Taking transients. Fuel, pump out and courtesy car available.
Homer Smith’s is the go-to Carteret County marina for guests and locals, alike. Located on Beaufort’s Towne Creek, we feature 30 slips, accommodating vessels up to 100 feet. More slips are to come, as we continually grow our facilities.
Our state-of-the-art marina caters to recreational boaters, sailors, fishing trollers, area residents and seasonal visitors. Our boat slip rental leasing options allow for brief visitors and those looking for a long-term stay. We’re proud to be serving everyone looking to be in Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, or just anywhere on Crystal Coast.
The docks that make up Homer Smith are constructued of a BMT ML-32 floating dock system built by Bellingham Marine, the largest dock manufacturer in the U.S. Our decking is made of Brazilian hardwood, also known as IPE. The main walkways are 10 foot wide, making them more stable than others in our area. Our docks are secured by 12-inch concrete piles and the finger piers will be 32-foot long with bumper piles at each end. The harbor lights are made with marina electrical equipment and supply all power needs for up to 100-foot motor yachts.
People helped get us in. Dockmaster very friendly. Loaner cars available. All good. Will be back.
Awesome!! They are so wonderful there! Docks are in terrific shape. Our power pedestal wasnt working and they fixed it right away. It's a close and easy walk to downtown, they have a lovely washer and dryer and, best of all, TWO courtesy cars. That's a perk that boaters truly appreciate! Thank you
Staff was very helpful with mooring, getting gas, and things to do/places to go in town. Beaufort is a wonderful, quaint town. The only issues were that the gas pumps were very difficult to get to and directions to the Marina were not very clear.
Homer Smith's is an ok facility, physically, and it's in a good location. However, management's attitude about cancellations and refunds is oppressive, i.e. the manager, Matt, used a 48 hour notice period as justification to charge me for a day we did not use. When it was brought to his attention that Dockwa shows a 24 hour notice period for cancellations (a term with which we had complied), he ignored the fact and charged my card $102 anyway. Suffice to say, Homer Smith's refusal to resolve the issue fairly was unpleasant and we will not stop there again. As you peruse other sites, you will see other reviews which confirm new management’s somewhat questionable business practices.
always stop here on the way north or south. Matt and his dad are doing a great jo b with all he new i upgrades. Great place..
Homer Smith is a good marina, physically, but their policy re: cancellations and refunds is oppressive and corrupt in that the manager, Matt, claims a 48 hour notice period to receive a full refund even though a 24 hour period is shown on Dockwa. This bogus position was used - wrongfully and aggressively- to force me to pay for a day I did not use. The non-resolution of this issue was unpleasant and we will not stay there again.
Helpful team when landing and connecting to pier. We made use of the loaner car to re-provision. Docks are in excellent shape. Easy to get fuel as well on the T head. Quiet marina in the evening, so you will get a good nights sleep.
Great location. Courtesy cars. Ice. Super friendly!
Great people; great location - 4 blocks to downtown, 2 courtesy cars; FREE pumpout, ice, & laundry; lots of helpful liveaboards; Dan, dockmaster, is great and does canvas work & repairs; Barbour's Marine Supply has a large inventory with great prices & is about a mile away; Eastard Marine Supply has great prices on just about every SS screw, bolt, & nut possible and is a short drive away; and Beaufort is a great town with many good restaurants, bars, and shops. We loved our stay at Homer Smith's!
Great stay. Came in with 25 knot winds blowing right off the dock. Matt brought us in and handled the lines professionally so there was no problem. Everything here is almost new and the location is very well protected. The Main Street is a short 3 block walk through historic Beaufort. You bet we’ll come again.
Short walk to town, updated docks, protected from wakes, free washer dryers, and two loaner cars. Great stay!
The Homer Smith Marina docks are the best docks we’ve seen on our 3,000+ trip. The Marina raves about them on their website, deservedly so. Free laundry, 2 loaner cars available even during COVID, location a short walk from the lively town center & nice owner. The only aspect missing that we would have appreciated would have been a dockhand to assist in windy conditions upon arrival.
