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Gilchrist TX RV Parks

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When looking for a beach rv park Gilchrist, TX. could be the perfect spot.

Gilchrist is a Texas resort and residential community off State Hwy 87 approx. 17 miles east of Bolivar Point in Galveston County.

Fishing in its waters is considered among the best in Texas, so some peeps come to Gilchrist beach rv parks just for that.

It is laid-back. This isn’t the place if you’re into the night life and fine dining.

It’s a great place to visit today, but Hurricane Ike hit on Sept. 13, 2008, and totally demolished the place.

We (hubby, kids and their friends, sister and her family) had just spent 5 days in Galveston the week before. It was crazy to imagine the place we’d stayed literally gone.

But that was a long time ago, and since then quite a few Gilchrist beach RV parks have sprung up along the Texas coastline.

We’ve listed them in alphabetical order.

Note: There are a small scattering of Gilchrist RV parks that we did not list. They either had a 3-star or less rating OR so little info we didn’t know what to tell you. The good news is there are several Gilchrist beach R V parks that you’ll love.

At the Beach RV Park

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At the Beach RV Park
981 Church Street, Gilchrist, TX 77617

This is a no- frills Gilchrist RV park. The location is right on the beach as you can see from the photo above. I don’t think you’re gonna get any closer than that without being in the water!

Here are some of At the Beach RV Park amenities:
50 Amps, Big Rig Friendly, Family Friendly, Fishing, Pet Friendly (but no aggressive dogs – check with them first,) Sewer Hookups, Swimming Outdoors, Water Hookups

They accept Discover card as well as Visa & MasterCard.

It looks like they do weekly rates (aside from daily) but don’t see monthly on their site.

What people are saying about this TX beach RV park:

  • We love it here. Couldn’t ask for better hospitality. Seconds to the beach.
  • Great sites for self contained units, super close to the beach, you’ll be practically parked on the sand! The beach is sandy, has lots of shells in some parts, people fish in the water.
  • Do your shopping and laundry before coming, there are only a few quicky marts and bait shops nearby.

Beach Time RV Park

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Beach Time RV Park
1040 Rollover Lane, Gilchrist TX 77617
832-998-2750 and 832-216-4581

This Gilchrist RV park is a veteran owned beach R V park located on the bay side of Hwy 87.

Fun facts about Beach Time RV Park:

They have daily, weekly AND winter monthly rates. Super reasonable in price too.

​30 and 50 Amp, Sewer/Water/Electricity, Free Laundry, Pet friendly

​Short stroll to the beach with bay fishing nearby and gorgeous sunset views.

Bird Lovers – Beach Time RV Park is near three (yes 3) international and national bird sanctuaries and wildlife refuges. The Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary, and Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary.

What people are saying about this Texas beach RV park:

  • The owners are incredible. The location is perfect and out of the way from the craziness.
  • Absolutely a wonderful place to stay. Pet friendly, clean, small & quiet. You can easily walk to beach.
  • A GREAT place to rest & recharge, and the owners are AWESOME!
  • Hands down the best experience we could have asked for!! The owners are welcoming, friendly and willing to help anyway they possibly can.
  • TX RV park located in the perfect spot with a view overlooking the bay and a quick trip across the street for the beach.

Hailey’s Beach and Bay Resort

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Hailey’s Beach-n-Bay Resort
1029 Joy, Gilchrist, TX 77617

Good to know about Hailey’s Beach-n-Bay Resort:

It is an all-inclusive Texas RV Resort on the beach, on the Bolivar Peninsula, just a short ferry ride from Galveston, Texas.

Hailey’s Beach-n-Bay Resort visitors enjoy miles of beautiful beaches as well as great fishing, birding, crabbing and amazing sunsets!

You can enjoy modern, clean RV rentals as well as free kayaks, beach canopy tents, beach chairs and bicycles.

For the fitness lovers, they even have a Fitness gym.

