Details for Barefoot Landing Marina

Barefoot Landing Marina

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Average rating 3.8 stars from 75 reviews

Address 4736-D Highway 17 S
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582


After hours contact

Dockmaster, 843-663-0838

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info:


Reservations are suggested in the fall and spring, along with summer weekends.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Owner/Operator - Captain Alan G. Roland (Barefoot Princess Riverboat); Marina phone # 843-663-0838



Captain Nick Smith - Mobile Phone 843-663-0838

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Receipts emailed instantly through SQUARE.

Payment discounts

Discounts for 1+ months of dockage.
Also, pay for 6 nights, get 7th night free.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Right on the eastern side of the ICW.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 12
Transient dockage: 7
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: The north side of the dock is deeper. The southern side might have less than 6' at low tide.

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info: Floating docks are lower than usual, put your fenders all the way to the water. Be careful walking on the dock as dock joints can be 1 to 2 inches high, causing you to trip. Ebb current, port side tie; flood current, starboard side tie.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 200
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Dock is a single 1100 foot dock.


Transient: 30
Total: 30
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2015-05-09)

Other price info: Price includes water and electric (see power below). The dock is a single, long 1100 foot dock. Short term docking costs $10 while visiting the shops and restaurants. Call ahead to make a reservation.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Free for first two days only.

Pricing info: 30 amp - $9 per day
50 amp - $12 per day

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Yes - Owner/manager will shuttle (based on availability) to local business for propane refill.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Barefoot Landing is pet-friendly. Please make sure to clean up after your pet.

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - "Nature's Call" is available for pump-out service. The dockmaster can assist with information.


Yes - Ice is for sale at both ends of the marina for your convenience.






No - No heads ashore for marina. Public restrooms at Barefoot Landing are in close walking distance.


No - Shuttle service (based on availability) to local laundry.


Yes - BiLo grocery is about a half mile walk. There's a free shuttle service from Barefoot Princess Riverboat based on availability/scheduling.


Yes - Good hardware just beyond the BiLo, north on 17.


Yes - Many restaurants located right at the dock.

Flying Fish restaurant has a Happy Hour from 4-8 pm. $5-$7 appetizers and $3.00 for a glass of wine. They also have a seafood market. T-Bonz has happy hour prices and menu, along with Greg Norman's Austrailian Grille. Many other great restaurants within a short walking distance.


Yes - Multiple bars located very near the dock.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Within taxi distance.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Diver and other mechanic information is available from the dockmaster.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Secure-password provided by dockmaster.

Boat ramp availability

No - New boat ramp opening summer 2013 at Hwy 17 / Hwy 22.


Yes - Free shuttle (based on availability) with Barefoot Princess Riverboat management team. Check the schedule with the dockmaster upon arrival.

Other services


There are many shops and restaurants at Barefoot Landing. Alabama Theatre, Alligator Adventure and a new water sport activity coming soon, 2015.

Reviews for Barefoot Landing Marina
Overpriced for what you get., 2017-06-12
Captain: , Howell, NJ (130)

Barefoot Landing Marina is a ok for a night. It is just a wall with water and electric but no other services. No heads, showers, wifi or laundry. The per foot charge is the same as the marina across the way which has heads, showers, wifi and laundry. Next time will opt to go across the way.

Another great stay!, 2016-05-10
Captain: , Little River SC (586)

You cannot beat the amenities here. Numerous restaurants, shops, winery, and entertainment. Easy in & out. No showers but there ae public restaurants. Good time to make sure your showers onboard are working properly!

NOISE IS AWFUL, 2016-04-30
Captain: , Norfolk, VA (701)

This place is awful. The noise of what some might call music goes on until 11:00PM, and it is almost a half mile away. Do not come here!!
Norm Mason
Peggy Sue, Monk 36
Norfolk, VA

Easy in & out, lots to do., 2016-04-26
Captain: , Erie, Pa. (1896)

Easy in & out, lots to do. Hundres of shops and restaurants, wooden floating docks could use some attention. $1.50 per foot, no fuel. Shops and restaurants are well worth the stop.

Again night of 10-3-14, same remarks, power good, Art, dockmaster very accomodating.

4-26-16 Nice stop, dockmaster is now Nick, very cordial and helpful. Called diver Brandon Toms who did an excellanet job on underwater repair. $1.50' for dock.

Changing My Rating, 2016-03-10
Captain: , North Myrtle Beach, SC (3210)

This used to be a boater friendly stop, but it has changed. While convenient to great attractions, it is becoming less boater friendly. For example, they charge $10 to land a dingy. We recommend this for transients, but be aware that it also does not normal services such as showers, etc. So, the rating is offset by the close attractions. Dockmaster is nice

Decent Stopover, 2016-02-18
Captain: , Colorado (411)

Very friendly and helpful dockmaster, lives aboard at the dock so is there if you need something. Close to numerous restaurants and shops (marina backs up to an outdoor mall). Floating docks, Ok WiFi, 30 and 50 amp power at the pedestals. No showers and restrooms are part of the mall and are closed when the mall is (locked by 8pm when we checked). Floating dock sits extremely low, set fenders so they are touching the water.

Agree: Nice easy place to stop, 2016-01-12
Captain: , Virginia Beach, Va. (111)

Nick, Dock Master, is great. Very easy to get into, but do not approach too close at North end of Dock, we saw 6' and bumped with 6.5' draft about 20 yards north of dock and about 30 yards from shore, moved slightly starboard and found 10-12' until we got further down the dock and had 9-10 at dockside. Fun place, great restaurants.

Nice place to stop for an overnight., 2015-10-24
Captain: , Wickford, RI (456)

As pervious reviews mentioned, it's one long, easy in, easy out floating dock, there are no bathrooms. But there's power and water and there is WiFi now, at the docks. It's easy walking to the Barefoot shops, or Alabama Threater. Nick was very helpful in getting us tied up and plugged in.

Easy tie-along floating docks, helpful staff, 2015-10-24
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (7374)

Staff very helpful with lines when coming in with strong flood current. Study docks and cleats, good power. Wifi available, but the night we were there could not get good internet, had to use our hotspot.

Docks convenient to local shopping and restaurants. Marina owner ran free shuttle to grocery store (and several other stops according to someone who used it)

No restrooms or showers, but did have good power and water.

Great stop for 1 night, 2015-06-27
Captain: , Onset, MA (90)

Dockmaster Nick very friendly. As a previous reviewer said, not really a marina but one long (1100 ft) face dock. No facilities (not even bathrooms) on site, but adjacent to a mini Disney-World-like venue with lots of shops, restaurants, shows, attractions (live tigers!)

Barefoot Landing Marina (east side of river), 2015-06-23
Captain: , Patrick AFB Florida (1254)

Not to be confused with Barefoot Marina (on the west side) - this is next to all the shops and restaurants with plenty of choices for meals ashore. Manager Alan (AKA BigBird, AKA The Sheriff), and dockmasters Bruce and Nick, couldn't be more helpful. Alan drove us in the courtesy shuttle to three locations looking for boat parts and food shopping; have never experienced that great of service at any marina in which we've stayed. As other reviews have noted, there are no showers but the heads in the dining/entertainment area are extremely clean (at least the one close to the north end of the dock was). Water and 30/50 amp power available. Dockage was $1.50 per foot.

We'll stop her whenever we're looking for a marina overnight in this area.

20150430 One Night Stay, 2015-05-02
Captain: , Colonial Beach, VA (650)

Have stayed before. Nice stop with professional help to tie up. Poor wifi and fact they have no bathroom facilities stop us from giving it a 5 star rating. But a stop on the ICW if you have full facilities on board make this a place to consider. Hopefully they will get better wifi soon. This will help.

Good over night stop, 2015-03-06
Captain: , Hampton, VA (271)

Good overnight stop, but I wouldn't stay much longer. I was stuck at the dock in the morning because of low water, got off about 10 AM when the tide came up. For longer stay go accross to the other side of the ICW.

Not such a deal, 2014-12-03
Captain: , Ooooo (51)

Stayed one night to see what all the fuss was about. Stores were a tourist trap, WIFI was not available unless you stood beside routers, no washrooms or showers. Food at happy hour was good at fish place. Would recommend stay across the river for $.25 less with all the amenities and walk to the food. If you really want the stores then arrive early pay $10 for the day and then move across the river for the night .

Hard to call a marina - just floating dock, 2014-11-16
Captain: , Clayton, NY (655)

Nice floating dock right next to the outlet mall. Lots of shops and restaurants with happy our specials on drinks and appetizers. No showers, bathrooms between stores at the mall, but wifi. Art, the dockmaster, was very friendly and lives at the dock.

Taking a Break, 2014-10-07
Captain: , Clubfoot Creek, NC (61)

Great place to stop for the night, walk around and have a choice of several places to eat. Nick, the dockmaster, was very helpful.

A really great place to spend a few days, 2014-06-22
Captain: , Sanford, Fl. (887)

6/19/14 We stopped here for a few days to enjoy some good food and to wander the shops. Art and Alan are above and beyond being professionals. They have been doing a lot of maintenance on the docks and it shows. They have a new service helping boaters get to the store, pharmacy, doctors etc. Alan actually took me to the doctors office, dropped me off and picked me up when I was done. A service that was greatly appreciated! They do have to continually patrol their docks because of all the people that try to use them like a free town dock. I think they only charge day boaters $10 a day which is really a pretty good deal. We will be back!

We stopped for 2 days this time because we enjoyed wandering the shops so much last time. As I said it is not really a marina but it is a really handy place to stop to get something to eat (lots of choices) or to shop in some stores that have merchandise other than cheap T-shirts.
This is really just a dock with water and electric. No heads, showers, lounge etc. The shops, restaurants etc just off the dock is the only reason to really come here. They only have a daily rate apparently no matter how long you stay, $1.50 per ft. However, that does include electricty. It is less than a mile to a grocery store, just go out to Hwy 17 and go north about 1/2 mile.

Not at all Professional, 2014-06-09
Captain: , Wilmington, NC (986)

Dock staff were very helpful on this stop north bound. Nice location for shopping and restaurants. They are trying with a cute welcome bag Basic dockage.

We stayed here in July and had a nice experience. This time we stayed directly across at Barefoot Marina. We were accosted by the dock master when we were dropped off by dinghy to go to dinner. Will never return to Barefoot Landing Marina. Too many other nicer places to spend my money especially when you have a 4 star marina directly across the water. If boaters boycotted marinas that display this type of business ethics the waterways would be more enjoyable.

Great Staff, 2014-05-15
Captain: , annapolis (453)

Stopped for one night, 5/13/14. Alan, Nick and Art are there to
help the cruiser. These men are knowledgable of docking as well as the surrounding area. Got the boat secrued, elect. connected, and emailed me a recipt via SQUARE system. A plus, Alan offer a free shuttle to local stores. Allof this for $1.50/ft, elect included. Will stop again.
to local storesha

Good stop , 2014-05-08
Captain: , Palm Beach Gardens, FL (1997)

We stopped on this side of the ICW so that we could provision.
The marina staff took us to Walmart and another couple to a West Marine. Great guest service, marina lacks some services but was still a good stop. The restaurants and shopping are close by.

Barefoot Landing Marina, 2014-04-21
Captain: , Burlington (180)

This marina is a long face dock, room for about 20 boats. Wakes are not bad as it is in a no wake zone. Capt Alan Roland and his dock hands do an excellent job. WiFi has been updated and they will shuttle you for groceries. Admiral was happy with the selection of shops. Good stop for a day or two. Will be stopping again

Great Place for a quick overnight tie., 2014-04-15
Captain: , Oriental, N.C. (352)

Dockmaster Bill makes this bare bones tie-up facility a easy stop. The long face dock and adequate depth (we draw 5.5') a piece of cake! Plenty of choices to eat out (ask Bill about the ribs!). Bottom line, a great place for any easy and inexpensive overnight tie in Myrtle Beach.

Convenient to shops and beach, 2014-01-04
Captain: , Stuart FL (835)

17 October 2012

The long face dock and knowledgable staff makes for easy docking. However if you have an early departure at times the boats are crowed together and if current running plan for that when you decide which way to dock for the night! If you want to eat out or visit the beach this is the marina to use. I was however very disappointed in the lack of WiFi. We were near dockmaster office and just could not get wifi. Perhaps it was just that particular day but nothing worked. If you do not need to see the beach or do shopping then the better value is the marina across the ICW

Stephen STarling

Good stop for walking activities, 2013-11-16
Captain: , Rochester, NY (50)

As you come through, you might be torn between two marinas with similar names, one on the ocean side of the ICW, one on the mainland side. We decided on Barefoot landing mainly given it is a stones throw to many restaurants, bars & shopping. That being said, the internet was not great and if you are a boater that needs more 'marina like' services such as showers, etc. - Barefoot Marina might be a better choice - although to get to any variety of restaurants you have to take a decent walk across the bridge.

Very easy long floating dock, no real need to call ahead unless high season, just show up throw a line or two and walk to the north end of the Marina where the dockmaster lives on his boat. Drop your fenders to just above the water prior to arriving, dockmaster was there as we approach even though we did not call ahead.

Convenient Overnight Stop, 2013-11-14
Captain: , Wilmington, NC (250)

We pulled in to Barefoot Landing Marina on short notice due to engine overheating issue. Dockmaster Bill met us at the dock and was very helpful and friendly. Recommended Cummins mechanic who got our issue fixed (thermostat) same day. Nice easy on/off face dock. $10 for day dock, without electricity. $1.50 a foot overnight including electricity/water/wifi, but no cable. No restrooms, although the restrooms for the adjacent shopping center were open. Great shopping incuding cigar store:) Dockmaster Bill told us that the Flying Fish restaurant had a $7 half rack of ribs (go figure-at a seafood restaurant?!) at happy hour that were incredible and he was right. Best ribs the Admiral and I have had in quite awhile.
Would definitely stay here again.

Barefoot Landing Marina, 2013-11-14
Captain: , Quoset Daviseville Naval Yacht Club (250)

Nice stop, easy tie up, great dock master, $1.50 foot with electric, water is available.

Not really a marina just a bulk head but great location for shopping or eating.

Stayed one night, everyone was friendly, plenty of help with tie up arriving and leaving.

No fuel

Dininf, shoping, entertainment, 2013-11-07
Captain: , Pasadena,Maryland (510)

Long face dock adjacent to Barefoot Landing shopping complex. No cable, WIFI did not work for us. Great location. Dockmaster arranged a free pumpout from the pumpout boat. Great location. Saw the Christmas show at the Alabama Theater (live musical entertainment). Good stop for something different.

Nice stop, good location, 2013-10-31
Captain: , Houston (774)

$1.50/ft including electrical. Lots to do here plus lots of places to eat and shop. Dock master great help with docking. Some wake problems especially with jet skis. Van available for grocery store runs. Stopped here again on way south. Alan Roland the owner provided van services to cell phone store. Could not have been nicer or more accomodating. Really great service. No wake signs have been added and seem to be working as most passing boats actually slowed down.

One of our favorite marinas, 2013-10-11
Captain: , Poughkeepsie, NY (6077)

The marina is just one long dock, easy in and out. They have water and electricity and a new WiFi capability accessible along the entire length of their dock However, there are no laundry facilities or baths.

The main attractions are the outlet shops along with entertainment and many restaurants, all adjacent to the docks.

The dockmaster offered to give us a free lift to the nearest Walmart about 2.5 miles away. Likewise if you need access to an Urgent Care Center, he'll take you there - great service!.

Great support and stopover, 2013-10-10
Captain: , Woodbridge, VA (209)

Sara and Alan Roland, the Managers, provide a shuttle service now to the local Walmart and other locations....a great service! Art Wissing, the Dockmaster, met us upon arrival to help us tie up. Restaurants Flying Fish and Tbonz offer great happy hours lasting 4 hours from 4-8pm. What more could you want!

Great location, 2013-09-09
Captain: , Marco Island, FL (1145)

This really isn't a marina. It's a long dock that is right along the side of shops and restaruants. Power & water are good but there aren't facilities to speak of. You can use the shops bathroom but that's it. The price and location are great!

Barefoot Landing stop from Key West, 2013-06-30
Captain: , Red Bank , NJ (275)

nice marina, no slips just a long dock to tie up to. very friendly dockmaster. Very close to restrurants and shops. reasonabley priced.

Special thanks to Mark and Art, 2013-06-26
Captain: , Marathon, FL (1264)

We've always enjoyed this marina for the convenience to restaurants and shopping. This time, however, Mark and Art went out of their way to help in an (almost) emergency, taking me and 1 of our 4-legged mates to the vet, and then picking us up. Thanks ever so much, guys. Godiva is fine today.

Update - 6/23/13 stopped overnight. Realized good friends were docked across the river. Invited them to tie their dinghy to us so we could go to dinner. When they arrived, they were accosted by the Dockmaster, who told them they couldn't do that and it would cost them $10 to tie their dinghy up for a couple of hours. While we will be back because of prior good experiences, I'm sure our friends will never dock there.

A very pleasant stop, 2013-05-20
Captain: , Kemah, TX (40)

We stopped at Barefoot Landing on our way north, in the rain when we realized our 6' draft wouldn't get us into the next anchorage.

What a pleasant surprise!

It's not a classical marina. Yes there is a long, well equipped face dock, and a very helpful dockmaster when you arrive. There are not fuel, laundry or showers today.

What there is: an outlet mall up the gangplank with a number of excellent restaurants. They all had half price appetizers that were good was like going to a tapas bar (or "small plates" restaurant). Of course there were full meals also.

We picked up some things we needed at one of the outlets.

The owner drove us to the local supermarket in the marina van. Anywhere local is OK including Walmart and West Marine. (The affiliated business is a river boat that does dinner cruises and parties, also docked at the marina.)

The owner has had posession for only a few months, and it planning more boater amenities. We also directed him to Active Captain.

If you don't need laundry done, what a fun stop this is. We were charged $1.50 per foot including tax, electricity and and water, and WiFi.

Fortuanately, it's still raining so we'll stay a second night.

Nice lunch stop., 2013-05-19
Captain: , redondo Beach, CA (272)

$5 gets you a day of dockage and a ton of restaurants and shopping. It's a sweet little quick stop.

no more discounts, 2013-05-12
Captain: , Clearwater, FL (551)

No more MTOA or BoatUS discounts! Bummer!

Shopping therapy, 2013-03-13
Captain: , St. Thomas, USVI (624)

This was out first time stopping here (1/6-7/13). While there are really no restroom/shower fuel/pump out facilities, the marina is located on the waterfront property of a huge shopping area with multiple restaurants. All of it is situated along and around a man-made lake with pedestrian bridges throughout for viewing lots of birds and turtles. It was early January when we visited so not a lot was going on, but I bet it is a scene to behold in the summer as they do fireworks over the lake weekly in addition to 4th of July. If you want a taste of civilization, this is a fun place. The staff was very friendly and helpful as well.

Restaurants and shops galore, 2012-11-07
Captain: , St. James, NC (253)

This is a great place to stop for a little r&r and some retail therapy. Be sure to try the happy hour, 4 til 8 pm, at The Flying Fish at the north end of the dock. Small plates are all $7 including 1/2 rack of ribs, half dozen oysters, blackened scallops and more. It's a great value.
The docks themselves are ok, wakes can be bad from ignorant passing boaters. Try not to tie up at the south end by Greg Norman's restaurant. The outdoor speakers run all day and late into the night.
Be sure to ask for the MTOA or Boat US discount.

Lots of Dinner Choises, 2012-10-17
Captain: , Hollywood, MD (271)

Barefoot Landing has a few drawbacks (like no showers or cable), but you have great choices for dinner. We tried Dino's and were very pleasnatly surprised. The food was outstanding, reasonably priced and more than we could eat. A personal pizza was 16" and made a great lunch for the next day. Plenty of shopping available and we have not found a friendlier dock master/owner anywhere.

If your wife need a shopping break - this is it!, 2012-10-08
Captain: , Bear DE (694)

Stayed here for 2 nights on the way south. Dockmaster will help you dock if you need to. This place has no Showers but there is a public restroom close by. This was not an issue for us since we use our own heads. Power is included in the $1.50 ft. Good for a shopping break.

Attractions, 2012-09-01
Captain: , Essex, CT (295)

The main reason to stop here is the T.I.G.E.R.S Preservation Station which displays young tigers every day 1700 to 1900 from March through early October. They bring 3-4 adolescent tigers and many babies (have ya picture taken); leave the dogs on the boat for this one as tigers get way too excited about them!
Dockmaster Art Wissing says if you like wild animals watch for the elephants to be taken swimming two miles south of Osprey Marina in the summer.
Tide could be a problem for some. We saw 7.1ft half way into a falling tide of 3.1 ft on the north end of the dock.

