Details for Dunedin Municipal Marina

Dunedin Municipal Marina

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 32 reviews

Address 51 Main St
Dunedin, FL 34698


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager


Bill Frantz


Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - YES

Payment info

Accepts cash and checks. No credit cards

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Located on the ICW west of and between markers G5 and G7. 5 foot minimum depth.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 5
Transient dockage: 4.5
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 70
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 9
Total: 194
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2015-11-15)

Other price info: Transient vessels are accepted on a space-available basis. Make sure you have fenders at the transient dock.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - South side of Dunedin Municipal Marina fishing pier.

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - Handicap-accessible slips are available for recreational, transient and commercial use.

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - New pump out installed 2015.




Yes - There are several cans inside the marina, near the restaurant, and more near the park just outside the marina. There is also a dumpster available.


Yes - One each for men and women co-located with the heads.


Yes - Men and Women's restroom facilities are in Edgewater Park located across the parking lot adjacent to the marina. This restroom facility also includes separate facilities for boaters that are renting transient slips within the Marina. Single shower/head.


No - Laundromat is 8/10th's of a mile away.


Yes - Grocery is a cab ride distance. Busses can take you to Publix, Winn Dixie, Aldi, Walmart, and SaveALot.


Yes - Ace Hardware of Dunedin (approx 2.5 miles away)
1750 Main Street
Dunedin, FL 34698-6401

West Marine‎ (approx. 5.5 miles away)
1721 Gulf to Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL‎


Yes - Olde Bay Cafe downstairs from marina office. At least a dozen restaurants within three blocks of the marina. Long time favorites include Casa Tina, Black Pearl, Cafe Alfresco, Kelly's, Sea Sea Riders, Bon Appetit.


Yes - Several bars and pubs are located in Downtown Dunedin, all of which are within walking distance of the marina. Some of the bars and pubs include the following:

Dunedin House of Beer
927-A Broadway
Dunedin FL 34698
Do the rail.

Flanagan's Irish Pub
465 Main Street
Dunedin, FL 34698

Dunedin Brewery
937 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698
727-736-0606Dunedin Brewery makes they're own beer and nice snacks.

The Chic a Boom Room
319 Main St
Dunedin, FL 34698

325 Main St
Dunedin, FL 34698

Hotels or motels

Yes - Next door is a Best Western.

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Marina provides free, secured WiFi.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Daily Pass:
$5.00 for Dunedin residents
$15.00 for non-residents.

Annual Pass Rates:
$50 for Dunedin resident
$200 for non-resident

Permits and yearly stickers are available at the Harbormaster's Office (above the Fish Market) on the northeast corner.

There is a single boat ramp at the south-east corner of the marina. The dockage adjacent to the boat-ramp is fixed, which can be somewhat inconvenient at low tide. Boat launch parking is limited, but is usually not a problem on weekdays. If lot is full, there is a vacant lot across the street that allows parking with boat trailers. Be aware that this lot is used for church overflow parking on Sunday mornings.


Yes - Jollly Trolley stops in front of the marina, inexpensive public transport north to Tarpon Spings, south to Clearwater/St. Pete.

Other services


Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, Sponge Diving Exhibition, and Aquarium.

Reviews for Dunedin Municipal Marina
Dunedin Municipal Marina, 2016-11-23
Captain: , Harrison Township Michigan (380)

Love this little town. You can get a 1-3-7 day trolley pass and travel from Clearwater to Tarpon Springs. Very convenient stops along the way. Went to Hella's on the sponge docks in Tarpon Springs. Great meal. Walking distance to everywhere. There are not really any grocery stores here, but publix is a short ride north on the trolley. Bill Frantz is the Harbor master here and a great guy. Ask him about anything and he will do anything in his power to accommodate you. No laundry here. Showers are great. Absolutely would make this a stop again. We like the small town places.

This is the stop you want to enjoy Dunedin, 2016-06-17
Captain: , Fort Myers, FL (80)

Transiant availablility is limited, but they will try to accomidate. Resturants/Entainment are all within an easy walk. The Pinellas Trail goes thourgh town for great walking/biking. If you are on the side tie at the entrance westerlys will make this spot unconfortible.

