Newburyport Municipal Docks

$3/ft - $6/ft


Day Trip
Not Offered
27 Rear Water St.
Newburyport, MA 01950
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 12

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115 Reviews

by Ernest M. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
Great Municipal Dock area!

by Carolyn R. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2023
Right in the heart of town. Easy tie up and water and electricity. Nice free laundry. Clean showers. Only down side was sort of a public location with no security and no WiFi. Would stay again.

by Craig P. - Verified user on Sep 26, 2023
Biggest problem is that bathrooms, even though only accessible with a code provided to boaters, are locked at 7pm. So from 7pm to 7am, you cannot use the shore-based facilities. They are locked with a code at all times, so why would the door automatically disable the code-access at 7pm? Also, nothing prior to, or after reservation was accepted, said that the dockmaster leaves at 6pm. Was not really a problem for us, since we do not need docking help, but it would have been nice to no before the day of when the harbormaster called. On that note, she was very pleasant and provided us with all the info we needed. These 2 things were NOT made clear on the Dockwa site at booking. I realize it's after Labor Day, but the season is not over!

by Peter K. - Verified user on Sep 23, 2023
It was great! Friendly folks & right in town!

by Don P. - Verified user on Sep 09, 2023
We fully enjoyed our 6 nights on a mooring ball in Newburyport. The currents are pretty high so arrive close to slack. The dinghy dock is fully protected from the currents so easy to get ashore as needed. The staff is exceptional in this marina. The harbormaster boat saw we were coming in and guided us to our mooring. The staff even picked up our electric bikes at our boat and brought them ashore, and found us a place to store them for the week so we had them available for use daily. Above and beyond what we expected, we had a great visit.

by John H. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2023
Maryann was a great help.

by Kathleen H. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Was great. Weather was fantastic. Dock boy was very helpful and pleasant.

by Joseph V. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Great location. Great Staff!

by John R. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2023
The harbor master staff are great. We arrived late and they stayed over to pump our our black water tanks.

by Mike G. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
Clean modern bathrooms, Henry the dockhand was great.

by Kim B. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2023
Being on the dock right in downtown Newburyport is wonderful! Clean facilities and very close to the shops and restaurants. There is a great walking path along the river.

by Phil D. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
It's always a great experience at the Municipal Docks in Newburyport!

by Ken W. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
The Harbormaster’s office was very helpful with directing us to our mooring & recommendations for local restaurants. Mooring was close to dinghy dock & town. Would highly recommend staying here!

by Linda B. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
The mooring was easy to pick up because they have a foam noodle holding the line up so it doesn’t get tangled around the mooring ball. Harbormaster was helpful in pointing it out to us. The channel is not marked correctly in Navionics. We followed the buoys and didn’t see less than 16 feet at high tide. Shower facilities were nice and there was a washer and dryer! The people in the harbormaster office were helpful and friendly. Cute town too! Great sandwiches at Port City Sandwich Co

by Michael B. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
The staff and the service in the facilities ade great, keep up the good work!

by Robert W. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
Great location downtown. Friendly staff.

by Chip T. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
Harbormaster stayed late to greet us when we got in after hours. (Thank you) Great people, great place!

by Bobby w. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
Great location...all the personnel are extremely helpful and kind...highly recommend using their services. I'll be back

by Edwin S. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2023
Great town marina located steps away from beautiful downtown Newburyport. The staff were all very friendly and helpful (shout out to Lydia and Maryann!), and the facilities were very nice (with free use of washers & dryers!). We will be back!

by Tom c. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
Very friendly and agreeable dockhands. Well maintained

by Edward A. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
We love the location, services, and staff! Showers, laundry (!), and access to wonderful Town are superb - we will be back!

by Katherine M. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Clean up to date facilities. Beautiful location. Dock master Lydia is awesome! We can't wait to return.

by Nancy C. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Great experience! Can’t wait to return.

by Ralph D. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Very helpful and accommodating staff!

