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Carolina Beach Municipal Marina



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300 Canal Dr.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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38 Reviews

by rghymanlaw on May 01, 2021
Mooring was awesome and close to the dinghy dock. Larry was only a phone call away and answered questions immediately. Extremely friendly and helpful. Will visit again. Also loved Havana’s restaurant food and service great.

by everafter on Apr 28, 2021
A wonderful mooring ball field and the weather was great. We added an additional day for rest and relaxation.

by kredrow on Apr 26, 2021
Excellent mooring area. Larry was extremely helpful in giving us information about the mooring field & local sites close to field & dinghy dock!

by dguistwite on Apr 23, 2021
East in and out. Nice new pendants. Quite no wake zone, that is respected. I would stay there again, for sure.

by christi on Apr 23, 2021
Great location. Lots if help docking between Larry and some of the fishermen. Easy access to beach, boardwalk, and shopping!

by pjadams on Apr 16, 2021
What an excellent mooring! Loved that the painter is in a bin on the top of the mooring buoy. Nice and clean! We stayed for just a night and did not dinghy into town, but it's not far and there are lots of restaurants around.

by wikerd on Apr 15, 2021
Great morning balls. Second time we stayed.

by maryjim on Apr 09, 2021
It was great!!! And it was My first time picking up a Mooring Line!!! Great cell service and TV reception, quiet night, not worrying about the anchor!😄

by hartvandermeer on Apr 08, 2021
Wonderful mooring. Larry has been very helpful and is available an amazing 24/7. Highly recommended.

by dorissailing on Apr 01, 2021
Easy to pick up mooring. Spent a safe quiet night.

by rockhopper on Mar 13, 2021
When we first started visiting Carolina Beach, for the same $20 price someone came out to the boat to collect the fee and they took off trash, gave recommendations, directions, and offered assistance or a move to a slip at Mona Black in bad weather. With Dockwa the personal touch is lost.

by brezenski on Dec 06, 2020
Very friendly and accommodating staff. Will definitely stop there again.

by stheurer on Dec 02, 2020
Larry the dock master was really helpful and the price and location are both excellent. There are no facilities such a showers or it’d be a five star spot

by mkfannon on Nov 28, 2020
Great stay. Easy to schedule on Dockwa. Easy pickup. Calm,restful night.

by laurajane on Nov 26, 2020
Affordable. Well organized process. Moorings are well and safely placed. The Harbormaster, Larry was very helpful and enjoyable to talk with.

by svsoulmatie on Nov 24, 2020
Love using Dockwa and love the Carolina Beach mooring field

by harvestmoon on Nov 18, 2020
Stayed on a mooring ball for several days in November, 2020. Larry (harbormaster) is super helpful and friendly. Moorings are well spaced and held in a 40k blow. This has very easy access from the ICW. We came in to the ICW up at Wrightsville Beach, came down to Carolina Beach where we spent a couple weeks (the rest of our time on the hook in the anchorage just north of the mooring fields), then down the Cape Fear river and back to the outside at the Cape Fear inlet. Gave us a nice and safe 20 mile stretch of the ICW, some excellent time at Carolina Beach, then back out to the outside.

by davebetsy on Nov 16, 2020
Nice docks. Dockmaster was very helpful.

by dspatio on Nov 15, 2020
easy in and out perfect overnight stop

by bsoulier on Nov 14, 2020
Always a nice visit here. We were in a mooring when Tropical Storm Eta came through with 45 mph winds. Was great to be on a town mooring that is inspected.

by cabana845 on Nov 13, 2020
Easy in easy out 👍 what more could you ask for!

by bodensee on Nov 12, 2020
The mooring field is the best stop along this part of the ICW. The harbor master for the mooring field is one of the most pleasant and helpful persons you can wish for. Thank you Carolina Beach.

by mikethedrummer on Nov 08, 2020
Simply simple, we make this a must stop North & South. Quality mooring, easy access, what more could you ask for?

by jlongval on Nov 08, 2020
Outstanding location with friendly service.

by belleofthewest on Nov 04, 2020
Nice quiet anchorage with new equipment. Each mooring ball has a pennant with a thimble on it to run your mooring line through.

