GGGHere we are in May coming up on Texas Crab Festival Weekend! The Peninsula is getting busier and the water is getting warmer! Before long the ferry wait is going to become insanely long and they beaches are going to be full.
What is there to do on our little piece of heaven? Rent Jet Skis and explore the water, go Parasailing, pick from some wonderful food and enjoy the beaches and oceans! No matter what you choose to do have fun, be respectful to nature and others and take in the little things. Don't forget to watch the sunrise or sunset, watch the waves crash to the beach and smile and talk to the ones around you.
As you are hanging out grab a bag and pick up some trash also. Remember there isn't anyone paid to pick up the trash, it's up to all of us to keep it clean.
Have fun and enjoy the beach!!
Warmer weather is just around the corner as mother nature is giving us sneak peeks into sunshine and warmth. For the Peninsula that brings vacationers from all over coming to enjoy our beautiful beaches, local foods, shopping and activities.
From the Crystal Corral Stables to Crystal Beach Jet Ski and Water Toy Rentals to great food such as Salty Bovine or even taking a moment for yourself and getting a pedicure at Bliss Nails there is something for everyone here on our little piece of heaven.
Bring your rv, camper or tent and stay at one of our many rv parks or camp on the beach or rent one of the many houses available and check out what us full timers have come to love.
Keep tabs on the website and FB page for the Opening of Crystal Beach Jet Ski and Water Toy Rentals llc.
And check out Crystal Corral Stables FB page and book a Horse and Buggy ride.
We'd like to thank McKenna Sanders Photography for sharing her Peninsula photos with us.
The weather outlook for the next few days shows some sunshine in our future! Get out and enjoy life and be thankful for what's around us!
The winter weather has hit our Peninsula this week. It's a tough situation for most that aren't use to preparing for this kind of weather event. It is different from a hurricane because it brings cold bitter temperatures with the potential to be left with no heat. Some of us have generators and are just hunkered down binge watching shows and going about our day. Some have chosen to stay in their homes and layer up and brave the cold and some have went to hotels and shelters.
No matter what path you have gone down this week please remember one thing, the cold isn't going to last! Today, Tuesday, we are in the home stretch of making our way to warmer weather.
Instead of losing patience upon others, embrace the slow down and still enjoy all the beauty around you.
We walked the beach yesterday when it was 21 degrees, bundled up, a little cold still, but we observed birds grouping up and helping each other along, ships floating in water and changing with the wind, waves slowly making their way to the beach and a beautiful clear sky that brought it all together.
Then we went home and crawled under a blanket with hot tea and watched a movie, with no interruptions. Just peacefulness of enjoying down time.
Most moved here for a reason, use these times to rekindle those reasons!
#Beachlife #lovingoceanlife #cofeeonthedeck #friendship
We are coming closer to spring and summer here on the Peninsula. Currently we are all sitting around watching the ships disappear and appear again through the fog. As you walk along the beach or even just to your car the wetness settles in but the beauty is still all around us. Take time and smell the fresh air, watch the movement of the fog and enjoy what's surrounding us every day. I say this because in just a few short days we will be celebrating Mardi Gras!
Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, has a rich history. From celebrating springs arrival, fertility to the 1699 landing of French explorers Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville and Sieur de Bienville in the New Orleans area Mari Gras's history is wide spread. Fast forward to 1872 when a group of businessmen invented
a King of Carnival featuring the first daytime parade celebration. 1875 Mardi Gras was declared a legal holiday in Louisiana.
In 2021 after a year of uncertainty the Peninsula will celebrate with a parade, festivities at the crab festival grounds and many crawfish boils and more. Come see the Third Coast Parasail boat and many other great floats and then stop by the Salty Bovine Pit House to purchase your crawfish to go.
And check out the Mardi Gras Parade, Lighthouse Krewe FB page as well for more information.
Welcome to Coastal Business Connections and Crystalbeachconnected.com. Living in such a beautiful area brings a new lease on life. From good food, to good fun we want to share what is going on and how to be apart of it. The Port Bolivar Peninsula has great food trucks, restaurants, nail salons, and shopping to go along with the beaches and water activities. Follow us on crystalbeachconnected as we grow and bring this great community together and share it with you.
We are launching our website in time for Mardi Gras. The Mardi Gras parade is Feb 13, 2021 and will bring a variety of floats for your enjoyment.
We are looking forward to seeing the Third Coast Parasail boat in the parade along with the crawfish boil. Salty Bovine Pit House and Third Coast Parasail is sponsoring the crawfish boil and you can purchase yours at the Salty Bovine Food Truck starting at 11am. Their location is at the corner of Monkhouse dr and 87 hwy next to Nauti's Beer Barn.
Stay tuned for more updates to the website and if you have any questions reach out to us at email@example.com