Explore Palacios on the Coast

Serenity & Adventure Awaits

Experience the tranquility of The Peaceful Pelican, a historic bed and breakfast in Palacios, TX. Indulge in the coastal retreat vibes as you explore the charming town, immersing yourself in its rich history, shimmering waterfront, and fresh dining options. Whether you seek outdoor adventures or year-round events, The Peaceful Pelican is the perfect base for discovering all that Palacios Bay has to offer.

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During your stay, you have the opportunity to explore the 1.5-mile long walking paths along Palacios Bay, offering stunning views of the water, sky, and nature. With convenient amenities such as benches, picnic tables, playgrounds, and access to small beaches, boat ramps, and piers, there’s no shortage of ways to relax and enjoy the beauty of the seaside.

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Around Town

Palacios is a hidden gem, offering a mix of Vietnamese, Mexican, seafood, pan-Asian, and American cuisine. Explore the local shops and food stops on Main Street, savor great coffee and ice cream, and enjoy live music on weekends. Unwind in this charming Southern town, known for its hospitality, slower pace, and entertaining nighttime spots.

Our Take on the Historic Blessing Hotel

A few weeks ago, Paula and I were talking about places to eat around Palacios, and she asked me if I had ever been to Hotel Blessing. She reacted as if I had just admitted to the worst faux pas when I told her I had not. So, we decided to go!

For anyone staying at The Peaceful Pelican (or visiting the area) who loves history, charm, and a good home-cooked meal, you’ll find all of that and more at Hotel Blessing.

On the outside, the building didn’t look like much to me. But when you take the first step inside, it’s like jumping into the Delorean from “Back to the Future!” The main hallway has antiques ranging from grand couches, basins, vanities, and interesting historical photographs. I think I spent almost as much time admiring the quaint furnishings and decor as I did the meal!

To get to the good stuff, you have to go all the way to the end of the hall. As I entered the dining room, the waft of yeast rolls and bacon-drenched green beans slapped my face – in a very good way! Now, I must say that we did wind up going around 1:00 PM, so while there were plenty of good eats left, I can imagine that if you go when they start at 11:00 AM, it’s EVEN BETTER!

The buffet includes a variety of buttery veggies, a spattering of meats including chicken and roast, mashed potatoes, rolls, cornbread, salad with all the “fixins,” a variety of dressings, and brownies and peach cobbler to finish off your feast. Mmmm…

Don’t forget to take your cash! They don’t accept credit cards. But the service, decor, and food are well worth the trip!

You can find them at 128 N 10th St, Blessing, TX 77419

Hours: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

For more information, check out their website here.

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Take part in the many outdoor activities in the Palacios area, such as fishing, water sports, biking, and golfing. Not only that but at The Peaceful Pelican, you can indulge in exciting games of badminton and croquet right on the premises. With year-round comfortable temperatures along the Texas coast, this is the ultimate destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking thrilling recreational sports and activities.

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Palacios not only offers the peace and calm of a serene seaside town but a preserved and pristine nature abounds around it. In fact, the Matagorda Bay area is renowned as one of the top birding hotspots in North America. And it has an abundance of marshland preserves and wildlife parks throughout the region.


Palacios is much more than your ordinary seaside town. From its days as a military base during World War II, its roots with the Karankawa Indians, to the site of the La Belle shipwreck in 1686, it is steeped in rich history. Even The Peaceful Pelican played its part as temporary housing for the military during World War II.

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To learn more about our accommodations, get in touch with us at 361-972-0317.
The Peaceful Pelican

317 E Bay Blvd
Palacios, TX 77465

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