Broadwater marina was an ultra-modern boating facility that spread across 34 acres. The marina featured fresh water, boat service, TV cable, and complete facilities for yachtsmen. It also had a weather station within the locality, restaurants, electric hoist, and a 67 feet lighthouse. This marina light was part of President Casino Broadway Resort. Unfortunately, everything was completely washed away in 2005 by the Hurricane Katrina.
Today, fishing and birding feeding are some of the activities that you can do within the area. The public can access the facility from 5 a.m. till midnight. Overnight camping is, however, prohibited. The lighthouse is still there standing alone in the vacant space that was once a busy motel. Anyone who manage to visit the place before the Hurricane Katrina incident still has special memories. Indeed, it was a state-of-the-art marina backed by so many Broadwater related amenities. It attracted musicians, movie stars, and many tourists.
Broadwater started out as a small fishing village on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Early investments in the area include Broadwater Beach Hotel which stated in 1939 to cater for gamblers who frequent the casinos in the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In 1963, Dorothy Brown, then the owner of the resort, built the Marina at a cost of $3 million. The new marina could host up to 150 powerboats and sail. By early 2000s the luxurious Marina was one of the best full-service marinas between New Orleans and Mobile. By then it had 118 berths.
The worst happened in August 2005 when Hurricane Katrina washed away everything about a half a mile west of the Broadwater Marina. It was a devastating loss. Since then, there have been a lot of interest in redeveloping the area.