Details for Edenton Town Dock

Edenton Town Dock

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Average rating 4.6 stars from 39 reviews

Address 103 W Water St, PO Box. 300
Edenton, NC 27932-1855


After hours contact

Just take a slip til the next day.

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Owned by the Town of Edenton




Fred or Bobby

Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

See for reservation form and harbor rules. ATM's within walking distance of the docks.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: Town Docks are rarely crowded except during holidays, local festivals, roundevous, etc. Best to call or use the fax/online reservation form to assure a spot in a slip that will accommodate your boat.


Approach the basin through an entrance on the west end. Water depth is 10 feet. Note there is no fuel. There is a pumpout.





Tide & current additional info

Current and tide is all wind driven. There is no current unless winds are very strong. In a strong blow, the water level can drop 1 to 1.5 feet -- this is unusual.


Approach: 10
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: There is no fuel dock.

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

Additional info: Slips with sideloaders and approx 80' T-head. Turning basin has 10' of water well in.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: 18

Other info: There is a T dock with about 12 slips, from 13' to 18' between pilings. The largest are behind the tee head northeast 18, 17, 16, in order. Please take what you can fit in and leave the larger ones for larger boats. The breakwater has cleats on the inside for docking but no power. Except along the breakwater wall and the tee head there are only 3 slips that can accept a larger beam - one less than 16', less than 17', and one less than 18' nearest the tee head on the east side of the pier.


Transient: 12
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2010-10-28)

Other price info: First two days transient slip fee is free, but must pay for electricity.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: There are pedistals with 20, 30 and 50 amp power.

Pricing info: 30 amp is $3.
50 amp is $6.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Hookup is available.

Dinghy access

Yes - Public access to the dinghy dock which is located in the eastern end of the basin.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: No gas or diesel

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: No gas or diesel


Yes - Nearest propane is at 708 Virginia Road about 2-3 miles north of docks--Western Gas: 252-482-4483.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Pets can be walked in the park; poop bags available.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - $5.00


Yes - Available to purchase at the Park Attendants office located next to the shower and bathrooms.


Yes - Cans in the adjacent park


Yes - Get code from the dockmaster. Central heat and air in the bathrooms and showers.




Yes - Long walk but dockmasters have been known to drop off and pick you up from the laundromat.


Yes - Food Lion about 1.5 miles north. Great Gourmet shop right near dock.


Yes - Byrum's Hardware (Tru Value) two blocks north of town dock.


Yes - All on Broad Street at the foot of the dock. Edenton Coffee House, community coffee shop, closes at 5:30 pm daily; open until 9pm Fri-Sat if there is music).

Watermans: Best in town. Locals fill it early. Try the broccoli (not kidding it is a specialty). Great seafood and steaks

309, formerly Seans, is another great restaurant with local specialties.

Bistro, closed Sundays, as are all the others in town close to the docks.


Yes - Watermans and Seans' restaurants have bars.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Several historic Inns around downtown. The Lords Proprietors' Inn was wonderful. Call about their special dinner on a weekday night. Spectacular cuisine $$$ (Note: as of 2009 this inn and restaurant are closed).

Chain hotels available near Route 17 interchange about 1.25 miles inland.

Repair capabilities

No - No repair facilities.

Haul out capabilities

No - No haul out available at Edenton or Edenton Marina (2008).

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free WIFI in harbor and throughout downtown. Good Verizon signal.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Truck to loan for errands.

Other services


Great Historic town at the doorstep. Try the Taylor Theater for a movie. Many historical sites, beautiful landscape, shops and restaurants for, visit

Reviews for Edenton Town Dock
Great Stop, 2017-09-05
Captain: , Little River, SC (2037)

We were here for the 4th of July festivities. Great little town full of history. Good restaurants nearby- try the Table at Inner Banks and Waterman's Grill. 309 Bistro was not open while we were there. The showers were clean and air conditioned. We used the town vehicle for grocery shopping. The docks are older with short finger piers. Not my favorite but workable.

