TheYachting Capital of Texas

Clear Lake Shores, the Yachting Capital of Texas, is located in Galveston County within the Houston–Clear Lake-Galveston metropolitan area. 

During the 1920s, developers began to sell properties around the Clear Lake estuary as waterfront recreational retreats. The new development was named Clear Lake Shores. 

After World War II, the development grew with the installation of water facilities and the construction of more permanent residences. Clear Lake Shores incorporated on December 13, 1962, and reported a population of 671 in 1970. As of the 2020 census, the city population was 1,197. 

Clear Lake Shores has its own police department and receives fire and rescue services from the Kemah Fire Department. Clear Lake Shores is served by the Clear Creek Independent School District and the community is within the Board of Trustees District 1. 


The City of Clear Lake Shores has a very wide diversified group of residents who share a love of living by the water in a unique coastal island community. The island has many community events throughout the year, including Jammin’ on Jarboe, children’s fishing derby, golf cart parades, holiday functions, community dinners, and nightly sunsets at either one of our beautiful parks.