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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152 Reviews

by Tara F. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2024
This is an easy stop to provision at Crosby’s Market and fill propane at the hardware store, both a very short walk from dock

by MIchael Z. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2024
Exceptionally helpful young men And women on the dock

by Patty D. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2024
Very nice and the young lady that assisted with docking the boat was terrific 😘

by Darcy S. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2024
Such a beautiful, quant town. Dined at Calas twice and laughing gull; both great restaurants! Grocery store and Dunkin Donuts nearby. We even took the train to Rockport. Great stop and convenient location. Would be nice if docks had power and could be lit up a tad at night.

by Elizabeth C. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2024
Manchester-by-the-Sea is one of our favorite destinations when we are out cruising. The location of a great super market, restaurants, and ice cream is just a short walk. The dock staff are terrific. While their is no electricity or water, just tie up to the dock, it doesn't stop us from going there. It's easy enough to run the generator if needed. Highly recommend.

by Jed K. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2024
Dock staff were awesome.

by Conrad R. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2024
Execellent dockage. Friendly staff.

by Mervin K. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2024
Very accommodating.

by Andrea G. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2024
The crew at the Dock were awesome and so friendly. We love coming to Manchester. Awesome town and people! Thank you!

by Chris G. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2024
Great place to stay and plenty of restaurants in the area.

by Thomas C. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2024
Very helpful and friendly staff

by Joe F. - Verified user on Jun 29, 2024
Very nice staff and centrally located to all Manchester has to offer

by Fred K. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2024
seamless arrival and tie up. great help by personal

by Bart L. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2024
Great experience and amazing service!

by Eric B. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2024
Always helpful and pleasant!

by Kate D. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2024
Easy to reserve on app and dock hand ready to help us tie up!

by Jeffrey S. - Verified user on Jun 17, 2024
Lovely people helping on the dock. Easy to do. Thanks

by Patricia F. - Verified user on Jun 17, 2024
Great dock; awesome hull protection. Staff was super nice and accommodating! Convenient to restaurants and a grocery store.

by Betty T. - Verified user on Jun 17, 2024
Professional and super nice on helping everything we needed❣️

by Eric R. - Verified user on Jun 17, 2024
Friendly staff, great facility.

by steven w. - Verified user on Jun 17, 2024
Great dock crew and superior dock conditions. Very welcoming

by Adam S. - Verified user on Jun 16, 2024
Loved it!!! Staff was great and the Harbormaster was helpful and informative! Rumba will be back!

by Neal M. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2024
Excellent facility and service

by Anthony Z. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2024
Great time but.... The you cancelled my reservation because I was not there? Kinda confused.... How else do I reserve a spot to make sure I have one? All worked out, had a great time Thanks
Marina Response:
Hourly visits are first come first served. We only hold spots for overnight visitors.

by Michael K. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2024
A scenic route to the end of the harbor arrives at friendly help with the lines, a beautiful town park, and the area's best ice cream. On the way in, a slow pace and good ability to maneuver will get you past the mooring areas, docks and boatyard, then to the long (due to be expanded) town dock adjacent to the private yacht club dock on the right. The $10/hr fee is paid at the time with dockwa. Highly recommended.
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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 $10/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.


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



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