Celebrated sunsets, renowned beaches, and easy access to the Boston Harbor Islands make Safe Harbor Sunset Bay a one-of-a-kind coastal urban oasis. Just minutes from Boston’s city center, opportunities for adventure and relaxation are abundant. Take a peaceful walk on the spectacular Nantasket Beach, enjoy a brew with a view at one of our waterfront restaurants, or day trip to the famed islands rich with possibilities for outdoor recreation.
We came to Sunset Bay for the sunset and the restaurant (Local 02045) and were not disappointed. It is a beautiful spot, the docks are secure and quiet, the marina staff are very helpful and professional -- and the restaurant is great with that great deck to watch the sun go down. We appreciated the dock hand showing us to our slip and helping us with the docking and tie up. He also helped us find and connect to an available working electric outlet. One thing: the Dockwa amenities list includes "pumpout at the fuel dock", but, when we arrived, we learned that there are NO pumpout facilites at the marina which was a big surprise for a Safe Harbor marina. As a result, we had to spend a little over an hour cruising back to the Hingham Harbormaster pumpout dock in the Hingham Inner Harbor and then back to the marina. It very nearly caused us to arrive later than closing time which could have led to real problems in finding our way to a slip for the night. Dockwa needs to CHANGE the listing of amenities to remove "pumpout facilities" from the list. But we had a great evening, great dinner, beautiful overnight, and even walked up A Street the next morning to the Dunkin (in Tedeschi's) to get breakfast which we ate on the seawall at the east end of A Street on beautiful Nantasket Beach. Its a great neighborhood for waking around. We will definitely return.
We spend two early September nights on the face dock... comfortable enough despite the occasional small wake. The marina manager offered to put us in an empty slip if we'd be more comfortable, but we declined. The staff and customers at Safe Harbor Sunset Bay were friendly and helpful. It's a walk to the supermarket but there's a convenience store within a few blocks. A few more blocks and you're on the beach. The core of Nantasket Beach is about two miles away, but it's a pleasant, flat walk, either along the beach or on an otherwise quiet road. We'll be back.
This is not a well run marina. We booked our stay here well over a week ago. When we radioed in it took them a good 15 minutes before finding a place to put us. Then half the dock had no power which was built into our price. We arrived to a verbal altercation on the docks between a slip owner and a young sunset bay worker due to there being no power (for the entire week). We weren’t provided any materials or email sharing the door codes, where the bathrooms were, what the WiFi was etc. the workers grabbed our line tied us and walked away. When we called the office to ask about the power (we have dogs that rely on the AC along with food in the fridges) the office said there was nothing that could be done till Tuesday ( we were only staying one night) because management is on vacation and didn’t want to be bothered. Safe to say we won’t be visiting safe Harbor Sunset bay again.
From the start of radioing in and asking where our transient slip was to the ending of us leaving was by far the WORST experience we have ever had at a marina. We were not notified that there would be no shore power, so our fridge full of food went bad, we had animals on the boat that needed air conditioning, the marina workers were no where to be located and of NO help. We were never told any information about where bathrooms were or wifi connection. I called the front office and I was laughed at and not taken seriously when I said we would of never booked a reservation here if we knew the accommodations weren't available that were posted. The other dock slip owners have spoke nothing but awful things about management and the workers here. We witnessed an argument between workers and dock slip owners. When I asked the front office for managements phone number I was told that they ARE NOT TO BE BOTHERED on the weekends. It's labor day weekend, a big boating weekend and that's how management handles their marina? We will be sure to notify our home marina and our friends marinas that this marina is NOT the place to go. They took our money and could of cared less. HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED in safe harbor organization.
Great location, beautiful sunset and a great restaurant. My only complaint is that because its unprotected, its a bit rough and the boats rock around alot., i know thats not the marinas fault but getting a slip on the outer docks can be uncomfortable
Not 5 star quality but on its way to 5 star. I believe that SH will improve it significantly. Restaurant Local 02045 has great food served outside.
Good manager, takes care of his customers, gave me a needed slip. They don’t have diesel fuel or ice but will next year. Good help there with their employees, would go there again.
We’ve been coming to Sunset Bay Marina as transients for several years now and have always enjoyed it. Proximity to Nantasket Beach is a big plus, as is their bar and restaurant. We have now moved there permanently.
Second time at sunset marine and once again a great one. Attentive staff and good radio communications.
View and sunset are great. The restaurant was busy with folks arriving from land and sea. Docks are nice and wide. I noticed at least two cleats that were barely hanging on by a single lag screw. Even though I selected 50Amp power at registration, there were no 50amp pedestals close to my slip so had to run the generator. They did offer a 30->50 adapter, but that would not have been sufficient. Saw at least 3 boats with people swimming near the docks...very dangerous and potential liability since it seems accepted. Wake/waves were more than I expected, but not awful.
Electricity was a bit tough had to run my generator. But very nice spot and great staff!
We love Sunset Bay! Everything about it is fantastic, the staff are beyond friendly, the view is amazing and the restaurant is great. And you have the bay on one side and just a couple blocks away is Nantasket beach. A little piece of heaven.
Dock staff did a great job assisting me in tying up the boat against a strong wind. The resident boater’s were very friendly. The floating docks are in good condition, but the heads and showers are marginal. There’s not much in the way of services within easy walking distance. Besides the restaurant at the marina (which seemed quite popular) and a deli with a Dunkin Donuts, there weren’t any restaurants within 0.7 miles of the marina. The same goes for ice cream. Be careful if you’re hoping for a pump out. The Town of Hull operates a pump out boat which only comes to the marina on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Easy arrival and knowledgeable and helpful staff!! Friendly and convenient place!
Super friendly staff and “residents”. The sunsets are spectacular, We travel all summer and there is no better view than from D dock.
Sunset Bay Marina is a pleasure to stay at. Dave and his crew are very accommodating and very helpful. The sunset is definitely the best in all of Boston!
The staff was extremely nice, the restaurant had delicious food, just a little pricy but we enjoyed it. The only issue was the rocking. That was an issue for comfort.
The people are great, very helpful. Dock hands were right there when needed. The restaurant was nice . The showers rooms are clean, a little tired though. Would definitely return someday.
Great place to stay and catch a beautiful sunset just outside of Boston Harbor. Friendly and helpful staff. Nice restaurant and lounge overlooking the bay. Will definitely come back.