Homer Smith Docks and Marina

$2/ft - $2.50/ft

Not Offered

Day Trip
Not Offered
101 Cedar Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
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46 Reviews

by stiffpeaks on Nov 30, 2021
Great docks. Matt does a nice job. Like having 2 courtesy cars for provisioning and shopping. Easy walk to a really nice town with good restaurants and even a French Bakery. The dock water has a sulpher smell though.

by pferri1 on Nov 27, 2021
Super friendly and helpful. Clean and extremely well maintained facility.

by svlauryan on Nov 22, 2021
Such a wonderful marina with awesome hospitality and great, attentive management. Free laundry and courtesy cars!

by davebetsy on Nov 13, 2021
Facility improvements are industry best.

by dawnnewland on Nov 12, 2021
Super friendly and very helpful. LOVE that they have a courtesy car for use - great for the run to the local grocery store for provisions. Free WiFi (and it's fast too!) and free laundry are also a plus. Only downside is there is just one shower/bath. But their building so it will be rectified soon!

by kellien on Nov 10, 2021
First time at Homer Smith and it was a 5 star marine in my book. Clean clean clean! Beautiful docks and the bathroom ( only 1) but it was meticulously clean! We walked easily into town it was a Monday not much open but very fun spot on a lively night. Service was outstanding as well we had to change our arrival date due to weather and they went out of their way to help us and communicate on arrival day to make everything seamless as possible. Definitely recommend and plan on returning!

by debiw on Nov 10, 2021
Easy in easy out! Great staff, can’t say enough about the staff. The bathroom is top notch clean. They have courtesy car too! The keys are left in the laundry area to take as you please. No current back there and only .5 walk to the Royal James. Thank you!

by dawnveatch on Nov 09, 2021
Best Marina and customer Service we have ever experienced! Thank you Matt!

by reelthyme on Oct 28, 2021
Nice docks, nice people and convenient location.

by oneeyedogcrew on Oct 25, 2021
Awesome!! They are so wonderful there! Docks are in terrific shape. It's a close and easy walk to downtown, they have a lovely washer and dryer and, best of all, TWO courtesy cars. That's a perk that boaters truly appreciate! Thank you

by bigkahuna on Oct 17, 2021
People helped get us in. Dockmaster very friendly. Loaner cars available. All good. Will be back.

by hokie1456 on Jul 08, 2021
Staff was very helpful with mooring, getting gas, and things to do/places to go in town. Beaufort is a wonderful, quaint town. The only issues were that the gas pumps were very difficult to get to and directions to the Marina were not very clear.

by pjnorth on Jul 07, 2021
Homer Smith's is an ok facility, physically, and it's in a good location. However, management's attitude about cancellations and refunds is oppressive, i.e. the manager, Matt, used a 48 hour notice period as justification to charge me for a day we did not use. When it was brought to his attention that Dockwa shows a 24 hour notice period for cancellations (a term with which we had complied), he ignored the fact and charged my card $102 anyway. Suffice to say, Homer Smith's refusal to resolve the issue fairly was unpleasant and we will not stop there again. As you peruse other sites, you will see other reviews which confirm new management’s somewhat questionable business practices.

by rolandfalken on Jun 17, 2021
always stop here on the way north or south. Matt and his dad are doing a great jo b with all he new i upgrades. Great place..

by pjeffreynorth on Jun 16, 2021
Homer Smith is a good marina, physically, but their policy re: cancellations and refunds is oppressive and corrupt in that the manager, Matt, claims a 48 hour notice period to receive a full refund even though a 24 hour period is shown on Dockwa. This bogus position was used - wrongfully and aggressively- to force me to pay for a day I did not use. The non-resolution of this issue was unpleasant and we will not stay there again.

by rwiltse105 on May 20, 2021
Helpful team when landing and connecting to pier. We made use of the loaner car to re-provision. Docks are in excellent shape. Easy to get fuel as well on the T head. Quiet marina in the evening, so you will get a good nights sleep.

by jck on May 15, 2021
Great location. Courtesy cars. Ice. Super friendly!

by tomhedge7 on May 10, 2021
Great people; great location - 4 blocks to downtown, 2 courtesy cars; FREE pumpout, ice, & laundry; lots of helpful liveaboards; Dan, dockmaster, is great and does canvas work & repairs; Barbour's Marine Supply has a large inventory with great prices & is about a mile away; Eastard Marine Supply has great prices on just about every SS screw, bolt, & nut possible and is a short drive away; and Beaufort is a great town with many good restaurants, bars, and shops. We loved our stay at Homer Smith's!

by clarkeg on May 06, 2021
Great stay. Came in with 25 knot winds blowing right off the dock. Matt brought us in and handled the lines professionally so there was no problem. Everything here is almost new and the location is very well protected. The Main Street is a short 3 block walk through historic Beaufort. You bet we’ll come again.

by captsensible on Apr 30, 2021
Short walk to town, updated docks, protected from wakes, free washer dryers, and two loaner cars. Great stay!

by jeffmoll on Apr 18, 2021
The Homer Smith Marina docks are the best docks we’ve seen on our 3,000+ trip. The Marina raves about them on their website, deservedly so. Free laundry, 2 loaner cars available even during COVID, location a short walk from the lively town center & nice owner. The only aspect missing that we would have appreciated would have been a dockhand to assist in windy conditions upon arrival.

by kkennett on Apr 08, 2021
Wonderful people, docks in great shape and pretty new. They are building out their clubhouse and will be done soon. And, reasonable rates for it all. Definitely will be back.

by wunnie on Apr 06, 2021
The manager called to check on our arrival time and was waiting by the dock to help with the lines. Additional amenities not listed include a shower, wifi, free laundry and lounge.

