Stunning poolside views of the Tred Avon River complement warm personalized service and small-town charm at Safe Harbor Oxford. Calmly placed in the seaside town of Oxford, the marina’s complement of upscale amenities, expert marine service, and close-knit community create a truly boater-friendly setting. The quaint, historic village grants a quiet escape from city life with an eclectic mix of dining, museums, and shops.
We are a fuel only stop, as we dock close by. The staff are consistently attentive, skilled at assisting with docking, friendly, and competent. We’ll be there tomorrow morning to fuel up for a trip south! Always a stop for us. Thanks!
We came to Oxford 10/7, after dragging anchor on a 20+ knot windy evening in San Domingo Creek 10. We called some marinas in Oxford, but they were all closed. I saw a t-head open and tied there for the night, We checked in using dockwa that evening and the next morning we checked in with the dock-master. The docks are a little dated and could use a few new boards. Always a pleasant stay. Bath house and showers are first class. Additional bathrooms and showers are attached to the fuel dock next to the pool. There is also a club room with large flat screen, that I did not take advantage of. This marina is across the street from the Strand where awesome sunsets are viewed. The dock master and dock hands are great, always helpful and pleasant. Oxford is a favorite stop for us coming from Solomon's, Md. There are marina sponsored activities several times during the summer. The marina is pet friendly. This past trip 10/27-10/28 we biked to the community center to watch the midnight play Rocky Horror Picture Show. We replaced our 35 pound scoop anchor for our 40' sailboat with a 66 pound Bruce. Wife said no more anchor dragging.
Quaint town makes this a great stop. Lovely picnic area, clean showers/laundry, and personable dock staff (Jeff) made our stay comfortable.
Friendly staff and a great location. New clubhouse, heads and laundry room. Docks need work but I understand a renovation is in the plans. The Wifi is good but not great. Maybe they will switch to ONSPOT?
Easy access. Great showers. Nice quiet town. End of season empty streets !
Very friendly and helpful staff. The bathrooms were fantastic - clean, large and well organised. Easy walk into Oxford for sunset drinks at Doc and morning coffees at The Oxford Social . Would definitely recommend to all cruisers!
The stay here is always a good, easy experience. Courteous and Helpful Staff, Best Shower and Bathrooms on the Bay, easy walk into town. The only place we sstay when we go to Oxford.
Great personnel. Jeff was terrific. All helpful and friendly. Excellent amenities. We love this place. And an invitation to the end of season BBQ. Marvelous
FIRST REVIEW July 2018: We have been talking about coming here for years and seem to go everywhere else in the area but Oxford. Finally made it on July 7&8 with three other boats in our group. We absolutely loved the town of Oxford. This marina is in a perfect location and is well maintained. We stayed at the boatyard side which we liked as it was quieter on Sat night. The amenities which are mostly on the other side including fabulous bathrooms and pool and gas grills were nice and only a very short walk. Could use more bathrooms as there was a line Sat night. When the boatyard work resumed Mon morning it was loud and I'm not sure I would enjoy this side during the week but we were leaving anyway. Capsize restaurant and the famous ice cream store are right there. We biked and walked all over town and truly enjoyed it. Plan to come back in August for another weekend. My husband says it's now his favorite marina and price is very reasonable too. UPDATE September 2019: Can I give more than 5 stars? Never made it back last year due to weather issues but made sure to come here in May of this year and again this past week. We stayed on the marina side both of these times and absolutely loved both stays again as did our friends who came along. Jeff and his staff are top notch, efficient and super friendly. We have friends who keep their sailboat here and they love it as well. If we lived closer, this would be our home marina. Thanks, Jeff!! See you next year!
Bathhouses were amazing! I loved how clean and nice they were and that each shower facility was private. And that there were a lot of washers/driers. The separate lounge area was very nice - has a huge smart TV, coffee, tea , toaster oven, books The pool was very clean and refreshing. Staff was friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to come back. Near dining and shops. They also have grills, horse shoes and corn hole available.