Wonderful people, docks in great shape and pretty new. They are building out their clubhouse and will be done soon. And, reasonable rates for it all. Definitely will be back.
The manager called to check on our arrival time and was waiting by the dock to help with the lines. Additional amenities not listed include a shower, wifi, free laundry and lounge.
Great docks, dock hands and facilities
Great marina. Very professional, efficient and responsive service. A couple of short blocks to Main Street shopping and restaurants. Docks are in excellent condition.
Staff is always friendly and helpful. Owner took time to help us get a technician to repair fridge. Best place in Beaufort.
Complimentary laundry and Wi-Fi. Convenient to downtown Beaufort
Smart & helpful manager, high quality docks, free laundry & loaner car, reasonable prices.
Got a great help with docking. Enjoying staying. Friendly folk, beautiful city
Spent 2 nights at Homer Smith Docks in July 2020 during trip from Annapolis to Beaufort and back. Great location in Beaufort. We availed ourselves of complementary ice, bikes, laundry, and marina car. Car was essential as we had to restock galley and also had to get a new crank battery. Highly recommended as a convenient and friendly stop on ICW.
This was our first stay at Homer Smith but we've been to Beaufort many times. This recently renovated marina is fantastic and a great alternative to Beaufort Docks - easier to dock (no current), less expensive, and excellent staff. And now that the old bridge had been removed there's virtually no traffic and an easy walk to restaurants etc. Plus there's a great sunset view. Highly recommended.
Great communication and provided all of the service needed.
Nice spot and great staff. Be careful on your approach to stay close to the docks. The green marker is too far to the left and we accidentally grounded as we approached the fuel dock.
Clean, convenient, helpful and friendly staff. Electric included in slip fee. Low price diesel ($1.56/gallon). No appreciable current, unlike Town Dock.
Matt did a good job getting us in to the marina - they have a well marked channel, just need to know where to look for it. If you have not been there before, be sure to ask. Nice facility, close to town.
We love stopping at Homer Smiths - beautiful docks, nice people and a short walk to town.
We stopped here for a few days to let some weather pass, and we’re grateful to have discovered this gem of a marina. The staff was friendly and helpful and the location was perfect for exploring downtown Beaufort.
Another great stay! Tony, Matt and the rest of the crew always provide great service- from docking to wifi (new OnSpot wifi) to the easily obtainable courtesy car. Easy walk to the Saturday market or downtown. We were on the new "D" dock this time in the protected corner spot D1 and were very happy. Easy in and out. I know we will return.
We really liked how quiet this marina was. Docks are in great shape, and the staff was very friendly. Free ice and a short walk into downtown Beaufort were a bonus.
I was very satisfied with the Homer Smith Docks and Marina! The facilities were excellent and staff was very helpful and accommodating. Donald Coble
Great docks and service
Friendly staff. Nice short walk into town.
We stayed here because of good reviews and we'd never stayed here before, in our favorite town along the ICW. The floating docks were great, Clark the dockmaster was super-helpful, the laundry (free) and head/shower (only 1) were nice and clean. The reasons I gave 4 stars and not 5 were that the Wifi was intermittent at best, and we were docked next to a couple of working shrimp boats, and their crews were busy most of the night evidently getting ready for a trip. All in all, a nice marina in a great town.
Best floating docks in NC. Staff was very nice and opened the gas pumps up early so I could get on my way.
We enjoyed the excellent docks and electrical power, terrific bath/shower, and the use of the courtesy vehicle for provisioning. Owner, Tony, was a very hospitable host.
Free (nice) loaner car, beautiful floating docks, good rates, good electric, free pumpout and very helpful and friendly folks. Really enjoyed our stay. Keep in mind that you will be sharing docks with working fishing boats. We didn't use onshore facilities (bathhouse, or free laundry).