As if the numerous water parks and community pools aren't enough, Texans love their beaches, especially during the summertime. Temperatures climb sky high in the Lone Star State come June and there's really no better place to cool off than at a relaxing and shell-covered beach. One beach that meets both criteria is Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston, and it's calling your name this summer!\nCrystal Beach is just as stunning as its name makes it sound, and is one of a few hot spots on the Bolivar Peninsula.\nGilchrist, High Island, and Port Bolivar are all along the coast as well, though none bring in the crowds quite as much as Crystal Beach does.\nThanks to its location in the Lone Star State, most cities are just a short drive away from beach life.\nThe beach is dotted with pretty shells to collect if you're a fan of beachcombing, or you could opt to just lay out on the sandy beach for a relaxing time under the sun.\nView this post on Instagram This last week has been full of relaxing, celebrating with family, and much needed disconnection. ☀️ A post shared by Bridget Good (@b.e.good) on May 25, 2020 at 11:42am PDT\nPlus, while you're in town you'll get to enjoy the scenic, surrounding areas as well.\nGrab your friends, queue your favorite tunes, and pack your newest bathing suit, because it'll be well worth the drive wherever you're coming from.\nNot only will you be able to splish and splash during your time on the Bolivar Peninsula, but there are tons of restaurants, shops, and more you can enjoy during your time there as well.\nView this post on Instagram missing being sunburnt! A post shared by jali (@jalichandler) on May 26, 2020 at 8:40pm PDT\nWith no shortage of seafood to go around, you'll get the true island experience you've been in desperate need of.\nIf you and your friends or family are dying to get a natural tan, swim in seawater, and maybe collect a seashell or two, this is the place to go for summer 20'.\nView this post on Instagram Birds!! 🐦 🐦 A post shared by Jonathan Greer (@jkgreer87) on May 24, 2020 at 2:20pm PDT\nCrystal Beach\nPrice: 💸\nAddress: Bolivar Peninsula, TX\nWhy You Need To Go: To dip your toes in the sand and get nice and wet in the water.\nWebsite\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.