Broad Creek Marina ... a cruising sailors delight!

    Broad Creek Marina is nestled on Broad Creek just off the Pamlico River near Washington, NC.  We have two boatyards within 100 yards of our marina with haulout facilities (full and self service), ship's stores, etc.  We are close enough to the city of Washington for our patrons to enjoy its amenities, if so desired.  Its restaurants, hardware stores, pharmacies, supermarkets, hospital and yes,............. even a Super Wal-Mart are available, if needed.  

    Our most important attribute is the beautiful Pamlico River and its miles and miles of shoreline.  Many marinas offer a place to tie you boat but offer an area that's just not "user friendly."  Some areas do not offer protected water so that "your knuckles stay white" even on an afternoon daysail.  Other areas do not have protected anchorages at varying distances from the marina so that you can take trips and overnight to various places.  Our marina is located on the north shore of the Pamlico adjacent to Blounts Bay.  Blounts Bay is a triangular-shaped bay which offers a sizeable area for daysailing, water skiing, swimming, and more.  

    The city of Washington, which happens to boast being "the original Washington," is approximately 6-7 miles upriver from our location.  It features many historical landmarks and architecture dating back to the Revolutionary period.  The waterfront here is beginning to blossum with restaurants and shops.  The annual "Washington Summer Festival" is a tradition now and offers everything from kiddie rides to a chance to slip on the penny loafers and dance to the likes of "The Embers."  It is an interesting day or overnight trip to visit this area.

    Bath, the oldest incorporated city in NC, is about the same distance downriver from our marina.  It is located on Bath Creek and, as one would imagine, offers walking tours through the old residences.  Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard, the notorious pirate, made his home in Bath when he was not out helping rid seafarers of the early 18th century of their worldly goods,......and sometimes their lives!  Bath is a good day or overnight trip from our marina.  Plus, it is said that if you anchor in "Teaches' Hole" near the mouth of Bath Creek, you can sometimes hear the pirates' muskets firing and sabers clashing during the night.

    Many small, navigable creeks are located on both sides of the Pamlico for the 20 or so miles to the Pamlico Sound.  These are largely not inhabited and make excellent overnight anchorages for a secluded getaway.  Don't forget to turn off the cell phone!   

    Belhaven, on the Pungo River, is a nice daysail from our marina.  Here you can anchor out or dock and enjoy the world famous smorgasbord of "The River Forest Manor."  Enjoy dining in a colonial southern mansion, but beware.  Bring your appetite and loosen your belt a couple of notches.

    One of the most popular weekend trips from our marina is a trip to Ocracoke.  Ocracoke is an island on the outer banks of North Carolina and is only accessible by ferry.......or boat.  Enjoy the quaint atmosphere where you can walk to most destinations or if you want to really expand your horizons, rent a bike!  The chances are you are going to run into Mr. Teach (Blackbeard) again here, as Ocracoke was also part of his stomping grounds.  It also happens to be where he met Lieutenant Maynard.......and his demise!

    Long weekends offer enough time for the sailors to travel to the Morehead City, Beaufort and Cape Lookout areas.  There is too much offered in these areas to even begin to do it justice.  I will say that if you experience the beauty and serenity of the natural harbor at Cape Lookout, you will never want to leave.

    As you can see, there is a tremendous amount of boating opportunity offered at Broad Creek Marina, so why don't you come and join the