You're gonna love this place, 2016-11-01
Captain: , Wanakena, NY (759)

A very small marina with limited space for larger boats. We shared the T dock with a trawler similiar in size to our 43ft boat. It was tight to say the least. But I must say Bobby and Nick, the marina staff, went out of their way to accommodate us by askiing their other guests to shift somewhat so we could dock . The town and its history is wonderful to explore. Homes in the town can date back as far as the 1700's. Lots of restoration going on by the town and private owners. Grab lunch at Amileo's for the best variety of ethnic sandwiches served on homemade bageuttes. Try not to miss this delightful town and marina, it's got charm, charm, charm.

Friendly town, 2016-10-23
Captain: , Washington, NC (470)

We stayed here for two days and enjoyed every minute. The trolley tour and the walking tour are well worth it. The history here is amazing. Only disappointment was that the Cotton Mill Village Museum is only open on weekends, so we missed that. The people are friendly and are eager to visit about the boating life. We felt welcome wherever we went. Don't miss the Downtown Cafe and Soda Shoppe. Very reasonable prices and a great lunch.

Good stop on the Albemarle loop, 2016-07-22
Captain: , Sanford, Fl. (887)

We are doing the Albermarle Loop and this is our 3rd stop. It is a quick 1.5 hour trip from Plymouth to here. Entrance had at least 6 ft of water all the way in. The docks are kind of laid out funny with very narrow and short finger piers. The 50 amp breaker threw about 4 times in our 3 day stay. The town is very nice with several choices of places to eat and several different shops. Nice hardware/gift store. The trolly tour is well worth the investment. The houses and buildings are all in very good shape and well documented. They have a courtesy vehicle for short trips.

Very pleasant, dingy tips, 2016-04-27
Captain: , Delaware City, DE (204)

Spent 5 days here in late April while waiting for mail. Very nice. Would not mind coming back. Some tips.

1. Coming out of the town dock, enroute to Pembroke Creek look to your right and see a little creek with a bridge visible. It is navigable by dingy. There is a little park and bulkhead just at the bridge. About midway between beacons 3 and 4. There is a small burger joint/ ice cream bar. Simple but inexpensive and pleasant staff. Across the bridge is a hardware store and Dollar General.

2. Up Pembroke Creek, pass the first bridge, go past the obvious bulkhead to find the entrance to the small marina and restaurant. Across the road is a very small connivence store and gas station. Got gas for outboard here.

3. Pembroke Creek is navigable by dingy to third bridge, either side of the islands. A nice little ride. We did it by dingy, but a kayak (rented at town dock) would be more pleasant. Lots of osprey feeding and other wildlife in the cypress swamp. The fish hatchery has a boardwalk and you can land on a grass bank just past it. We visited the hatchery aquarium (very small) and were given a tour of their shad and stripped bass operations.

Great place to see and enjoy, 2015-11-02
Captain: , Moyock, NC (1084)

Although this location does not have 5-star emenities for boaters, it is a clean safe beautiful historical place to see and enjoy. Town dock management is personable and friendly, like the whole town. It is at the downtown with a visitor center, historical buildings, shops, and restaurants.

Worth the trip, 2015-09-11
Captain: , Green Cove Springs,Fl (104)

Well worth the time it takes to get to this charming little town from the ICW. Edenton is a very pretty town, nice and quiet, clean and extremely walkable well into the night. Picturesque comes to mind. 48 hour dockage free and even a loaner car! Everyone was very friendly.

Great stop, 2015-08-04
Captain: , Burlington (180)

What's Next?? Burlington,Ontario
Can be quite rolley in a southwest wind, but the people couldn't be more friendly or accommodating and there is plenty to see and do in town and even a courtesy car for your convenience. Thoroughly enjoyed the welcome center, the trolley tour and the Soda Shoppe and the admiral definitely enjoyed her time at the Spa at Waterloo.

Wonderful Stop, 2015-07-23
Captain: , Oriental, NC (10)

Our sailing club (Nuese Sailing Assoc) stayed here four days in mid June and it was perfect. We had eight boats and 15 members and were treated like true guests. The Dock Master and her staff were very nice and helpful. We rate it "Five Stars" and they earned it. We look forward to a return trip!

