Reviews: Swansboro

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Holding:
2.83
Excellent, Clay
Wind Protection:
1.67
Exposed Northeast, Southwest and Wakes
Current Flow:
1.67
Wake Protection:
1.67
Exposed Northeast, Southwest and Wakes
Scenic Beauty:
1.67
Ease of Shopping:
3.40
Shore Access:
4.00
Pet Friendly:
4.25
Cell Service:
4.50
WiFi:
1.67

  • Review for Swansboro

    Reviewed by: Ken Wilson on Oct 31, 2020
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 58'
    Draft: 5.0'

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

    Anchored here in 9 ft of water, actually outside of the deep water line. Current is strong, but holding is good. Plenty of room.. good shore access at town dinghy dock.. Great little town.. we were here on a Sat night, and the music was a bit loud , but we liked the tunes. Great stop over..

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  • Review for Swansboro

    Reviewed by: Gail Nordhaus on May 26, 2020
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 40'
    Draft: 5.2'

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

    I would never recommend this anchorage. Our anchor took well and held but currents were horrible. Our fouled anchor prevented us from laying with the current. No sleep until we pulled up anchor at midnight and tied up at the town dock.

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  • Review for Swansboro

    Reviewed by: Terry on Nov 11, 2018
    Vessel Type: Power
    LOA: 52'
    Draft: 4.6'

    Overall Rating:
    1
    Holding:
    4
    Wind Protection:
    1
    Current Flow:
    1
    Wake Protection:
    1
    Scenic Beauty:
    1
    Cell Service:
    5
    WiFi:
    1

    One of our worst anchorages. Very little room for error between markers, bridge, and the uncharted submerged pilings that can be seen only at low tide, about 75-100 yards off the town docks. The bridge noise was not an issue after the live bands fired up - even with our boat completely closed up we had to raise our voices to hear each other - forget about being able to think. Avoid a Saturday night like the plague. As noted, the current runs hard here. Only redeeming aspect was our CQR anchor grabbed and held well on first try.

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  • Review for Swansboro

    Reviewed by: Robert A Sherer, Fleetwing, on Mar 25, 2018
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 42'
    Draft: 5.0'

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

    It's a place to stop if it fits your schedule, nothing special. You had better have confidence in your ground tackle since there's a low bridge ready to catch you if you drag. As for me, I've never had a problem but I have a 66 lb Spade with 3/8 inch chain. I anchor right across from the free dinghy dock to take my dog into shore.

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  • Review for Swansboro

    Reviewed by: Elena&Meg on Dec 4, 2017
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 46'
    Draft: 6.0'

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

    This is the only anchorage we've ever experienced where the anchor didn't grab at all; gave up after 4 tries. Current rips like crazy.

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  • Review for Swansboro

    Reviewed by: Skipper Bob on Jun 1, 2016
    Draft: 0.0'

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

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