This is now one of my favor marinas. I liked it so much I stay an extra day. The staff is friendly, the bathroom and showers are the best of any marinas so far. Beautiful location, a well stocked boat store at the boat yard. The town of Oxford is very nice, grocery store and places to eat are very close to the marina.
A gem on the Choptank River. Nicely located up the Tred Avon River, this small but efficient marina provides a safe location and comfortable facilities. The bath house is one of the finest. Jeff and staff are ready to help. This was our second visit of many more to come.
My second time here this past weekend. Made a last minute reservation for Labor Day and they had space available! Very responsive beforehand on the phone, and very responsive when raised on VHF for docking assignment. And, they have the most luxurious facilities to boot. Add in Oxford, with its great restaurants and history, and you can't go wrong.
This is a total bait and switch. If you are a larger boat, they will put you at Brewers Boatyard which is quite the distance from the nice bathhouses, clubhouse and swimming pool. To get to the main marina, you have to walk out to the main road, pass a public beach and some condos to get to the entrance. The view from the boatyard is terrible, there aren’t grills or grassy areas with tables. This should be listed as a separate marina since the amenities are no where near the same. If I wanted to spend my evening in a boatyard with a huge gravel parking lot behind the dock and a huge red boat lift in the way...then this would have met my needs. Yuck!!!!
What a cute place! Love the view and the pool and the coffee in the morning. Eli and Katelyn (I hope I got their names right) were a huge help! Friendliest dock staff I’ve ever come across! We will be back soon!
Great marina with pool, huge bathrooms/showers, free coffee and great service. Second time here.
First off, they handled our docking in a 30+ squall with skill and confidence. Once that passed, they were cheerful and helpful. The showers have been updated and may be the best on the Bay. The adjacent relaxing room is a very nice touch, with free coffee and tables inside and out on a veranda to enjoy an evening before heading into town for dinner.
Took shelter at safe harbor oxford during this particularly windy weekend. Came in after hours but marina was proactive in giving me the information I would need beforehand. Facilities were clean and well managed. Staff appeared to be mostly for show as two boys couldn’t ring me up for a simple toiletry item until a young woman, Katelyn, rushed out to help me in their place. I suppose that’s just the service you get from summer employees but she covered for them well and even gave us a hand off the dock. Ultimately a pleasant experience. 4/5
Very pleasant people and particularly helpful mechanic. Docks and electrical appear to need update.
The staff was great - very helpful and friendly. The marina facilities are nice but the transient slips are a long walk. Wi-if is pretty slow. We loved the town. The little museum in town is well worth the visit. Everyone we met was friendly and loved to tell us about Oxford. We will definitely be back
Tucumseh crew We Love Oxford and really love Safe Harbor Marina. Great place,swimming, bikes, walks, restaurants and the ice cream! Make this one of your favorite destinations like we do. Great job Jeff! Love this place
We had a super weekend at Safe Harbor Oxford. We had high expectations from reading the reviews and the marina and staff met those expectations. As we had hoped, we were lucky enough to have the famous ”Katelyn” help us in. She was as helpful as the reviews said she would be. The town was particularly active this weekend but just as welcoming as always. Great vacation spot.
We enjoyed our stay here very much. Jeff, the dockmaster, and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. This marina has, by far, the nicest, newest, and cleanest showers/restrooms on the Chesapeake. Loved this stop. Lovely little beach within walking distance. Also a dog-friendly and very good restaurant you can walk to (Capsize). Enjoyed walking into the tiny town, getting sandwiches at the local deli (where you can also purchase wine, beer and some groceries.). Sat in the lovely waterside park at the picnic tables and savored the view. Uber/Lyft options not readily available if you want to go to other restaurants—only downside. Highly recommend Oxford Marina.
staff, location, facility..Top notch!! Free local tomatoes too..
