Coveside Restaurant & Marina

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98 Coveside Road
South Bristol, ME 04568
43° 50' 51.5'', -69° 33' 21.47''
207-644-8282 or 207-380-9856
covesiderestaurant.com
Christmas Cove
Coveside Restaurant & Marina
Coveside Restaurant & Marina
Coveside Restaurant & Marina
Coveside Restaurant & Marina
Coveside Restaurant & Marina
Coveside Restaurant & Marina
Coveside Restaurant & Marina
Coveside Restaurant & Marina
Coveside Restaurant & Marina
Coveside Restaurant & Marina
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
49℉NW at 14 knots
Low04:53AM0.119ft
High11:02AM9.674ft
Low05:16PM0.022ft
High11:24PM9.537ft
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**COVESIDE RESTAURANT IS CLOSED FOR THE 2021 SEASON. Moorings & dock space are available until the end of September. Please make your request on Dockwa, go ahead and pick up any mooring #'s 1-8 (excluding #2) and we will confirm your reservation as soon as possible. Moorings #1 & 3 are available for larger boats (over 40') only. If you have any questions, feel free to text or call 207-380-9856

Christmas Cove, located between Boothbay and Pemaquid Point in the picturesque village of South Bristol, was named for Captain John Smith when he anchored here, December, 1614. Coveside Restaurant & Marina offers a gorgeous setting, along with dock and mooring space in the safety of Christmas Cove. Enjoy a delicious meal on the deck overlooking the sailboats, or in our spacious dining room offering a spectacular view from every seat in the house. The Burgee Bar is a sailor's delight with ragged colorful burgees brought in from all over the world, hanging from the rafters.

If you have the opportunity, the Sunday Dockside Parties from 2-5 pm are a favorite event for locals and travelers alike! Dockside parties are known for their fantastic live music and atmosphere.

Berth Capacity


Slips:6
Moorings:7
Linear Docks:90 Feet

Approach


Mean Low Water Dock Depth:9.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Apr 17, 2021

Dockage:Yes
Moorings:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Nearby
Boat Ramp:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Yes
Restaurants:Yes
Pet Friendly:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:60.0 Feet
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Very nice. New docks. The restaurant is still the driver but feels like a marina again. Good Wi-Fi a plus

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Dock with no water or power. Nothing there worth the money

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review. We always try to ensure that our guests are enjoying Christmas Cove as much as we do. Just to clarify, there never has been any indication on Dockwa of power or water being available on our docks.
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Great spot. Very friendly folks - both staff and visitors. Great party vibe at the restaurant. Highly recommend

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So pleased with our stay in Christmas Cove. A gorgeous spot which is also very well protected. This was put to the test when a storm front passed through overnight. We were nervous at first as the moorings are packed in pretty tightly. But no issues. Linette was very responsive and friendly when we called about our concerns. Coveside restaurant is a friendly, low-key place to grab a Dark & Stormy. Great stay, we’ll be back!

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Great spot. Friendly attentive service. Be patient as summer weekends can get pretty lively during the day but usually settle down by late afternoon. And don’t miss the Lobster BLT sandwich.

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Such a wonderful spot, and clearly popular with the locals. Our host was very responsive and made our stay as easy and fun as possible. Loved the vibe and live music on Sunday afternoon!

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We had a mooring at the entrance to the harbor. It was a beautiful place to watch the sunset. Decent food with nice service at the restaurant. The whole process was really easy as they communicated really quickly if I had any questions.

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What a nice spot, owners are super friendly. We got dock space for 1 night and had a good meal at the restaurant. Cove is very protected and is a beautiful part of the Maine coast!

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We had a great time at Coveside once again! The staff were very helpful and the dinner was great!

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This is a great spot but we were disappointed that no one responded to our radio calls for a mooring assignment- shouldn’t such an assignment be part of the reservation confirmation particularly when the marina was apparently unstaffed on Monday and Tuesdays. We took up a mooring out of necessity and later in the evening a boat arrived claiming that it had been assigned to his boat. We worked it out but it was awkward B

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review. We always issue a mooring assignment through the Message section on Dockwa. If you visit us in the future, but sure to check your messages for your mooring assignment prior to your arrival.
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Thank you Coveside. Appreciated all of your help.

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Hard working short staffed dining room staff were pleasant and smiling. Food was good drinks were better. The harbor and site are top notch and not to be missed. Shower was hat and forceful, It would be nice to be able to get water, and electricity for boat with a slip. Hopefully as staffing allows they will have waterfront staff that works as hard as the restaurant staff.

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Great place. Beautiful spot and fun restaurant/night spot.

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There's not enough space here or words in the English language to describe what an overwhelmingly great experience we had at the Coveside. Lynette, the manager, is one of the kindest and most generous people we have met in our travels. She runs an excellent operation that is not only appreciated by the customers but valued and respected by the staff who are happy and eager to be of service. The catalyst for this glowing review was a medical emergency that we endured while staying on a Coverside mooring. Not only did Lynette go above and beyond to ensure our comfort and safety, she made it clear that our focus should be on getting healthy. (The only thing she didn't do was go to medical school and treat us while on the boat...we are not holding this against her.. :)) Additionally, the people in Christmas Cove and South Bristol bent over backwards to help in any feasible way, including offering their homes for recuperation. We remain overcome with gratitude, so much so that we are looking for real estate in the area, In the more generic review, I would add that this a great place to hang out, beautiful setting, great protection, great food, sweet little town and nice hiking in the area. This is a spot that should not be missed and you'll soon see why it will become your home away from home. With unending gratitude...

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Great time listening to the Cavemen.

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Beautiful little cove with moorings a restaurant and no other amenities

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Love the Coveside. Glad they were able to open this year. Moorings are tight but somehow it always seems to work...

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A longtime favorite, it was nice to be there again! Although we had to switch moorings to accommodate The length of our vessel, the dock was very accommodating. Yummy apps and drinks at the Coveside Restaurant!

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