Details for Carolina Beach State Park Marina

Carolina Beach State Park Marina

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Average rating 4.2 stars from 57 reviews

Address 1020 State Park Rd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428


After hours contact

Rangers are on-call. Phone number(s) outside the office.

Facility type

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

VHF channel

16/09 is preferred.


Email contact

Owner, manager

North Carolina State



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Visa, Mastercard

Payment discounts


Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Located at Statute Mile 297. Marked channel off Snows Cut. 3 pairs of red/Green markers, 6.0 MLW.





Tide & current additional info

No current in basin, but can be strong sideways current in approach channel off Snows Cut.


Approach: 6
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Good marina for smaller boats but can accommodate 43 foot boats on A dock and at the T docks on A and B.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 45
Beam max: 16

Other info:


Transient: 8
Total: 54
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: $30 per night up to 43 feet, includes water and electricity. Bring your boat documentation with you to the office, they will ask for it.

25 feet and smaller: $310
26 feet to 35 feet: $335
36 feet to 42 feet: $390
43 feet to 45 feet: $495
Six month lease:
25 feet and smaller: $1670
26 feet to 35 feet: $1900
36 feet to 42 feet: $2100
43 feet to 45 feet: $2675

25 feet and smaller: $3275
26 feet to 35 feet: $3535
36 feet to 42 feet : $4120
43 feet to 45 feet: $5225


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: 20 amps from a 30 amp plug.

Pricing info: Included in slip fee.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - Included in slip fee.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Gas has 10% ethanol.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Marina is open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Fuel dock hours are: 8:00 am to 6:45 pm through the winter months.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Marina is open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Fuel dock hours are: 8:00 am to 6:45 pm through the winter months.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Poop bags are available throughout park. Pets must be on a leash.

Disability access

Yes - The marina store and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - Pumpout available, $20.


Yes - Ice for sale during office hours, $2 for a 10 lb bag.


Yes - Lots of cans, also recycle cans.


Yes - Showers and Heads available. They are acceptable, but cleaned only weekly?




Yes - Laundry available. Laundry is only $1 per load. One washer and one dryer but they are large commercial units.


Yes - Food Lion, Eckerts, CVS about 1 1/2 mile walk (flat terrain). Ask the Rangers for a map.


Yes - Ships Store, limited.


Yes - Chinese restaurant in strip mall 1 1/2 mile away. Pleasant walk thru the woods. About a mile to Micheals Seafood Restaurant.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - Some fishing supplies available.

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

No - There is no free internet from marina. ATT and Version signals are excellent, 2014.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - 2 ramps. Ramp fee is $6 per day, May 22, 2014.


Other services


Reviews for Carolina Beach State Park Marina
6.5 MLW on approach, better than advertised, 2016-05-06
Captain: , Poughkeepsie, NY (5607)

My wife told me stop writing about this marina, it used to be unknown, no more. Today we got the last slip for a 40 ft boat and they don't take reservations. They rented out "A" dock to a bunch of little boats, leaving less room for large ones since we can't use "B" or "C" docks except for the end face docks.

I took the dinghy out through the entrance at low tide and measured depths. The bottom is very soft mud, not rocks. Nevertheless, rev'ing the prop in the marina will stir up a cloud of silt.

On the approach, split all markers:
7.1 MLW at G1/R2
6.5 MLW halfway to G3/R4
8.8 MLW at G3/R4
10.1 MLW between rocks on either side of entrance
8.7 MLW at G5/R6
8.2 MLW just inside

There are three rows of docks with two, end face docks suitable for boats up to 43ft. "A" dock is the first row, "B" dock the second row. Do not dock at the long face dock towards the marina office, you will be asked to move. The face docks on the northern ends of docks "A" and "B" and "C" can be used. There is 5.8 MLW at the end of both "A" and "B" docks.

You can also dock in the fingers of "A" dock. They are 13.5 ft wide and 40 ft long. Given that the boat can overhang the dock if bow in, the slips can accommodate 43 ft boats. I sounded down the fairway to the "A" dock slips and found 5.7 to 6.2 MLW all the way to the slips next to the office.

