VOLENTE BEACH RESORT
Over Sixty Years of History in Austin
When you walk into Volente Beach Resort’s restaurant, Beachside Billy’s, you walk back in time…
What is now the entrance to Beachside Billy’s is the original home of the Sea Island Inn, a restaurant that dates back to the 1950’s. Not only did the builders of Mansfield Dam use Sea Island Inn as their local hangout, but rumors persist that Lyndon Baines Johnson would “hide out” here to avoid voting in the Texas Senate. No joke!
After sitting vacant, the property was purchased in the 1990’s and the restaurant building was expanded to what is now Beachside Billy’s. In 1998, the Waterpark, Pools and Beach were added and over the coming years, they added the Beachside Billy’s outdoor patio, Blu’s Bar and Ritaville, our fabulous outdoor stage and sitting area.
We may have gone through various name changes since then but one thing has not changed – the incredible piece of land and views that is Volente Beach Resort.
Sitting on over five acres, Volente Beach Resort is one of the most iconic pieces of property in Austin. Current owners and Austin locals, the Lyne and Weedman families, have invested heavily in upgrading the facilities while still maintaining the nostalgia of the property.
Come visit Volente Beach Resort soon to see all that is new and reminisce about all that has been!
Frequently asked questions
Waterpark Admission Policies
Am I required to purchase a ticket even if I am not swimming?
Yes, every adult entry into the Waterpark is required to purchase a ticket. See ticket prices here.
Who is required to fill out an Online Waiver for Volente Beach Waterpark?
To expedite your arrival and entry into Volente Beach Waterpark, please fill out your Online Waiver prior to arriving at the resort to avoid any delays at check-in. We have a limited number of tablets on site for completing waivers. Forgot to fill it out at home? Click here to fill it out on your way out to the Beach!
Can I bring outside food or a cooler into the Waterpark?
Yes, for a small fee - $10 for small coolers, $15 for large coolers. All coolers will be check at the Admissions gate. Only precooked food is allowed in the park. No alcohol may be brought into or taken out of the park. No glass is allowed in the park.
Is there shade?
Volente Beach Waterpark has a large shaded hillside area. If available there are picnic tables for you to use or you can lay down your own towel/blanket.
Can I bring tubes, life jackets or floaties?
Yes. You may bring your own tubes, life jackets, and/or floaties to enjoy our new courtesy swim area on the lake. However, only Volente Beach Resort tubes and mats may be used for the Waterpark slides.
Do you have showers, changing rooms or lockers onsite?
Volente Beach Waterpark does not have showers or dedicated changing rooms onsite. You are more than welcome to use our outdoor bathrooms to change. There are a limited number of lockers onsite with first come, first serve availability.
Is there an age minimum for children to enter Volente Beach Waterpark?
There is no minimum age for children. Our Pirate Ship pool and play area is wonderful for kids under 2. This area requires parent supervision.
Do I have to purchase a Waterpark ticket if I am only eating at Beachside Billy’s Restaurant or enjoying Blu’s Bar?
Whether you arrive by land or by lake, you are not required to purchase a Waterpark ticket to only eat at Beachside Billys or have a cocktail at Blu’s Bar.
Where do I park to visit either Beachside Billy’s Restaurant or the Waterpark?
There are a few dedicated parking places directly in front of Beachside Billy’s for our restaurant patrons.
Are pets allowed into Beachside Billy’s Restaurant or the Waterpark?
What happens if there is bad weather?
Volente Beach Waterpark does not close for rain. In the presence of lightening or thunder, we will shut down the park for a 30-minute delay. The delay will continue until lightning or thunder is not present in the area for 30 minutes.
Do you have a courtesy dock for boat parking?
Yes. Volente Beach Resort has our own dedicated courtesy boat dock. Feel free to park and come enjoy Beachside Billy’s or Blu’s Bar. If you wish to stay and use the Waterpark, you will need to visit the Admissions gate to purchase a waterpark ticket for every adult and child in your party. See ticket prices here.