by meehansmarina on Mar 03, 2021
Great docks, dock hands and facilities

by sbsharkey on Nov 26, 2020
Great marina. Very professional, efficient and responsive service. A couple of short blocks to Main Street shopping and restaurants. Docks are in excellent condition.

by wikerd on Nov 14, 2020
Staff is always friendly and helpful. Owner took time to help us get a technician to repair fridge. Best place in Beaufort.

by rheckman on Nov 14, 2020
Complimentary laundry and Wi-Fi. Convenient to downtown Beaufort

by virtualsh123 on Nov 04, 2020
Smart & helpful manager, high quality docks, free laundry & loaner car, reasonable prices.

by ikopeikin on Nov 01, 2020
Got a great help with docking. Enjoying staying. Friendly folk, beautiful city

by bozberg on Jul 30, 2020
Spent 2 nights at Homer Smith Docks in July 2020 during trip from Annapolis to Beaufort and back. Great location in Beaufort. We availed ourselves of complementary ice, bikes, laundry, and marina car. Car was essential as we had to restock galley and also had to get a new crank battery. Highly recommended as a convenient and friendly stop on ICW.

by judd0002 on Jun 15, 2020
This was our first stay at Homer Smith but we've been to Beaufort many times. This recently renovated marina is fantastic and a great alternative to Beaufort Docks - easier to dock (no current), less expensive, and excellent staff. And now that the old bridge had been removed there's virtually no traffic and an easy walk to restaurants etc. Plus there's a great sunset view. Highly recommended.

by jxd43r on Jun 08, 2020
Great communication and provided all of the service needed.

by glennbig on Jun 06, 2020
Nice spot and great staff. Be careful on your approach to stay close to the docks. The green marker is too far to the left and we accidentally grounded as we approached the fuel dock.

by wallysille on May 24, 2020
Clean, convenient, helpful and friendly staff. Electric included in slip fee. Low price diesel ($1.56/gallon). No appreciable current, unlike Town Dock.

by thejourney on Mar 24, 2020
Matt did a good job getting us in to the marina - they have a well marked channel, just need to know where to look for it. If you have not been there before, be sure to ask. Nice facility, close to town.

by floatinghome on Dec 10, 2019
We love stopping at Homer Smiths - beautiful docks, nice people and a short walk to town.

by featurefm on Dec 02, 2019
We stopped here for a few days to let some weather pass, and we’re grateful to have discovered this gem of a marina. The staff was friendly and helpful and the location was perfect for exploring downtown Beaufort.

by twinsisters on Oct 16, 2019
Another great stay! Tony, Matt and the rest of the crew always provide great service- from docking to wifi (new OnSpot wifi) to the easily obtainable courtesy car. Easy walk to the Saturday market or downtown. We were on the new "D" dock this time in the protected corner spot D1 and were very happy. Easy in and out. I know we will return.

by shelleywparsons on Jun 27, 2019
We really liked how quiet this marina was. Docks are in great shape, and the staff was very friendly. Free ice and a short walk into downtown Beaufort were a bonus.

by dcobleman on May 22, 2019
I was very satisfied with the Homer Smith Docks and Marina! The facilities were excellent and staff was very helpful and accommodating. Donald Coble

by rmhall on Apr 08, 2019
Great docks and service

by tjastro on Apr 04, 2019
Friendly staff. Nice short walk into town.

by bobhaze101 on Nov 05, 2018
We stayed here because of good reviews and we'd never stayed here before, in our favorite town along the ICW. The floating docks were great, Clark the dockmaster was super-helpful, the laundry (free) and head/shower (only 1) were nice and clean. The reasons I gave 4 stars and not 5 were that the Wifi was intermittent at best, and we were docked next to a couple of working shrimp boats, and their crews were busy most of the night evidently getting ready for a trip. All in all, a nice marina in a great town.

by captjason on Sep 10, 2018
Best floating docks in NC. Staff was very nice and opened the gas pumps up early so I could get on my way.

by deising on May 26, 2018
We enjoyed the excellent docks and electrical power, terrific bath/shower, and the use of the courtesy vehicle for provisioning. Owner, Tony, was a very hospitable host.

by caldonia on Apr 10, 2018
Free (nice) loaner car, beautiful floating docks, good rates, good electric, free pumpout and very helpful and friendly folks. Really enjoyed our stay. Keep in mind that you will be sharing docks with working fishing boats. We didn't use onshore facilities (bathhouse, or free laundry).

About Homer Smith Docks and Marina

Homer Smith’s is the go-to Carteret County marina for guests and locals, alike. Located on Beaufort’s Towne Creek, we feature 30 slips, accommodating vessels up to 100 feet. More slips are to come, as we continually grow our facilities.

Our state-of-the-art marina caters to recreational boaters, sailors, fishing trollers, area residents and seasonal visitors. Our boat slip rental leasing options allow for brief visitors and those looking for a long-term stay. We’re proud to be serving everyone looking to be in Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, or just anywhere on Crystal Coast.

The docks that make up Homer Smith are constructued of a BMT ML-32 floating dock system built by Bellingham Marine, the largest dock manufacturer in the U.S. Our decking is made of Brazilian hardwood, also known as IPE. The main walkways are 10 foot wide, making them more stable than others in our area. Our docks are secured by 12-inch concrete piles and the finger piers will be 32-foot long with bumper piles at each end. The harbor lights are made with marina electrical equipment and supply all power needs for up to 100-foot motor yachts.

Booking Info

  • There is a 40' minimum per night.
  • There is a wide beam rate of $2.50/ft/night. This kicks in if your beam is above 18' and we need to put you on the T head.


  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • Water
  • Electrical


  • Floating Docks
  • Groceries
  • Ice
  • Laundry
  • Oil Recycling
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Wireless Internet



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