Oriental, NC 28571
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About Blackwell Point Marina
The Kenney family has owned and operated Blackwell Point Marina for 18 years. All new piers, water, and electric service were new in 2016. Located on Smith Creek in Oriental, North Carolina. Just past Day Marker #10 on the right. Pamlico Sound is an enclosed body of water with few points open to the Ocean. That being said, our water levels are mostly driven by the wind. Similar to the Great Lakes. When the wind is SW, our water levels in Pamlico Sound and the adjacent bays and creeks tend to stay on the low side. When the wind is from the NE, the Sound and everything associated with it tends to be on the high side. Our standard tide range is only about 18". Please keep this in mind when you are operating your vessel in our area. Read about Pamlico Sound in your waterway guide and see all the fun facts that cover this wonderful area.
The following is a list of amenities we offer:
- Slips that can accommodate vessels up to 50’ LOA.
- Water and Electric (20 amp service) Adapters are provided
- Dinghy Storage
- ADA Boaters Head and wheelchair ramp to Boat Shop.
- Short-term rental apartment.
- Plenty of parking.
- Easy access to village.
- On-call mechanic for repairs
- Airport Shuttle Service
If you have any questions or requests, we will do our best to see you and your vessel are treated as our special guests.
As you enter Oriental Harbor, you will notice a fixed bridge. This bridge leads to Smith Creek. The bridge has a fixed height of 45'. Please consider your mast height before you decide to head towards Smith Creek.
Height Marker Day Boards are posted at eye level on the bridge. The water level is at a measured point on these Height Markers to allow the boater to see what the current clearance is.