The Palapa RV Beach Resort

A Beachfront Bolivar Peninsula RV Park
(Formerly Bolivar RV Resort)

About Us

A Beachfront RV Resort in Texas

At The Palapa RV Beach Resort, Texas we take pride in offering our residents the very best in customer service and will do everything possible to make your stay on the Bolivar Peninsula a memorable one.

Enjoy our heated pool all winter long!

Our RV park on Bolivar Beach is situated on 46 acres located at 731 Texas 87, approximately five miles East of Crystal Beach, Texas.

Located between Crystal Beach, Texas, and Rollover Pass, our Texas Gulf Coast RV Park provides easy access to all recreational opportunities and businesses in the local community.

Our property is on both the bay and beach sides of Hwy 87, so your stay includes access to the Texas Gulf Waterfront. Enjoy our concrete trail to the beach with no trail fees for Golf Carts, UTVs, or ATVs.

Ask about our Golf Cart Rentals!

View of the pool deck at Palapa RV Resort Gilchrist, Texas
The Palapa RV Resort near Houston
Night veiw in The Palapa RV Resort in Gilchrist, TX RV Park

Our location

The Palapa RV Beach Resort is located on 46 acres between Crystal Beach, Texas, and Rollover Pass, one of the local fishing hot spots that does not require a boat.

The park has property on both the Beach and Bay Sides of Highway 87 for unlimited relaxation and direct water access.

The Palapa RV Beach Resort offers a private beach golf cart path from our park directly to the beach. Bring your golf cart with you, or rent one from our office on arrival.


What To Do?

Area Attractions in Bolivar Peninsula

Beach Front property on the Bolivar Peninsula, our RV park in Gilchrist, TX is located 15 miles from the Bolivar Ferry Landing between Crystal Beach and Rollover Pass.

Experience a trip on the ferry, enjoy a local restaurant, take in a round of golf, or venture a little further for a day trip into Houston.

The Palapa RV Park near Houston, Texas
The Palapa RV Resort in Texas

Our Texas Gulf Coast RV Park Clubhouse:

  • Our exclusive “Sky Pool”
    26′ above sea level. Gulf views. Heated All Winter!
  • Adult Only “Serenity Deck”
    40′ above sea level
  • TV / Game Room
  • Showers & Laundry


Mary K Rufer AvatarMary K Rufer
Our stay at Palapa RV Resort was fantastic. Was our first experience at this resort. We were there for 3 months. Terri and Mel are awesome and they will make your stay the best ever and you feel very welcome there. When we left we felt like part of the family. We plan on returning in November. We live in Minnesota and go south for the winter. Palapa will be our southern destination away from the cold. I highly recommend Palapa. Nice beach on the gulf across the road where we walked every day plus the resort is exceptionally clean with a beautiful pool clubhouse and great people. Loved it!
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Craig Netland AvatarCraig Netland
Bolivar's Finest Smaller RV Park. Wonderful atmosphere, great location and amazing amenities are just a few words to best describe this RV park. Concrete sites, full hookups, pool, short walk to the beach, cart rentals, a Palapa to shade you from the hot sun. Two decks with fantastic views of the gulf and boat channel. Make Palapa RV your destination while staying on Bolivar Peninsula.
You will not be disappointed.
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Jan Werkau AvatarJan Werkau
We stayed for three months (Jan-Mar) and enjoyed every minute of our stay. We were very sad to leave. Mel and Terri are so welcoming, and fantastic hosts. The proximity to the beach makes this the perfect getaway in any season. It’s not too far from restaurants, shopping, and other Bolivar attractions, but far enough away to be a little quieter on busy days/weeks.
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Plan Your Crystal Beach RV Vacation

Gilchrist, TX WEATHER

Bolivar Peninsula RV Sites

The Palapa RV Beach Resort is located on 46 acres between Crystal Beach, Texas, and Rollover Pass, with property on both the beach and bay side.

Texas Gulf Coast Beach

Enjoy easy access to the beach, or relax at our heated sky pool & private adults-only lounge. Make the most of your Texas Gulf Coast RV vacation.

All The Comforts Of Home

Each full hook-up RV site offers 20/30/50 amp electric. You’ll enjoy all the comforts of home in your RV, steps away from the Texas Gulf Coast.