Great Staff, bike ride distance from town, walk to public beach. Excellent facilities
We came in with a single engine and it is usually very difficult for dock staff to properly help us out. Katelyn and Annie did a superb job at getting us in, they’ve been the best yet. The facility was beautiful and well kept. Pool felt great in this heat.
First timers here. Gorgeous area to visit Good size pool and warm too. Will be back for sure.
The Dock crew was very helpful as where all the staff. The facilities were clean and up to date and we really enjoyed the pool. We were a large group so having the grill area for our group dinner and breakfast was a real plus. I was very impress to see the staff cleaning the grill the next morning!
A lot of money and attention has been spent on amenities such as the pool, clubhouse and picnic area. This was wonderful and greatly appreciated. Now it is time to pay attention to the fundamental underpinnings of the marina structure. The finger docks are wobbly and borderline unsafe. The pilings are also weak.
The marine seems to be a bit under staffed. We came in for fuel this morning and Katelyn was the only one at the dock office. She took 3 boats at once and ran the radio. However, she did an excellent job and never missed a beat. Very hard working. Thanks.
The staff are excellent and the facilities are modern and clean.
Dock crew were very polite and helpful.
Great marina in Oxford with easy access to many excellent restaurants nearby. Excellent service by Jeff and all of the dock hands. One of our favorite stops!!
The staff at the oxford marina got me taken care of quickly despite a busy day. Kaitlyn is a pro with the ropes, best clove hitch I’ve ever seen.
The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable; the bathhouse was very large, clean and beautiful; the view from the marina was incredible; and the location was ideal since it was in walking distance of restaurants, shopping and a public beach.
Loved everything about it! Staff is wonderful! Bathhouse Facilities are best on the Bay! Great view from the pool. Sweet little town, great restaurants-simply delightful!
Stayed at Safe Harbor Oxford with some friends over the weekend and it was very enjoyable. Katelyn helped us tie up and it is so nice to see a dockhand who knows what she’s doing. I will definitely recommend the marina!
We love visiting Oxford Brewer (Safe Harbor Oxford) marina. The staff are always exceptional and very accommodating, beautiful pool, and, of course, the wonderful new, always clean bath house & club room. We typically visit multiple times a season and have never been disappointed in the least.
Awesome place with phenomenal service
Jeff was exceptionally helpful and facilities were excellent.
Beautiful marina with helpful staff. Kaitlyn was very knowledgeable and welcoming. Will definitely be back with friends in the future.
Super marina. Great staff. Fantastic amenities. Great location. Our experience at Safe Harbor has be memorably enjoyable from the time I hailed to checkout.
Great marina! Friendly and very helpful as we arrived during a storm. Very clean. We will be back!
We had a really nice visit to Oxford and Safe Harbor Oxford marina. The approach from the channel was easy and the staff gave clear and accurate instructions over the radio. The fixed pier was in very good condition and we had no problem getting securely into our slip. The clubhouse, including bathrooms and showers, appeared to be quite new and very nice, and the pool was clean and very welcome on a very hot day. Jeff, the marina manager, and his dockhand (whose name I don't recall) were great, and Jeff even gave us a ride to Doc's for dinner. All in all, a very good experience and we'd definitely stay here again on a return visit to Oxford.
I couldn’t leave a tip for the great help today, so I thought I’d leave a review instead! Katelyn had a friendly smile and energy that you just don’t see these days. Katelyn, if you get a well deserved raise from this review then consider it your tip!
I came in for fuel a couple weeks back and I’ve got to say that the staff needs some serious customer service training. Katelyn was great, real friendly, I think she’s been there for a while now. But the new girl could afford to crack a smile once in a while. The attitude really made the place seem less than welcoming for the first time in a while.
Very helpful staff. Nice pool to cool off in. Restrooms/showers/hospitality area are new and incredibly clean and well kept. Docks are a little old but there are plans to replace them in the near future with floating docks. Would definitely stay there again.
