Lankford Bay Marina

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23002 Mckinleyville Rd
Rock Hall, MD 21661
39° 7' 7.4'', -76° 10' 32.31''
VHF Ch. 16
Rock Hall
Lankford Bay Marina
Lankford Bay Marina
Lankford Bay Marina
Lankford Bay Marina
Lankford Bay Marina
Lankford Bay Marina
Lankford Bay Marina
Lankford Bay Marina
Lankford Bay Marina
Lankford Bay Marina
Lankford Bay Marina
Lankford Bay Marina
Lankford Bay Marina
Lankford Bay Marina
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2022 3:08PM

Diesel $5.99

Brand: Unbranded

Gas Regular $6.19

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Lankford Bay Marina (LBM) offers beautiful and scenic yachting on the Chester River, Langford Creek, and Davis Creek. LBM has been voted one of Chesapeake Bay’s 10 Best Marinas by Chesapeake Bay Magazine readers multiple times. The marina includes a ship's store, repair services including a 40 ton travel lift, swimming pool, free pump-out service, and an air conditioned bathhouse. Both diesel and gasoline are sold at the fuel dock. Other amenities include an on-site washer & dryer, free Wi-Fi, cube & blocked ice, picnic areas with grilles and tables, kids play area and 100 seat pavilion. During the winter, LBM offers wet or dry winter storage for boats and different shrink-wrap services.

Berth Capacity

Linear Docks:250 Feet
Dry Storage:80
Winter Storage:80


Keep the three red day marks to your right, tie up, and relax.
Minimum Approach Depth:10.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:7.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:7.0 Feet
Mean High Water Clearance:0.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2024

Fuel Dock:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Service & Maintenance:Yes
Water Taxi:Within 5 Miles
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Captains Lounge:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Car Rentals:Within 5 Miles
Bike Rentals:Yes
Dog Park:Within 5 Miles
Pet Friendly:Yes
Ship Store:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:65.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:65.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:0.0 Meters
Fixed Docks:Yes
Covered Slips:Yes
Oil Disposal:Yes
Repair Crane:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Dry Stack:Yes
Land Storage:Yes
Travel Lift:Yes
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Marina has stunning setting and nice facility. Owner and staff were great.

Marina Response:
Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed LBM. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Great staff willing to go the extra mile to ensure your stay is great!

Marina Response:
Thanks for staying with us. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Simple to get to. Marina folks were great. It’s a beautiful spot to catch an unobstructed sunset view and lots of stars at night. Very quiet other than the osprey and heron squawking. 😀 There’s a pool and lots of ground for the pooch. You can watch the boats go by without disturbing wave action. Nice store and overall grounds. Definitely worth another trip. Highly recommend.

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On our charter of a Beneteau 41, June 2023, we were anchored in Langford Creek. We needed to pump out the holding tanks, add water, etc. Gale warnings, heavy wind and rain. We elected to go to nearby Lankford Bay Marina. The access was easy on the outside of the docks (not way down a narrow alley as in many other marinas). The staff was especially helpful docking and undocking in difficult conditions. Our whole experience with Lankford Bay Marina was reassuring and supportive. It was very much appreciated. I highly recommend Lankford Bay Marina for boating services

Marina Response:
we are grateful to have you as a customer and hope to see you again soon. may you have fair winds and following seas!
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Nice marina, lovely facilities. Friendly people. Great pavilion for our sailing group’s crab feast.

Marina Response:
we are glad you had a good time and cant wait to host another feast! may you have fair winds and following seas, see you next time!
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Lovely marina. Great service from the moment I booked. Staff were great, everything is clean and friendly. Oh and best chandlery on the marina store!

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Outstanding marina and the new owners are great!

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I have stopped at the Marina a number of times this summer and Mike is on top of running the Marina. He has a can-do attitude and is very pleasant to deal with. I will be winterizing my boat at the Marina and will have Mike complete my list of repairs and maintenance.