There was one boat with a 15 ft beam that managed to squeeze in one of the finger docks, it can be done.

The facilities are excellent. The marina was redone a few years ago so everything looks almost brand new. At the same time they raised prices, driving all the local customers away. We are sitting here on a Sunday with only 7 other boats, it's very underused. At $30/day regardless of boat length it is priced very competitively. Electric hookup is included in the price but bring a 50 to 30 amp adapter if you use "A" dock.

There are many hiking trails to explore and wildlife to observe, just an excellent stop. The marina is protected from wakes, it's dead calm inside, hard to beat in a storm.

A great stop, 2016-05-03
Captain: , Norfolk, VA (671)

May 3, 2016, came in at dead low tide with our 4 foot draft trawler. There are tee heads, but they have pilings on the outside, making them difficult. Not sure why the pilings are there. Stayed in the L head of pier C, the one farthest into the basin last time in March.

This time we came into slip A7, about 3/4 of the way down on pier A, the first pier. Slip A6 and A7 each have about 15 feet of width. At low tide, I had no difficulties, and saw no mud churning.

There are many very nice trails to walk, and the store, at the office is well stocked with basic things. Strip shopping is available about a mile and a half away in Carolina Beach.

At a flat $30 per night, this ia a great stop.

The restrooms and showers are very nice, though I am not sure they are air conditioned.

Norm Mason
Peggy Sue, Monk 36
Norfolk, VA

Nice stop if you draft less than 5.5feet, 2016-04-18
Captain: , Chicago, Racine, Fish Creek,Wi (1870)

11 2 2015 Came in at low tide depth was 5.8 feet. Ranger came out to us and called us on channel 16 when we arrived. Small store on site with drinks and ice cream. Very nice state park stayed two days and check out is 3pm if you want to stay late. Diesel fuel $3 which is why they do not pump much. Nice floating docks with good protection in the marina. A Dock has wider slips about 15-16 feet wide. 4 17 2016 This time on end of B Dock so I just pulled in with help from Denise from the office as I was singled handed and requested help grabbing lines. Went on my bike to Food Lion to get provisions which is about a half mile outside park. Will stay here again.

Wow what a treasure, 2016-04-09
Captain: , Wilmington NC (400)

3/30/2016, made my second stop here. Most enjoyable. miles of trails.
12/27-30/15 7+ foot of water all the way in. One boat said they had bumped bottom across from fuel dock with 5' draft. Well stocked little store on site. Nice bathrooms and laundry. Waiting out weather to cross Cape Fear River. Miles of walking trails. Food Lion 1.5 mi away. Lots of visitors and rangers offering rides out to the stores.

Great place for cost and facilities, 2015-12-08
Captain: , Moyock, NC (984)

State Parks have really nice facilities, a small store, and helpful people. This is a beautiful place to stay over. It is well protected and the cost is right at $30 per night. Laundry and dryer $1.00 each load. Nice floating docks. Come in on low or high tide to aviod the current in the small inlet and in the basin.

Best kept secret, 2015-11-30
Captain: , Fells Point, MD (98)

Nice, clean, quiet, very handy to the ICW and only $30 night including electric. Tight quarters but slips have 16 ft beam. We came in at low tide and still saw at least 3 feet under the keel and we draw 4'8". The place has a campground feel rather than a Marina but that's not bad.

You will be on your own, 2015-06-11
Captain: , Buffalo (1144)

We stopped here for one night. The desk clerk didn't answer channel 16, and when we phoned, he put us on hold rather than assign a dock space or help us to tie up. So we just took one of the T docks. Oddly, they demanded to see our registration documentation, and photo ID, because they said, to make sure that the boat wasn't stolen!!

But it is only $30 per night.

Great State Park, 2015-06-02
Captain: , Florida Keys (724)

On 05/26/2015 stayed for one night. (Was here before in 2011, and the place was almost empty.) We appeared to be the only transient.

