183
trips planned in the last hour
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating
©

Port Bolivar trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner USA  /  Texas  /  Texas Gulf Coast  /  Port Bolivar

Port Bolivar

3.5
Port Bolivar is an unincorporated community located in the Bolivar Peninsula census-designated place, in Galveston County, Texas, United States state of Texas within Galveston County and part of the metropolitan area. The entire peninsula was severely damaged during Hurricane Ike on September 13, 2008; re-building efforts are still continuing.The US Census does not consider Port Bolivar as a separate community, so the numbers are always estimates. One real estate site suggests 1,477 as of 2014 while another indicates 1,907 as of July 1, 2015. The estimate offered by City-Data is 1,349 as of 2013. The town is home to the historic Bolivar Lighthouse, which once guided ships entering Galveston Bay.HistoryJames Long based his operations where Port Bolivar would be located since 1819.In 1838, Samuel D Parr surveyed the land, and it was granted to him by the Republic of Texas to be called Parrsville. It changed hands as Archibald Wynns and William Lawrence bought the land and developed it. The land was finally bought by a company and renamed to Port Bolivar in 1893.Fort Travis in Bolivar Peninsula, separate from the Fort Travis in Galveston Island, was built with construction started in 1898. The fort had its own railroad spur.
Port Bolivar is in Texas Gulf Coast. Use our online itinerary creator: Port Bolivar and all its delights await.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Port Bolivar

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Port Bolivar

3.6
Duration: 4​h
3.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.6
Duration: 30​min

Side trips from Port Bolivar

5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
2.9
Duration: 4​h

Where to stay in Port Bolivar

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Port Bolivar

4 days in Port Bolivar BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Port Bolivar BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Port Bolivar BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Texas Gulf Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Port Bolivar BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Port Bolivar BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Port Bolivar BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Port Bolivar BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Port Bolivar BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Port Bolivar BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans