Reviews: Horseshoe Bend - St. Marys River

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Holding:
5.00
Excellent, Mud
Wind Protection:
4.75
All Around
Current Flow:
4.50
Wake Protection:
4.50
All Around
Scenic Beauty:
5.00
Ease of Shopping:
1.50
Shore Access:
3.50
Beaches for dinghy landings
Pet Friendly:
4.00
Cell Service:
4.25
WiFi:
2.50

  • Review for Horseshoe Bend - St. Marys River

    Reviewed by: Pearl on May 3, 2021
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 48'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Overall Rating:
    5
    Holding:
    5
    Wind Protection:
    5
    Current Flow:
    5
    Wake Protection:
    5
    Scenic Beauty:
    5
    Ease of Shopping:
    1
    Shore Access:
    5
    Pet Friendly:
    5
    Cell Service:
    5
    WiFi:
    3

    Dinghy to the sailboat dock are located in front of the Anchorage. There is a bakery on the historic side of the campus open Monday through Friday 9 to 1 with fabulous homemade breads and cookies including English muffins, and croissants on Wednesdays. There is a trolley that goes to all the small towns in the county. It runs from 7 to 7 daily. St. Mary's College is route 7. Schedule and routes can ge found at

    https://www.stmarysmd.com/dpw/stsfares.asp

    Beautiful, peaceful anchorage with great sunsets and clear water. 2 bars of WiFi.

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  • Review for Horseshoe Bend - St. Marys River

    Reviewed by: Paul Smyers, SV Nova, on Jul 6, 2020
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 43'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Overall Rating:
    4
    Holding:
    5
    Wind Protection:
    4
    Current Flow:
    4
    Wake Protection:
    4
    Scenic Beauty:
    5
    Ease of Shopping:
    1
    Shore Access:
    3
    Pet Friendly:
    3
    Cell Service:
    2

    Excellent protection, holding, and scenery, but there are no services nearby and even the cell service is curiously poor in this area.

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  • Review for Horseshoe Bend - St. Marys River

    Reviewed by: Eddy Johnsen, Spiritus, on May 15, 2018
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 36'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Overall Rating:
    4
    Holding:
    5
    Wind Protection:
    5
    Current Flow:
    4
    Wake Protection:
    4
    Scenic Beauty:
    5
    Ease of Shopping:
    1
    Shore Access:
    3
    Pet Friendly:
    5
    Cell Service:
    5

    The best part of dropping the hook here, other than the countryside scenery, protected waters and fabulous sunsets, is the visit to the college. Makes you think about how cool it would have been to be part of this type of scholastic environment.
    An easy row to shore. White pvc pipes mark several underwater obstructions.

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  • Review for Horseshoe Bend - St. Marys River

    Reviewed by: Jon Shaver on Oct 27, 2016
    LOA: 70'
    Draft: 8.0'

    Overall Rating:
    5
    Holding:
    5
    Wind Protection:
    5
    Current Flow:
    5
    Wake Protection:
    5
    Scenic Beauty:
    5
    Ease of Shopping:
    3
    Shore Access:
    3
    Pet Friendly:
    3
    Cell Service:
    5
    WiFi:
    2

    This is one of the most beautiful places to spend a night while traveling the Chesapeake. We anchored there last September on the way up the Potomac to National Harbor and then again on the way downriver.

    Our boat is a beauty and the kids from the sailing program at St Mary's College came out to greet us and see the boat. The Dean invited us to use the college pier for dinghy tie up and shopping for provisions in town.

    Physical beauty is unmatched. So much so that we are going to anchor there this week (Oct 30) as we move the boat from Annapolis to Norfolk and then on to Charleston.

    I hope by recommending this that it doesn't end up overrun!

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