Watch the side current coming in the main channel. There is no current in the basin. There is 30amp and 50 amp service, depending upon where you dock. Larger slips, and 50amp is on dock A, the first dock as you enter that has pilings. (Not the long open dock)

Nice walking trails in the park. Nice restrooms, get the code for the showers. Little gift shop in the office.

Most traffic is day use, and no one was around during the night.

Tight basin, great value, 2015-05-05
Captain: , Greenville SC (250)

The basin is tight. Without our bow thruster we would have had difficulty maneuvering our 36 foot trawler into a slip. The staff did not offer to help grab lines. It is a quiet stop, and a great value at $30.

Great short term stop, 2015-05-03
Captain: , Pasadena, MD (1496)

This continues to be a gem. No reservations are taken for boat slips; first come, first served. Water depths at low tide are around 6' at entrace and 6-1/2' in slips. The office wants to physically "see" your Certificate of Documentation at checkin. Rest rooms are clean. Office is open form 09hoo to 10h45. Go figure. Well protected, but isolated. A secure overnight or place to hide and wait out bad weather.

Hard to believe how many times I bypassed this one!, 2014-12-31
Captain: , Pensacola (160)

What a nice facility, easy approach, sheltered, and nice. Has what you want, and a flat $30 a night... Hard to beat!

Stayed here for 4 days, 2014-11-16
Captain: , Clayton, NY (645)

Beautiful state park with nice marina and clean facilities. Nice nature trails for walking and a Food Lion, walgreens and CVS about 1 mi away. Went on a guided walk with a park ranger and saw a venus fly trap in the wild as well as other carniverous plants.

overlooked gem, 2014-10-31
Captain: , Annapolis (431)

Perfect for an overnight. Floating docks, 30 for the night, including electric. Laundry @ $1/ load.
Check it out next time.

Nice facility but..., 2014-08-05
Captain: , Richmond, KY (30)

I second other reviews as to the character of the facilities. We had some difficulty docking as the wind was blowing us off the dock and we had a bit of a problem getting lines out with no help. Same was true of departing.
Also, the pilings are on the outside of the floating docks. The lenght of step made is impossible for my spouse, who has some physical limitations, to step off the boat. She remained aboard the entire stay.
Experienced cruisers with no limitations should find the marina a good buy.

Great stop, nice quiet marina, 2014-05-29
Captain: , annapolis (453)

My fourth visit. This time spent Memorial Day weekend to avoid the ICW's holiday traffic. Agree with other posts, entrance is very well marked, just pay attention to the current.

Wonderful staff, both Rangers and Assistants, very freindly and there to help. Facility was clean and all services were working, i.e., elect., water, washer/dryer, showers etc. For $30 per night Carolina Beach State Park offers a great value. Will rate them 5 stars when they install WIFI.

Great Stop, 2014-04-29
Captain: , Everett, Washington (824)

The previous post has provided great information on depth and dock sizes. The approach is straightforward and though on the narrow side is quite comfortable. The dock are floating and they have a piling between the finger piers. Though this can make the docking more challenging, there is very little of any current. Only the wind is a factor. However, the pilings add another factor of security if the wind is a factor.

The price is great. A great store is about 1 1/2 miles away. We biked there, level, on back roads, and was one of the easiest bike-provisionings we have done.

If you are looking to be coddled by dockhands - this is not the place. We loved it and would go back.

Nice Marina and inexpensive., 2013-12-17
Captain: , Boulder City, NV (259)

Our first time here. Friendly staff but no help with the dock lines. The facility is very nice and new. It was a little windy when we pulled in making the turn at the end of the fairway a little tight for our 41 Morgan. We were also kicking up a little mud. during the turn. At low tide our 4 and half foot draft was sitting in silt off the middle 'T' pier.

Quiet & very reasonable marina, 2013-11-16
Captain: , Rochester, NY (50)

Traveling south in our 42' Cruiser, we needed a place to rent a car for a few days to travel inland. Were pleasantly surprised to find a very quite and secure marina for $30/night that Enterprise would come deliver a car to you.

