The peninsula is bounded on its north by the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) and the Gulf of Mexico to its south. Bolivar’s beached are one of the few wide enough to allow 4-wheel vehicles. Bolivar is also known for its cool evening breezes and mild winters which extend the vacation season from mid-March through the Christmas-New Year holidays. You can reach the peninsula by taking the 20-minute ferry ride between Galveston and Bolivar. This is the most romantic and scenic way. There, you will see dolphins swimming alongside the ferries, pelicans, seagulls, and other marine life in the harbor. Galveston provides excellent food, entertainment piers, weekend fireworks in the summer, museums and architectural tours of the most significant Victorian city in the world! Furthermore, many festivals and events on Bolivar and Galveston Island offer fun for everyone year-round!