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Marina is under new management as of 7/21. Already, the changes and improvements are obvious. There are 5 full-time employees and the new owner, Mike Sipala, is on the property 7 days a week makinng sure things run smoothly. The pool is clean and really nicely situated with a view of the river, the bathrooms are airconditioned and clean, and staff are making needed repairs to the aging docks. The fuel dock is open as is the marine store. We are having work done to the boat and the staff are attentive and experienced. So far we are very pleased with the work and the speed with which it's being done. If you're hesitating to stay here, I'd recommend giving this lovely marina a second chance!

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Great place just off the Chester River.

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We stayed at Langford Bay Marina the weekend of August 3rd and had a delightful time. The marina was clean, the pool very refreshing in the August heat, and the owners/managers all-around GREAT people. The owner, Keith, even drove us into Rock Hall for dinner and picked us up afterwards to get us back to our boat. I call that "excellent" service. We will definitely make this marina one of our favored stops on the Bay because of the outstanding accommodations and service that we received. Kurt & Sue Smith, m/v Irish Lady Too

Marina Response:
Hello Kurt and Sue, We love hearing about the experience our customers have at the marina. Thank you for choosing to spend your weekend here and look forward to seeing you again. Best Regards, Keith and Deb.
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This is an edit to my original comment. First off I would support the other review here. I did go to Lankford Bay and was hauled to have my bottom done per their bottom special and agreed to terms with the owner. We are full time cruisers and have been to many marinas and work yards over the past 6 years up and down the eastern seaboard. I can only say this was the most bazaar experience we have ever had. After being there for almost a week, the only work that got done on my boat was work that I did myself that they were supposed to do. There are some serious personnel issues there. The only good thing I can say about the experience is that they put me back in the water to leave with no bottom paint on my boat and agreed not to charge me. I call it the cant do marina. If you are looking for an out of the way marina in a nice setting to stop at in the middle of the summer then perhaps its a good stop for you. I would never let their yard staff near your boat or you.

Marina Response:
Wow, we are definitely having trouble out of the blocks on Sailingpearl, your query about bottom paint occurred at a turnover in our staff schedule and I dropped the ball, misplacing your contact. I apologize for that. As to your question, the $10/ft special price on our website is for paint labor only. Materials are extra (choice of paint & paint kit which is $50), as is haul, wash, block, and relaunch ($17/ft). All told round trip cost for bottom painting a boat that comes to us in the water is $27/ft + materials. Greater than usual bottom prep (sanding, scraping) is an hourly at $78. I have updated the web site to contain these details. In order to compensate you for your bad initial experience I would offer the haul, wash, relaunch to you at our quick wash price of $7.50/ft bringing the total per foot charge for bottom painting your boat to $17.50/ft plus materials. Again, I sincerely apologize for the miscommunication hope you will allow us to make amends. Also while your at it you might check us out at Active Captain or on our Facebook page. We do a fair amount of transient business (yacht clubs, etc.) during the season in addition to full service work and permanent residents. Our exposure to potential negative feedback can be high and you will not find that to be the norm among customers that reviewed us there. If you desire you can contact me directly. Best Regards, Keith [email protected]
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This marina is disappointing. It has had new owners for a year now (as of Aug 2018), and it needs a great deal of attention. The docks are old and rickety, some benches are made of old aging wood and supports have rusted out, and the bathrooms are very outdated, with one of two in the ladies room without a shower head. We will not return.

Marina Response:
We are very sorry to hear of your experience but appreciate the feedback. We wholeheartedly regret that we missed that mark with your stay and are happy to discuss any concerns or suggestions. As new owners, we take our customers' comfort and feedback seriously. We are making various marina improvements, some of which are not always directly visible to people. Please feel free to contact me, Keith, at 410-778-1414 or email is [email protected]. Hopefully in the future, you'll be able to give the marina another chance. Thank you again for your input.
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