Details for Rudees Inlet Station Marina

Rudees Inlet Station Marina

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.8 stars from 9 reviews

Address 227 Mediterreanean Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


After hours contact


Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Vessels approaching from the Chesapeake Bay or the North along the coast should use Cape Henry as a waypoint. Rudee Inlet is roughly five miles South, at the end of the resort strip.
Vessels approaching from the South along the coast should use the Sandbridge section of Virginia Beach as a waypoint. It's the first community encountered in Virginia waters and Rudee Inlet is roughly 10 miles North.

The 'R1' buoy is one nautical mile East of the inlet at 75° 57.3' West and 36° 49.6' North. Its Loran TDs are 27151/41214.

You enter Lake Rudee through the inlet. Steer North toward the bridge. Steer West past the bridge and sail to the last fuel pier, roughly 200 yards. You'll see a protected cove and Inlet Station's two restaurants, Rudee's and Rockafeller's. The Dock Master has a shack on the fuel pier and will quickly assist you with docking.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 125
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $3.00/ft (2017-09-19)

Other price info: Includes electric.


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

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas price$2.99/gal (2017-09-19)

Other price info: Discount for over 300 gallons.

Diesel price$2.50/gal (2017-09-19)

Other price info: Discount for over 500 gallons.
There is a 6% sales tax added to off road diesel.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out













Yes - Rudee's and Rockafeller's Restaurants on the premises.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Sportfishing

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for Rudees Inlet Station Marina
Nice marina and great restaurant, 2017-06-20
Captain: , Hampton, VA (150)

We have stayed at Rudees a few times to save some time running out to the fish in the morning. Docks are decent and the restaurant is great. Can sit outside on the swinging tables and enjoy the great view of the boats. Fuel prices are decent too.

Hidden gem, 2016-11-18
Captain: , Chesapeake Yacht Club (70)

Rudee's Inlet is a great stopover. We're moving the boat south from Annapolis to Ft Lauderdale for the winter. Rudee's Inlet Marina was our first stop of the trip. We will make this our regular stop from now on. On top of the clean and well maintained marina, there is a fantastic restaurant right there too. The Food Network has also found this restaurant and chef. The beach is an easy walk from there and it's a great family friendly place.

Nice place to stay, with plenty to do, 2016-07-19
Captain: , Prince William Marina, Woodbridge (100)

2nd time that we stayed here,...had a great time. ..some great places to eat, and a huge amount of places to walk to, and explore VA Beach. Borrow a dock cart, load it up with coolers and umbrellas and walk on over to the beach...Makes for a great day. Bailey is the dockmaster there who does a fantastic job.

Nice Marina, Great Dock Master, Fantastic Location, but Difficult for Groups, 2016-07-11
Captain: , Occoquan, VA (400)

Good marina, but few transient slips. Even with reservations, best to pull directly into gas dock and go from there. There are many slip holders who are fishing charters, which makes keeping even a small group of 4 boats together as a group difficult. Twice, our group ended up at the gas dock or right behind, which COULD cause problems because one fish cleaning station is beside the boats. However, the amenities AND the dock master Bailey are FANTASTIC. The beach is only about a 15 minute walk away, Rockafellers restaurant is right there and the oysters are great. We'll definitely be back for a 3rd time!

Great Location - I would go back, 2014-07-08
Captain: , Occoquan, VA (354)

Only reason for 3 stars is there is no pool. However, the beach is about a half hour walk away and it is kept imaculate. This is a working mans, fishing marina so be aware. Not that that is a bad thing but it is not set up to cater to cruisers or sail boats. Dockmaster / owner was very friendly and helpful to us all after we got settled. He had his hands full with 4, 50 foorters arriving all at once!

Its Ok for a Marina in Va Beach, 2014-03-05
Captain: , Annandale Va. (265)

Nice merina for the price. I had no problems with staff.

Hard to find staff, 2013-08-25
Captain: , Stafford, VA (305)

We were greeted and got help tying up. But later on when we smelled gasoline and saw a sheen on the water throughout the marina, we could find no one to report it to. The hostess in the restaurant had no idea whom to call.
As for the restaurant, our meal was mediocre, except for the Carnegie Deli cheesecake that must have been shipped from NY - it's outstanding.

Great Stay, 2013-07-29
Captain: , Deltaville, VA (60)

We spent the weekend here. Very enjoyable time. The dock crew were great. The marina is much more focused on the local fishing than transient cruisers. The restroom/showers are not the greatest setup but that is the only detractor. They are located inside the restaurant so at times they are either locked or the place is really busy. Restaurants are great and there is a LOT within easy walking distance and a great bus system within 1/3 of a mile to get you up and down the entire boardwalk. We would definitely stay at Rudee's again.

Dinghy Dock, 2012-08-06
Captain: , New Haven, CT (145)

We anchored in Lake Wesley via Rudee Inlet and dinghied over to Rudees Inlet Station Marina as the cruising guide said they had a dinghy dock. While there isn't a dock devoted to dinghies, they let us tie up on the back side of the fuel dock with no problem. Only a couple of blocks to the board walk. Note that VA Beach, the town, is NOT dog friendly. Even on the boardwalk patios we could not each lunch as we had the dog along. We made our way back to Rudees Inlet Station Marina and the bar tender came out with a glass of ice water for the dog. Of course, we ordered beers, but were relegated to the parking lot to drink them because of the dog. We also ordered lunches "to go", quite good and much more reasonably priced than the places on the boardwalk. Two lunches and 4 beers were $40. Leave your dog on the boat when you come to VA Beach!

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