Details for Port Clyde General Store

Port Clyde General Store

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Average rating 3.7 stars from 12 reviews

Address PO Box 329, 100 Cold Storage Road
Port Clyde, ME 04855


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Todd Hathaway



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 12
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: 10

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Floating fuel dock on the north side of the pier.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: No slips.


Transient: 25
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $35.00 (2016-07-06)

Other price info: Check with the staff about the best mooring for your boat. There's a large variation in the ground tackle and swing room. Price is $35 per night. There is a launch service during the day from 9-5.

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - 2 hour limit on the small seaward floating town dock, but just past that is a much larger, though crowded dinghy dock, part of which dries at low tide.

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: If you get gas at the roadside pump it is $1 less per gallon. August 2016

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Of course pets are not welcome in the store or restaurant, but you can take them to one of the dinghy docks and walk them in town. Please pick up after your pet.

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out















Yes - There is an interesting breakfast/lunch restaurant inside the General Store and Linda Bean's Dip Net Restaurant in on the dock.



Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Verizon only 1-2 bars.

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for Port Clyde General Store
There is potential, 2016-08-15
Captain: , Chebeague Island (420)

Port Clyde looks great from the water and the waterfront staff at the Port Clyde General Store were very helpful. The walk to the lighthouse is great. Unfortunately, the anchorage is a free-for-all, with too many boats completely (i.e. dangerously) ignoring the no-wake zone and commercial boats weaving through the mooring field near Hupper Island into the night. Several boats had to shift moorings and one left because of inadequate swing room. Add the $5/shower and $10/bag of trash fee, this will not become a regular stopover place for us. If you are getting gasoline, you should note that gas on the float is $1/gallon more than gas on the street (100' away) at the same store.

Port Clyde is a small village, 2015-09-08
Captain: , Avondale, PA (448)

The launch tender operator helped us pick up a mooring suitable for our 42 foot trawler. Moorings for larger boats are close to Hooper Island and far from the General Store dock. The launch service was responsive to later calls for a lift but shut down at 5:00 pm.

Wifi in the store was acceptable. There was no wifi available at the mooring.

Village is minimal. The general store is quaint and not well supplied. We ate mediocre chowder and lobster stew at the deli in the store. I wouldn't recommend doing that again. Maybe the Dip Net restaurant is better. There are several art galleries in town as well as an ice cream store and paddleboard/kayak rental shop.

We walked the 1.5 (or so) miles out to the Marshall Point lighthouse and were rewarded with excellent views. There's also a small museum at the lighthouse.

2015 update, 2015-08-22
Captain: , Cape Elizabeth (461)

moorings still $35 per night, mostly located over by Hupper Island. Trash is $5 per bag. Port Clyde is becoming more of a tourist destination due to the decline is the ground fishery, with many art galleries. Linda Bean's company appears to run the general store. One mile walk to Marshall Is. Light and Museum. Nice ice cream store. Ferry to Monhegan. Room to anchor.

Port Clyde is a favorite, 2014-11-27
Captain: , Annapolis, MD (340)

OK, so the mooring is just a mooring. They do have showers ($5) and apparently there's now launch service (sorta?), but in general it's a pretty minimal thing. But Port Clyde is a great Maine fishing village in spite of or because of (opinions vary greatly) Linda Bean, who owns PCGS and is slowly acquiring the town and surrounding area.

The store itself is cool (basic provisions, good breakfast/lunch counter) - The Barn across the street is a hoot, and the Black Harpoon on the edge of the village is fun. The Dip Net used to be excellent, now is mediocre at best. But it's a beautiful spot overall.....

Beware of fuel pricing, 2014-09-09
Captain: , Glastonbury, CT (252)

At the end of August we paid 3.41 for diesel here by far the best price anywhere around. On Sept 8 we detoured quite a way to fill up again and were shocked to find the price up to 4.16.

Store lacks in late season, 2014-08-22
Captain: , Sebastian, Florida (387)

We visited towards the end of August. We were surprised how little merchandise the store stocked. However, we assumed it was because it was late in the season. The outdoor restaurant was very popular and its prices were reasonable. It has mostly standard restaurant fare as opposed the traditional lobster dock fare.

Good stop for moorings, 2014-08-05
Captain: , York, ME (1880)

Pick up one of the white moorings (some round, some nuns, most with a blue stripe) marked "PCGS". We tried calling, no answer, so we took one that looked rugged enough and went in to pay at the store. Store had all the basics, plus liquor, and a little cafe serving breakfast and lunch. Didn't need fuel this stop, but apparently it's the best price around, maybe next time.

Nice stop!, 2012-09-08
Captain: , Wiscasset ME (1435)

We picked up a mooring here although there is plenty of space to anchor outside the mooring fields. The store is nice and prices were not bad. The moorings are marked PCGS, just pick one up and dinghy in to pay. There is no wifi signal in the mooring fields and cell service was spotty. Port Clyde is a fishing village so there will be wakes from the lobster and fishing boats. Dinghy to the town dock which is right next to the fuel dock at the general store. They were off their game the day we visited which is why I only give it four stars. I'm sure it was just a fluke. There is a small chandlery right next to the store. There is fuel and water available on the North side of the dock directly in front of the store. I would recommend a stop here, it was very nice.

Update Sept 2012: Got fuel here, 20 feet of water at high tide at fuel dock, 77 cents a gallon cheaper than Boothbay Harbor!! BBH was $4.56, it was $3.79 here! Glad I called around!

Great General store and gift shop, 2011-01-13
Captain: , Marion, Mas (326)

Great store on 1st floor, with nice gift shop on 2nd floor. Aso restaurant on dock is pleasant and serves great food. Fuel and water available at wharf.

Just enough civilization, 2010-08-22
Captain: , Milford CT (648)

Linda Bean has taken over the store and deli. Great lobster and top quality produce. Best fuel price of our trip. What you save on fuel pays for the mooring. The walk to the lighthouse is not very interesting but the goal is worth the effort.
Great place to kayak from. There is a local outfitter running trips all the time.

Great Little Harbor, 2010-08-14
Captain: , Boca Raton FL (274)

Great General Store. Fresh supplies and liquor also.

Great Stop, 2007-01-28
Captain: , Georgetown Maine (10)

An easy place for smaller boats to get fuel, supplies and enjoy the dock restaurant at the same location. Near the mailboat/ferry to Monhegan Is. Friendly people.

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