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Marina - Baytown

I think that one may be gone. I don't think the county decided to rebuild it. Maybe someone on here has more info.

I was talking to someone the other day that had his boat there (not sure if there was more than one there)
Plus it's a long way motoring to sail but if you are more interested as a place to live, closer to IAH...

He has since moved to the marina at the Boardwalk in Kemah.

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There was a marina in Baytown, just by 146 bridge, if it is still there, after Ike.
It is shorter drive to IAH bypassing the city. Marina didn't look as good as ones on Clear Lake.
Lots of shallow water. Rates were cheap. They were fine with live-aboard when I checked with them three years ago...
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Can anyone tell me more about the Kemah Boardwalk Marina?

Good facility? Do they have rack storage for smaller boats? Showers/rest rooms etc? Parking?

What is the slip fee for a 46 footer? Electric/cable?

I was told it is the best Marina to live in that area...

Many thanks again!
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Bayland Marina is gone and is not rebuilt. The Kemah Boardwalk is pretty good and not too pricey. They have dingy storage but no small boat storage/warehousing. They have pretty good bathroom shower and laundry facilities and parking is great plus its right on the bay.

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A good marina that has small boat stroage is Marina Del Sol. It is the best IMO, but Ive been on the waiting list for going on two years to no avail, so goodluck.

Since you will be wanting to be close to Bush, I would suggest looking to see if any land owners on Greens Bayou would have a slip for rent.
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Bayland Marina is gone and is not rebuilt. The Kemah Boardwalk is pretty good and not too pricey. They have dingy storage but no small boat storage/warehousing. They have pretty good bathroom shower and laundry facilities and parking is great plus its right on the bay.

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A good marina that has small boat stroage is Marina Del Sol. It is the best IMO, but Ive been on the waiting list for going on two years to no avail, so goodluck.

Since you will be wanting to be close to Bush, I would suggest looking to see if any land owners on Greens Bayou would have a slip for rent.
GREAT INFO THANKS!

I have a 38' GO FAST boat (I know some sailboaters hate them) so I am looking for a place to rack her close to my new slip. I called Kemah today and they suggested I call back and speak to "Rosa"

I will check out Marina Del Sol as well...
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Marina del Sol has rack and pack and better prices than the Boardwalk. They have floating docks, decent facilities, and a pool.

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We just recently relocated to Houston as well and are looking to live on our boat close by. There are lots of marinas you could choose from, but the trade off will always be a commute. But its totally worth it!! Kemah and Galveston are two places we like best. Good Luck!!
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I lived at WaterGate Marina for 3 Years and loved it. I will be moving back but can-not stay at WaterGate for boat size min. is 40' and mine is 38'.

Traveling to Bush, using this route should only take you 30 min or so.
146N-225W-Beltway 8 across the toll bridge-Beltway 8 to Bush. It only took 45 min at 7 am.

I am returning to Kemah April this year and I have a slip at Boardwalk Marina.
Hope to see you there.

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We just moved our boat out of the Waterford Marina in Kemah. It is a very nice marina with good restrooms/showers, a nice restaurant, and lots of good people. It was very clean and had floating docks.

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Thank you all for the additional information! I will check out the Kemah area in great detail. I do not mind a 30-45 min drive, I just want to be around good "marina" folk and not couped up in an Apartment.

For the locals....what would be the CLOSEST marina to IAH? I think I am sold on teh Kemah area but want to know what if anything is available elsewhere?

Agaain, many thanks!
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Techno phobia? :)

Go to Google Maps
Type: "houston tx marina"
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Thank you all for the additional information! I will check out the Kemah area in great detail. I do not mind a 30-45 min drive, I just want to be around good "marina" folk and not couped up in an Apartment.

For the locals....what would be the CLOSEST marina to IAH? I think I am sold on teh Kemah area but want to know what if anything is available elsewhere?

Agaain, many thanks!
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