Carolina Beach Mooring Field

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1121 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
34° 2' 45.81'', -77° 53' 22.27''
collects.fizzle.evolving
(919) 215-4593
www.carolinabeach.org
Carolina Beach
Carolina Beach Mooring Field
Carolina Beach Mooring Field
Carolina Beach Mooring Field
Carolina Beach Mooring Field
Carolina Beach Mooring Field
Carolina Beach Mooring Field
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
71℉N at 8 knots
High03:34AM4.166ft
Low09:29AM0.505ft
High04:07PM5.204ft
Low10:26PM0.414ft
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The Carolina Beach Mooring Field is located South of Snows Cut, between markers #4 and #5 on the approach channel into Carolina Beach town waterfront (Myrtle Grove Sound). There are 9 white buoys with a blue stripe in the middle.

Boat Size: Minimum 26ft., Maximum 55ft. and 14ft. deep.

Can only tie up to one buoy at a time and can't be tied up via stern.

Drop anchors are not allowed.

Lines going from the buoy to the boat can't be more than 15ft. in length. The pennants are about 10ft. of 5/8 line ending.

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Apr 22, 2019

Dockage:Nearby
Moorings:Yes
Fuel Dock:Nearby
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Restrooms:Nearby
Showers:Nearby
Boat Ramp:Nearby
Gas:Nearby
Diesel:Nearby
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Nearby
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Bike Rentals:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Closest Airport:ILM (Wilmington International)
Restaurants:Nearby
Beach:Nearby
Dog Park:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:55.0 Feet
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9412689917Oct 23, 2019
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Stayed on a mooring ball. Found it to be clean and the line substantial.

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womansailorOct 08, 2019
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The mooring ball pennants are all in the water. The one I picked up was covered in slime and barnacles. It was windy and I had all I could do to string my line through the eye I sustained multiple cuts on my hands from the barnacles. Warn others to wear gloves.

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kmcgovern517Oct 07, 2019
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Stayed for four nights in October. Only one using the mooring field for the entire time. No problems with quality and stability of mooring ball. Only downside was the closest dinghy dock was closed--the street entrance/exit was closed with under construction signs. Fortunately there is a town dinghy dock at the southern end of the waterway which was convenient, but a 10 minute ride through the no wake zone. Easy access to shore facilities from there, 5 min walk to beach, 20 min walk to Publix grocery store and plenty of restaurants. Would definitely return.

Marina Response:
Thanks for the nice review. Dinghy dock damaged during recent storm. Will be repaired soon !
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jfloyd1010Sep 04, 2019
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Very clearly defined mooring field. Close to beach with beach access. Plenty of space for our large, 50ft boat.

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Easy hook up. Dinghy Dock very close by. Beach a five minute walk.

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tpowersJul 07, 2019
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Mooring balls were in good condition, well serviced and we had no worries of swinging into any other boats. The mooring field is a no wake zone and says it is enforced, we were there for four days and not a single boat or jet ski knows the definition of no wake and no one was enforcing anything! There are no services, dinghy dock is very small and unstable and for $20. A night one would expect some services. The one plus is the new Publix.

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1stmateJun 04, 2019

Great mooring field, close to dinghy dock for beach access and going into town. Enjoyed our two night stay to avoid the traffic on the ICW during the weekend. Friendly and informative Harbourmaster and easy to make a reservation on Dockwa!

Marina Response:
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Carolina Beach. Hope to see you back again soon! Thanks for the nice review. Larry Denning, Mooring field manager.
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ricardoyoshimaJun 03, 2019

Nice place and very good service. We’re very pleased with the Marina and are planning to be back in town for a longer stay when we head down south again.

Marina Response:
Thanks for the nice review. Look forward to seeing you back again soon! Larry Denning, Mooring field manager.
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captainkarenMay 12, 2019
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Thanks to a great Harbormaster who walked us through reserving a mooring ball. We stayed another night in a lovely peaceful spot adjacent to city free dinghy dock.

Marina Response:
Thanks for your nice review. Enjoyed talking with you yesterday. Hope you will visit Carolina Beach again soon. Larry Denning, Carolina Beach Mooring Field.
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smgMay 09, 2019
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Easy process to reserve on dockwa, clear navigation instructions, beautiful mooring field & well maintained mooring balls. We'll be back!

Marina Response:
Thanks for the nice review. Hope to see you back soon. Larry, Town of Carolina Beach Mooring Field.
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moonpiesailorsApr 22, 2019

Mooring balls are in real good shape. Evenly spaced.

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pbjApr 22, 2019
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Randy was great. He helped me get set up on Dockwa. He called me once he received the reservation. He gave me Ball 1. About 200 ft from the dingy dock. He also introduced himself to us at the dinghy dock. We loved our stay and the Mooring field Dock Mast.