Very enjoyable stay. Marina is well located in a protected basin, and staff is helpful. But it's October. Be aware that local restaurants have reduced hours, but marina staff advises that local restaurants will pick up customers if asked.
very nice staff. Extraordinarily clean and nice bathhouse. we'll be back!
Spa style bathrooms! Wonderful! Clean, clean, clean! Nicely affordable washers and dryers. Great people!
Always a pleasure here Friendly service Great location Nice pool although weather wasn’t quite pool weather
Our third stay at this safe harbor marina was just as nice as our last two experiences. Although we had short notice of their need for a slip on this weekend, JeffThe manager was able to accommodate us.
Excellent service, beautiful, well-maintained accommodations, all dock help were knowledgeable and courteous. Bath house clean and fresh.
Excellent. Will go back again!!
We stayed here last week for the first time in a few years. The new shower/head combos are awesome and among the best in the bay. The nearby club room with free coffee was a plus. We had to leave a day early due to weather coming in. Jeff was gracious. We got our refund notice immediately. We will definitely stay here the next time we go to Oxford.
A wonderful facility, extremely accomodaing friendly staff, nicest showers on the East Coast
Had a wonderful stay! Beautiful marina and fantastic help!!!
Always a pleasure. I have visited the marina every year and the attention and warmth by the staff is great. Will always recommend to visit this marina. Will not be disappointed.
Nice, quiet marina with great amenities. The bathrooms are really nice! The pool is great for kids and there is a small beach across the street. The ice cream shop, Scottish Highlands, and restaurant, Capsize, next door are really good.
Very professional staff and outstanding facilities at our favorite town on the Eastern Shore.
Safe Harbor's Brewer Oxford Marina is one of the best stops in the middle Chesapeake/Choptank River you'll find. There facilities are excellent, with gorgeous bath houses, a beautiful lounge area, well maintained docks, and a very helpful staff. Fuel and pump outs are available and very convenient to access. Located in the protected waters of Town Creek, off the Tred Avon river, transients can enjoy a peaceful nights sleep with minimal rocking and rolling due to weather and passing boats. The pool is delightful, and many excellent restaurants are within an easy walk into town. The marina also has a fleet of excellent bikes that can be rented hourly or by the day. The only knock on this marina is the cancellation policy of 72 hours, which is considerably longer than most stops on the bay.
We enjoyed our stay at the Oxford Marina and Boat Yard. We were disappointed that there is no longer a complimentary continental breakfast available. Additionally, there was no water on "G" dock which was a great inconvenience to a couple we were traveling with. Seems not much was being done to correct the problem as the line broke on Friday and still no water on Sunday. We will definitely stay at this marina in the future.
Very good staff, nice new shower/restroom/clubhouse. It's a good location for boating but it's a hike to any of the amenities, particularly in the summer heat and humidity. There are few Uber or taxi options. Although Pope's Inn will pick up and return diners if time permits.
My wife and I have cruised all over the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva peninsula visiting numerous marina. The Oxford marina which we recently visited was by far and away one of the best. Their showers, restrooms, lounge area are unequaled anywhere. Their staff are helpful, courteous, friendly and professional. And its location is most pleasant. Call my waters. Great small town. Good local restaurants. And close to so many other boating destinations. We will definitely be back!
What an excellent visit. We spent two nights (July 5and 6) and could not have been more pleased with our experience. The facilities are first rate--as good as any we've found on the Chesapeake Bay. And the harbor master and his crew were not only helpful they were pleasant and cordial. Just an excellent experience. Thank you.
