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Caplen is one of the residential communities located on Bolivar Peninsula, which is a barrier island off the coast of southeast Texas. It's part of Galveston County. Caplen is a quiet ranching community and fishing village and has also been a resort destination for neighboring counties since the late 1800s. The beach at Caplen is lined with beautiful homes and fishing from the beach is a popular pastime. The marine migration between Galveston's East Bay and the Gulf of Mexico through nearby Rollover Pass means lots of fish near the shores of Carlen. The other communities on Bolivar Peninsula are Crystal Beach, Port Bolivar, Gilchrist and High Island. The peninsula is separated by less than three miles from Galveston Island, and free public ferries link Bolivar Peninsula with Galveston Island. Bolivar Peninsula stretches along the Gulf of Mexico for 27 miles. Its' widest point is between Caplen and Crystal Beach where it's 3.5 miles across. Activities include swimming, sunbathing, shelling, fishing, boating, hunting, beachcombing, and bird watching. Accommodations on the island include vacation rentals, RV Parks, motels and camping. As of the 2010 census, the population of the entire island was 2,417.

Surrounding areas: Crystal Beach, Texas (7.7 mi), Galveston, Texas (21.5 mi), Tiki Island, Texas (27.4 mi), Bayou Vista, Texas (27.8 mi), Kemah, Texas (30.1 mi), Seabrook, Texas (30.6 mi)

Caplen Vacation Rentals

Caplen Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Bob Smith Yacht Club601 Holiday Dr NGalveston, TX19.7 mi.(409) 762-1253
Inn On The Strand2021 StrandGalveston, TX20.9 mi.(409) 762-4444
La Quinta Motor Inn #687 Galveston1402 Seawall BlvdGalveston, TX20.9 mi.(409) 763-1224
Hotel Galvez2024 Seawall BlvdGalveston, TX21.4 mi.(409) 765-7721
Econo Lodge - Galveston3924 Ave UGalveston, TX21.5 mi.(800) 424-6423
Moody Gardens Hotel And Conference CenterOne Hope BlvdGalveston, TX21.5 mi.(409) 683-4000
Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention CenterSeven Hope BlvdGalveston, TX21.5 mi.(409) 741-8484
Motel 6 #343 Galveston"7404 Ave""j"""Galveston, TX21.5 mi.(409) 740-3794
Super 8 Motel2825 1/2 B 61st StGalveston, TX21.5 mi.(409) 740-6640
The Tremant House2300 Ships Mechanic RowGalveston, TX21.5 mi.(409) 763-0300
Ramada Limited2300 Seawall BlvdGalveston, TX21.6 mi.(409) 762-1166
Comfort Inn & Suites102 E Seawall BlvdGalveston, TX23.3 mi.(409) 766-7070
Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort1702 Seawall BlvdGalveston, TX23.3 mi.(409) 762-4141
Holiday Inn Express14932 F M 1663Winnie, TX23.6 mi.(409) 296-2866
Holiday Inn On The Beach5002 Seawall BlvdGalveston, TX23.7 mi.(409) 740-3581
Quality Inn46318 I-10 EWinnie, TX23.8 mi.(409) 296-9292
San Luis Hotel5222 Seawall BlvdGalveston, TX23.9 mi.(409) 744-1500
Days Inn Galveston6107 BroadwayGalveston, TX24.0 mi.(409) 740-2491
Galveston Island Hilton Resort5400 Seawall BlvdGalveston, TX24.0 mi.(409) 744-5000
Baymont Inn & Suites2826 63rd StGalveston, TX24.3 mi.(409) 744-3000
Econolodge Galveston2825 61ST StGalveston, TX24.3 mi.(409) 744-7133
Fairfield Inn2320 FM 2004Texas City, TX24.3 mi.(409) 986-6686
La Quinta #533 Texas City1121 Hwy 146 NTexas City, TX24.3 mi.(409) 948-3101
The Victorian Condo Hotel6300 Seawall BlvdGalveston, TX24.5 mi.(800) 231-6363
Hampton Inn & Suites6431 Central City BlvdGalveston, TX24.7 mi.(409) 744-5600
Howard Johnson Express Inn Galveston8216 Harborside DrGalveston, TX25.3 mi.(409) 744-1100
Howard Johnson2525 Jones DrGalveston, TX25.4 mi.(409) 740-1155
Econolodge1902 Texas AveTexas City, TX25.4 mi.(409) 945-7727
The Reef Resort8502 Seawall BlvdGalveston, TX26.0 mi.(409) 740-0492
La Quinta Inn & Suites8710 Seawall BlvdGalveston, TX26.1 mi.(409) 740-9100
Comfort Suites3606 89th StGalveston, TX26.3 mi.(409) 741-9977
Kemahescape617 9th StKemah, TX29.9 mi.(281) 538-3200

