A quiet spot in a pastoral setting. A new dock since 2019 can accommodate several boats; reciprocal yacht clubs are welcome on its west side. Please leave the east side of the dock open for the very active OIYC junior sailing program and OIYC members. Showers are in the outstation. There is a great tidal beach for kids and grown-ups to explore and miles of country roads to wander that often have easy to pick blackberries in late July and August. If the dock is full anchorage is good just off the dock and there is also a public day use dock just to the west. A very nice restaurant is 1/2 block away but reservations are recommended. The stars are plentiful for gazing in the evening.
MacKaye Harbor/Barlow Bay can be a very pretty spot to drop your hook. Mind the obstructions and depths as the bay shallows and dries at LW to the south. Anchor in about 15 to 20 feet LW with good holding. If a SW or WSW wind is blowing up on the Strait a swell can work into the bay that may be uncomfortable. Unfortunately, the MacKaye Harbor Public dock shown is not public, it's for locals only. Same with the other two piers. There is a county trailer boat ramp with access to the local road on the ENE side of the bay with a small dingy dock. You can tie up there and go for a walk, but remember that the dingy dock dries on the eastern end at low water. There is good crabbing in the bay-but keep that a secret.