Crystal Beach is served by the Bolivar Chamber of Commerce, which is the official source for business, tourism and government information for the Bolivar Peninsula. Crystal Beach and the entire Bolivar Peninsula suffered catastrophic damage from Hurricane Ike on September 1213, 2008. The majority of the area was damaged by a storm surge of over 20 feet, added to the morning high tide, plus higher waves on top. Crystal Beach is an unincorporated area in the Bolivar Peninsula census-designated place, in Galveston County, Texas, United States. Also known as Patton, Crystal Beach stretches 7miles (10km) along Texas State Highway 87 in the middle of Bolivar Peninsula.