The Bolivar Peninsula

Where the Beach and Bay Come to Play


Check out our new RV Video, click on image

Texas Coasts

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) has created, a web application that provides an easy way for local residents and visitors to locate public access points on the Texas coast, along with the amenities that are available at each access point.  Typical examples of amenities included in the application are boat ramps, camp grounds, wildlife viewing areas, RV areas, fishing destinations and much more.

TxDOT approves $14 million to repair State Highway 87

Hwy 87 at 124 Full Size

Houston Chronicle Article


We so enjoyed the few months we stayed on the Bolivar Peninsula. We felt so welcome in your community and made many new friends. We plan to return next winter but stay longer. We already miss your lovely community.

Mark and Angie VanTassel


This is one for the Chamber of Commerce.  My son-in-law Paul Chambless took this picture last summer at the Biscayne I beach, and this is the first time I’ve seen it. Our whole family goes to Bolivar every summer.  Biscayne I is our favorite.

BiscayneRoger Baier

We are somewhat new to Crystal Beach and I think it is a wonderful idea to make the maps available to the public. I visited your website and was very impressed. We have had property at the beach and visited on weekends since 2011 and have been impressed with the increase of tourists and housing. I think your office has done too good of a job sometimes when we have to wait in line at local restaurants. Actually, your office has done a wonderful job and I know everyone is pleased with the way Bolivar has come back.

Connie Thigpen



2017 Chamber of Commerce Board

Officers:  President – Brenda Flanagan, Vice-President – Anne Willis, Treasurer – George Strong, Secretary – Destiny Martin

Board Members:  Brad Ballard, Andrea Kaptchinskie, Cody Landrum, Gladys Pace, Kurt Ploeger, Jim Walters and Keith Zahar


New Bolivar Peninsula Maps
It’s time to renew/reprint our Bolivar Peninsula Maps. 
Don’t miss out on this opportunity – buy your advertisement on the front of the map. 

Here’s the new format. Each 2X2 space is $125, limit two (2) spaces per business.You are responsible for your own artwork to fit a 2x2 or 2x4. Map placement will be on a first submittal basis.

 Premium spot on the back of the map is a $500 minimum closed bid.

It’s here! Our March/April issue will be hitting racks on the Bolivar Peninsula today. Pick up your complimentary copy at: The BIG Store, Stingaree Restaurant, Steve’s Landing Restaurant, and Island Liquor – Crystal Beach, TX.

Cover photo by Paul Noland. Check out the full digital edition here:


FREE FENCE BANNER SPACE at the Texas Crab Festival for all 2017 Chamber members. You may proudly display your banner of choice (6′ X 3″ maximum size). Deliver to the Chamber office between 10am-2pm, Monday – Friday. Deadline May 9, 2017.

Saturday, April 22 – READ MORE



Tuesday, April 25 – Coconuts – Social @ 6pm, Dinner @ 6:30pm
$25 in advance, $30 at the Door


Saturday, April 29



Texas Crab Festival Golf Tournament – Saturday, May 6

Texas Crab Festival Golf Tournament We are excited to announce the Texas Crab Festival Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017. This is the weekend before the start of the Festival, and serves to kick off Festival Week. Tee it up with your friends and help improve the lives of the residents of Bolivar Peninsula. This event is hosted by Texas Crab Festival Charities, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves to improve the lives of those who call the Bolivar Peninsula home. Since its creation four years ago, TCFC has gifted over $200,000 to help support local organizations and residents. Proceeds from the annual Texas Crab Festival—now in its 32nd year—are reinvested in the community and help fund youth scholarships and camps, local schools and volunteer fire departments, and various outreach initiatives. We invite you to participate in this fun event, as a Player or as a Sponsor, and know that you are helping to give back to our very special and unique community.
Go to TCF Golf Tournament Website



Crab Fest 2016

Chamber Membership Renewal
Membership April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018
If you would like to join the Chamber, please call 409-684-5940