is a real treat for nature lovers. At either end of the peninsula, the Anahuac Wildlife Refuge and the Bolivar Flats are sanctuaries for everything from pelicans to crested caracara. For a chance to catch sight of dolphins playing in the bay, you can take a trip to Galveston on the free ferry, and while you're there, head to Moody Gardens to see the free-roaming monkeys at the Rainforest Pyramid or simply relax on Palm Beach, the city's only white-sand beach.