Clear Lake Shores boasts of a heritage rich in maritime history – from the days of pirates, when Jean Lafitte anchored in Jarboe Bayou, hiding his masts among the tree lined shore – to the present world class marinas. The island community has maintained a natural blend to the turn of the century weekend escape cottages with full time residents.
Come to the island at sunset at Sun Dial Park, moonrise at Deep Hole Park, or launch your boat at Shell Bottom Park and Jarboe, but remember, slow down and relax. Clear Lake Shores is an island community on the south shore of Clear Lake. The town has two bridges to the main thoroughfares and is surrounded by Clear Lake. Quaint bungalows with wraparound porches sit peacefully beside fancy new mansions on stilts in this waterfront city. What started off as a small fishing village of weekend homes is now home to mostly permanent residents.
Incorporated as a city in November 1962, Clear Lake Shores has a 20 mile per hour speed limit with golf carts exercising their right of way. The city has seen many changes over the past years – from the sparsely populated during the Depression to today when the houses are in excess of 7,000 square feet and have been built all along the lake. The city, which is a bird sanctuary, is home to 1,205 people and has 1,500 boat slips. Some live on yachts at the city’s three marinas. The U.S. Senate has names Clear Lake Shores as, “The Yachting Capital of Texas” because the city has more boat slips, than people.
Clear Lake Shores has many characteristics of a small town. Residents and tourists alike enjoy the annual Clear Lake Boat Parade, fireworks, Thanksgiving Buffet and more community events throughout the year.
Clear Lake Shores is truly a historic, eclectic community in a quickly developing neighborhood on the waterfront.
Clear Lake Shores Quick Facts:
- Population 1,205
- 0.5 Square miles