A great first stay in Dunedin, 2016-05-13
Captain: , Fairhope, AL (182)

Very friendly staff and live aboard community. Plenty of good dining opportunities. Try Kelly's for breakfast. The Chick-a-Boom room next door is great for live music-but check the nightly schedule as this is a diverse venue.
The marina is in the final stages of a sea wall cap on the west side. Should be done by the first of July 2016 which will open up more transient slips.
Also, if you need laundry-Clean Laundry-yes that's the name,will pick up,process and deliver back to the marina for $1 pound plus $5 delivery. 727-798-8841

Under Construction, but great, 2016-03-16
Captain: , Sunset Beach, NC (1146)

Another place where the location is the thing. Dockmaster here gave me a good rate. Side tied to a bulkhead but I will take it. Wonderful town. Will stop again. When they finish the construction they will have more space, so for now transient dockage is just whatever they can provide, and in our case we were rubbing posts on a bulkhead. Still five stars since we had the gear to deal with it and the staff and town were excellent.

Just to add, it is full with a waiting list until the new slips are complete, so transient space for now consists of the bulkhead, if that is even available.

Unresponsive, 2016-03-15
Captain: , Palmetto (422)

Made a reservation a week in advance, gave the dockmaster my ETA; however, when we arrived no contact via radio or phone (after multiple tries). Had to abort entering the marina basin and reverse course back to the ICW. Since I did not enter the marina proper I am unable to comment on the other aspects of the facilities.

One of my favorite stops, 2015-12-20
Captain: , Forked river nj (330)

If you get lucky and find a open slip you can be on the outside at the town dock. But I would reccoemed paying the few exrtra bucks to be inside the marina. Next to the marina is a small hotel that has a very nice restaurant with one of the most amazing views of the gulf of mexico.

Great little marina, 2015-11-23
Captain: , Chicago, IL (1056)

The marina has been undergoing renovations over the past several months and space was limited, but they allowed us to tie up at the wall by the Bon Apetit floating docks. Very friendly staff. Marina is managed by the City of Dunedin, rates are now $1.50/ft. Dunedin is a terrific town - boutiques, restaurants, cafe's, craft breweries all within easy walk of the marina. Did not check out the shower facilities. You can only stay long term if you're a resident of Dunedin.

A Very Pleasant Surprise, 2015-02-09
Captain: , Kent Island, MD (392)

Municipal marinas are always a crap shoot-Good or Bad. This one is great! The price is right, the people (both Bill and Matt) are very helpful, and the town is fantastic. The Downtown shopping village is alive, filled with plenty of nifty shops and restaurant/bars and void of cookie cutter chains. At the same time there is an economical weekend trolley that can take you to supermarkets, laundries, pharmacies, etc. we will be back.

Great place, great town, 2015-01-14
Captain: , Austin, TX (877)

We enjoyed our time in Dunedin. Left our boat here while we went home for Christmas. Prior to leaving we watched the boat parade. Ate BBQ at Eli's (only open on Fri and Sat), really good. Also, enjoyed the marina restaurant and fresh caught fish shop. On Friday and Saturday there is a farmers market. We rode the Jolly Trolley to Clearwater Beach and Tarpon Springs. Easy access to fly in and out of Tampa Airport. Bill, the harbormaster and his crew were very helpful. Great experience, hope to go back next year.

Best rates around, 2015-01-13
Captain: , Seattle (131)

We stayed almost a month, which included a trip home. Moved to this marina from Marker One because of its great location. Friday and Saturday Farmer's M racket a few blocks away, lots of good restaurants and shops and the best marina rates in Dunedin. Friendly locals and attentive, knowledgeable staff. Very fun stop!

Very Nice Marina, 2014-12-24
Captain: , Belleville, Ontario (410)

Great spot to take a break, lots of shops and restaurants - dock staff are very friendly and helpful - we approached from the south using the marked channel that exits at a 45 deg angle north from the ICW- single shower/bathroom for each gender - boaters only - clean. Only down side is nearest grocery store is about 1 mile away - no laundry facilities at the marina- otherwise a 5 star

Great Muni, 2014-11-21
Captain: , Orange Beach (70)

We stay here every time we cross back and forth from Apalach.
City Park on site for us dog owners. Showers are not the greatest but clean. Convienient to Dunedin center which has great restaurants, breweries, pubs and always some activities going on, in easy walking distance. Be sure to stay inside not on the west pier exposed to winds. free city Wi Fi, power and water for only .90 per foot and Bill is a great Harbormaster

Nice town and great value, 2014-11-12
Captain: , Chicago, Racine, Fish Creek,Wi (3189)

Only $.90 a foot including electric. Several places to dine only a block away. Do not stay if winds are out of the west. You need to aproach at a right angle from the ICW as there is a sand bar just south of the entrance near the ICW channel. At faily low tide we had 6' when leaving. We were on the wall next to a nice resturant with live music playing as we were having our dinner on our boat.

