Lake Travis Marinas

Lake Travis Marinas in Austin, Texas

West Beach Marina   17317 West Beach Road — Austin, Texas 78734   (512) 266-2277

Compared to other Lake Travis marinas, West Beach provides more value and convenience. This is a result of our location, modern facilities and dedication to giving our members the best possible boating experience.

  • Most boater-friendly and convenient Lake Travis marina
  • Modern, well maintained boat docks, facilities and security systems
  • Best value for Lake Travis marina boat slip rentals

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 Aerial Photos of 5 Lake Travis Marinas — Water Level 640′ Above MSL

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West Beach Marina

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Commander’s Point

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Hurst Harbor Marina

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Paradise Cove Marina

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Rough Hollow Marina

The photos above illustrate the dock configurations of five Lake Travis marinas when the water level is at 640′ MSL. As you can see, the West Beach boat docks are in deep water with immediate access to the main channel of the lake. Our customers can easily back their boats out of their slips and drive into the channel — heading west toward Lakeway and Spicewood, or east to the main basin and Mansfield Dam. This ease of access and navigation is one of the things that make West Beach so convenient.

The other Lake Travis marinas pictured have their boat docks tightly crowded together, making it difficult to maneuver in and out of the boat slips. This increases the likelihood of collisions and groundings — especially for larger powerboats or sailboats with a deeper draft. This kind of cramped docking situation and restricted navigation channels can take a lot of the fun out of boating.

Our location on the north shore of Hudson Bend enables us to keep docks and boats in deep water with plenty of maneuvering room. Other marinas on Lake Travis have dock crowding and problems providing navigable access to the lake whenever the water level falls to 640′ above Mean Sea Level (MSL) — and it was down to 626′ in late 2011. This is is an important factor for a powerboat or sailboat owner to consider when choosing a Lake Travis marina.

Lake Travis Marinas — Managing in Low Water Conditions

Every Lake Travis marina and yacht club needs a strategy for dealing with fluctuating water levels and Texas drought conditions. As the shoreline recedes to 640′ above MSL or less, the docks need to be moved out to deeper water. This is particularly difficult for Lake Travis marinas or yacht clubs located on narrow inlets — as the water level goes down, the docks are crowded together and may even need to be removed.

The typical Lake Travis marina is located in a narrow cove that becomes very shallow (or dries up completely) as the level of the water drops. This makes it a hassle to get to your boat – requiring a boat shuttle and/or hiking up and down steep terrain with your gear. It also makes it difficult to maneuver your boat in and out of the slip, and out of the cove into the main channel.

In contrast — West Beach Marina’s location on the north shore of Hudson Bend enables us to keep our boat docks in deep water with plenty of maneuvering room. Other Lake Travis marinas have severe dock crowding and difficulty providing navigable access to the lake whenever the water level falls to 640′ above Mean Sea Level (MSL). During the recent drought, the level has fallen to 626’ — and this may be a common occurrence in the future. This is an important factor for a powerboat or sailboat owner to consider when choosing a Lake Travis marina.

And, if the lake’s level drops further, we can easily move our docks out into deeper water. The gently sloping terrain enables us to extend our large parking area right to the water’s edge; so the walk to your boat remains short and flat.
No problem parking, no boat shuttles, and no steep stairs to climb with your gear.

West Beach Marina is located at the end of Hudson Bend on the south shore of Lake Travis. We’re just a short drive from Austin, TX and the communities of Cedar Park, Lakeway, Steiner Ranch and West Lake Hills. Call us today to learn more about our boat slips, facilities and happy boaters!

West Beach Marina   17317 West Beach Road — Austin, Texas 78734   (512) 266-2277

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