Boat Slips

Boat Slips – Austin TX Lake Travis

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


Boat Slips at West Beach Marina on Lake Travis

Finding a Boat Slip on Lake Travis

According to the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) there are 5,000 boat slips in Lake Travis’ 66 permitted marinas. This gives Austin-area boaters a lot of choices, and it’s not difficult to find a suitable marina and boat slip to rent. Most of these marine facilities are located at the southeast end near Austin, Spicewood, Lakeway, Steiner Ranch and Cedar Park. The large populations of these communities create a big demand for Lake Travis boat slips, particularly on the south shore.


Kids Boating on Lake Travis near West Beach Marina

Challenges for Lake Travis Marinas

Unlike most of the Highland Lakes, the levels of Lake Buchannan and Lake Travis fluctuate with the amount of rainfall (and quantity of water sent downstream). This can create severe challenges for marinas – and anyone with a boat slip on Lake Travis or Buchannan – because marina docks need to be moved in response to the changing water level.

This isn’t a big problem for a facility like West Beach Marina that is located on the main channel of the Colorado River; but other Austin marinas’ restricted locations make it difficult or impossible to keep all the boat slips in deep water when the lake is low. This may be the most important consideration when you rent a Lake Travis boat slip – finding a marina with deep water and easy access to the main channel even in drought conditions.



Boat Dock with Built-in Breakwater

Lake Travis Boat Slips Recommendations

Other factors to consider in selecting a boat slip include

  • Construction quality and maintenance of marina docks, boat slips and facilities
  • Availability of boat lift (avoids bottom scrubbing)
  • Ease of access to docks and boat slips
  • Marina access control, fire safety
  • 24 hour video surveillance and security
  • Boat slips with electricity and water
  • Wide, shallow sloped boat ramp
  • Restrooms, trailer storage, etc.
  • Overall cost of boat slip and services

West Beach Marina Entrance

Your Lake Travis Boat Slip

If you’re looking for a family-oriented marina with deep water docks — and a great deal on a Lake Travis boat slip, contact us today! Our boat slips’ rental rates are a real bargain when you consider the advantages of docking your boat with us. West Beach Marina has the most modern and well-maintained docks and boat slips on Lake Travis.

Call now to take advantage of our special offers for new customers.

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