Easy bus ride to Tarpon Springs and enjoy the Greek culture and food , 2014-10-21
Captain: , Wanakena, NY (759)

Grab the PSTA #66 bus headed north to Tarpon Springs at Highland and Francis streets, about a 12 minute walk from the marina. PSTA has a free iPhone app with GPS capabilities that makes the bus ride easy. Cost $2 each way or $1 for seniors with their Medicare card. The ride is 45-55 minutes leaving you at the beginning of the sponge docks. The marina has little traffic since it has only 10 live aboard slips and limited transient slips all secured by a locked gate. The bathroom facilities closely placed in the adjoining park are spacious and pleasantly clean. Town is 2 short blocks with a variety of restaurants, the chamber of commerce office, the artist guild and an ice cream store. We found the laundromat is not 3 tenths of a mile but is 8 tenths of a mile with Google calculating it to be a 15 minute walk. The marina is managed well and has competent support staff for docking. And yes it's still only $.90 a foot. Yah got to love it!

Nice, but limited for transients, 2014-03-30
Captain: , Durango, CO (320)

Nice marina with slips for Dunedin residents only. There is a transient dock within the marina, right in the entrance channel beside Bon Appetit restaurant. Lack of a step down dock along the concrete wall made egress from the boat a bit challenging at low tide. Protected from all but West, a 24 kt wind one night had us bouncing in a strong surge. Minimal shower/toilet facility for boaters in the public park adjacent to the marina. No marina wi-fi at the time of our visit in March 2014. Very convenient walking to downtown Dunedin with numerous cafes and shops. At $0.90 it%u2019s less than half the rate of area marinas. Do not enter E from the ICW, but follow the private markers in with 5%u2019 - 6%u2019 at low tide.

Great town, marina is great value, but limited, 2013-10-13
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (2870)

With a rate less than $1 per foot, you cannot expect perfection. It is a longish walk to the heads and showers, but despite their age they were clean enough. The dock we were on (slip #1) was somewhat inside the marina rather than on the transient dock which gets a lot more ICW wakes. Marina staff was excellent.

The city of Dunedin is terrific to visit. Downtown is small and charming. Grocery and liquor is on Main Street over a mile to the E. Ride your bikes up and down the Pinellas Trail that crosses the town just blocks from the marina.

Great Town, 2013-07-13
Captain: , punta gorda, fl (1448)

Docks are mostly taken up by permanently moored boats but they were able to fit us in. A little bit of exposure to the west but not too bad. Dock master very helpful. Town is great! Lots of restaurants and bars and shops. Also several parks. Farmers market on Saturdays. Took local bus to visit Tarpon Springs for lunch at Greek restaurant. Would definitely visit Dunedin again.

super place, 2013-05-27
Captain: , Woodbridge, Va (126)

You can't beat the price. The people are very friendly. Great little town. There's a beautiful sunset view

Good eats at the Olde Bay Cafe, 2012-12-12
Captain: , Stuart Florida (280)

Didn't stay in the marina but only because the only spot for our 58 footer was exposed to the wakes and wind from the bay. Dockmaster did let us tie up at the Cafe right in the marina. Good sandwiches and cold beer. Marina is right in friendly downtown Dunedin. Easy walk to numerous shops, bars, and eateries. Will definately return.

Great little marina, 2012-10-25
Captain: , Corpus Christi (301)

I am waiting out a storm here. They put me in a regular slip instead of the transient dock allowing my boat better protection. The town is very nice with large oaks trees and a bike trail that runs the length of the county. The marina staff is helpful. The boaters facility consist of a single head and shower (one for the men and one for the women) though there are public restrooms next to them. The transient rate was only 90 cents per foot.

Awesome Deal and Location, 2012-09-05
Captain: , Sanford, FL (657)

We are here now for at least one month maybe two or three. Matt helped us into a temoprary slip until Isaac left the area and then we moved to a more permanant position. The docks inside are secured by coded gates. The electricity is included in the fee. There is some question as to the amount to be paid here as a monthly rate. The $260 quote is basically for residents and represents half of what is due for non residents. Fortunately Bill saw fit to recognize us as residents at least now, anyway. The downers here are the water which is run through an RO system and has a taste that was unpalatable for us. We ran it through a filter and added some chlorine to it and it is OK. The other problem is that there is no pump out here. Clearwater Harbor Marina, about a mile south has a free self-service pump out though and it gets us to fire up the engines regularly.
The area is very nice with two restaurants that you can get to in under a minute, and several more within an easy walk. The busses are great also. The drivers helped us get to where we wanted to go. A day pass only runs $4.50 and covers all the busses. There are other services that are in the area including a convenience store open 24/7 just around the corner from the marina. The residents of the marina are very helpful as well.
The only thing I would recommend is that anyone coming here even in the "off" season, call ahead. This place is packed.

