Crystal Beach, also known as Bolivar, is an unincorporated resort community covering seven miles along Texas State Highway 87 in Galveston County. Crystal Beach has a population of 2,417. It has more than 50 vacation rentals, including Trouble in Paradise and It’s a Shore Thing.
After the devastation of Hurricane Ike in 2008, rumors circulated that a lion had escaped from an exotic animal compound and was roaming the streets of Crystal Beach. The lion was later discovered safely inside the compound.
The closest courthouse is Galveston County Courthouse, over in Galveston.