by mbell20688 on Oct 26, 2020
We reserved two nights on a mooring ball. Arrived Saturday about 4:30 and no balls available. We anchored and cancelled the first night reservation to get a refund. Larry called us shortly thereafter, apologized, and offered a free night on the town dock. We declined, but we thought his responsiveness was excellent. This used to be the problem here, but Larry has really cleared that up. In spite of our disappointment we still gave 4 stars because Larry is doing such a good job.

by donlun0124 on Oct 25, 2020
Great spot! Convenient to everything!

by g91xhia8nuvkmutxacsj on Oct 25, 2020
We had a great two nights. The mooring balls and lines were in good shape and the weather was fabulous.

by lev113815 on Oct 20, 2020
Carolina Beach has become one of our favorite stops - keeps getting better!

by hcg10 on Oct 20, 2020
Great spot! We stayed for 2 nights. Called ahead for instructions and Larry, the very kind dock master, told us to pick any open mooring ball and if we needed anything at all to call him. Dinghy dock was very close to mooring balls. Bars, restaurants, hardware stores, and grocery stores not far. We have bikes, so we spent the day running errands and then a couple beers at Good Hops brewing where we played a round of disc golf (for free). Love this funky beach town and mooring field. We’ll be back!

by merrysea5gmailcom on Oct 18, 2020
Always a pleasure at Carolina Beach. The moorings are well placed and easy to catch. Close to the dingy dock.

by tunatom on Oct 18, 2020
Larry is very nice- great location for 1 -2 block walk to into town/beach. Minimal amenities- great rates. floating dock with 35’ distance fixed dolphin poles. 55’ is max. No wifi. I would definitely go back for another short stay,

by longtimeboater on Oct 15, 2020
Stayed on well kept mooring ball. Nice Publix was a 3/4 mile walk. Beautiful beach was one block from the East public dinghy dock. Ate at the Sea Witch Cafe outside, tables apart for Covid. Food was good casual food, all alcoholic drinks were half price on Wednesdays, and live country music started at 7PM. Nice stay.

by yiffie65 on Oct 13, 2020
Larry, the Dockmaster, is such a nice man. So helpful and friendly!

by kevinmccarthy on Oct 08, 2020
Great mooring field convenient and affordable

by lkarty on Oct 07, 2020
This was our first stay in Carolina Beach. The area was lovely and we had a first class dinner at the Surf House. There are decent bike lanes for getting around on bicycles and the beach was beautiful. A nice Publix grocery is only about half a mile. There are only two transient slips but if you can get one, the price is terrific!

by sailtatoosh on Sep 28, 2020
One of our favorite places. Convenient to restaurants, shopping. Dinghy dock is a one block walk to the beach. Mooring balls and penants in great shape.

by seashanty on May 19, 2020
Very nice stop. Easy in and out from the ICW. Balls have a good length heavy duty pennant with a large thimble to accept two 3/4 to 1” lines. The field tender Larry was very nice to deal with..friendly and helpful.
Marina Response:
Thanks for the very nice review! Hope you will visit Carolina Beach again soon. Have a safe trip. Thanks, Larry Harbormaster CB.

About Carolina Beach Municipal Marina

The waters around Carolina Beach are home to some of the best offshore and inshore fishing in NC. And the Carolina Beach Fishing Center and Marina is the perfect place to start your adventure. The Carolina Beach Fishing Center's knowledgeable charter captains will get you and your party right in the middle of the action.

Deep-sea charters reach the Gulf Stream quickly in pursuit of marlin, tuna, dolphin, king mackerel, grouper, snapper, and sailfish. In-shore fishing charters find flounder, red drum, trout, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, and more. Whether you're an experienced fisherman, a first-timer or a group just looking for a memorable boating excursion, the Carolina Beach Fishing Center and Marina has what you're looking for. Transient boaters are sure to love the public day docks - free for up to 3 hours for non-commercial boats 25' and under.

Please Note: There is very limited availability for transient boaters on our dock at this time. Please message us through your Dockwa reservation for more information.

For our Mooring Field Customers we provide a dingy dock located at 901 Canal Drive, Carolina Beach so you can get off the boat and visit our community. Across the street from the Dingy Dock is a Public Parking Lot with Public Restrooms and Showers. A two minute walk will put you on the clean white sandy beach at the Sandpiper Beach Access.

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The waters around Carolina Beach are home to some of the best offshore and inshore fishing in NC. And the Carolina Beach Fishing Center and Marina is the perfect place to start your adventure. The Carolina Beach Fishing Center's knowledgeable charter captains will get you and your party right in the middle of the action.


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