Monday, January 10, 2022

Crystal Beach Boondocking

  According to the Crystal Beach website camping is permitted along the entire 27 miles of Bolivar Peninsula. Of course that doesn’t mean it’s possible to camp everywhere because storms and tides can change everything. A parking pass, which can be purchased at most area stores, is required. It’s only ten dollars and good for the whole year. There seems to be no limit on the number of days you can camp on the beach.
  We took the easy route down one of the many roads at Crystal Beach that lead to the sand road. This area was hit hard by Hurricane Ike in Sept 2008 but it’s been built back up and we were camping right in front of expensive beachfront homes. If we had been staying longer we would have driven to a less populated section of beach. All of the stores were sold out of passes and hadn’t received the new ones so our stay was free. View from our door.
  People driving on the beach stir up the sand too much for easy wheelchair rolling but it’s fine for driving on with any vehicle. Beach 29.4527, -94.63009



  1. Wow, we didn't know about this, very cool, indeed. We've been to Anahuac NWR (the late Judy of Travels with Emma showed us around once). We're usually on our way to/from Louisiana and don't stop, but if the weather was decent and the sand wasn't too crowded, I think it would be a fun place to spend a night or two.

    1. Yes, definitely stop! It might be crowded in the summer though.