We mistakenly made our reservation for the wrong day but they were able to find a spot for us. Very grateful for that! The docks are nice. The head is quite a walk up. We arrived late and departed early so we didn't try any of the restaurants around. This is an easy in and out to stage for the Cape Cod Canal.
It's been mentioned that the current in the Piscataqua River is very strong. We arrived at slack tide and had no problem docking at the end of the dock. However, when the current increased our sailboat was rocking wildly. It was a rough night aboard. The dockmaster Dave was very helpful and friendly. He advised us on an ideal time to shove off given the current and proximity to the bridge.
They put us out on the end of the dock which is new. It was an easy approach and docking experience. The heads and laundry are nice. The staff is helpful and friendly. We schedule service on our engine and they actually called back to coordinate a time. The service manager was very good and resolved our issue. It is a short walk to town but I didn't find a grocery store within walking distance. Overall this is a great spot to explore Salem.
Fore Points is only 2 years old so everything is brand new. The heads/showers are in temporary buildings but are very nice. The docks are wide and the cleats are movable so they can place them anywhere you want. The staff is extremely friendly helpful and attentive. Katherine and Eric are very hands on and go out of their way to make the experience at Fore Points a positive one. There is a bike/running path right outside the marina which provides a nice way to stroll to town. We spent a week at the marina during a tropical storm and found the docks to be very stable. The staff was available ahead of the storm to assist with additional lines/cleats. Lastly this marina is very quiet. We chose this spot vs. the marina in the heart of Portland because it's just far enough away from the buzz but close enough to walk when we wanted to partake in the fun. I highly recommend Fore Points!