IT is what it is. a fun place to go to a large mall from the boat,, 2012-07-22
Captain: , Key Largo (5457)

It has entertainment, bars, food, shopping. Nice change.

Free electric, free wifi, free water, \\Ask for the MTOA discount.

April 21, 2012, 2012-05-28
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1290)

Always a great stop. Dockhand is very helpful and friendly. Good restaurants, walking, jogging and shopping. No other facilities at the dock, but a great location. Can have a lot of wake from the jet skiis power boats and water skiers.

OK IF YOU LIKE TO SHOP, 2012-05-14
Captain: , East Falmouth, MA (1643)

First let me compliment the dock attendant. He was very professional. He guided us in, helped with the lines, hooked up the water & electric, and was very friendly. The floating dock is very good, and is parallel to and on the ICW. Docking was relatively easy, and wakes were not as bad as I expected. In fact, they weren't bad at all. There are no amenities here, not even a pump out. But, if you like to shop, there are at least 200 stored just steps from your boat, & more restaurants than you could visit in a month.

Haven't Seen Any Depth Issue, 2012-05-07
Captain: , Kingston, ON (455)

We have a 6' draft on our sailboat. We've stayed here twice, once at north end of the dock and once at the south end. I just checked my depth sounder. MLW at the dock appears to be 6'.

Mark, the owner, is now offering a shuttle service to the grocery store. You gotta love the head to head competition between this marina and the one across the ditch.

We boaters are the clear winners!

you make the choise, 2012-03-23
Captain: , sassafras river, md (303)

barefoot landing vs barefoot landing marina.
both cost the same price per foot. one is a full service marina with showers and a pool, resturant, pump out and fuel. both have good dock hands. but the marina is hands down the higher end place to stop. the landing only has docking space. plus a super mall setting with specialtiy stores. but if you want fuel, or a pump out or a shower forget it. just turn left and enter the marina on the other side of the icw. itls less than 200 feet away but 2 stars higher in ratings. plus they have $5.00 happy hour meals, with a 50% off coupon for all food orders. Just ask Ed the super friendly dockmaster for a coupon.

Helpful staff, 2012-02-08
Captain: , SeaScape Marina (310)

Once staff see that you are coming in they are ready and waiting to assist. I agree with other reviews this is not a Marina more like a day dock. Lots of shops if you stop and stay you will spend some money.

Great Location, 2012-01-26
Captain: , Wrightsville, NC (270)

Not really a marina but a great location to stop for entertainment and dining. You will be rocked by folks not observing the no wake bouys, as this is a very busy area. As noted earlier, be sure fenders are set near the water line.

Great Day dockage, 2012-01-23
Captain: , Southport, NC (916)

The Landing staff are very helpful and also take call aheads. One thing to be aware of in the summer, due to the dock lighting adjacent to the floating dock if you are tied up at night in the summer your boat can be infested with noceums and mosquitos.

Don't stay here if you have a sailboat!, 2012-01-15
Captain: , Shinnecock Bay, NY (610)

I called ahead and asked if they had enough draft for my boat (5.5'), The dock master said "Sure, no problem." Now I am waiting for the tide to come in as I sit on the bottom. There is less than 3' at low tide. I am definatly not happy. The dock master lives on a boat tied here so he knew the tides. One star is too much for a lying dock master.

Spent a ton of money, 2011-12-29
Captain: , Southport, NC (716)

If you have girls, dont stop !! you'll be Shopping the whole time your there. Actually we planned on going down to Georgetown, but stayed here 2 nights. We had a great time. As you can imagine, 2 girls and 2 days...Well I spent a lot of money. It was origianlly just a stop over, but turned into a good destination. We will be back. The ICW was quiet and no rolling at the dock. The floating dock was kinda low so adjust your fenders touching the water. The docks are kinda old, No frills, just good restuarants and shopping.

Great for dining and Shopping, 2011-11-15
Captain: , Mullica Hill, NJ (688)

Right on the waterway. The dockmaster was very helpful. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby. NO heads or showers though.

