Joy Sands Motel

1020 State Highway 87, Crystal Beach, Texas, 77650, United States | Motel
 

Travel Blogs from Crystal Beach

Slowly Westward

A travel blog entry by mrear99

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... to add to the challenge. The streets and alleys were filled with musicians, other street performers and Ron, this guy sitting in an electric scooter with a motley dog named Coco sitting on top of a box with upside down sunglasses and dollar bills hanging out of his collar. It looked like some type of scam, but Ron was a gentle, affable fellow who took a liking to Matt right away. As we got ready to leave and stroll on, Ron said he was a poet and wanted to ...

Let's change direction

A travel blog entry by d-m-adventure

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... in Galveston and Darren captured a dolphin.

So we head to San Antonio only to be caught in what we thought was rush hour traffic... turns out it was the traffic created by the parade for the San Antonio Spurs after winning the NBA. Brad said later he was caught up in the celebration when he arrived in San Antonio earlier in the week ...

Unexpected delight with a detour

A travel blog entry by d-m-adventure

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On our way to Galveston we got caught in traffic so we opted for an adventure in the form of a detour. What a surprising view. The Gulf roughly lapping the shores; beautiful homes on stilts, pastel colors of beach community homes were easy on the eye. I wish more of them were caught in pictures. Small farms, resturants and shops dotted the main drag and the bay was so still in direct contrast of the gulf. This was an enjoyable ...

Headin' west to Galveston.

A travel blog entry by billnpat

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... The Gulf water is muddy at the point, and the beach did not look terribly appealing. This part of the Gulf is vacation cottage country, with cottages as well as some very large houses all built up on stilts, and we are talking about 10 FT stilts, not just foundation posts. I would guess this serves two purposes, mainly protection against frequent storm surging, but also to enhance their view. There were many whole subdivisions with dozens of such houses on stilts, a ...

Heading East to New Orleans

A travel blog entry by gvw

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Heading East to New Orleans
Thought we would take the scenic route instead of going via the highways. From Galveston took a ferry ride to travel across to the Bolivar Peninsular. Passed lots of beach side getaways with all the houses built on stilts. Apparently hurricane Ike wiped the lot out about 4 years ago, so all the houses are new. They like painting their houses different colours. Moving through bayou country so it is very flat, ...

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This motel is located on 1020 State Highway 87, Crystal Beach.
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2.00 of 5 stars Fair