Details for Coveside Inn and Marina

Coveside Inn and Marina

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Average rating 3.2 stars from 11 reviews

Address 105 Coveside Rd
Christmas Cove, ME 04568


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel


Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 25
Transient dockage: 12
Fuel dock: 12

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2014-08-08)

Other price info: $2.50 per foot per night above 50'.


Transient: Unknown
Total: 8
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Moorings are $30 per night.

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

Additional info: 2 available.

Pricing info: Included

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

No - Water not available at this time

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeUnknown

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Disability access

Launch service

Yes - Available on request.

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Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - WiFi from thr marina. Multiple unencrypted access points available.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Bicycle rentals available.

Other services


Reviews for Coveside Inn and Marina
Lost Its Allure?, 2017-08-15
Captain: , Stuart, FL (1019)

tlaw7, DORADO, 08-13-2017
We haven't been here in six years. It seems like it has lost its allure. It was never much of a marina. The moorings are sort of an afterthought. The restaurant is still good; we had swordfish that was very tasty.

Sunday afternoon is a zoo. Live band and lots of people. Mooring field is tight. We are "watching" a big Krogan next to us and a Grand Banks in front of us. As long as the wind blows us all in about the same direction, I guess we'll be okay but it is a bit unnerving to be so close with tide and wind conditions . Not exactly idyllic!

still a great spot - great restaurant , 2017-08-11
Captain: , Key Biscayne FL (3169)

Just updating previous comments. This location has just a overal great vibe. Staff is wonderful and laid back. The restaurant is definitely open and the food is great. Was told that a lobster pound is nearby for fresh lobster. Dock is great with one large finger but they fill up fast with restaurant traffic.

Wonderful evening, 2016-08-06
Captain: , Phoenix, AZ (484)

We spent the night on mooring #4, plenty of room & depth for our 48' sloop. Dinner was OUTSTANDING, and the staff couldn't have been more friendly. Call them on channel 9 on the way in.

Excellent Restaurant - Not Really A Marina & No Inn, 2015-07-18
Captain: , Portland, ME (240)

Friendly and helpful staff, limited dock space with no services, moorings adaquate for '36 trawler. Lively harbor, picture perfect cove, with easy access. EXCELLENT restaurant, best evening meal to date. Restaurant has inside and outside seating overlooking the cove, outside side deck for cocktails. Pet friendly, but access to street from dinghy dock is through the side deck of the restaurant.

Only one, but a very clean and nice shower; all facilities are shared with the restaurant and only available when staff is present.

The worst experiance of 2014, 2014-09-07
Captain: , Boca Raton, Fl (639)

Sailing with a buddy boat from NY on our annual Maine voyage we made reservations for two sailboats (40 foot and 48foot) at dockside. Coming into the Cove they could not honor our reservations, until after 5PM. Moorings were packed with open cockpit type power boats. I would describe it as a truck stop; for power boats. Maybe it was some special wonderful music festival , of which we were unaware. We left to Ocean Point. Perhaps next year.

Great family location, 2014-08-13
Captain: , Chebeague Island (479)

Very protected harbor offers beautiful scenery and a very friendly atmosphere (would be five stars if not for the lack of services). The restaurant is now owned by a group of local residents that didn't want to see it close. It is a great spot. The staff is very pleasant and even cooked up some squid caught by the kids. No one is really there to tend the waterfront. You must call the restaurant to make reservations and even pay at the bar. There is one (very adequate) shower, though it is only open when the staff is at the restaurant. The marina offers moorings, dockage and limited power. There are no other services. Everyone enjoyed it so much that we stopped on the way up and back during our cruise with 3 other boats. Be sure to check swing room on the moorings, as mooring #3 was essentially unusable.

Reduced services, 2012-09-09
Captain: , Camden (51)

After Labor day Coveside has reduced service offerings on Sunday-Wednesday. No showers, no food, no fuel. Still charge $25/night. Good moorings with short dink ride to dock.

Great Overnight, Good food, 2012-03-09
Captain: , S. Portland, ME (10)

CC is a quiant stop, very casual and pretty. The Coveside serves a typical menu of good food. Showers are clean and service was great. Will return!

Used to be a nice place, 2011-07-13
Captain: , Cassiopea A (507)

But under new ownership the Coveside seems to face the road, not the water. Last time we stayed there they no longer sold Diesel. Showers and bathrooms open only when the restaurant is open. The enjoyable breakfast on the terrace is a thing of the past. Stores in Bristol, including the very nice and expensive Island Grocery, are about half hour walk away.

Nice lunch stop for sure, 2011-05-08
Captain: , gibson island , md. USA (30)

Small Marina with adequate dockspace for a lunch stop. Crowded little cove with many private moorings. Reatuarant bar has nice atmosphere and good views of the harbor from small outside deck. Nice little sailors bar inside. Would consider it a day stop only, but could overnight at dock if needed.

Overpriced for area, 2008-09-19
Captain: , Newport, RI (10275)

I've been coming to Christmas cove for years via car and have been here once before via boat. As a result I wanted to come back again. After dodging the lobster buoys that are so thick that you can almost walk between them, we picked up a Coveside mooring. When we went in to pay for the mooring, I was astounded to find out that it was $40 and it's mid-September and we're the only boat on a rental mooring. While I love the area, there's little to do here. There are no shops and the Coveside restaurant is marginal, at best. For the same (or less) money, I wish that I had gone to Boothbay Harbor, where there's lots more things to see and do, and there are lots of restaurants.

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