by Barry S. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Nice helpful Dockmaster. Clean and friendly facility downtown. No noise complaints here.

by Gary C. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
Great spot. All facilities are clean and well maintained. Great Town to visit.

by Scott L. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2023
Great as usual. Newburyport rocks.

by Cliff B. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Everything was great. The dock master is great and I really enjoyed my stay. Looking forward to my next stay

by Chip B. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
Great location in town. Staff was very helpful

by Jo - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
We always enjoy our time spent there! Lydia and Harry went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed!

by Kevin C. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2023
The staff was first class and so was the facility

by Phil F. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2023
Fantastic location. Staff was very helpful. bathrooms were clean. we stayed one night, location was perfect. short walk from the dock to town. If you are going to dine out at any of the restaurants, I would suggest getting your name in early as even on a week night they are very busy.

by Randy M. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2023
Great hospitality by the Harbormaster’s office and the crew on the docks!

by Daniel N. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2023
Beautiful Harbor and Harbor walk. Great town

by Jesus T. - Verified user on Jun 23, 2023
Nice place, friendly staff. Be mindful of river entrance, tides are strong but charts are accurate. If possible pick a mooring as close to docks as possible to get away from fast currents

by Shane M. on Jun 20, 2023
Another great stay! We tied up for a couple nights to spend father's day weekend in Newburyport and as always had a wonderful stay. Dock master Lydia is outstanding! She is such an incredible person and makes us feel so welcome every time we arrive. We'll be back soon!

by David S. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2023
Great, walkable town with tons of restaurants and shops. Docks are right in town, clean and quiet, and friendly, helpful dockhands. Linear dock, side tie, keep in mind current can be a factor docking and undocking as well as at the harbor entrance

by Frederick A. - Verified user on Jun 18, 2023
Great Spot and service

by Steve D. - Verified user on Jun 15, 2023
Awesome crew!!! Cant wait to return!!!

by Peter W. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2023
Great docks, great location, lots of restaurants

by Brian G. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2023
Excellence facilities and friendly staff. There is a ripping current but easy docking awaits with able hands on the dock staff. The floating dock puts you right downtown with great shopping and eating. Getting up the river can be challenging with all the a$$holes oncoming in at 25 knot. There is also special attention needed with an outgoing tide and incoming wind/seas. The latter is easy to predict and entering on slack is your strategy. As for the former, there is no cure for stupid.

by Robert t. - Verified user on Jun 08, 2023
Stay was great absolutely beautiful docking arrangements.. I only wish I would’ve head the numbers for the keypad to the restroom and showers.. that would’ve been wonderful..

by Peter S. - Verified user on May 29, 2023
Very helpful dock hands and great central location. Some overnight noise from boardwalk traffic, otherwise a great way to visit Newburyport!

by James F. - Verified user on Oct 13, 2022
5/5 stars. Great and efficient service.

by Jim B. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2022
Great spot on a mooring ball. The current is no joke. Spun our props for hours. Close to dinghy dock. Nice showers for ball and dock visitors. Would definitely stay longer next time.

by Laurie H. on Sep 26, 2022
We stayed on a mooring for a three day weekend in July. Maryanne is so helpful and accommodating with scheduling...Lydia was amazing as a deckhand...The downtown location is perfect...The bathrooms are clean. Such a great time...planning to visit again next year...Thank you!

by Ed S. - Verified user on Sep 22, 2022
I was on a mooring, but the docks looked to be in excellent shape as well. Easy access to shore from a spacious and protected dinghy dock. The boater facilities (laundry machine and showers) were well equipped, spotlessly clean, and spacious. As good or better than most private facilities. I did not interact with the staff, other than calling on the VHF to confirm I was headed for the correct mooring ball, and I received a prompt, courteous, and helpful response. I’m impressed. This will be my first choice anytime I’m in Newburyport. Tough to beat for price-to-value.

by Dick H. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2022
Always a fav port of our. The city dock is great and in the best location to see the city.

