Details for Town Dock
Name

Town Dock
Position

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 9 reviews

Address 347 Main Street
Port Washington, NY 11501

Phone516-767-4622

After hours contact



Facility type

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

VHF channel

9/16

Web sitewww.northhempsteadny.gov/content/7350/7121/7237/4389/7532/default.aspx

Email contact

nathanm@northhempsteadny.gov

Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Unknown

Additional info:

Approach



Tide

Unknown

Current

Strong

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
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: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

Moorings

Transient: 10
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: There are 20 yellow moorings that are free for two days and then $25 per day.

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)

Yes

Dinghy access

Yes - Floating dock for dinghy landing and pump out is located on the north side of the town dock.

Liveaboard info



FuelGas: NOT AVAILABLE
Diesel: NOT AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane



Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access



Launch service

Yes - Launch service is $4 per person each way during the free days and free if you are paying $25 per day.

Pump out

Yes - Stationary Pump-out Services are available at the Town Dock, and at the Town's boat ramps at Bar Beach and Manorhaven Parks.

The Town's pump-out boat, Marine 9, is available to service vessels during the summer boating season and into the fall. For available dates and times, please call the Town Dock at 767-4622.

The pump-out boat will monitor VHF Channel 9. Requests for service may be made either on Channel 9 or by telephoning the Town Dock at 516-767-4622.


Ice



Trash

Yes - There are trash bins at the town dock.

Showers

Yes - Available at Manhasset Marina for a fee.

Heads



Laundry

Yes - Available at Manhasset Marina. Also, there's a laundromat in town across the West Marine shopping center.

Grocery

Yes - Convenience store nearby. But sail 0.3 nm due north to Port North Town Dock, which is across Shore Road from a large supermarket.

Hardware

Yes - West Marine is nearby. There is also an ACE hardware near West Marine.

Restaurants

Yes - Walk uphill on Main St. to intersection of Shore Rd. where there are six restaurants within 1-block radius. Continue on Main Street toward railroad station for more.

Bars



Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities



Haul out capabilities



Storage facilities



Fishing supplies



Chartering capabilities



Internet access



Boat ramp availability



Transportation

Yes - Long Island Railroad (Pt. Washington Branch) is 3/4 mile inland on Main Street.

Other services



Attractions



Reviews for Town Dock
Port Washington - Hidden Gem, 2015-10-21
Captain: , Breckinridge, CO (30)

We originally planned on staying in Port Washington for one or two nights before continuing our way south. On our first night we knew we would be there a while as Hurricane Joaquin was developing and a strong front was already approaching us. Our stay ended up being a week. Thanks to the staff at the town dock for operating the launch during this time we were able to explore the town and found the grocery store, laundry, movie theatre and all kinds of excellent restaurants within walking distance. The library was a big plus for us too, a great facility. The train to NYC is a short walk and 35 minute trip to the city, which we will do in the spring when the weather may be more cooperative. The only thing we found missing was a shower facility at the town dock, that would have made it a 5 star rating.



Town Dock how-to, 2015-08-31
Captain: , Belfast ME (95)

Can tie up dinghy (temporary) on North side float whenever local launch(es) arent alongside. Can also tie up on south float where marked (not law enforecement float but next float over @ pump-out.
Have been accosted (!) by USCG Auxiliary recently with stern, loud assertion that we make sure children in boats are wearing their lifejackets as per NY law (we do).



Town Dock and Moorings, 2014-05-14
Captain: , Wilmington NC (43)

Yellow mooring balls are free for two days (or more). We are before season so not all balls have pennants. Andrew indicated that they should all be working by Memorial Day. Launch service is so convenient that we have not splashed the dinghy yet. Friendly people everywhere!!! Great stop. We will be back on the way South



Use the new NORTH dock, 2012-10-03
Captain: , Wiscasset ME (1435)

The town dock is fine but if you want to shop use the new town dock NORTH for easy access to Stop and Shop, West Marine etc. Tie up your dinghy to the float at the end of the pier. Harbor Master suggested it rather than walk all the way around. Very nice!



Moorings do not have pennants, 2012-09-14
Captain: , Key Biscayne FL (3049)

The free mooring balls do not have pennants. It is still a good service provided by the town but with our boat, picking up a mooring without a pennant
Iine is very difficult.

We anchored on the opposite shore, in the lee. Holding was excellent.

The Stop and Shop and west marine are not across from this dock as reviewed earlier, but about 1/2 mi. North. King Kullen is closer across park.



Convienient, 2011-09-24
Captain: , Cape Elizabeth (461)

Across the street from a Stop and Shop supermarket and other retail with another strip to the north with a West Marine. Not an aesthetic experience, but a necessary one.



Good free mooring and dinghy dock, 2011-07-03
Captain: , Marietta GA (416)

The town has 10 yellow moorings that are free for two days and $25 per day thereafter. The $25 includes unlimited launch service to the town dock and the new dinghy dock near StopNShop and West Marine. During the free mooring period, the launch charges $4 each way per person.

A no wake zone is strictly enforced -- this is 4th of July weekend and we've not been bothered by wake. Lots of sailing and kayaking in the harbor so there's plenty to watch.

Many good restaurants, LIRR station with frequent service to NYC, summer band concerts, free pumpout and water. It's one of our favorite places.



Good services when available, 2010-09-30
Captain: , Baltimore (317)

The pump out boat service in the bay here is sporadic. I don't think they operate on certain days, and during the summer, there were often times the boat was either not in service or something else was causing it not to come out. I strongly advise not to wait until the last minute to pump out your boat.

The pump out machine at the dock is a great service, but larger boats with limited maneuverability might find it hard to get in and out of the dock.




Boater friendly, 2009-07-06
Captain: , Hilton Head, South Carolina (533)

The town allows you two night use of good moorings for free (yes). They will wink and tell you that you can just drop the mooring, circle the boat and take it again for another two days. Add free pump out and water. What more can you want?

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