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


KarlaColbath AvatarKarlaColbath
5 star rating Great Time with Family at Rv Resort My family and I spent a week at the Bolivar RV Resort now known as The Palapa RV Beach Resort. The camp ground was wonderful and offered several amenities. On the second floor (elevator available) was the wonderful deck pool with decorative tiki men spewing water out onto the pool. The office is located on that floor, as well as the bathrooms with showers , laundry room and Rec room. On the third floor was the serenity deck, the views of the beach are spectacular from up there. The new owners and friendly staff definitely made us all feel at home. Always attentive to their campers needs and available when needed. The RV Resort was always clean and we felt very safe there. The beach is located across the highway from the resort. They do daily rentals of golf carts there that you can take across through an easement road made especially for the rv resort. There are many shopping locations as well as restaurants on the peninsula as well as across the way in Galveston through the Ferry ride. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Palapa RV Beach Resort and plan on returning soon.
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Leonaida AvatarLeonaida
5 star rating Great Getaway Spot We spent Monday through Thursday nights here at the end of May and beginning of June.This RV Park is located on the main highway that runs down the Bolivar Peninsula, so it was easy in and out from I-10 interstate, Winnie, TX exit, to Highway 87, and the RV Resort. We did not use the ferry. We did visit Travis Park near the Ferry, nice historical park. The driveway and sites are concrete and flat, and there is enough space between them. Our spot was A4. We had a quick easy walk to the pool which is located on the second deck. I had it mostly to myself around 6pm. There is shadow over the pool at this time and no mosquitos. There is also a third deck called Serenity area for adults. At the entrance to the park, there is a very nice community room and playground for children. At the sites, there are no picnic tables, grills, or fire rings except the community one at the rear of the park. The grass is well trimmed, and the park is very well maintained. We had ants. The maintenance man came and sprayed; problem solved. Ms. M. answers text messages promptly and is friendly. We used the WIFI code and was able to use our smart tv.This is a great park, near the beach and you get what you pay for. We enjoyed our stay at Bolivar RV Resort and plan to visit again.
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Kim S AvatarKim S
5 star rating Love this Place! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! This place is so clean and well kept. It’s nice and quiet. Very family friendly. Owners are very accommodating. Love the pool, community room and laundry facilities. The serenity deck provides amazing views of the gulf, Inter-coastal waterway and the most beautiful sunsets ever! This is where we stay on a regular basis! You won’t be disappointed!
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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.