We stayed a very pleasant 2 nights at Brewers over the 4th of July in the midst of a miserable heatwave. For that reason, nearly all our time in Oxford was spent in or near the pool. The Pool, Clubhouse and Marina bathhouse are first class. The marina staff are very helpful and even gave us a ride to the market which we would likely have walked to in more comfortable temps. On the downside, Brewers docks are separated and transients are usually on the Boatyard docks, which are a short walk from the upgraded marina facilities. The boatyard bathhouse is not even a close second compared to the marina side, which is unfortunate when its 100 degrees so you are sweaty again by the time you get back to the boat. There is a great restaurant (Capsize) and Ice Cream (Highland Creamery) that are on the Boatyard side, so there are advantages to that side as well. In less brutal heat, these observations wouldn't be of much concern. Brewers was a very nice experience and we won't hesitate to visit again and will recommend to anyone looking to visit Oxford.
Arrived after hrs but staff communicated codes, etc to me. Very helpful at departure. Service dock crew did a good job helping singlehander tie up new-to-me 36 foot boat. Will def come back.
Radioed the fuel dock and got a prompt response. Had 3 dock hands to help us tie up. One very professional young woman stood out, Katie. She was sweet and knowledgable, helped us fuel up, pump out and delivered ice to the boat. Refreshing to see friendly smiling faces that know how to handle all sizes of boats. We will definitely return. Thanks Katie!
We were presently surprised. Wes and two pleasant dock hands were excellent in taking care of our arrival needs. Their new relax and comfort rooms are classy hotel quality. For sure, the port of Oxford is now a new destination regular for us.
Our 5 year old had an accident (everything ended up being ok :) leaving Trippe Creek and we needed to find a marina and get to the hospital in Easton. I called Brewers and Jeff was so sweet and helpful. He immediately got us a slip, was there to help us dock and make sure we were OK. He brought ice for my daughter's arm and even had Annie (who is awesome and always has a smile) drive us to Easton AND pick us up several hours later. I can't say enough about how kind and professional everyone was. Yes the bathhouse is AWESOME and the pool view is one of the best on the Bay, but it was the staff who made it truly 5 star. Thanks Brewers!!! We will be back. MS
Nicest bathrooms and showers I’ve ever seen. Not kidding. Good pool and picnic areas with grills. Friendly staff. Close to a good restaurant and excellent ice cream.
Very nice marina, great facilities and very friendly and helpful staff. Nice relaxed atmosphere and very clean. Highly recommended!
Lovely marina. Great staff. Doesn’t get any better
Perfect spot. Marina has great charm along with super club room and top notch bathrooms and showers. Service was good too. Plus there's a boatyard right next store under the same mgmt. Not cheap but worth it.
Nice staff and a great location. Also some of the best bathrooms on the bay!
Great place to stay and the staff was just wonderful. Bath house is like a 5 star hotel bathroom. We will be back soon.
Once again, very pleasant stay at one of our favorite marinas on the Bay. Everything from making reservations on Dockwa to accommodating the dockage we wanted next to our cruising companions, and help docking worked out perfectly. Beautiful new showers, restrooms and social lounge are icing on the cake. Also, great area to walk the dogs! Our thanks to everyone from Graham to Jeff and Jay for making the whole experience a perfect one.
Enjoyed 3 days in Oxford. Marina and boatyard were spotless. Dockhands and Samantha most professional and friendly. Jeff was very helpful to all our needs. The boathouse and shower facilities were the most luxurious I have seen . Like being in your own bathroom, only cleaner and larger. I would have loved to use their grills and outdoor pool but the restaurants in town were too good. Rent a bike and cycle to St. Michaels!
jeff and staff were excellent. bath house is the best on the bay. captain wayne irishwake marine service.
Very helpful staff. Fabulous laundry and bathroom facilities that were Spotless, modern and roomy. Spa-like environment.
Great staff, super new clubhouse with the best bath/shower rooms on the Bay. Oxford is one of the nicest towns on the Chesapeake - quaint town, good restaurants, beautiful views!
HAd a warm welcome from Chris who helped us with the lines, etc. He went to the office to get our info pack, we did not even have to visit the office whicj was convenient. He told us about the Restaurant CAPSIZE which was nice. Location is great...we just need to spend more than 1 night in Oxford. We will be back
Very nice, and helpful staff. The bathrooms and showers are modern and well maintained.
