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.
Awesome great staff and great docks
This is a fabulous marina! The staff is very friendly & helpful! The facilities are all brand new & kept nice and clean. This marina is within walking distance to beautiful downtown Beaufort, which is full of shops, bars & restaurants. We always make a stop at Homer Smith when traveling up & down the east coast.
We had a wonderful stay at Homer Smith! Awesome showers, 3 beautiful new washer/dryer sets - FREE, comfortable lounge with recliners, TV and FREE coffee and FREE ice! Staff was responsive and friendly and courtesy van was available for up to 2 hours at a time. Close proximity to town but away from the tourist crowds. We will definitely be back!
We loved everything about Homer Smith Docks and Marina! The new Captain’s lounge, bathrooms and FREE laundry were fantastic. The courtesy car was an added benefit. The staff and owners were helpful and accommodating. Beaufort is a great little town. We ended up staying week so we could explore the area and restaurants. We will definitely come back to Homer Smith Marina!
Stayed 2 nights in mid-July '22. The dockmaster Dan was very helpful and the facilities are the best that we have seen in 6 months of boat travel. Having 24 hr access to a great boaters lounge, showers, and restrooms and free laundry was great! We walked all over Beaufort, experienced several restaurants and the Saturday farmers market. Can't beat the Beaufort Diner for breakfast or Mezcalito for authentic Mexican food! We'd stay longer or come more often if we could. Don't miss it if you are in the area.
Everything is excellent, now my go to marina in Beaufort.
Great location, great staff, and on the facilities. The working pump out was also much appreciated!
Very nice well run marina. Wifi was strong. Restrooms/showers clean and spacious. Floating docks in like new condition. Location was within walking distance of town and several restaurants. Free ice! Courtesy car! Ample dock carts for use to get stuff down to boat. Easy to access from ICW as long as you can get through the confusing day markers in Beaufort harbor. If there were 6 stars, they'd get that rating. Definitely will look to stay here again.
New docks, new buildings, great amenities and super attitude and service.
Wonderful place. 1st rate dock master. Everything in tip top shape.
2nd time staying, great facilities. LOVE the ice machine! Even with 15 knots of wind and a falling tide, slips are easy to approach and well protected.
Told us our slip # well in advance, sent marina map and nav instructions, Dockmaster was great, new club house and new laundry machines AND a courtesy car!
Knowledgeable staff. Matt and Dan are accommodating despite continually varying dockage schedules.
Beautiful floating dock facility with a brand new aur conditioned clubhouse with lounge, free laundry, free ice, and a free courtesy car. Make sure to stay in the channel then keep the green markers near the docks to port - the basin itself is very shallow.
Great dock line assistance by dockmaster when docking in a storm. New, very nice docks, Courtesy car and walking distance to historic areas and restaurants. Great location.
We loved it here. Great staff and amenities. First class. Good location too. Will be back.
What a pleasant surprise of a marina! Beautiful new docks, new clubhouse opens next week, 2 free loaner cars, free laundry, close to town and a super helpful and informative dock master Dan! Our favorite marina we’ve stayed in! We highly recommend staying here and visiting this beautiful town.
We enjoyed our stay at this marina. Staff is friendly and helpful. Docks are floating and there are two courtesy cars (wonderful to get to stores and Post office). It’s a short walk to restaurants, Maritime Museum and gift shops. The NEW Marina Office is under construction ... when it’s done in a few weeks should be so Nice.
Great place and getting better. Should have new lounge and bath done very soon.
Great docks. Matt does a nice job. Like having 2 courtesy cars for provisioning and shopping. Easy walk to a really nice town with good restaurants and even a French Bakery. The dock water has a sulpher smell though.
Super friendly and helpful. Clean and extremely well maintained facility.
Such a wonderful marina with awesome hospitality and great, attentive management. Free laundry and courtesy cars!
Facility improvements are industry best.
Super friendly and very helpful. LOVE that they have a courtesy car for use - great for the run to the local grocery store for provisions. Free WiFi (and it's fast too!) and free laundry are also a plus. Only downside is there is just one shower/bath. But their building so it will be rectified soon!
First time at Homer Smith and it was a 5 star marine in my book. Clean clean clean! Beautiful docks and the bathroom ( only 1) but it was meticulously clean! We walked easily into town it was a Monday not much open but very fun spot on a lively night. Service was outstanding as well we had to change our arrival date due to weather and they went out of their way to help us and communicate on arrival day to make everything seamless as possible. Definitely recommend and plan on returning!
Easy in easy out! Great staff, can’t say enough about the staff. The bathroom is top notch clean. They have courtesy car too! The keys are left in the laundry area to take as you please. No current back there and only .5 walk to the Royal James. Thank you!
Best Marina and customer Service we have ever experienced! Thank you Matt!
Nice docks, nice people and convenient location.
Awesome!! They are so wonderful there! Docks are in terrific shape. 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
People helped get us in. Dockmaster very friendly. Loaner cars available. All good. Will be back.
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).