Marina Response:
James, Thanks for the nice review. Enjoyed talking with you at the dock.Hope you will be back to Carolina Beach soon. Thanks, Larry Denning Mooring Field Manager
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828320Apr 21, 2019
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Great spot, quiet and beautiful.

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betApr 08, 2019
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Larry was great to deal with. Perfectly protected harbor for safe passage up the ICW.

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lev113815Apr 07, 2019

We recently stayed on a mooring ball for 3 days. Felt secure and comfortable during 40+ knots of wind and rain. We will definitely make this a regular stop. Laurie O’Shea Sv Kismet

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savageDec 02, 2018
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Excellent moorings although no shower facilities available for boaters

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aspindelNov 19, 2018
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It used to be an anchorage. There is a dinghy dock. I planned to go ashore, have a night out, and reprovision. If I have to pay for a mooring I won’t spend any money in your town. Next time I will stop somewhere else.

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dhutton1Nov 06, 2018
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Easy to catch a mooring ball. Close to dinghy Dock. Easy walk to the boardwalk. Could watch fireworks from the bow of our boat.

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wesmacOct 30, 2018
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All moorings were taken all though I reserved earlier that morning

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r67113gOct 26, 2018
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Secure and easy in and out from the intracoastal

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wreynolOct 25, 2018
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Easy to make a reservation and quick payment.

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jussailingAug 08, 2018
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Moorings have some type of sign on top, this sign scratched my boat on the port side as we had wind against current. I cannot recommend this mooring field to anyone.

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What a great convenient place to tie up. Just off ICW, well protected from the elements, nice breezes (didn't need the A/C last night), dingy access to restaurants...quiet too.

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mcmurdotvJun 30, 2018
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Great stop-over mooring with close access to Carolina Beach activities. As others have experienced, we were the only boat in the mooring field. Very easy to book and pay now with DockWa. City marina and docks (including dinghy dock) at south end of basin on the edge of the commercial district are being re-built and should be done in the very near future but were not available at this time. There is a public kayak launch/small dinghy dock on the east side of the basin at the south end of the mooring field with some public trash receptacles and a 15-20 minute walk to the commercial district. Public restrooms at the city marina dock site. Ida Thai just behind the city marina dock site is AWESOME !! Carolina Beach has a very nice beach and boardwalk area. Mooring field is a great place to watch fireworks when the city is having them (launched from the beach area).

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johnsons3Jun 19, 2018

Liked it here very much. Was our first visit to Carolina Beach. Easy to grab a mooring ball and tie-up. Reasonably busy but not overwhelming. Had no problem taking our kayaks to the dock - would be nice to have a ramp to slide the kayaks onto and make it easier to climb out. Fairly easy walk to the Boardwalk and beach. Had planned to just stay one night but extended two nights. Would definitely come back.

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sailtatooshJun 17, 2018
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We routinely come up here during the summer and enjoy it each time. Early morning activity from fisherman getting underway can get a bit noisy for an hour or so...perhaps just on weekends. Mooring balls further from the landing dock may be quieter by not as convenient. Small grocery one block away has ice and other supplies.

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jlnelson3Jun 13, 2018
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just a quick overnight. Moorings in good condition, deep water. we'd stay again.

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psneeldApr 13, 2018
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Nice stop. Nice anchorage. Good dingy dock nearby. Easy with Dockwa....could get a reply by phone oremail but in reality, it didnt matter as I virtually had my pick of mooring balls that appeared in good shape.

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seberwineJan 17, 2018
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Great anchorage off ICW! Really like the clean lines on top of the mooring balls...no wet, slimy messes...thanks!

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sailmonNov 19, 2017
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Best mooring balls we have ever seen. Very peaceful.

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Great location with easy access to restaurants.

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rmdentonNov 05, 2017
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Love, love that the pennants are protected in the baskets on top so the pennants are not nasty. Randy Simon was very helpful. Mooring field is very convenient to 2 different dinghy dock options. Stroll on the boardwalk and the beach were splendid excursions and our bellies LOVED the stop at Pop's Diner.

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kate325Oct 29, 2017
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this eas very easy and convenient mooring field. wish we could stsy konger to see tge town

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katespatolaOct 28, 2017
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Always a perfect stay. Randy is very helpful. Cleanest mooring balls on the ICW. #1 top notch. SV Katydid

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gratitude4849Oct 17, 2017
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This is the best mooring field anywhere on the east coast from Massachusetts to Florida. I love that one can pick up any ball they want rather than maneuvering around a tight mooring field trying to find a particular number. The pennants are new and lines are clean and dry, wrapped in a bowl on top of the ball. Perfection when it comes to moorings!

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