We felt like we had the marina to ourselves, as it was very quite with little to no other boat traffic. We could see where it could be a little tricky for boats much larger than ours to get in, though we had no trouble and there was little current or wind to deal with once in their protected cove.

Note - there is no wifi here, and if you are getting fuel or a pump out, they are both available though a little more expensive than most other marinas.

Great Location and what a bargain!, 2013-11-11
Captain: , Bayfield, WI and the ICW (1259)

I can't believe this place isn't packed with cruisers. $30/night with water and power included, beautiful new floating docks, laundry and quiet, right off the ICW. It's a bit of a bike ride to the Food Lion and the amenities of Carolina Beach, but it sure beats the wakes, noise and hassle of Wrightsville Beach.

Modern and reasonable, 2013-11-09
Captain: , Edenton, NC (887)

Nov 2013 update: Remains a great stop. As mentioned, park rangers have other duties. However, there is absolutely no current. Marina fairways are a little tight but ample. Any seaman with reasonable skill on a 40ft or less boat should have no problem.

Excellent marina, recently updated. But it can't take too many cruising sized boats (over 40ft). Price is great, Approach channel was no problem.

First Rate Facility, 2013-05-06
Captain: , Seabrook, TX (250)

This facility is on the eastern shore of the Cape Fear River just south of where the ICW crosses. Very protected, not crowded, nice State Park trail system, bathrooms clean and heated. There are a small amount of grocery items available in the Marina Office. Beware of the inexperienced staff. They are State Park employees, and not used to marina work, so do not expect any help docking, and we were given the gasoline hose after adking for diesel at the fuel dock.

go in at high tide, 2013-05-02
Captain: , Buffalo (832)

We decided to stay here because the winds were expected to rise. If we went to the mooring balls (really cool) we could not dinghy in. Nice facilities, but watch the approach because we saw a four foot reading as we approached high tide. Easy does it.

Expect no help with docking, 2013-04-24
Captain: , Stuart FL (805)

20 April 2013
I concur with other reviews about the facilities and docks. Rates are also a best buy. The major flaw with the marina is the lack of knowledge of channel depths and help with docking. Weather was calm
and we had no problem with docking, however a hint to stay on the green side coming in would have prevented the bump as we entered the channel.

The next day a sail boat came in with strong wind blowing off the dock. We were able to help but had we not been there not sure they would have been able to tie up. Staff said they were not trained to handle dock lines! For goodness sake it is a marina. My suggestion is they get training and local knowledge about the waters immediately surrounding the marina to advise boaters wanting to visit the marina.

It is a wonderful facility and deserves a 5 star rating except for the above mentioned problems. I would certainly stay there there again but if weather bad would make sure another boater was available to help with docking

A must stop!, 2013-03-25
Captain: , Bohemia River, Md (184)

Travelling with two dogs, it's great to find a nice marina with floating docks, trails, not far from Food Lion....and all for $30 a nite???? Can't beat it....been here twice this year, and will stop on the way thru again this fall!!

Very nice stop and easy in and out the ICW, 2012-11-16
Captain: , Perth Amboy, NJ (52)

Great place! Rob, the dockmaster, was very helpful. We stopped just for fuel, water and ice. He offered us free tie up for a few hours to drive us to the supermarket on his lunch hour and bring us back. We didn't take him up on it since we wanted to catch the favorable current down Cape River. $30 for overnight stay on any size boat. Brand new docks. Will deffinitely stop next time we are in the area.

Beautiful place - quiet, isolated, nice setting, 2012-11-06
Captain: , Roseville MN (398)

Best place to stop on the ICW. Only about 6 boats here in November, out of about 50 slips. Convenient to hiking, etc. Abouty 1.5 miles through the state park (bicycle-able) brings you right into the city of Carolina Beach. We would have stayed for several days but exposed to the north, and a nor'easter was coming.

