Reviews: The Wharf at Handy's Point

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  • Review for The Wharf at Handy's Point

    Reviewed by: Eddy Johnsen , Spiritus, on Jun 3, 2018
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 36'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 4

    Pepper & Alice, the couple who operate the marina, came 25 years ago and never left. After spending two nights here, we can certainly understand why. We echo all the sentiments of James (Oct '17 review). This is the quiet, peaceful, protected, nature-respecting marina that only a few lucky souls get to experience. Thanks for the memories!

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  • Review for The Wharf at Handy's Point

    Reviewed by: James Levens , Spectackular, on Oct 13, 2017
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 32'
    Draft: 4.5'

    Rating: 5

    I fell in love with The Wharf the first time I walked onto its docks. Its slip holders are 90% sailboats. The marina is a well kept, no-frills affair: No tiki-bars, live bands, floating kegs, etc. For me, the lack of these 'amenities' is actually a huge plus, so it really depends on what you seek in a marina, to judge if this is the right marina for you. The waterhouse is simple, clean and functional. The slips have running water and power service. The docks are solid. The family that manages the marina is fantastic. The hired staff goes out of their way to help you. Fellow slip holders are all very friendly.
    Only gripes would be no provisioning available without a car, and stock of supplies is spartan. That said, the marina manager has an encyclopedic knowledge of systems, and a huge number of local contacts should you need services beyond DIY.
    So, combine great people with a well-kept facility, reasonable fees, a great very peaceful location, and ample opportunity to witness one of the finest sunsets on the Chessie, and you have The Wharf at Handy's Point. I would encourage a stop for a layover or if you are shopping for a new marina.

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