Clean, nice Facilities, helpful dockhands, quiet, beautiful short walk to the yacht club and the Robert Morris Inn. Will stay here again when visiting Oxford!
Great marina. We stayed for two nights in August. Nice accommodations and very friendly staff. I'd visit again- very reasonable rates!!
This marina is a very nice place to stay! Quiet and calm. We can actually see water on other side from our dock. Nice walk around town. The beach is a short walk to hang out. The new restaurant Capsize, was very good. It even had doggie menu! Then the ice creamery was awesome. Anyway, the ,Ariana has beautiful facilities! Bathroom was my favorite! Feeling so luxury. It even has a tv room! Thank you for a wonderful service too!
Wonderful new facilities, very helpful staff, nice picnic area and air conditioned meeting room. We will be back!
Brewer Oxford Marina is our favorite place on Chesapeake, that we visit several times a year. It has a beautiful layout, with the swimming pool and covered patio both with the view of the river, airconditioned club house, and other advantages over other marinas we have visited. The marina's staff is extremely helpful, friendly and provides top service. Recommend to everyone who is boating on the bay. SE
Clean, accommodating, friendly, marina with professional staff. Easy access to fuel and pump out docks. Very nice picnic area. Lovely restrooms, showers, lounge completely remodeled and well kept. Great location in Oxford MD to walk around, to the beach, restaurants, etc. Lovely town. Enjoy every visit.
Great marina. Looking forward to another visit. Only issue was a breaker on the power pole. Loved seeing The skipjacks getting ready to race.
Pool and very nice restrooms. Friendly staff. Good restaurant within 5 min walk.
Great spot, friendly and helpful staff, and great bathhouse/lounge. We'll be back!
Thoroughly enjoyed the marina and its many amenities!! The new( to us) lounge and rest rooms were beautiful and very user friendly! The staff was knowledgable , gracious , and helpful!! We'll look forward to returning to this lovely facility in the quiet town that we so enjoy!
Very nice marina, nice facilities. We will return and spend more time there.
We have stayed at Brewers many times, and it is our favorite marina on the Chesapeake. The staff is friendly and helpful, the wifi actually works and the pool is a refreshing treat after a long day on the water. The new bathhouse, lounge and laundry facility are amazing. It is a close walk to town, or there are grills and picnic tables to use. I highly recommend a visit - and the Highland Creamery is within an easy walking distance!
The staff was friendly and accommodating. The location is excellent, and the Club room and bathhouse is exceptional. The gas dock is easy to get in and out of quickly. The pool is a nice amenity, as is the picnic and grilling area!
Delightful experience from beginning to end. We were there during the scorching hot July 4th weekend which meant a lot of lounging by the pool (great view of incoming boats). There is a new, beautiful structure which includes bath rooms and a common room. The bath rooms are worthy of a 5 star hotel - roomy, clean, luxurious. The common room is elegant, spacious with gorgeous views, comfortable furniture and flat screen. There are bikes for rent to explore Oxford. But the best part is the staff. Friendly, courteous, efficient, accommodating. From the manager to the dock staff - everyone was so nice! I hope to see all of them when we return in the Fall.
Great facility, with outstanding customer-service. Continental breakfast is served in the morning, heads are super cleaning, pool is well-kept, and they have bicycles to loan. Very friendly staff, can't wrong staying here.
Marvelous marina - everything you'd want. From reservations to docking to accommodations to general condition of the facility - looking forward to returning. Zach, the fuel dock attendant was especially courteous & helpful - DWA
Wasn't aware that Mears was under new ownership and management. Had a hard time trying to make a reservation, since now everything has to go through Dockwa. So, just showed up and hoped they would have space. Pleasantly surprised by staff and new, improved facilities. Actually, new bath house was almost too opulent, but we can't complain. Very clean, comfortable and a welcome place to hang out during two days of rain. Everything was great, except reservation system. Why can't they just take a phone call?