Lankford Bay Marina (LBM) offers beautiful and scenic sailing and motorboating 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.
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!
Great place just off the Chester River.
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
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.
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.