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      Basic Marina Information:

      Phone: (252) 940-1231
      Lat/Lon: Near 35°32.565 N / 77°03.521 W
      Location: along Pamlico River’s northern flank, west-northwest of the charted 7-foot railway bridge
      Depths: 12’ to 24’ at docks, 9’ to 12’ approach channel from R16 in Pamlico River to the railroad trestle, and from trestle to docks,14 to 20 ft.
      Address: 301 W Stewart Pkwy
      Washington,  NC   27889

      Service Details:

      Transient Dockage:Available.
      Transient Dockage Rate:$1.25 per foot. Dockage is also available at no charge for up to 48 hours along four 80-foot parallel docks, on a first-come-first-served basis. Stays longer than 48 hours on the free docks are $0.75 per foot per day. Short-term docking also is available for $10.00 for up to six hours, including electric, water, and access to showers and laundry facility.
      Type of dockage:fixed wooden piers and face docks
      Live Aboards Allowed:no
      Total number of slips/berths:36 slips plus free parallel docks
      Dockside Power Connections:30 amp power hookups available
      30 Amp Notes:$3.00 per night
      50 Amp Notes:$5.00 per night
      30/50 Amp Notes:30A - $3 per night, 50A - $5 per night
      Dock. Fresh Water Connections:Available. City water at all slips
      Showers:Available. Climate Controlled heads and showers, handicap accessible
      Laundromat:Available. Boaters facility in new Dock Station, $5 fee
      Restaurant:Many within walking distance
      Restaurant Recommendations:Apollos Steakhouse – American steakhouse that also offers Greek cuisine. Large covered deck overlooking the water. The Bank Bistro – New Southern Cuisine. Offering music and located in an historic bank. Bill’s Hot Dogs - A local tradition, known throughout the Carolinas, with a secret chili sauce. The Coffee Caboose – Coffee, lattes, cappuccino, and pastries. Located in an historic Norfolk Southern Railway building. Down on Main Street – Casual dining and bar with a patio looking out on the water. Grub Brothers Eatery – Upbeat, casual dining and bar. La Bella Slices and Ices – Specialty pizza, salads, subs, and pasta dinners. La Perla Panaderia and Pasteleria – Bread rolls and sweets with a Mexican flavor. The Mecca Grill – Homemade southern style breakfasts and lunches. A local tradition. The Meeting Place Café – Lunches and brunch in an historic building downtown. On the Waterfront – Seafood and steaks with outdoor riverside seating, and an informal oyster bar. Rachael K’s Bakery – French style boulangerie and café
      Provisioning Possibilities:Walmart, Food Lion, and Piggly Wiggly supermarkets are 1.5 - 2 miles from the waterfront. Limited provisioning (milk, eggs, bread, etc) is available within 4 blocks of the docks.
      LPG (Propane) Availability:Available. Propane is available about 3 blocks from the docks.
      Waste pump-out:Available. Pumpout available, $5 fee
      Wi-Fi Internet Access:Not Available
      Fuel Availability:No Fuel Available

      Reviews from Cruisers (14)

      1. John Clark -  August 15, 2017 - 11:14 am

        Great little marina off the beaten path. Location is right in the downtown of Washington NC. For a small town there is a lot of activity at the waterfront, early morning walkers, a picnic lunch crowd, and evening family strollers. Marina/waterfront park staff are all nice and helpful.
        We sailed a boat with 66ft mast and 6.5ft draft without issue coming in from the Atlantic at Morehead City and then taking the Core Creek stretch of the ICW. Hit bridges at low tide and you are good.

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      2. Susan Landry -  May 4, 2014 - 11:21 am

        We enjoy side trips off the ICW instead of just rushing north and south. One recent side trip we took was to Washington, NC. The free town docks are in a well protected basin and across the street from the historic district.
        Susan Landry

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      3. Normandie -  October 30, 2013 - 3:48 pm

        Thanks so much for posting this! Our trip to NYC and back to Beaufort has been great fun, and we’re looking forward to this next week in Little Washington. Hope some of your readers will drop by Sea Venture to say hey.
        I did want to let you know that if folk read Becalmed thinking it’s a traditional romance, they’ll be disappointed. The story is much more women’s fiction, as a single woman sailor tries to figure out what she really wants.

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      4. Rick Brass -  October 28, 2013 - 9:24 am

        It isn’t often that you hear of an author doing a book tour aboard a 50 foot sailboat, but that is just what Normandie Fischer is doing. She is a Beaufort area author, sculptor, and live aboard sailor who has been traveling the ICW to promote her novels, She will be doing a book signing at the Washington City Docks on November 4th.
        Cruisers are invited to visit Washington and attend the event. Little Washington is a picturesque and hospitible town, on the Pamlico River a few miles west of the ICW. The Washington City Docks offer transient slips up to 80 feet loon, with depths up to 20 feet, including 400 ft of dockage that is free for the firts 48 hours.
        While in Washington Normandie Fischer will be talking to High School Students and Book Clubs in addition to her Yacht Party Book Signing on Dock B on November 4 from 4-6pm.
        Romance novels aren’t really my milieu, but I’m told that Becalmed is a pretty good read.
        Rick Brass

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      5. Wooduck -  July 27, 2013 - 3:03 pm

        Love little Washington. NC Estuarium is epic! 3 story interactive sculpture of complete water cycle, donated by artist! Great volunteers. Closed on Sunday.