Great Stop in town, 2011-11-10
Captain: , City Island New York (600)

Stayed here 3 nights, Mark is helpful and friendly and his helper, Aaron, changed our oil and drove us to the supermarket. We felt welcomed here, right in North Mrytle Beach next to shops, theatre (dont miss the now running Christmas show...its a blast!) Flying Fish had OK food, most of the restaurants are OK nothing A+ though. No amenities but who cares the price is right, MTOA gets a discount. We'll be back for sure.

Easy stop right on the ICW., 2011-11-09
Captain: , Ophelia, VA (849)

We've stopped here many times. Have to admit that if I rated this just for the marina (no fuel, showers, laundry), it would not get more than two stars.

We stop here because it is a great place to get off the boat and do some walking/shopping. There are plenty of shops (no groceries close to dock) and many restaurants to chose from. Staff is friendly and helpful. We have eaten at many of the restaurants and they are all good.

Don't Understand the Negativity, 2011-11-01
Captain: , North Charleston, SC (752)

OK, it's not a "marina", it's a "dock". You get electrical power and water, but no showers, no pool, no tennis court, and no "captain's lounge". Restrooms are in the shopping complex, not "in the restaurants". Most of us have showers and heads on our boats, don't we?

There's lots of shopping, lots or restaurants, and lots of entertainment. We didn't do this, but it would be possible to walk to the beach (Atlantic Ocean).

I would recommend it for a couple days stay (it was our desatination) and will most likely return.

Wonderful stop, 2011-09-13
Captain: , Greenville TX (580)

It's right on the ICW and a large shopping/dining area. Wonderful food (especially Umberto's). Friendly staff of one at the marina. Would definitely stop here again.

Good Stop at a Fair Price, 2011-06-26
Captain: , New Rochelle, NY (1000)

The dockmaster is very helpful as is Mark the owner. The docks have been refurbrished recently. There are plenty of shops and restaurants. Greg Norman's restaurant no longer allows pets on their outside deck, so I now go to one of the other numerous restaurants in the area.

will stay there next time, 2011-06-25
Captain: , Gloucester, VA (514)

We did not stay here, we stayed across the ICW at Barefoot Marina. We took our dinghy across to Barefoot landing and paid $5 to park it there for the day. Barefoot landing is where everything is --restaurants, shopping, entertainment. Walmart is still a good 2 mile hike from there. Mark, graciously took us in his car to Walmart and asked for nothing in return, even gave us his cell number so we could call him to come and pick us up when we were done shopping. Great guy and worth staying there next time we are in town.

No Showers, 2011-05-25
Captain: , Beaufort Morehead Yacht Club (221)

Great stop if you like a land "tourist trap" shopping center. Good Restaurants in close proximity. BUT NO SHOWERS!!!!!

Biker Week, 2011-05-16
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (1090)

This was an ok stop. We felt like we were on display because of all the bikers that drove by to check out the docks and were waked a couple of times that really made us rock & roll. Good MTOA discount (10% off docking and free electric). Lots of places to eat and drink.

Wife heaven, 2011-04-06
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (695)

My wife really enjoyed this place. Located right next to a giant shopping mall with great shopping and several very good restaurants. A really enjoyable, break in the routine of a trip down the Intracoastal. Only issue is no shower facilities, heads available but no showers.

Great place to stop for a break., 2011-02-20
Captain: , Beaufort, NC (531)

You will be tied up to a long, floating face dock. The dockmaster is more than helpful and ran a few of us to Wal Mart in his can. There are no restrooms for the docks, you have to use one in the restaurant. Speaking of restaurants there are a number of them located in the shopping complex right next to the docks. This dock is part of the shopping center designed to capture tourists from Myrtle Beach, so it has a bit of everything.

This marina, or more correctly dock, is easy to get in and out of. In spite of being exposed we found current and wakes to be no problem. We try to stay here each time we pass through.