Hailey’s Beach-n-Bay Resort also offers beach golf cart rentals and  a new Cabana style Clubhouse to host your special events like weddings, reunions, and birthday parties! How about that? 🙂

People talking about this Texas RV park:

  • Can’t say enough great things about this place. Owner David was so wonderful. First time staying in a camper and this was so fun. We rented a cart for two days from him also.
  • It’s quiet! Thankfully all you hear is the heartbeat hum of the barges. This is soothing compared to railroads and traffic. It’s a VERY small rv park full of mostly rental rv’s. The spaces are tight.
  • Note: One reviewer mentioned a $45. cleaning few (a year ago.) She also said spaces are tight.
  • This TX rv park has kayaks for FREE! You can crab & fish on location are you kidding me! This place is amazing.

Lena’s RV Park

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Lena’s RV Park
1415 Hwy 87, Gilchrist, TX 77617

This Texas RV park has beaches, exciting gulf-coast fishing, a variety of local events, and of course, fresh seafood restaurants.

More about Lena’s RV Park:

Here’s an interesting fact. Lena’s RV park only has 21 RV sites. So this is not one of those loud, crowded RV parks you might have stayed in.

They have a dog park, free Wi-Fi, and are located right across the street (see photo) from the water.

Reviews about this Gilchrist RV park, Lena’s RV Park:

  • This place is beautiful and the owner is so nice! Great weekly and monthly rates as well. Right across from the beach and they even have covered rv sites.
  • Two mentions of mosquitos – about a year ago – ‘Other than the mosquitoes this is a great place.’ And. ‘The grass is in dire need of a short cut to get rid of the mosquitoes.’ To which the owner replied: I am putting out deterrents. And keeping the grass short.
  • This park is great, there’s a dog park, it’s directly across the street from the beach, and it’s gated! (Personally I don’t notice that it’s gated and they don’t reference on their website, so if that matters to you, ask first.)

Palapa RV Beach resort

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Palapa RV Beach Resort
731 Texas 87, Gilchrist, Texas 77617

Woowee! This RV park in Gilchrist TX has it all.

First of all Palapa RV Beach Resort sits on 46 acres of Texas land, nestled between Crystal Beach and Rollover Pass. It has property on both the beach side and bay side. So you don’t have to choose!

Each RV site offers 20/30/50 Amps

Free WIFI albeit sometimes spotty as it is anywhere in this area.

Sky Pool (Heated through the winter,) Adults-only Area, Community – Room and Garden, Private Beach Picnic Area.

You can go on Chartered Fishing Trips for an additional cost as well as rent Golf Carts.

They are conveniently located within 5 minutes to the only major grocery store, bank and post office. Well there ya go.

What do people say about Palapa RV Beach Resort:

  • This TX R V park is fab. The owners are so kind and attentive.
  • They have a great pool, lounge, culture and atmosphere, highly recommend! Oh and you have to be here at twilight; just beautiful!
  • The park is immaculately kept and pet friendly. Great amenities including a second story pool with gulf views one direction and inter-coastal water on the other side.
  • We have been traveling full time in our rv for 3 months now and this place by far outweighs any positive experience we’ve had at a rv park.
  • The club house is a must see where you can go up to the observation deck and watch the most beautiful sunsets.

Sun N Fun RV Park

Sun-N-Fun RV Park
720 TX-87, Gilchrist, TX 77617

We wrap up our Gilchrist RV Park Guide with Sun-N-Fun RV Park.

They don’t have a website. SunNFunRVPark.com redirects to Campspot.com/book/sun-n-fun which is simply a booking page.

But because of their location, we decided to include. It’s right right across Hwy 87 from the Palapa RV Beach Resort. You can see the park on the Palapa photo located at the very top of this page. It’s the RV park directly on the beach.

Out of 11 reviews it has 5-stars:

  • Park is right on the beach with a great view. Cart path is great to take golf carts or ATVs out on the beach.
  • Great pads with full hookups and private access to the beach. Way closer to the beach than I was expecting.
  • Nice getaway from the crowds of Galveston, yet wanted to be close to the beach. The fishing right off the point is great and a short walk from my campsite. It’s pretty quiet even this close to the ferry.
  • The sites are generous with a nice size picnic area.Not so great reviews:
  • Wear shoes cause lots of stickers (a couple of people mentioned this)
  • Zero Amenities. Just the basic hookups.
  • Too close to other RV’s.

Alrighty then.

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