Reviews: Beaufort - Downtown

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Holding:
4.33
Good, Mud
Wind Protection:
1.67
Exposed to South and Wakes
Current Flow:
1.33
Wake Protection:
2.67
Exposed to South and Wakes
Scenic Beauty:
2.67
Ease of Shopping:
3.00
Shore Access:
4.33
Pet Friendly:
4.33
Cell Service:
4.00
WiFi:
1.00

  • Review for Beaufort - Downtown

    Reviewed by: Heidi Snyder, s/v BERTIE, on May 13, 2019
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 65'
    Draft: 5.2'

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

    We anchored here in Mid May 2019, and there was not much traffic as far as the wakes others had noted, so that was a plus. Holding was great, and there definitely is strong current running through the anchorage and marina.

    We had to walk a good 30-40 minutes to get to the BiLo Grocery Market. We would have gone to the Sea Islands Local Outlet, which got good Yelp reviews for locally-sourced foods, but it is only open on Thursdays from 2-6 pm. The Publix is a cab or Uber ride.

    Charming, lovely old homes, nice friendly locals, very touristy downtown. The location of the anchorage, right next to the marina facilities was excellent. Showers were $1.00 and laundry $1.75 per load to wash or dry. Store has small selection of charts and guides (yes Waterway Guide available), beer, wine other beverages, ice. If you take a mooring ball, you get access to the courtesy car, which is a big big plus! A great place to stop for rest, reprovision or exploring.

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  • Review for Beaufort - Downtown

    Reviewed by: Robert A Sherer, Fleetwing, on Jul 1, 2018
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 42'
    Draft: 5.0'

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

    You can anchor south of the mooring field and use the public docks to get ashore. The anchorage is not protected and boats speed by all the time so there's lots of wakes. The holding is good, it's just bouncy.

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  • Review for Beaufort - Downtown

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

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

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