Reviews: Church St. Town Dock

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  • Review for Church St. Town Dock

    Reviewed by: Gail Nordhaus on May 27, 2020
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 40'
    Draft: 5.2'

    Rating: 4

    The town docks are right in front of Saltwater Grill. They are very nice. Look new. They are not staffed. You have to call the Parks and Rec. for reservations and information. Dock fee: $1.50 per ft and $5 for electric. The t dock easily accommodated our 5'2 draft. There are several slips that are 14 ft wide and one 25 ft wide. Not sure of the slips depth.

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  • Review for Church St. Town Dock

    Reviewed by: G Ebert on Sep 22, 2019
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 42'
    Draft: 3.5'

    Rating: 4

    Agree with previous comments re quality of the dock docks and current. Important to note - pump outs are only available on 24hr notice - and the fee is $35!

    When making a reservation, you are pre-paying for your slip. Only when you receive your confirmation are you informed of their refund policy "Cancellation/ Refund Policy: Cancellation at least 14 days in advance - full refund of fees. Cancellation at least 48 hours in advance - 50% of fees. Cancellation less than 48 hours in advance - no refund of fees".

    However, we made a reservation on 8/19 for an 8/20 stay which we were not able to use do to weather conditions. I canceled the morning of 8/20 and was pleased to get a phone call the following Monday letting me know my refund was in the mail.

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  • Review for Church St. Town Dock

    Reviewed by: Louise Anderson , Then Again, on May 14, 2019
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 31'
    Draft: 3.0'

    Rating: 4

    A portion of this facility was damaged/destroyed by Hurricane Florence. The rebuilt docks are very solid, and, work is underway to rebuild the gazebo and shore side amenities. Please read the other reviews about the current and docking. It can be exciting if you are tying up with the current at your stern. Parks and Recs people are very nice, but make it clear no one is on-site. The Stillwater Grill, however, is at the top of the ramp, and very delicious. We agree that the downtown is charming and easy to get to once you step off the dock.

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  • Review for Church St. Town Dock

    Reviewed by: Terry on Dec 2, 2018
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 52'
    Draft: 4.6'

    Rating: 5

    We anchored off the docks our first night but in the morning our port engine wouldn't start, so we went over to the town dock. Be aware that this is Not a full marina; its run offsite by the parks department (with really nice staff!). There's no one to help take lines, no office or bathrooms. Aside from that, its great. New floating docks. A number of 16' slips (one 29' used by a catamaran one night, and shared by two trawlers another) plus a long T-dock. All are parallel to the strong current. Swansboro is a charming town with shops and restaurants a block away; grocery and hardware stores about a mile walk. We were there for the annual candlelight walk and the Christmas flotilla, both wonderful town celebrations. Highly recommend at least a night or two in this town.

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  • Review for Church St. Town Dock

    Reviewed by: John Rockwell on Apr 24, 2018
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 40'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 4

    This dock is perfectly located on the ICW in the heart of Swansboro.

    Very reasonable pricewise. Check out the town website for the dock.

    New dock, everything works.

    If you have a single screw - The current can be a challenge as there is usually no dockside docking assistance, and there is a current. Tie up on the face dock if you are worried. Just take a few passes to practice, really its not that hard. (Come into the dock against the current)

    This is a great spot to go out to eat, quite a few places within a short walk.

    Take a taxi, $7, to the Piggly Wiggly for provisions.

    No Wifi. But then, they don't promise one.

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  • Review for Church St. Town Dock

    Reviewed by: Matt on Jul 12, 2017
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 55'
    Draft: 12.0'

    Rating: 5

    Great sport right down town.

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  • Review for Church St. Town Dock

    Reviewed by: Bill L on May 27, 2017
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 36'
    Draft: 4.5'

    Rating: 5

    We were delayed as the ICW was closed for 4 hours. Church Street Dock allowed us late arrival. The services are basic, but the docks are great and the location is right down town. Tie yourself up and have a great time

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