Just what we wanted, 2012-07-23
Captain: , St. Petersburg, FL (195)

Bill and Matt (dockmasters) were great. Mat went out of his way to find us a slip inside. Lots of restaurants nearby. Very cheap marina rate. Free wifi. Completely protected behind the breakwater. Docks are wooden but saw no bird droppings and no odor. Didn't even see any pelicans. Stayed 2 nights. We dinghy'd over to Caladesi Island State Park for beachcombing and swimming. They also have a great marina there but not deep enough for our 5' draft. Will definitely return someday.

Great town, nice marina, 2012-03-31
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (7375)

Transient docks are open to the bay, but permanent slips are well protected. We were fortunate to get a permanent slip for our 10 week stay. Bill Frantz is a great, friendly Harbormaster. Staff kept the facility clean, had no significant problem with bird droppings as others have mentioned. Numerous local restaurants within a few blocks, as is the Pinallas Bike Trail which runs the full length of the county, from St. Pete up to Tarpon Springs. I would give Dunedin a 4-star but the pump out is not working, Bill still trying to get parts. Free pumpout at Clearwater is less than an hour away.

Great Litte Town - Only Fair Marina, 2012-01-20
Captain: , St. Augustine, FL (4307)

Dunedin is worth a visit for the character of the town and great restaurants. And, while the marina is only fair, it is the best option to visit Dunedin. The old wooden docks have very narrow finger docks, which at our visit were covered with 1/2 inch of strongly, unpleasantly aromatic Pelican droppings. Had to scrub down the finger dock. The staff sits in the office. The transient dock are open to waves from the bay and boat wakes. The 3 stars are more for the great town than the quality of the marina. On the other hand, it is only $0.90/ft.

Great location in a laid back atmosphere, 2012-01-08
Captain: , Corpus Christi,Tx (1569)

The transient docks are unprotected from ICW but is fine after dark when the boat traffic is gone. Low tide at the docks is 4.5 which allowed us to touch bottom for a couple of hours. The town makes up for this as there are many local restaurants and bars to visit within walking distance. The bike riding is excellent. At 90 cents a ft, we will be back.

Dunedin Marina, 2011-11-29
Captain: , Fort Walton Beach, Fl (20)

A GREAT place to visit. The Harbor Master Bill is "all in" when it comes to taking care of visitors. He maintains a state of the art marina in pristine condition. Really cool town within walking distance along with numerous places to eat.

This is a gem of a marina., 2011-11-16
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (639)

We stop here every year. This year we stayed 3 nights. We like the commercial docks. Staff is friendly. town is quaint with unique shops. Kelly's is great for Breakfast Lunch or dinner. Ther e is also a Irish Pub with good Irish food. Our third favorite place is the BBQ restaurant which was quite good. The Ice Cream shop is very good but they are very very proud of their homemade ice cream. There is no pump our. However, just south of Dunedin is the Clearwater down town dual marinas who have free self-service pumpout. the bathrooms were a long way away from the docks, so you had better have good self control if you want to use them. They are clean and neat - but one holers. The price is right. Everyone was very friendly.

Very Nice Marina, 2011-04-11
Captain: , Cape Coral, Fl (838)

A hidden jewel. Friendly staff. As noted by other, transient docks can be bouncy. Nice park on premises and very pet friendly. No longer has pumpout facilities.

Wonderful Marina, 2010-12-14
Captain: , Dunedin, Florida (122)

Harbormaster is second to none, very well run marina. As noted, the transient slips are on the outside and vulnerable westerly winds.

Once tied up you are essentially in downtown Dunedin which has quite a few events around the year worth going to.

Great Dockmaster, good neighbors least expensive in the area, 2010-12-13
Captain: , St. Ignace, Michigan (236)

This is a very good stopover after the Gulf Crossing, Dockmaster is quite wonderful, helpful neighbors, good restaurants withing easy walking distance....

Nice place, 2010-11-13
Captain: , Jacksonville (74)

Transient slips outside can be very bouncy and the docks are very narrow. Good resturants and friendly staff makes this a good stop in settled weather.

Hidden jewel on west coast ICW, 2007-02-03
Captain: , DUNEDIN (1)

Neat marina between Clearwater and Tarpon Springs. Docks on the outside can get rough at times. See if they have room on the inside. Downtown has many places to visit. Shops, bars and restaurents

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