‘Getting there is half the fun’ certainly applies to our recent sailing stargazer day trip over to the Bolivar Peninsula. The easiest way to get there from Galveston Island is to catch the free ferry with your vehicle and enjoy the 20 minute ride over to Crystal Beach. The ferry is an interesting way to view ships and birds up close. There were a few pelicans at the ferry terminal and the gulls chase the ferries on their trips back and forth. You can try feeding them by hand off the stern of the ferry. Best of all the ride over and back is free!
Crystal Beach is a friendly and chill little community. The locals are helpful and eager to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy a weekend at the beach. TIP: Remember to purchase a beach pass and just drive out onto the beach which is a pretty cool experience in itself. Stay for the sunset!