If you are looking for a quaint, picturesque and out of the hustle and bustle of the Chesapeake marina, this is the place. As full time cruisers that travel up and down the eastern seaboard, we have stopped at many places along the way.
Lankford Bay is a hidden gem for those that want to get away to the countryside for a little while. The marina has most everything you would want. The grounds are very nice with a pool that has a great view of the river. Unfortunately since we were here at the end of October we could not take advantage of the pool but we did go for some long walks.
The first thing that caught our eye was that almost every slip appears to have full or 3/4 length finger piers. We always find this a big convenience because we can bow in and still have easy on and off our sailnoat.
The second is the well stocked marine ships store. There is almost everything you might need for boat maintenance on the shelves from miscellaneous hardware to cleaning products to most everything you would need to do boat maintenance. We had to do s9me work on our boat and I was able to fnd everything I needed right there at fairly reasonable prices. This was good because although there is a West Marine and Ace Hardware in town, they are about 5 miles away.
There seems to be a nice community of boaters here although its late in the season so its very quiet. Its probably a very nice place to meet people and relax during the peak summer months.
There is a separate building with a bath house and affordable laundry. Each bathroom has a few individual showers. Its always. Ice when the shower comes with a spacious changing area and some even have their own sinks. The bathrooms are somewhat dated, but they are clean and the water was hot.
..this is an edit to my original review. There was a miscommunication from my original contact with the marina. The owner, Keith went out of his way to make it right. I got a ride over from a friend to look at the marina and meet the owners. We then decided to move our boat here for several days to get some work done before heading south
This marina is disappointing. It has had new owners for a year now (as of Aug 2018), and it needs a great deal of attention. The docks are old and rickety, some benches are made of old aging wood and supports have rusted out, and the bathrooms are very outdated, with one of two in the ladies room without a shower head. We will not return.
Lankford Bay Marina (LBM) offers beautiful and scenic sailing and motorboating on the Chester River, Langford Creek, and Davis Creek. LBM has been voted one of Chesapeake Bay’s 10 best marinas by Chesapeake Bay Magazine readers multiple times. The marina includes a Ship's Store, repair services including a 40 ton travel lift, swimming pool, free pump-out service, and an air conditioned bathhouse. Both diesel and gasoline are sold at the Fuel Dock. Other ammentities include an on-site washer & dryer, free Wi-Fi, cube & blocked ice, picnic areas with grilles and tables, kids play area and 100 seat pavilion. During the winter, LBM offers wet or dry winter storage for boats and different shrink-wrap services.
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