A Surprising Find, 2015-06-16
Captain: , Stuart, Florida (599)

A great place to visit. Small town America where the dockage and power is free for 48 hours and downtown is across the parking lot.
Did not use the restrooms or showers. Straight in approach to t docks on your left and slips. If you run wider than 17'6" use the T head. The T head is only about 50' long so call ahead as there is that one spot for larger boats.

County Commissioner stopped by and welcomed us to his community. Nice touch.

I asked the Harbormaster if she would consider adding an overhead picture showing the layout on their website. Very proactive for change here.

Great place for coffee just down the street (great scones too) and had a great dinner at the Waterman's Grill.

No box stores here. Small businesses only. Nice. Don't forget they have a car to use for running errands.

All is still well., 2015-06-15
Captain: , Marietta, Ga (82)

No disagreement from previous reviewers except a much newer courtesy car. A new restaurant called The Table is 6 block walk. Slightly more upscale but wonderful food. Still a worthwhile trip. If your beam is more than 15 ft call ahead and more than 18 ft can be a problem.

Lots of history and charm, 2015-06-09
Captain: , Norfolk, VA (165)

Our 4 boat party of trawlers stopped here for 2 days in mid May as part of a 2 week cruise. Edenton was one of the top two most enjoyable stops along the way. The harbor master brought us a welcome bag contianing local peanuts, a water bottle and lots of information on the town's history and tours. The wave screen provided a gentle mooring on a fixed wooden dock. The restrooms and showers are undergoing a construction upgrade and had only the womens restroom open. Waterman's restaurant has great seafood and is a close walk (5 min.) from the pier. Take the historic trolley tour ($10) to get a great overview of the architecture and history of this amazing town.

A delightful city!, 2015-06-04
Captain: , Fort Myers (700)

We stayed 3 nights in Edenton at the city marina and recommend this side trip to any one with the time. It's maybe 35 miles off the ICW but this is a very pretty old time town that the locals are working very hard to keep lovely.

The restaurants are terrific - Watermans Grill, 309 and Nothing Fancy were all really good. Small Tru-Value hardware store with a Radio Shack, a small Sears outlet and Christian bookstore. Beautiful homes in a beautiful setting.

The City Marina was free the first 2 nights (including power and water), and very reasonable for the extra night we stayed due to weather. It is fixed docks (no tide) on fresh water. Carmella is easy to work with and very helpful, and they have a loaner car to help get you to the Food Lion and laundromat. We even had our dog groomed for under $20! There is a lovely park at the marina, with plenty to see and do such as the Council for the Arts shop/exhibition, the cool lighthouse to tour, and the Welcome Center/Historic Home to go through - just to start.

Well worth the time and fuel to get here!

%u201COne of America%u2019s Prettiest Towns%u201D and Edenton does not lie!, 2015-05-05
Captain: , Galesville, MD (1341)

We stumbled off the ICW to this quaint small town and ended up staying a week on the T head. The public dock is convenient and easily accessible with water, electricity and wifi at a very reasonable price. (First two nights are free) The staff has been very helpful and welcoming. Info was provided in a welcome bag and our questions were answered with friendly responses. We borrowed the city truck to go to Food Lion and Wash House (washer was $2). Both in the same shopping center about 1 1/2 miles away. A few visitors came on the dock but most walk on the breakwater dock. A chain is going to be added to the public dock as an extra reminder that only those at the dock and guests are supposed to be there. We had no issues with security.
The town is celebrating its 300 yr anniversary with a variety of community activities. We enjoyed walks through lovely historic neighborhoods and a trolley tour (coupon online) which left from the visitors center a few blocks up the street. The Arts Council is a block away.
We had a few boat chores and while there isn't a marine store the hardware store had much of what we needed.
The restaurants were quite good and the coffee house is a must visit. We enjoyed a night of local jazz music there. Edenton Trading Co has interesting wine, beer and cheeses.
There is a professional salon, John Gay Salon, for a hair care spluge.