Caplen Weather & Climate

The Central Southeast Coast of Texas has a humid subtropical climate according to the Koppen climate classification system. Prevailing winds from the south and southeast bring both heat from the deserts of Mexico and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. Summer temperatures are very hot and the humidity drives the heat index even higher. Winters are temperate with January highs generally above 60 F and lows near 50 F. Snowfall is rare. Average annual rainfall is well over 40 inches a year. Hurricanes and tropical storms are an ever-present threat during the summer and fall season.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 61°F 49°F 4.08 in. -
February 64°F 51°F 2.61 in. -
March 70°F 58°F 2.76 in. -
April 75°F 64°F 2.56 in. -
May 81°F 72°F 3.70 in. -
June 86°F 77°F 4.04 in. -
July 88°F 79°F 3.45 in. -
August 89°F 79°F 4.22 in. -
September 86°F 75°F 5.76 in. -
October 79°F 68°F 3.49 in. -
November 71°F 59°F 3.64 in. -
December 64°F 51°F 3.53 in. -

Caplen Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Ellington Field (EFD) located about 38 miles west of Caplen in Houston, Texas, the William P Hobby airport (HOU) located approximately 46 miles west of Caplen in Houston, Texas, the George Bush Intcntl Houston airport (IAH) located roughly 59 miles northwest of Caplen in Houston, Texas, and finally the Sugar Land Regional airport (SGR) located around 68 miles west of Caplen in Houston, Texas.

Caplen Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Stewart Beach ParkGalvestonTX21.5 mi.
Six Flags AstroWorldHoustonTX53.7 mi.
Water Parks
SplashTown WaterparkSpringTX67.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Chambers County Golf CourseAnahuacTX20.9 mi.
Galveston Island Municipal Golf CourseGalvestonTX21.2 mi.
Bayou Golf ClubTexas CityTX27.7 mi.
Lakeview Country ClubLa MarqueTX28.4 mi.
State Parks
Galveston Island State ParkTX33.5 mi. 
San Jacinto State ParkTX37.4 mi. 
Texas Seaport MuseumGalvestonTX21.5 mi.(History)
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & MuseumGalvestonTX21.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of the Gulf CoastPort ArthurTX45.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
McFaddin-Ward HouseBeaumontTX47.7 mi.(History)
Art Museum of Southeast TexasBeaumontTX47.7 mi.(Art)
Houston Maritime MuseumHoustonTX53.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Menil CollectionHoustonTX53.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Houston Museum of Natural ScienceHoustonTX53.7 mi.(Science)
Museum of Health and Medical ScienceHoustonTX53.7 mi.(Science)
Museum of Printing HistoryHoustonTX53.7 mi.(Technology)
Contemporary Arts MuseumHoustonTX53.7 mi.(Art)
Museum of Fine ArtsHoustonTX53.7 mi.(Art)
Rice University Art GalleryHoustonTX53.7 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Rainforest at Moody GardensGalvestonTX21.5 mi.
Houston Zoological GardensHoustonTX53.7 mi.

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