by Lisa D. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2022
Wonderful stay—very much helped by MaryAnn in the office. We look forward to coming back to Newburyport next year! What a wonderful, walkable historic town—full of friendly people and delicious food.

by Jack G. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2022
Staff was very friendly and cordial. Allowed us to dock a little early which was great.

by Leo I. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2022
Friendly Dock master, great location , easy in and Out . Olivia was great

by Brian D. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2022
Simple, great advice from the Harbormaster office initially, good deckhands

by Paolo S. - Verified user on Aug 31, 2022
Great communication from Harbormasters office, new mooring pennant, great dinghy dock. Perfect!

by Margaret F. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2022
Great spot right near downtown. Very clean restrooms.

by Lorraine D. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2022
All of the staff were very helpful and friendly, the location is in the heart of Newburyport and all that it has to offer. The facilities are clean and respectable.

by Peter M. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2022
Lydia is super friendly and helpful. Greeted us immediately and offered assistance with docking and recommended restaurants. When reserving, we talked with both Marianne and Sue Ellen who were so accommodating . Great location and nice facilities!

by Al J. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2022
Without question, our favorite spot to tie up on the East Coast. Friendly, accommodating staff, the best I. The business. Beautiful spot

by Karlene M. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2022
Dock attendants were awesome! Very helpful and friendly.

by Christian S. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2022
We had a fantastic stay at the dock. The facilities are very clean and the staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful.

by Paul T. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2022
Outstanding service at a beautiful location. We could not have wished for anything better. Flawlessly clean facilities for boaters. Great access to the lively city of Newburyport. Highly recommeded!

by Jonathan K. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2022
We booked at the last second and the person at the front desk on a Saturday! at the Harbor Master was phenomenal in helping us get this booked and secured (the only space in all of Newburyport that has 1 mooring left. Really incredible service from a very friendly staff. Note. You do need your own Dinghy at the moment to get ashore.

by Scott M. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2022
Wonderful location Great friendly service We’ll be back

by Carolyn C. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2022
Great location! Wish the multi gender boater bathroom had a deadbolt though!!! Those push button handles are not reliable :( P.S. Lydia the dockhand was very helpful 👍

by Mark F. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2022
Dock person Lydia was very pleasant and welcoming.

by Capt. U. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2022
Lindsey, dock hand, was terrific. Clean marina, great town.

by HARRY V. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2022
Very helpful staff. Very clean shower. Great washer and dryer. Lots of current and if it is opposing wind, mooring ball bangs on hull and leaves scuff marks.

by Sean T. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2022
Great location. Just wish they left the bathrooms and showers open past 7 pm. It’s locked and coded. Why not?

by Colm P. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2022
Great staff, very helpful. Would definitely visit again.

by Bill K. - Verified user on Jun 16, 2022
Dockhand left early, no help on arrival. Bathrooms close at 7pm even with the code? 👎 Other than that they were very clean and easy access to town
Marina Response:
When the reservation request was made, the customer inquired as to whether there were showers. We responded at that time that there were showers available 7am-7pm via an access code that would be provided upon arrival. Because we are not staffed weekdays until 6/20/22, we brought in a dockhand until 2pm to assist with lines. We requested an ETA from this boater and received no response. When the voter messaged upon arrival we provided the access code...Later on we provided directions to the Boater Facility via DOCKWA messaging when requested by the boater.

by Richard R. - Verified user on Jun 16, 2022
Perfect location. Friendly staff. Friendly dock mates and neighbors. Cheap parking.

by Malek A. - Verified user on Oct 14, 2021
Excellent service and excellent location in the middle of town

by Craig T. - Verified user on Oct 11, 2021
The staff at the Newburyport Harbor Masters office are top notch. Its always a pleasure staying there.

by Joseph C. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2021
Anyone considering a visit to downtown NBPT by boat will not be disappointed. Easy access to a beautifully historic downtown, great restaurants and shops. The City has a great boater/visitors center with clean facilities - one of the better public boating facilities in the Northeast. On this stay, the DockWoman Olivia was simply the Best!

