Marina & Day Dock

Marina at dusk

The Downtown Marina

Beaufort’s Downtown Marina, operated by Safe Harbor Beaufort, is on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, midway between Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga. The marina has long been a popular destination for boaters traversing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. 

Marina facilities include 2,860 linear feet of flexible‐use side tie berthing space, 32 dedicated wetslips, shore power and potable water, gas and diesel, wifi, pumpout, and a ship’s store. It currently provides 1,002 linear feet of dockage for transient boaters.

Safe Harbor Marinas, a leading national marina owner/operator, took over management and operations of the City‐Owned marina in the summer of 2019. 

Learn more about Safe Harbor Beaufort.

Day dock at twilightDay Dock

The Day Dock (photo above) is a 200-foot-long floating dock accessed by an aluminum gangway at the east end of Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. 

Day Dock regulations:

  • From 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. daily, no vessels are permitted to anchor to, raft to, moor at, or tie up to the Day Dock. Vessels are permitted to tie up to the Day Dock at all other times. The registered owner of vessels that violate this will be held responsible.
  • No  boat, sailing vessel, or other watercraft is permitted to anchor or moor in the Beaufort River within 200 feet of the Day Dock.
  • Any damage to the Day Dock as a result of a vessel docking, rafting, mooring, or anchoring is the responsibility of the boat owner.
  • Beaufort City Council may waive the docking and use of the Day Dock during special events or at such times as may be necessary.
  • Vessels are prohibited from anchoring, rafting to, mooring, or tying up to the Day Dock for repairs. Commercial activities are prohibited at the Day Dock.