Laguna Harbor is conveniently located on the Upper Texas Coast, just east of Galveston Island on the western tip of Bolivar Peninsula on the Intracoastal Waterway. We are located just 1-hour from Beaumont and 1.5-hours from Houston, and a quick ferry ride from Galveston.
From Houston, Laguna Harbor is accessible via two routes. You can avoid the ferry by driving east on Interstate 10 to Exit 828 at Winnie, then go south on Highway 124 until you dead end into the coast. From there, go west on Highway 87 for 25 miles until you reach Loop 108. Take a right on Loop 108 and go 2.2 miles, then take a right on 23rd Street. Or you can take Interstate 45 to Galveston and take the ferry across to Bolivar Peninsula. Once you exit the ferry, go 1.1 miles until you reach Loop 108 (7th Street), then take a left. Take Loop 108 for 0.7 miles until you reach Broadway, then take a right. Travel for 0.6 miles until you reach 18th Street, then take a left.
The most scenic way to get to Laguna Harbor is by taking the toll-free ferries that run between Galveston and Bolivar Peninsula. Taking the ferry is a great opportunity to watch schools of dolphin that frequently swim alongside the ferries and passing ships, or to see the many brown pelicans, sea gulls, and other marine life playing in the harbor. Ferries travel the 2.7 miles between Galveston and Bolivar Peninsula on a regular schedule, and with the addition of additional ferries, boarding has never been faster.
Premier Access to Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico
Located just 1.1 nautical miles up the Intracoastal Waterway from the Galveston and Houston ship channels, Laguna Harbor boasts the premier access to Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico of all waterfront communities in the entire Galveston Bay area. If you are looking for a calm harbor where you can securely dock your boat behind your home in a peaceful community that is the closest to the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, look no further. Don't waste expensive fuel or daylight hours crossing the bay as you make your way offshore. Laguna Harbor is just minutes away from the Galveston jetties that lead out into the Gulf of Mexico. Or, if you want to stay inshore and explore Galveston Bay, our community is centrally located on Galveston Bay and provides you with the ability to take a quick cruise to the many waterside restaurants located in Galveston, Kemah, San Leon, or on the Bolivar Peninsula.
What to Do on Bolivar Peninsula
People come to Crystal Beach and the Bolivar Peninsula for the clean beaches and the fishing, but this jewel of the Texas coast is also a nature lover's paradise. It provides world-class bird watching, excellent fishing, great food, kayaking and much more. There's also a golf course, horseback riding, a water park and deep sea fishing charters. Old Fort Travis, named for Alamo hero Col. William B. Travis and the iconic Bolivar Point Lighthouse is at the western end of the peninsula.
Bird Sanctuaries on Bolivar Peninsula
The Bolivar Peninsula is home to several world renown bird sanctuaries that are managed by the Houston Audubon Society. The most notable bird sanctuaries on Bolivar Peninsula are Bolivar Flats, Horseshoe Marsh and Mundy Marsh.
Bolivar Flats - Located on the western end of Bolivar Peninsula, this internationally recognized bird sanctuary encompasses more than 1,100 acres, and is home to hundreds of thousands of birds each year as a resting place or a nesting habitat. Here's a link to the Houston Audubon Society's website regarding Bolivar Flats - Link.
The Climate on Bolivar Peninsula
The Bolivar Peninsula is known for breezy days and a climate typical of beaches along the Texas Gulf Coast. Summers are warm and mild winters extend the season from April to October.