A hidden treasure, 2012-10-06
Captain: , Jacksonville, FL (370)

A new marina with great floating docks and wonderful staff. $20/night including power. One huge negative--pump outs are $20 but at Joyner Marina five minutes north, pumpouts are $5!!! 6 miles of well-laid out trails. Short walk or comfy bike ride to Kure Beach board walk and Pleasure Island. We highly recommend this little place but pump out before you get here. We're 42' and were pushing it. Fairways also narrow.

New Facility, 2012-09-18
Captain: , Beaufort, NC (222)

Stayed here last on 9/15/12. It is all new and the basin was dredged. As it is a State Park they have good walking trails and bike paths to stretch after a long cruise. Friendly staff. Keep in mind they are a State Park with a camp ground first. So you may stand in line with people buying fire wood and checking into their camp site. Being a government operation they have lots of detailed forms to fill out. It takes a while to check in. They do not monitor the VHF very well so your best bet is to call them. No dockmaster so getting into your slip will be DIY. But, I highly recommend a stop. Gates lock at night so I feel safe.

I would rate this stop a "best buy", 2012-06-16
Captain: , Marthas Vineyard (506)

Good docks, lovely views, excellent price, we paid $30/night for 36 feet, no additional charge for electric. The marina is surrounded by a park with trails -- unfortunately we were unable to hike around, but judging by the marina, its a good place. The docks seem underutilized, few boats here on Saturday evening 6/16. We came in at almost dead low drawing 4 ft, stirred up a little mud but no problems. I certainly would recommend a stop here and would return if we are in the area.

A great state park and a bargain for boaters., 2012-06-14
Captain: , baltimore md (634)

We stayed here 6/9/12 and arrived on a high tide 9 ft. plus all the way in. Do watch getting swept out of the channel if a current is running. We were assigned slip A-4. Unfortunately Google Earth still shows a empty basin. First up and straight ahead after you enter the basin is the double wide launching ramp. The fuel dock fairway is next, then A dock. You will pass A dock then turn 90 degrees to starboard into the "A" dock fairway. The highest number is 11 with lower numbers closer to the shore and building. The fingers are long with a piling between 2 slips which makes it a side tie with fenders just off the water. Quarters are tight inside the basin. We were the only boat on A dock and the biggest boat in the marina. The facilities and grounds are top notch. Only 50 amp plugs on this dock and 16 feet between the piling and the finger pier at slip A-4. Left the next morning at low tide. lowest reading was just under 6 ft. in the basin and plenty of depth in the channel. I would call first to make sure the have room for your size vessel. We enjoyed this like new marina.

Superior Facility, 2012-05-12
Captain: , Portsmouth, RI (260)

5-10-12 Stayed at a slip with 50 amp. power. Great new docks.Great Staff. Entered 1/2 tide no less than 7.5 ft.
Many hiking trails, bike paths. Leaving the park there is a bike path to a Food Lion and Walgreens. Total distance from marina about 1.5 miles. Would have liked to stay a few days longer. ICW wakes do not effect the marina.

Carolina beach State Park Marina, 2012-05-06
Captain: , Baltimore, Maryland (330)

Great protection and great staff. I do not think that they can handle bigger than a 40 - 42 foot sailboat, though. Easy access, plus new docks. I wish more people knew about this place since it is a hidden gem. Not near shopping but a great marina for a great night's sleep.

What a Great Deal, 2012-04-19
Captain: , Cincinnati (1800)

New docks and plenty of water make this stop great. Newer washer and dryer @ $1 to wash and $1 to dry was great surprise. The rate was a flat $30 per night including electric and water. They had 30A and 50A service. The staff was friendly and helpful with info but doesn't help with docking. The public ramp is in the harbour so it can be busy place on weekends.

Very nice park, 2012-04-02
Captain: , North Myrtle Beach, SC (3210)

Long walk to towna nd beach, but a nice walk. Folks are nice. Be carefull if you are coming from the south not to cut into the entrance of marina too close. Shallow.