Update 5/4/2015: The Roanoke River Lighthouse is open for tours. The park light has been adjusted to reduce (I'd say eliminate) any impact on overnigth boaters.

It appears that the mens shower is under renovation.

Check the town calendar for "Cruiser's Rally Week" in the spring and fall when dockage is free for the week. Edenton Town Dock is part of the "Albermele Loop" also. See details of six locations with reduced or free 48 hr dockage.

Waist-deep in history, 2014-12-20
Captain: , Sneads Ferry, NC (351)

Nice dock, fascinating town. The newly rehabbed lighthouse puts a LOT of light in the marina (spotlights showing it off), so orient your boat accordingly.

Quaint Town, Great Visit, 2014-11-29
Captain: , Chapin, South Carolina (410)

Great free dock for 48 hrs, then $1 ft plus $3 for 30 amp. Showers are very clean and they are in the process of doing renovations to upgrade the bathrooms. Currently they need new valves on pedestals on the docks so the water barely trickles from the pedestals but there is great water pressure at the water hose near the pump out station. Pump outs are $5. Carmella, the dock master, is fantastic. She goes above and beyond to help you dock and to be sure you have what you need during you stay. Great little town.

This place deserves your visit!, 2014-06-25
Captain: , Herrington Harbour South (10)

Wow what a great port of call. Very friendly helpful Dockmaster & Staff, shopping and several historic tours all worth taking. The local seafoood restaraunt recommended by Dockmaster Carmella was very good. Most shops are wthin walking distance and a loner truck gets you to the ones that are not including a super sized supermarket. The towns drive to preserve it's history makes the visit worthwhile and everything else is a bonus. We'lll put Edenton and the Edenton Town Dock on our revisit list in the future. Capt. Bill

Edenon town dock, 2014-05-27
Captain: , Camp Lejeune, NC (180)

Spent 3 days at town dock during music festival 31May-01Jun12. Free dock 1st 48 hours. Electricity 6.00 for 50 amp. $1.00 per ft after 48 hours. Town dock is not well protected from the south, bulkhead stops waves but not the surge. Great town! Great in good weather. We had one rough night in the harbor.

Edenton Town Docks, 2014-05-07
Captain: , Sandwich (722)

It's worth the 30 mile cruise up Albemarle Sound. You will be pleasantly surprised. Edenton downtown mom/pop owned retail stores and restaurants. Immerse yourself in colonial history. Side streets lead to stately historic homes restored to their 18th/19th century elegance. A real southern charm belle. Town marina is rustic but kept clean. 2-day dockage free; $3/electric for 30amp. Wifi/cable! Call Scotty Harrell Jr. @ Edenton Marina to make arrangements for fuel (gas or diesel). And if you are in search of a sport fishing machine check out Albemarle Boats!

Great Stop, 2013-11-01
Captain: , YORKTOWN, VA (383)

Unlike its struggleing neighbor Plymouth,on the south side if the Abermale, Edenton is a jumping place with all kinds of shops and restaurants. Go the the Viisitors Center for a fine Bus tour. Free dockage; but space with utilities limited for vessels over 40ft

Historic Town, 2013-10-30
Captain: , Maple Shade NJ (612)

Edenton is a great small historic town. The free docks are solid and well protected behind a breakwater. Carmela, the dockmaster, is very helpful and friendly. The showers and restrooms are nice and the pump out is working for $5. They have a truck available for short trips to the store, etc. The Food Lion is about 1.5 mi. as is a nice laundromat. The docks are right at the historic downtown where there are several restaurants, many stores and an old movie theater from 1925. They were having the cruiser's rally again this year at the end of Oct. with the free docking extended until Nov 4 not just the normal 48 hrs. Well worth the trip off the ICW.

