Washington, NC, is well worth the 40 mile run up the Pamlico River. Downtown is receiving a beautiful facelift. Open during Covid-19 with typical mask and social distancing requirements. Relatively new floating docks. Responsive dock hands. Short 2-block walk to beautiful downtown waterfront. Secure gate to each dock. Limited services and ship's store. Weak wifi.
We live here and we love it. Marina is in great shape; easy access to fuel dock; take your golf cart right out to your boat (carts available to transients). The best Dockmaster. Unique amenities - pool, golf, tennis, restaurants. Truly resort living. A gem on the Sound - south of the freeze line; north of the hurricane line. Sail from here to anywhere in the world. Is there a better place to keep your boat?
Manteo is always a great boating destination. Easy stroll from your boat to unique local shops and restaurants overlooking the harbor; history; music; ice cream! Dockmaster Carl retired in June, 2020, so the town has assigned his many jobs as additional duty to employees of the waterfront Maritime Museum. Response to radio calls on 16 may be tardy. Reservations by dockwa only. Shortsighted and uninformed political leadership of the Town of Manteo is responsible, not the museum folks - they've got great skills and attitude and will help when they can.