Serenity By the Sea

Welcome to The Peaceful Pelican

Get away and unwind by the sea at a historic bed and breakfast in the quiet town of Palacios, TX. Immerse yourself in our charming century-old retreat. Guests can relax and reconnect with nature, their loved ones, and themselves at one of our two cottages or the main house. Come experience the peace and beauty of our coastal location on the waterfront of Matagorda Bay while enjoying a comfortable stay in a historic setting.

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What Makes The Peaceful Pelican Special?

The Peaceful Pelican stands out for its unique combination of historic charm and serene coastal surroundings.

The Peaceful Pelican offers a truly special experience. Guests can meditate on the tranquility of Palacios while enjoying the cozy comfort of our cottages and historic main house. Whether you seek a peaceful beach retreat, a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, or a small, personalized location to renew your vows, The Peaceful Pelican offers a truly special experience.


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Fishing Getaways

Enjoy bank fishing just steps from the property. Cast your line from one of the nearby public piers with amenities like covered tables, restrooms, and fish cleaning stations. Bring the family for a fun-filled day of fishing, or let the kids play in grassy areas and playgrounds while you fish. You can even charter a boat for a day!
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Birding Trips

Come visit the area with the highest number of species during the annual Audubon Bird Count, including whooping cranes! Palacios is located in the central migratory flyway, with two-thirds of North America’s birds passing through during the spring and fall migrations. A popular time to visit is during the Matagorda Bay Birdfest. Learn more here.

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The Peaceful Pelican is an ideal venue for retreats, whether for relaxation or business purposes. We offer a small meeting space while our on-site chef can provide catering. Enjoy ample indoor and outdoor common areas for gatherings and activities, complemented by high-speed wifi throughout the premises.
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Family & Friends Get-togethers

Escape to The Peaceful Pelican for a private family or friends get-together. Rent the whole house with five bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, a dining room, a sunroom, and a spacious porch. Enjoy a fun and peaceful time with your loved ones in this off-the-beaten-path retreat.
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Small Weddings in Palacios, TX | The Peaceful Pelican

Small Weddings

With a picturesque backdrop of gentle waves and a soothing ocean breeze, create cherished memories in our serene and private location. Our team can assist with catering and comfortable accommodations, allowing you to focus on creating beautiful moments that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Matagorda Beach

Drive 45 minutes up the road for a relaxing and beautiful beach day!

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Experience Vietnamese Cuisine

We have three Vietnamese restaurants in Palacios, including Trans Restaurant and some great lunch places.

Local Events

Check out any of the local events in the Palacios area at any time of the year.

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Around the Area

Explore Downtown

Shop at The Pirate Queen, The Bookstore, and New Frontier Gallery, and eat at places such as Mike’s on Main, J’s Custom Cravings, and Palacios Mexican Restaurant.

The Palacios Golf Course

Enjoy a few hours at The Palacios Golf Course while enjoying the ocean breeze.

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Fisherman’s Memorial

Located at the marina, this memorial honors those who have left and not returned.

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Explore Lone Star Coastal

Lone Star Coastal provides opportunities to explore the outdoors, find places to stay, and help you get the full coastal experience.

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City by the Sea Museum

Offering exhibits, tours, and events, the City by the Sea Museum is dedicated to preserving the past and sharing the culture.

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Waterfront Park

The waterfront park includes a 2-mile walking trail, a public park, three piers, a paved walking path, two boat launches, covered picnic tables with BBQ park grills, and children’s playgrounds – one of which is shaped like a pirate ship. It also has night lighting and is accessible 24 hours/day.

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Over 100 Positive Reviews

The location is perfect. I only wish I could have stayed longer. You can sit on the porch and watch the calming waves and wonderful sea breeze. The room and bed were ample and comfortable. I loved soaking in the claw foot tub.
Mitch Raley
Mitch Raley
A really hidden gem in a small town on the bay. It’s idillic bed and breakfast style home and we stayed in the 3rd floor room. The spiral staircase to the rooftop deck was so cool! Great staff and affordable. The breakfast every morning was great too!
Ewoud Buter
Ewoud Buter
Geweldige B&B voor een relaxte verblijf. Wij konden beschikken over het gehele huis. Leuke jaren 20-30 inrichting. Goede kamer met heerlijk bed en goede douche. Overheerlijk ontbijt.
mario Morzan Soto
mario Morzan Soto
Any quirks, that should be expected staying in a place that was built 100 years ago, are quickly forgotten when you have breakfast and the customer service here. Customer service- excellent. I had a few dumb questions ahead of arrival. Never stayed at a B&B before. All answered with respect vs the typical attitude I'd expect from the big chain places when someone is off in left field. Rooms, excellent views with everything you would want.. unless you wanted a TV for some reason on a quiet get away. No issues with that missing. Bathtub was awesome. Breakfast - she should sell a cookbook along with the coffee cups. I really want to know how to make most of what was served over two days. I didn't eat lunch the two days we stayed. It was good a really good size portions. If we get a chance to head this way; I will stay again for sure. We'll worth the money. Also, no crazy hidden fees other than typical and mandatory hotel taxes. That was nice to book and not get flooded with weird stuff.
karen sheets
karen sheets
Sandra Perez
Sandra Perez
Just wonderful all around! We were treated like family, with all of the joy and none of the sorrow. The peace was palpable. Paula, Theresa and staff were so kind and accommodating. Their cuisine is gourmet delicious. The view is spectacular. Try a bubble bath while watching the dolphins play; it'll wash away the cares of the day. God willing, the Pelican is now included in our annual plan. Thank you, Paula and Theresa and Co. God bless.
Sherry Wiley
Sherry Wiley
Dreamy 1930s guest house is where we stayed with 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, very nicely appointed. Theresa made a really delicious sausage pie for breakfast and nice touch with a slice of the best fig bread ever! Don't pass this hidden gem by!!
Laura Czulno
Laura Czulno
Gregg Placas
Gregg Placas
We stayed in the cottage behind the house. The porch was perfect for early morning coffee. Theresa provided a delicious breakfast and there was wonderful conversation around the table.
For more information, get in touch with us at 361-972-0317 or book your stay online today.
The Peaceful Pelican

317 E Bay Blvd
Palacios, TX 77465

Check-in Time: 3:00 PM
Check-out Time: 12:00 PM