The unincorporated community of Crystal beach lies directly on the Gulf Coast, stretching 7 miles across Bolivar Peninsula. This community is known throughout the Greater Houston Area and the state as a popular beach, camping, and fishing destination. Crystal Beach and the surrounding area remain a popular vacation retreat for renters and second home owners
Bolivar Peninsula is made up of 5 communities, including: Port Bolivar, Crystal Beach, Caplen, Gilchrist, and High Island. In total, it stretches 27 miles across the Gulf of Mexico and acts as a barrier formation for Galveston Bay. The main mode of transportation to access the peninsula is by ferry to-and-from Galveston. This fairy has been in operation since 1934 and still remains free of charge.