Worthwhile Side Trip, 2013-09-06
Captain: , Corpus Christi, TX (732)

Well worth the trip off the ICW! Friendly folks and town full of history as a colonial "capital" of the Carolinas. Start at the Visitors Center. Tours, restaurants, other amenities are close by and everyone will help provide whatever you seek. We came on recommendation of NC history buff at a previous marina, and were well pleased. And the price was right--electricity only for first 2 days!

DOCK AT Edenton, 2013-08-21
Captain: , Elizabeth City, NC (11)

Nice place to stop has resturant but has a NAT after dark looking for blood need Raid other than thay very good

Worth the cruise, 2013-08-01
Captain: , New Bern, NC (45)

We visited for 3 days in July 2013. Edenton is a 300 year old gem. The colonial homes alone are worth the visit. The town dock is steps from main street. The marina is well protected by a breakwater. Except for a small daily ($6) electricity charge for 50 amps, the first 2 days are free and $1 per foot after that. The whole area is beautiful for cruising, hiking and fishing.

Good Visit, 2013-07-21
Captain: , Mackeys NC (123)

We go to Edenton a lot because it' so close.( one hour cruise from home port) and it realy is a great place to visit. There are several restaurants, lots of shops and a movie all in easy walking distance. The bath and showers are just OK and if there is wind out of S or SW it can make for a bad sleep.

Great Stop Historic Town Free Dock 48hrs, 2013-06-23
Captain: , Gulf Breeze, Fl (6909)

Edenton is a great visit while rushing up and down the coast. Many Historic homes and buildings. Dock master gives a welcome bag with info etc. for first time visitors to this charming town. The Docks are protected behind a breakwaterin the heart of the town. One of our favorite visits. No fuel but pump out. Even have a courtsey vehcile to go to the store. The light house has been installled and is an attractive addition to the harbour.

Edenton 300 Year Celebration May6-12, 2013-03-20
Captain: , Edenton, NC (887)

Edenton will celebrate its 300 year anniversary May 6-12. The town is advertising a cruiser's rally. More info is available at Cruisers invited. I have no affiliation with the town......just saw a flyer.

Wonderful, wonderful!, 2012-11-02
Captain: , Huron Ohio (608)

We spent 2 nights there 10/23 & 10/24. It was great to see a small town that is thriving, with very few empty storefronts on the main street. Everyone could not have been nicer. Took a 2 hour walking tour with Carolyn and she was great. There are so many beautiful restored homes to see and hear the history. Needed to get to the laundry and town dock has a van, that dockmaster will drop you off and come back to pick you up. The park right in front of the dock, had lots of children playing on the swings and every picnic table was full at lunch time. Restaurants were full at dinner time with locals. Definitely worth the time to visit.

Very picturesque town, 2012-10-25
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1915)

We spent a coupe days checking out Edenton. The former Cotton Mill is now condos. There is a museum that is open on weekends. The Barker House is adjacent to the piers and is open. The town is getting ready for its 300th anniversary. Beautiful older homes are all over town. The local hardware store has a great selection of almost everything. Its a long ride up the Albemarle so I'd save this visit for good weather on the Albemarle.

Edenton, the garden of Eden. Another Look., 2012-05-17
Captain: , Kings Creek Marina (766)

You got to come see the Edenton Town Dock. Big concrete breakwater with a narrow entrance to the West. Inside the wall is the quietest, calmest harbor we have ever seen. Little kids playing on the swings in the adjacent municipal park. City full of history, museums, and great restaurants. First two nights are free. 50 amp electricity is $6.00/night. Three or four city employees came by to see if there was anything we needed. If we didn%u2019t have other places to go, we%u2019d stay here for awhile. May, 2012 -
If Manteo looks like Norman Rockwell, then Edenton looks like Walt Disney. This is the idyllic little town main street leading up from the simple little harbor. Something like you would expect to find forgotten in some New England fishing village. There are houses dating from 1750%u2019s. There are monuments and statues celebrating battles before our countries revolution. Formal English gardens open to the public for all to see. There are a couple of back yards that go on forever. Everywhere you look you see residential architecture depicting taste and grandeur, not efficiency and mass production.
This little town is anxious for the cruising community to frequent. They are improving the harbor, and restoring the old light house. They%u2019ve moved it to sit atop new screw pilings as it was designed to be installed. Maybe the last square light house to sit on screw pilings. There is a large light cupola at the top of the house. With a good light in there, you will be able to see it from all over the eastern end of the Albemarle Sound and Chowan River.
Great walk around town. There is a really outstanding hardware store. The dock master has a courtesy car if no one else is using it, and there is a Food Lion just a mile up the road.
Ya got to come see this town. It%u2019s great!