by Jim S. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2021
Great service and follow up, very professional , incredible customer service

by Kristine B. - Verified user on Sep 24, 2021
Location is great as you are in the heart of NBRPRT. Walking path along the coast will lead you to shops, dining, entertainment. Along the waterfront there is access to restrooms. Showers are listed, but I didn't look for them. If needed there is docking assist but call ahead if needed to ensure someone is waiting. If docking near the corner / inlet for the dinghy's / smaller boats, expect some drifters to come your way when the current is flowing in that direction.

by Bob H. - Verified user on Sep 17, 2021
We reserved a mooring, and it turns out the harbormaster has only 2 moorings, right off the town dock. The moorings were fine, but the current in the river is something to consider and deal with. the harbormaster staff were great and helpful, but whole trees and other debris comes down the river and we had a couple of solid "thunks" against the hull during the night. Newburyport itself is great and we'll likely be back, but I think we'll take some dock space next time instead of a mooring.

by Rich F. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2021
We didn't use VHF to announce we were arriving and ask where to park (sun was in our eyes and current was running fast), but someone greeted us and helped tie up, answered a few questions... We had a pleasant stay and noise, even for a Sat. night that was warm, was very low. Thanks!

by James L. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2021
Great location - Olivia was a great help with docking and local knowledge!

by Alex H. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2021
Another great Stay in a beautiful waterfront town. Mary and the dock staff were very helpful. We are on a catamaran and they were able to put us on a perfectly sized mooring. Facilities were spotless and laundry was a bonus. Will be back again next year.

by Robert H. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2021
Super place. Located steps from town, friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely recommend this place. Plan to come back again!

by Robert C. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2021
A mooring is a mooring is a mooring but Elizabeth is a pro and I appreciate how she went out of her way to make the stay go smoothly. I look forward to a return visit as I make my way back south

by Steve M. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2021
The dock hands were there when we arrive and the staff was always helpful. Everything was clean. The only negative I would say is there was no wifi. The harbormaster's office was very helpful and accommodating when I increased our stay. Newburyport is very fun, lots of restaurants, walking areas and live music. Also lots of parking for guests to come.

by wayne s. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2021
Great except for power. Good location things to do

by Gian C. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2021
Deckhands - Olivia and her colleague - were simply great assistiting us . Easy access to restaurants and shops and parking nearby. Bathroom facility spotless. There is no marina WiFi but all the rest was great. We will be back again. Liann & GP

by Richard a. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2021
Fantastic. Wonderful young woman greeted us and was a big help.

by Richard T. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2021
Great Town....friendly staff!

by Vernon S. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2021
Facilities impeccable and staff one of the friendliest we have encountered.

by Christine H. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2021
Very easy to tie up and great helpful staff

by Steven P. - Verified user on Jul 02, 2021
Always an amazing stay here. Very accommodating with friendly staff. Docks are great. Not quite 240v power if you need it. We saw only 220v. Having a 60’ vessel, rarely seen in Newburyport, we were definitely in the spotlight to all the passerbys.

by Maureen B. - Verified user on Jun 29, 2021
The staff here is very helpful and the facilities are clean. The town is a short walk.

by George M. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2021
Fantastic! Great facilities, and staff. Downtown is beautiful!

by Sabine V. - Verified user on Jun 25, 2021
As mentioned in other reviews, the location of this marina is outstanding. It also looks like the restroom facilities are new. They are only open between 7a-7p so we were not able to use them. Also, we had an issue contacting the dockmaster on the radio for docking instructions. The range on her handheld radio is not very far. They put us at the very end of the linear dock and we found out that the current sucks your boat into the small cove at the end of the dock. We adjusted our approach to account for this and had no problems.

