Kemah, the gateway to the bay, is a small town nestled in a half moon pocket on Galveston Bay. Kemah was founded by John Henry Kippin 1898, and despite the destruction by a storm in 1900 the town was rebuilt and gulf related businesses such as boat building, commercial fishing and tourism has helped Kemah grow into a town of over 1,300 by 1992.
Kemah is named for the Indian word meaning “wind in my face”. Located on Galveston Bay, where a constant breeze and endless family entertainment abound; we are only 25 minutes south of Houston and 25 minutes north of Galveston Island. Whether it’s water sports, dining, shopping, or just wanting a great place to spend the day, Kemah Texas is the place. The city of Kemah is a small friendly community of people who live and work within the community. Kemah’s widely acclaimed boardwalk development, world class marinas, local shops, fine restaurants and all water related activities make Kemah a great place to live, work, spend the weekend, day, or an extended vacation. The Mayor, City Council and it’s residents invite you to come to this beautiful area to play, eat and have a little “Kemah Therapy”.
Kemah Quick Facts:
- Population: 3,334
- Two Square Miles
- Clear Creek Independent School District
- Kemah is home to the third largest fleet of recreational boats in the United States of America