Well worth the trip from the ICW, 2012-04-18
Captain: , Seaford, VA (1049)

Nicest little town on the Albemarle Sound. Well protected harbor, neat town shops and restaurants (along with a well stocked hardware store). We took the town historical tour and trolley ride and found out about its interesting history. Harbormaster is more than friendly and will drive you to grocery store or wherever. You can even catch a movie in town just a short walk up Broad Street.
We were the first "transients" of the year last April, but they were more than happy to open up for us. We felt like local celebrities and had the Chief of Police and county Sheriff pay us a courtesy visit. We plan on returning every year.

A pleasant stop, 2011-08-21
Captain: , Hampton, VA (116)

Edenton is a very pleasant stop off the ICW trail. Town docks are rather small, but T-head easily held our 43' Sabre. Seawall gave adequate protection in strong south wind coming straight up the creek. Only issue is all close by restaurants are closed on Sundays. But the price can not be beat!

Edenton Town Dock, 2011-06-27
Captain: , Smith Mountain Lake (496)

I stayed here in the Fall of 2009 in a chartered Rhodes 22' sailboat. The dock is well protected and free for the first two days. Hard to say anthing bad about a well protected free dock. The bath house is nice and pleanty to see and do in town.

Some surge in S winds, 2011-05-24
Captain: , vero beach (508)

The breakwater lets quite a bit of surge into the docks in strong south winds. Smaller boats were really rockin'. Wider beam boats should be sure to make reservation since there are only a couple of wider slops and the t-head. Call or online.

Right at the end of town, easy walking.

Town Dock Marina, 2010-10-28
Captain: , Annapolis (1465)

Actually, the first TWO nights are free. Elect is $6 for 50 amp and $3 for 30 amp. We are the only boat in the marina today (Mon & Tues). Weekends tend to get filled up.

Sean's Reataurant is now 309 Bistro.

The following restaurants change hours after the season closes (Oct 1st):
- Watermans is only open for dinner.
- Edenton Bay Oyster Bar & Seafood Co. only open for dinner (Thurs-Sun)
- Mack's Back Door Oyster Bar and Grill at Wharf Landing
only open for dinner

Chero's restaurant (right across from the docks) has excellent food (especially the fried oysters!)

May be the best Place to Stay, 2010-10-15
Captain: , North Myrtle Beach, SC (3210)

on the east coast. Great town, great prices, great docks and facilities, just plain great. Well worth the trip up the river to get here. Stay at least three days.

Great marina, 2009-06-16
Captain: , Wrightsville Beach, NC (368)

Not much for amenities, but at the end of business district. Great town!

Edenton Town Dock, 2008-11-10
Captain: , New Rochelle, NY (1000)

Great little historic town. The first two nights are free and then it's $1 a foot. Nominal charge for electric. The entire historic part of town is adjacent to the marina. Had a great dinner in the Waterman's Grill.

Toen Dock Gateaway to a fantastic city, 2008-03-20
Captain: , Key Biscayne FL (3205)

Edenton has been called the Prettiest Town in the South. The municipal dock is right at the foot of the main street. A whole array of restaurants shops and historical sites are at your door.

Walk around the historic 10 square block downtown. Homes are from the 18th century. Take a look at for tourist info and services.

For boaters the best part is the first night at modern docks is free and $1/ft after. Electric is $10. This sis worth the 1/2 day up the Albemarle to visit.

The Sat photo is old and does not show the expanded docks and the wave barrier enclosing the harbor.

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