We stayed at Morehead City Yacht Basin overnight before continuing to Masonboro Inlet the next morning. They are as friendly and accommodating as ever ($2/foot/day plus electric, but with a 10 percent BoatUS discount, very clean, well run facilities). We prefer this marina to getting entangled in the mass of boats and tourists at the Beaufort docks. Tried to eat at the closed-on-Monday Ruddy Duck because we heard it was exceptional, settled for the Sanitary Fish Market, which is good. In the past we have tried Floyd’s 1921 restaurant, the shortest walk of all, in an large old house visible across the water from the marina (also closed on Monday). The food there is very good, with a full service bar.
Took fuel and stayed at Morehead City next night – good spot, helpful staff & reasonable prices. Plenty of restuarants to choose from with easy walking distance. Also one Mini-Mart type store for basics but real groceries or hardware, etc are not in walking distance.
M/V Anna Suzanne
Our previous stop was Morehead City Yacht Basin. We chose this marina based on your guide recommendations as well as first hand recommendations from a cruiser we met in Myrtle Beach, SC. We heard more than one negative comment regarding a marina in Beaufort, so decided to stay at MHYB. We spent a week both going north and returning south. Using the courtesy car from MCYB, we visited Beaufort, but enjoyed docking in Morehead.
Mike and the other folks working there made our stay more than enjoyable. Such friendly people. The laundry facilities are great. The courtesy car, even though not free (10.00), was most helpful to drive to the newly opened Harris Teeter. We re-stocked our larder during both stays.
On our trip up, we enjoyed lunch and dinner on the 4th at Floyd’s, just a few steps away from the Marina. Great food and friendly service. The restuarant offered access to the 2nd floor porch during dinner so we could view the fireworks, hence our eating two meals on the same day at the location. It was great to watch firework displays from both Atlantic Beach and Morehead City from such a position.
If anyone is looking for a true NY deli, sample the New York Deli in Atlantic Beach. Small place, but great food. They also offer pasta and other italian dishes for lunch as well as a Friday night dinner. Very nice people. The Admiral stated this rueben had the “right stuff!”
Perry & Kathy Sellars
M/V Marsh Mellow
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