IT IS NOT A MARINA, 2011-02-08
Captain: , millsboro DE (300)

This is a dock along the interrcostal and that is it is is a parking lot for boats that want to stop at the shops and restruants that are located here In the past it was free but the entire facility is now obviously hurting financially thus the charge for the privilage of staying here.A caretaker that thinks he is running a marina is there to collect $$ as I remember 1.75 pft there is NO amenites not even restrooms or showers It is a total ripoff save your $ and go to one of the real marina located within 1 mile of this poor excuse

Nice place to stop along the ICW, 2010-12-19
Captain: , Detroit, MI (160)

The marina was right after the bridge so we expected a rocky night, but everything was easy all night. The dock hand (owner) was sure a great guy - took us to Walmart for provisioning and had his staff pick us up. The owner made a great suggestion for dinner (even gave us a coupon). Barefoot Landing is pretty deserted, but we enjoyed the marina and were able to get an early start the next morning. Would stop here again.

No Services, 2010-12-15
Captain: , Solomons, MD (464)

If all you want is a place to tie up and go out to eat a good stop. If you are looking for a head, shower, etc., cross the canal to Barefoot Marina. Close to shoppping but nothing else available.

Good friendly people -, 2010-10-30
Captain: , Southport, NC (98)

Very friendly dock master, Bill, he was also very helpful. No showers but the restrooms are or can be a good hike. The floating docks are very low to the water. No protection from traffic traveling on the ICW.
The amenities are good with shopping for the wife and several good restaurants very close by.

Captain: , Houston, Texas (164)

We stopped here on a Wednesday and to our surprise there was a great HAPPY HOUR. After 30 hours of being under way, this was an oasis. Very friend Dockmaster named ART. He told us the scoop on Happy Hours. He tied us up, we washed down the boat and showered up and off to the Happy Hour at T-BONZ. Most of the appetizers are $5.00 an the glasses of wine are $3.00 and the beer is inexpensive, too. After we had already ordered, we were invited to another Happy Hour in the next room. Tim the organizer of the COASTAL SKI CLUB told us the deal he offers is free appetizers and then you pay cash for your drinks at some places on the BAREFOOT LANDING SHOPPING CENTER AND SOME OFF PROPERTY. What a deal. The schedule is as follows 6 pm - 8:30 p.m. and RAFFLE:
OCTOBER 20th - MANGOS- Sand Dunes Resort

The price of dockage is: $1.50 per ft for overnight and that includes electric and water. The price for day dockage is: $5.00

Tie up in a mall, 2009-11-12
Captain: , Great Island, Maine (323)

The docks were in poor repair, but the staff was friendly and helpful. If you like the idea of docking in a huge shopping center this is the place for you; otherwise move on to one of the nicer marinas just a little way further along.

Try not to get in front of Greg Normans Grill, 2009-10-26
Captain: , vero beach (508)

The restaurant at the south (west) end of the dock has two issues you may want to avoid. One is the normal noise, etc.

The other problem is the overhanging trees that make a mess on your deck.

Convenient, but bare bones, 2009-08-24
Captain: , Wrightsville Beach, NC (368)

Great location. Wakes can constantly bounce you around.

Pleasant evening, 2009-05-17
Captain: , Sarasota, FL - Newport, RI (435)

We stayed here in mid-May and found the staff helpful, no wakes all evening, close to shops and great restaurants... a nice stop for the night!

Still a must stop, 2008-05-11
Captain: , Old Saybrook, CT (1021)

Nice refurbished docks with water and electricity. No more rafting, now that you pay for it. All kinds of shops and restaurants, including House of Blues. A great alligator and crocodile farm and exhibit with very exciting feedings.

great, 2008-04-22
Captain: , Brookings (308)

Very accomodating and pleasant to deal with. Even returned a call when we left a voice mail msg!!!! Not the amenities as across the river but the access to food and shops is worth it

Excellent, 2007-04-25
Captain: , Nashville, TN (21)

While there are no services for fuel and a pumpout you can go across theriver and the services will be provided. The price is right
$1.25 per foot including water and power. Plenty of resturants next to pier. Neat place

A must stop on the ICW..., 2007-04-19
Captain: , MV Red Head (61778)

We've stayed here many times. It used to be free with rafting up and no services. It is now (April 2007) $1.25/foot and includes electric and water. The facilities are brand new and very nice.

There are many stores, restaurants, bars, etc. all right off the docks in this large outdoor shopping center.

Approaching the facility is simple - it is directly on the east side of the ICW. It's a pretty busy place and might be a five-star place if you want things very quiet and peaceful. For us, it's always been a lot of fun.

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