One of the best things about docking at Dudleys, is you can easily walk across the bridges and causeway to downtown Swansboro, and eat at Captain Charleys Seafood Paradise. They have the best fried seafood we’ve ever had anytime, anywhere! (do NOT go to Charleys and order broiled seafood).
We stayed at Dudley’s Marina for three days just after January 1, 2010. It was so cold that we had to cover the engine room vents to keep it from freezing, even with heat on. Dudley’s is a great place, and we should all support them for helping us keep the cost of cruising down. We were there simply because it was too cold to move. The cost was minimal, because of the $.75 per foot rate. A car is available for the short run to Swansboro and necessary grocery stores and even a Lowes. We look forward to returning in the spring.