About Us

about us

Watergate Marina was established in 1965 on 45 acres along the protected south shore side of Clear Lake, in the City of Clear Lakes Shores, Texas. The Marina is less than an hours drive from Downtown Houston City Center and less than an hour from the City of Galveston and its miles of beautiful beaches.  Galveston Bay is only 15 minutes away by boat which leads to the Ship Channel and to the City of Galveston about 21 nautical miles by water.

The Marina has 27 piers with a selection of different types of floating piers, state of the art, and wood and a fixed covered pier, offering affordable pricing for everyone, set amongst sub-tropical landscaping. Parking is next to the piers, providing ample and convenient parking for boat owners. Laundry facilities and Bath Houses and a public restroom are located throughout the marina, close to the piers and parking, for easy access.

The lush sub-tropical, well maintained landscape has earned this marina the prestige award of being the ‘Most Beautiful Marina’ on Clear lake, by the Marina Association of Texas. Offering a 2 mile walking trail winding its way through the landscape and buildings and docks. Picnic areas with grills are scattered throughout with umbrellas to offer cooling shade and Family fun.

Two beautiful well maintained swimming pools help you cool off after a day of boating, or just enjoy a leisurely swim. Loungers and pool furniture with sun umbrellas are provided for you to recline and relax.

The two tennis courts and 1 Pickleball court are located close to the east swimming pool, with an air conditioned clubhouse with wide screen cable television and laundry in the pool grounds. The pier 19 clubhouse is on the second floor offering beautiful views of the inner marina and boat slips. This clubhouse offers a small kitchenette and cable widescreen television. The laundry is also on the second floor with a deck where you can sit and relax while doing the laundry, or just to enjoy the view, often of Pelicans diving for fish.

Unique office buildings, along with cobblestone roads, gives a European feel to the Marina, adding to the charm and romantic ambiance of this beautiful marina. We offer a private club like feel without having to pay membership dues.


City of Clear Lake Shores has a Leash Law in effect. Owners must clean up after their animals.


There are numerous antennas located throughout the marina offering wifi service.

Fuel Dock

Available elsewhere on Clear Lake, not this marina.

Pump Outs

Customers use the mobile pump out services.


Conveniently located nearby West Marina, Target, Home Depot, Blue Water Ships Store, Specs and many more.


Numerous available scattered along Marina Bay Drive, catering for all tastes. Kemah Boardwalk offering seafood and steaks and amusement rides for all.
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