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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117 Reviews

by Craig d. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2024
After a touch of apprehension at staying overnight at an “open” dock without security, we could not have been happier with our stay. Lydia communicated and greeted us well, the docks are in great shape, and there are a ton of shops and restaurants to check out. We will definitely be back!!

by Bill C. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2024
Excellent overall. Maryanne was very responsive and helpful. Great dock, right in the heart of downtown.

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.
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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.


  • Water Hookup
  • Electrical


  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Ice
  • Groceries
  • Dog Park
  • Floating Docks
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles



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