Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea


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Day Trip
Reed Park
Manchester, MA 01944
Check-in after 04:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM

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131 Reviews

by Mark F. - Verified user on Oct 29, 2023
Easy entry and beautiful views

by Bradley S. - Verified user on Oct 29, 2023
Dock assistant was extremely nice and very helpful

by Ben C. - Verified user on Oct 26, 2023
Excellent Dock space

by John W. - Verified user on Oct 13, 2023
Wonderful location, very nice town and some great restaurants (and beach) in easy walking distance from the dock. However, the commuter train runs right next to the dock so be prepared for a 4:30am wake up call by train and bells. Still, I would highly recommend a visit to this beautiful location. If you bring a dog there is a great park for walking right there.

by Wayne S. - Verified user on Oct 05, 2023
Beautiful sheltered harbor with walk on access to the beautiful little downtown. What’s not to like??

by John S. - Verified user on Oct 05, 2023
Perfect transient stop.

by Bart L. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
Great experience and amazing service!

by Dan D. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
Great place to stay. Professional and friendly service.

by Brent J. - Verified user on Oct 01, 2023
Nice dock which is close town services.

by Nate B. - Verified user on Sep 29, 2023
They have it figured out outstanding service.

by Duncan F. - Verified user on Sep 18, 2023
Great sailing destination but wish you could make a reservation in advance

by Paul D. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2023
The docking team are all great people and are very friendly’👍

by Adam S. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2023
Loved it. Can’t wait for the expansion!!!

by Peter B. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2023
Always enjoy coming here. Very easy dock to approach and tie up to. The kids on the dock are fantastic - they will work to accommodate fitting you in when the dock seems full. Only thing I would like better is if they accepted reservations. Very busy on the weekend and if you strike out there, you’re not docking anywhere else’s in town.

by Joe R. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Excellent help on the dock!

by Marty F. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
The best spot in the North Shore area and great dock attendants as well as Harbormasters!

by Tim L. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2023
We have used this dock several times to stop in and grab pizza/ice cream. The harbormaster staff is always friendly and helpful.

by Michael G. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2023
Great dock hands and location.

by Richie B. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2023
Our stay was phenomenal. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It’s located right next to town with everything you need. Thanks for a wonderful visit with the nicest crew. It great to have people who love their jobs.

by Kate D. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2023
Easy to reserve on app and dock hand ready to help us tie up!

by Linda P. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2023
Mathew was so helpful, docking and instructing us how to make a reservation! We had a lovely hour, lunch and ice cream! Thank you Mathew ❗️

by Joseph D. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2023
Great location , Harbormaster and staff very helpful . Will definitely visit again

by Tom - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
Docks are great and the Harbormaster was very helpful.

by Joe A. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2023
Easy tie up great attendant.

by Caraline L. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2023
Very quiet. The staff are very pleasant and warm. Close to provisioning, liquor store and great breakfast place “Laughing Gull”. Very sheltered from the wind. Good icecream across the street. Short walk to Singing Beach. The only thing I would say is that for the price ($98) it’s very pricey compared to other places since there is no shore power, showers, pump out services, laundry, hot tub etc.
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About Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea

Manchester-by-the-Sea is one of Massachusetts’s hidden treasures. The town’s new transient docks offer visiting boaters direct access to the center of this quaint New England town. Right from the docks you can walk to a variety of restaurants, shops, parks and beaches.

Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants Manchester has to offer, or if you’re looking for a relaxing day on the beach, Singing Beach, is walking distance from the docks. The walk is shaded and you can pick up an ice cream cone or a cup of coffee on the way.

Manchester-by-the-Sea is a beautiful harbor and we look forward to sharing its beauty and character with you.

-The Manchester Harbormaster Department

Booking Info

Max LOA: 60' Max Draft: 7'

Day Trips are $8/hour

  • No advanced reservations for Day Trips. Day trips are first come first serve. Upon arrival, request your reservation on Dockwa to allow for processing of payment.
  • No advanced reservations for hourly visits. First come first served.


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  • Floating Docks
  • ATM
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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