Clear Lake Shores is a city in Galveston County, Texas, within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,063.
During the oil boom years of the 1920s, developers began to sell properties around the Clear Lake estuary as waterfront recreational retreats. The new development was named "Clear Lake Shores". Though the development was initially successful, the Great Depression halted most of the area's growth.
After World War II the area began to redevelop with increasing numbers of permanent residents (as opposed to simply weekend residents). The town incorporated in 1962 and has since continued to be primarily residential with a small, tourism-focused business community.
In September 2008, the eye of Hurricane Ike hit and destroyed many homes.
Clear Lake Shores is located at (29.546493, –95.032605) and is part of the Clear Lake Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city ha