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      6. Colleen and Stan -  July 25, 2013 - 5:14 pm

        Greetings, we loved going to “little” Washington, NC, free docks with restaurants and everything within walking distance, folks friendly and old town village atmosphere, although a Walmart, marine stores, etc only a few miles from the docks. There is a great consignment store on Main Street as well as many galleries, etc. We simply fell in love with this town.
        Cheers, Colleen, Stan and Maybea2
        on the Next Endeavour

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      7. Bruce Billings -  May 14, 2013 - 2:55 pm

        Washington has very nice docks with or without electric. One needs only to radio Washington City dockmaster on channel 16 to gain accommodation. There is also a mooring field directly across from the city docks and the city has a dingy dock. Sanitary facilities are located in a trailer at the west end of the docks pending a new building in the next year or so.
        There are numerous restaurants on the Main St., about a block away, which cater to most any taste and budget. All locals have their favorites so it would be best to inquire of the dockmaster relative to the various venues and their offerings.
        Groceries, Wal-Mart, and the ABC store are more than a mile plus away so transportation is necessary for supplies. West Marine is in town and is within walking distance. Directly next to West Marine is Washington Crab & Oyster Co. which claims to have the largest selection of seafood in Eastern NC.
        Unfortunately, no fuel is available in Washington but there is a pump out facility at the docks.
        Washington has numerous small boutiques, stores and galleries on Main St. but aside from Main St. there isn’t a lot to see or do. It’s basically pretty quiet.
        When venturing to Washington be sure to follow the channel which is well marked being aware of Grandpap Island which is just east of the railroad trestle and is semi-submerged with but a few dead trees showing. Be careful going through the railroad trestle which is quite narrow and can be difficult depending on wind and wave. West of the trestle is a no wake zone all the way to the docks and/or mooring field. There is plenty of depth west of the trestle. Not so to the east.
        Bruce Billings
        Chocowinity, NC

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      8. Gray & Betty Riddick -  May 10, 2013 - 1:36 pm

        If time permits a visit to little Washington would be a treat. Dockmasters, water & electricity, decent showers and very few transients competing for your time. Several convenience stores close as well as West Marine. Within easy walk restaurants recommended:
        Grub Bros
        Down on Main
        On the Waterfront
        Don’t miss a visit to the Estuarium for an education on the second largest estuary in the U.S.
        Gray & Betty Riddick

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      9. Brian Walter -  January 20, 2013 - 6:59 pm

        We spent a week there last Fall to escape hurricane Sandy. Very friendly. Very helpfull, great town. Several locals came to the boat to offer rides to groceries, laundromat etc. Will go back.
        Brian Walter

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      10. Jim and Talley Powell -  May 7, 2012 - 8:47 am

        So much fun coming to Washington N.C. by boat, rather than so many times by car. This little town is just on the edge of renascence, and they want cruisers to be part of it. The Dock Master, Guy Blackwell, also works at the local West Marine, and is full of information and local history. The city merchants have put together a “Welcome to Washington” bag stuffed full of coupons, business cards, flyers and advertisement for businesses all within a four block walk of the docks. We even ran into people we know. Charming town full of friendship, promise, great restaurants, and art galleries. Come here. You’ll love it.
        Jim and Talley Powell

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      11. Gordon and Jessica -  April 25, 2011 - 3:47 pm

        We spent a couple of pleasant days at the Washington waterfront docks last on a short cruise from our home port of Oriental. Washington is a nice town, and the people are absolutely fantastic. Blew out half my mainsail luff slides on the way up; nice slip renter on the dock took me up to West Marine (thanks Scott!!), but they didn’t have any. Called Pacific Seacraft (relocated here from CA in 2007) and the owner, Steve Brodie, brought some to the docks; when they didn’t fit, he took me the 9 miles to McCotter’s to get some. How do you quantify that?

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      12. Rick -  July 24, 2009 - 9:17 am

        Washington is great. Several restaurants. The Map Room has excellent food with a creative flair. We were fortunate to be there on a Friday night when the town had bands of every type playing in the streets. Nice town dock. West Marine within walking distance.

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      13. Wayne Thomas -  July 23, 2009 - 10:22 am

        Enjoyed Washington, NC. Bought a new 8D battery at West Marine and one of the employees delivered in his truck. No charge and wouldn’t accept a tip!
        Wayne Thomas

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      14. Jim -  July 17, 2009 - 9:03 am

        I have been spreading the news about your site and am working on Mimi’s Cafe in Little Washington about you. They overlook the downtown docks and will even deliver to your boat! Her SO is a boat bum and she was a charter chef in another life.

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