Volente Beach Resort & Waterpark

Volente Beach Resort & Waterpark is a boutique waterpark featuring 4 slide attractions, a private beach & swim area, 2 pools, a pool & beachfront bar, indoor and outdoor restaurants, bungalows for overnight accommodations, and so much more.

A history dating back over sixty years

When you enter into Volente Beach Resort’s restaurant, Beachside Billy’s, you step back in time…

What is currently Beachside’s entrance Billy’s is the original location of the Sea Island Inn, a restaurant that goes back to the 1950s. Not only did the builders of Mansfield Dam frequent Sea Island Inn, but tales continue that Lyndon Baines Johnson would “hide out” here to avoid voting in the Texas Senate. This is not a joke!

After sitting idle for many years, the property was acquired in the 1990s and the restaurant structure was extended to become Beachside Billy’s. The Waterpark, Pools, and Beach were built in 1998, and throughout the years, they added the outdoor patio, Blu’s Bar, and Ritaville, our wonderful outdoor stage and party area.

Since then, the resort has gone through several name changes, but one thing has remained constant: the beautiful piece of land and vistas that is Volente Beach Resort.

Volente Beach Resort, which sits on five acres, is one of Austin’s most recognizable properties. The Lyne and Weedman families, current owners and Austin residents, have spent considerably in modernizing the amenities while retaining the property’s heritage.


Many of our neighborhood’s inhabitants and visitors like the unusual blend of Texas Hill Country life in the urban Austin metropolitan region, complete with beautiful landscapes, animals, and rivers. It was the fastest-growing city in the United States between 2018 and 2019, being a suburb just north of Austin and part of the Greater Austin metropolitan region.

Leander is located about 22 miles northwest of Austin, near the intersection of Ranch to Market Road 2243 and US Route 183. Georgetown is 5 miles east on Route 2243.

According to the City of Leander, the entire area of Leander is 34.08 square miles (88.3 km2). There is no water everywhere in the region.


Prior to Anglo colonization, the territory now known as Leander was home to various Native American nations, most notably the Tonkawa and Lipan Apache Nations, with the Comanche Nation later moving in. The region was then administered by the Spanish and subsequently by Mexico, although Native Americans kept autonomy. Several pioneer families arrived in the 1840s, and Tumlinson Fort was erected for their protection near the Blockhouse Creek village.

Leander was developed in 1882 on land supplied to potential settlers by the Austin and Northwestern Railroad Co. The town was named after Leander “Catfish” Brown, one of the railroad officials in charge of the line’s construction.

Tumlinson Fort, Williamson County’s first European settlement, was built in early January 1836 at the headwaters of Brushy Creek, 4 miles south of present-day Leander. A company of Texas Rangers guarded the post to protect European settlers from Comanche Indian incursions until late February, when the Santa Anna invasion caused the station to be abandoned, and it was soon burnt by the Comanche.

In August 1839, near present-day Leander, a party of around 30 settlers traveling westward through the region were attacked by Comanche Indians, and all but three were killed.

The Leanderthal Lady, a skeleton going back 10,000 to 13,000 years, was discovered in Leander; the site was one of the first complete tombs discovered in the United States.

In August and September 2011, devastating fires ravaged two central Leander neighborhoods, burning 26 homes and scorching 330 acres (130 hectares).


According to the 2020 US Census, the city has 59,202 individuals, 18,505 households, and 15,118 families. The population density per square mile was 1,016.2 (392.6/km2). There were 2,612 residences at a density of 349.4 per square mile (135.0/km2). 51.7% of houses had children under the age of 18, 65.5% were married couples, 10.5% had a female householder without a husband, and 19.0% were non-families. Individuals made up 14.8% of all households, with 3.6% having someone aged 65 or older living alone. The average family size was 3.33 individuals, while the average household size was 3.01.

The city’s population was varied, with 33.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% between the ages of 18 and 24, 38.6% between the ages of 25 and 44, 15.7% between the ages of 45 and 64, and 4.6% aged 65 and over. The average age was 30 years. There were 102.3 men for every 100 females. There were 96.0 men for every 100 females aged 18 and over.

From 2015 to 2019, the median household income (in 2019 USD) was $101,872. In the first 12 months of 2021 (in 2019 dollars), per capita income was $36,893, with 4.2% of the population living in poverty.


The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority has authority over Leander (Capital Metro). The northern end of the Capital MetroRail Red Line is located at McKinney York Architects’ Leander Station and Park & Ride, which is located on US Highway 183 north of Ranch to Market Road 2243. In addition, Leander Station provides connection to various rapid bus lines as well as a park & ride facility with 600 parking spaces.

Austin Dog Training

Next Point of Interest: Southwest Williamson County Regional Park