Hidden Treasure, 2012-01-19
Captain: , Apponaug, Rhode Island (274)

This state marina is so inexpensive it feels free. They will take boats up to 40 '. They allowed my 42' boat with a 13.9 beam in. No problem fitting in slip. Electricity is included with slip fee , if I remember correctly. Staff was very helpful with fueling. The approach into the marina is trickey and you must pay attention or get direction from the marina. When in doubt, get help, if you need it. Once in, going back out will be easy. They will allow boats to stay up to two weeks. It is a first come first served reservation. State Trooper works in the office and required more proof of identity for the boat and captain then any marina I have ever been to. Would strong recommend this marina.

Great unknown Marina, 2011-12-05
Captain: , Flagler Beach, Florida 32136 (305)

6/20/11, Got in late and had totally no trouble docking a 33 ft Morgan OI. 11ft10in beam fit great and had 30amp at our dock. Showers were very good as was all other facilities. Approach is mostly hid, So pay attention on entrance. Plenty of water, but narrow. Nice floating docks, well lit at night, Air card worked great as did the TV. Ranger was nice, friendly, Not a boater but a very nice Ranger. Marina closes at 8PM. nice walking paths and scenry. Will definately visit again. And the price is right. Small ships store available.

Easy In and Out, 2011-12-04
Captain: , Sodus Point, NY (678)

Stopped here to time the tides down Cape Fear River. Never saw less than 11' of water at high tide. Plan to stay longer on return trip. Nice walking paths.

Nice stop, nearly empty, 2011-11-24
Captain: , Downingtown, Pa (111)

Came in for a quick, very reasonably-priced stop before running out the Cape Fear River for Charleston, decided to stay an extra day to see park and look for Venus Flytraps (too bad they aren%u2019t Venus Mosquito traps, they wouldn%u2019t go hungry.)

Tight fit for our 42%u2019 sailboat; if the marina had more boats would have been a challenge due to narrow fairways, but as it was we were the only boat there. Closest store or restaurant is a mile or so away and park/marina closes the gate at 6pm.

There is plenty of depth in the well marked entrance channel and at the docks.

Great stop over, 2011-11-21
Captain: , Half Moon, N.Y. (120)

We pulled in with a 38' cruiser, 14'wide. They put us on a "T" dock with 30 amp electric. Carla (ranger) was very helpful with our late arrival. We only stayed 1 night this time, but plan on staying longer when we head north in the spring. N.C. State park dept. should be proud and get word out about this place. There were only 2 boats here, including us.

Good stop to set up for Cape Fear River, 2011-11-04
Captain: , Havre de Grace (119)

Well marked entrance channel with adequate depths. Floating docks are new and arranged such that it is tight maneuvering, especially if over 40'. Under utilized, we were the only transient there on 2 Nov. 2011. Clean and spacious toilet and shower facilities. Laundry closes at 6 PM.

Great Stop!, 2011-10-24
Captain: , Mattituck, NY. (371)

All new floating docks. Only slips 1-11 fit boats 13' or wider. Those slips only have 50 amps. Need to make reservations 2 days in advance now, except when I called they had NO boats so they were very happy to get us with no reservations. Good jump off point for heading South on Cape Fear. $30.00.

Affordable marina, 2011-10-20
Captain: , Woolford MD (132)

Arriving on a 14' beam catamaran they put us in a 16' wide slip that only had 50 amp electric. The next day we moved to an L head with 30 amp electric. They seem to be aware of the problem of their wider slips only having 50 amp electric and will hopefully resolve the problem in the future. Great nature trails. Reasonable walk to Food Lion and Walgreens. Laundry is $1 for washer and $1 for dryer.

An Underutilized Gem, 2011-10-04
Captain: , Black Earth, wi (63)

We have a 36' sport sedan and a splitter, so we were able to select whichever slip we wanted (for larger boats) The only drawback was a lack of WiFi. Local TV reception was excellent. Their was an older staff member who knew his way around boats, as a former shrimper, and was a treasure trove of Carolina boating lore. Like everywhere else in North Carolina, there is an overabundance of rangers and law enforcement, but everyone was very friendly and polite.

