Many Texans are looking forward to the day that we can get back into the water at one of our favorite beaches. For some, that day was over this past weekend, thanks to the Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry boats shuttling cars and trucks to the Bolivar Peninsula for the first time in a long time. This caused extreme waits at the open Houston beaches over the weekend, but not even that could stop Texans from having a good time.\nDue to this being the first time that the Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry boats were open for business since COVID-19 restrictions were put in place across Texas, wait times for a ferry were as long as 2.5 hours over the weekend.\nThe Bolivar Peninsula is made up of about 27 miles of beach, making it quite the hot spot for those looking to get their tan on now that the weather is finally nice.\nThe beaches have been reopened since April 13, though with the ferries now operating, many more people are able to make a trip out.\nMaybe under different circumstances, beachgoers wouldn't wait this long to get in somewhere; however, many seem to be more willing than ever before.\nView this post on Instagram Beach opened last week at the Peninsula, doing a little reconnaissance mission for next weekend. Staying safe! #jeepdogs #jeep #jeepwrangler #johnsjeepgarage #jeeplife #jeepbeef #jeeps #jeepnation #jeepgarage #texasjeepdog #jku #4x4 #offroad #ridingshotgun #weirmaraner #galveston #offroading #jeepsahara #jeep4x4 #🇨🇱 #bolivarpeninsula #galvestonferry #ferry #beachday #keepingourdistance A post shared by John’s Jeep Garage (@johnsjeepgarage) on Apr 27, 2020 at 6:18am PDT\nHarris County residents are currently under orders to wear a protective mask when out in public. That order does not apply to beachgoers in Galveston County.\nInstagram user Lynne Lanza shared her experience at the beach over the weekend with a series of photos, captioning them, "We had a great time at the beach today with some friends."\nView this post on Instagram We had a great time at the beach today with some friends. We’re all “crispy” from the sun. It was crowded, but everyone maintained there spaces so it wasn’t bad. It was a gorgeous day. 🩳👙🕶☀️🌊 A post shared by Lynne Lanza (@lynnelanza) on Apr 26, 2020 at 6:08pm PDT\n"We’re all “crispy” from the sun. It was crowded, but everyone maintained there spaces so it wasn’t bad. It was a gorgeous day."\nIt looks like most people were keeping a safe distance from each other.\nView this post on Instagram It's a day to relax, some at home, the lake, deer lease, or the beach. Take a drive with Bolivar LIVE this Sunday Morning on a Bolivar Peninsula Beachfront! See it LIVE anytime through our 10 LIVE Streaming Webcams at, www.BolivarPeninsulaTexas.com BTYB: The Big Store #crystalbeachtx #socialdistancingvacations #beachhouserentals A post shared by Bolivar Peninsula Texas (@crystalbeachtexas) on Apr 26, 2020 at 7:28am PDT\nVisiting the beach with your friends is something every Texan looks forward to each summer. Hopefully, we'll all be able to experience it soon.\n*Cover image used for illustrative purposes only.\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.