by Elizabeth H. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2021
Stout mooring easily identifiable and located just off busy town dock. Facilities on shore at the Harbor Master office- showers and laundry- are very nice and clean. Quick access to town and many restaurants and shops from the nearby dinghy dock. Very busy waterway with commercial tour boats and private recreation boats.

by Ben A. - Verified user on Jun 15, 2021
Excellent support from the dock masters and clean baths/showers!!

by Ed B. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2021
Helpful dock staff. Great location for exploring downtown Newburyport. Marina restrooms are open but need passcode.

by Deb S. on Jun 14, 2021
Great spot in the heart of beautiful downtown Newburyport. The dock person who checked us in was friendly and helpful. She was there to take our lines and check us in upon arrival. You should be comfortable being sociable with passers-by as many will stop and chat about your boat. This is part of the fun of being there! Easy walking distance to many great restaurants and shops.

by Toni L. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2021
Friendly Staff. Close to town. Good facilities.

by Michael B. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2021
Well run municipal dock. Good communication. Very friendly staff. You cannot beat the location.

by Mark F. - Verified user on Oct 12, 2020
It was awesome. Very convenient . A beautiful place to visit . Very safe and convenient.

by Keith M. - Verified user on Oct 12, 2020
Harbor master very helpful. Excellent dock and facilities. Call early for pump out boat, it gets busy.

by drew p. - Verified user on Sep 14, 2020
Great location right down town and plenty of room to swing with the current.

by Brian S. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2020
Very friendly and helpful in guiding us to the mooring we reserved. They even called us on VHF to let us know we were approaching the wrong buoy.

by steve D. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2020
Always great. Great people and the ones running the docks are so accommodating

by Jay F. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2020
The young lady managing the dock the days we stayed was pleasant and helpful.

by Anonymous - Verified user on Aug 21, 2020
Great location and the dock well-maintained with the power. Great town with lots to do

by Nicholas O. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2020
Docks are new, everything works, staff is helpful, easy walk downtown.

by Russ R. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2020
Actually we had planned for 6 nights, and ended up adding two more nights to enjoy the area and the comfort of air conditioning during a hot spell. All dock staff so helpful and friendly. Elizabeth helped us out when our son drove to visit from VT and needed safe parking. We stayed here several nights July 2018 with a flotilla of sister PDQs and were delighted to have an opportunity to return.

by Misza T. - Verified user on Jun 16, 2020
Very friendly receptionist. Great town.

by Danielle G. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2019
Very accommodating.

by David C. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2019
beautiful port! Docks and staff are exceptionally professional and always available to answer any questions. I will definitely be back :)

by Richard W. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2019
Great location, super clean (and I mean super clean) bathrooms and showers. Free pumpout, free laundry, water and electric included, and awesome staff. I hate to recommend it because they have limited space and want to make sure I get a spot next time I go! Staff was friendly, attentive, and very knowledgeable about navigating in and out as the Merrimack river is very challenging. The only downside is that there is no locked gate between the dock and shore, but there is a lot of activity which basically polices the place. Lots of things to walk to and do; steps away from the park and great restaurants.

by William B. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2019
Clean, well run. Great town.

by Tom L. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2019
Great dockhands! Great spot! Loved it!

by Nancy M. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2019
The dock hands are awesome...Beautiful area lots of shopping and restaurants!!

by Brian F. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2019
Slip was waiting for us along with a helpful dock hand. Docks and power posts are in perfect condition.

About Newburyport Municipal Docks

Newburyport Municipal Marina offers 500’ of linear dockage for boaters looking to spend time in the heart of Newburyport. Located in the heart of downtown Newburyport, you will only be a short walk from the town’s best shopping and dining. Newburyport is known as one of New England's best walking towns. You can enjoy waterfront views while you enjoy some of the best dining our lovely town has to offer.

Booking Info

Max LOA: 60'

Max Beam: 25'

Max Draft: 13'

Due to the marina having a straight linear dock, it is our marina's policy that once a boat arrives they must remain at the dock for the duration of their stay.


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  • Dog Park
  • Floating Docks
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