Think small., 2011-06-21
Captain: , Gloucester, VA (514)

We pullled in with our 33' motor boat and tied up only to find out that for boats our size, only 50amp service was avaliable. we have 30amp x 2. they have no splitters avaliable so we moved on. the place was very nice and easy to get into. For 30 amp service, you could not have a beam over 11' (slips are 12' wide)

Great for 37' not for 44', 2011-06-06
Captain: , East Haddam, CT (315)

We went here with our 37' monohull 3 years ago - $20 per night with electric and basic camp showers. Nice trails to walk with small beach for kids. Even rented a car for the day and went to Fort Fisher and the Carlina Aquarium (just down the road). Loved it, but now can't get in with our 44' catamaran - a bit of a bummer. Smaller cats could though.

31" boat made it in., 2011-06-01
Captain: , Madison, Ohio (400)

We just stoped here for the night, $30 flat rate electric included. Were able to walk to Food Lion, although a long walk. All new floating docks but a little tight for bigger boats..

Carolina Beach State Park, 2011-05-29
Captain: , Clearwater, FL (551)

Delightful. One of our favorite stops. Transient dockage is $20 flat fee. 30A power available. Floating docks. Nature trails for walking. Ice Cream available in ranger station!

We were turned away when we asked for dockage for a 36'x14' boat. We were told that we were too big! When we went by there were only three boats in the marina. Perhaps an inexperienced ranger? Too bad because this used to be one of our favorite stops!

/Max size 40 ft, 2011-05-26
Captain: , Deltaville (200)

Tried to get in here - it sounds great, but the maximum size now allowed is 40ft

Great spot----but, 2011-05-04
Captain: , port townsend wash. (40)

We spent the night here 5-1-11. We"re a 43 trawler with a 4ft draft. No problem getting in but it was tight and a current running. Only two other boats here. I would advise a max of 40ft boat length unless you"re very comfortable handling you boat. Price is now 30 dollars including power and water. Still a bargain considering most marinas. Park is large with many hiking trails. Take a compass! I was lost for almost an hour.

carolina beach state park marina, 2011-04-20
Captain: , mere point me (70)

Great. Floating docks, good walking trails, new rest rooms and laundry, friendly people. First red daymark in channel is missing and replaced with temporary buoy, Favor green side of channel, we touched on red at dead low tide, found 8' in channel. A lttile thin in the marina 5-6', again dead low tide. Left the next morning, 9-10' all the way out

Newly Opened, 2011-03-15
Captain: , Cobbs creek va (193)

With everything new including newly dredged channel. Near low tide, 10 ft all the way in and 8.5 ft at dock. Dock spacing a little tight, no current but a sail boat over 30 ft that doesn't back well could have trouble with high wind. Marina folks very helpful.

closed, 2009-10-07
Captain: , Worton (445)

The enterance is a bit thin, 4ft low tide but what a deal. Sorry it is closed for the fall season.

Closed until 5/10, 2009-05-30
Captain: , Key Largo (5304)

Called today, 5/30/09 and was told marina closed for a year

Marina Closed 2009 season, 2009-03-14
Captain: , Key Biscayne FL (3048)

Closed for overhaul, Check before scheduling a stop

Great Park!, 2008-10-18
Captain: , fairland (2653)

Docks are fair. Largest allowed boat is 45 feet. The T docks have pilings on the outside which makes for a long step. But everything else is great! Still one of my favoritie places in Oct '08. Renovation is scheduled to begin next month. The easy trails through the park is a great way to get your legs in shape.

Marina in state park, 2008-09-25
Captain: , Jacksonville Florida (125)

This is a small marina in a state park. It's isolated from the business section but cab service is available. As of 10/1/08 they are rebuilding the marina and will be out of service for about three months. Very reasonable rates.

A Great Find, 2008-04-22
Captain: , Old Saybrook, CT (1021)

We went past this a few times before we discovered it. What a lovely spot! An inexpensive night ($20 flat rate) on a nice dock with electricity.

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