West Beach Marina 17317 West Beach Road -- Austin, Texas 78734 (512) 266-2277
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.
West Beach Marina
Rough Hollow Marina
The photos above illustrate the dock configurations of three 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 east toward the main basin and Mansfield Dam, or west toward Lakeway and Spicewood.
The other two 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.
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.
West Beach Marina is located at the end of Hudson Bend near Carlos'n Charlies. 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