Carolina Beach Mooring Field

Not Offered


Day Trip
Not Offered
1121 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 12:00 PM
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18 Reviews

by dhutton1 on Nov 06, 2018

Easy to catch a mooring ball. Close to dinghy Dock. Easy walk to the boardwalk. Could watch fireworks from the bow of our boat.

by wesmac on Oct 30, 2018

All moorings were taken all though I reserved earlier that morning

by r67113g on Oct 26, 2018

Secure and easy in and out from the intracoastal

by wreynol on Oct 25, 2018

Easy to make a reservation and quick payment.

by jussailing on Aug 08, 2018

Moorings have some type of sign on top, this sign scratched my boat on the port side as we had wind against current. I cannot recommend this mooring field to anyone.

by mainshippilotsedanoutstanding on Aug 07, 2018

What a great convenient place to tie up. Just off ICW, well protected from the elements, nice breezes (didn't need the A/C last night), dingy access to restaurants...quiet too.

by mcmurdotv on Jun 30, 2018

Great stop-over mooring with close access to Carolina Beach activities. As others have experienced, we were the only boat in the mooring field. Very easy to book and pay now with DockWa. City marina and docks (including dinghy dock) at south end of basin on the edge of the commercial district are being re-built and should be done in the very near future but were not available at this time. There is a public kayak launch/small dinghy dock on the east side of the basin at the south end of the mooring field with some public trash receptacles and a 15-20 minute walk to the commercial district. Public restrooms at the city marina dock site. Ida Thai just behind the city marina dock site is AWESOME !! Carolina Beach has a very nice beach and boardwalk area. Mooring field is a great place to watch fireworks when the city is having them (launched from the beach area).

by johnsons3 on Jun 19, 2018

Liked it here very much. Was our first visit to Carolina Beach. Easy to grab a mooring ball and tie-up. Reasonably busy but not overwhelming. Had no problem taking our kayaks to the dock - would be nice to have a ramp to slide the kayaks onto and make it easier to climb out. Fairly easy walk to the Boardwalk and beach. Had planned to just stay one night but extended two nights. Would definitely come back.

by sailtatoosh on Jun 17, 2018

We routinely come up here during the summer and enjoy it each time. Early morning activity from fisherman getting underway can get a bit noisy for an hour or so...perhaps just on weekends. Mooring balls further from the landing dock may be quieter by not as convenient. Small grocery one block away has ice and other supplies.

by jlnelson3 on Jun 13, 2018

just a quick overnight. Moorings in good condition, deep water. we'd stay again.

by psneeld on Apr 13, 2018

Nice stop. Nice anchorage. Good dingy dock nearby. Easy with Dockwa....could get a reply by phone oremail but in reality, it didnt matter as I virtually had my pick of mooring balls that appeared in good shape.

by seberwine on Jan 17, 2018

Great anchorage off ICW! Really like the clean lines on top of the mooring wet, slimy messes...thanks!

by sailmon on Nov 19, 2017

Best mooring balls we have ever seen. Very peaceful.

by w1yuqspeyvb6rdiwxxuz on Nov 16, 2017

Great location with easy access to restaurants.

by rmdenton on Nov 05, 2017

Love, love that the pennants are protected in the baskets on top so the pennants are not nasty. Randy Simon was very helpful. Mooring field is very convenient to 2 different dinghy dock options. Stroll on the boardwalk and the beach were splendid excursions and our bellies LOVED the stop at Pop's Diner.

by kate325 on Oct 29, 2017

this eas very easy and convenient mooring field. wish we could stsy konger to see tge town

by katespatola on Oct 28, 2017

Always a perfect stay. Randy is very helpful. Cleanest mooring balls on the ICW. #1 top notch. SV Katydid

by gratitude4849 on Oct 17, 2017

This is the best mooring field anywhere on the east coast from Massachusetts to Florida. I love that one can pick up any ball they want rather than maneuvering around a tight mooring field trying to find a particular number. The pennants are new and lines are clean and dry, wrapped in a bowl on top of the ball. Perfection when it comes to moorings!

About Carolina Beach Mooring Field

The Carolina Beach Mooring Field is located South of Snows Cut, between markers #4 and #5 on the approach channel into Carolina Beach town waterfront (Myrtle Grove Sound). There are 9 white buoys with a blue stripe in the middle.

Boat Size: Minimum 26ft., Maximum 55ft. and 14ft. deep.

Can only tie up to one buoy at a time and can't be tied up via stern.

Drop anchors are not allowed.

Lines going from the buoy to the boat can't be more than 15ft. in length. The pennants are about 10ft. of 5/8 line ending.

Booking Info

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Before Booking -- November 2018

Should you find yourself unable to obtain your reserved mooring ball upon arrival, it is unlikely a resource will be readily available to assist due to unforeseen staffing circumstances our enforcement office is currently experiencing. In such cases, all we can offer is the anchorage just north of the mooring field and a full refund.

We want to make sure you are aware of the risk and apologize for any potential inconveniences this presents in advance. While we tirelessly work towards finding a solution, we limited the maximum number of days reservations can be made to four and deeply appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.


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