The Crystal Coast is known for world-class fishing, day trips to the area’s many sand islands, warm summer days spent cruising the waterways and plenty of beach-loving vacationers. However, just over the bridge from Morehead City is Beaufort, North Carolina, home of Homer Smith’s Docks and Marina.
Voted “America’s Coolest Small Town” by Budget Travel, Beaufort has the traditional Southern charm you’d expect from a town dating back to 1709. Docking your boat at Homer Smith’s Docks and Marina leaves you just steps away from North Carolina’s third oldest town and all it has to offer: quaint eateries, friendly visitors and locals, historic buildings and easy access to the Crystal Coast’s famous fishing spots, like the Big Rock, and some of the best sailing on the east coast.
Homer Smith’s Docks and Marina is the go-to Carteret County marina for guests and locals due to our convenient location on Beaufort’s Towne Creek. Our state-of-the-art marina currently offers 30 slips, accommodating vessels up to 100 feet, making it ideal for recreational boaters, sailors, fishing trollers, area residents and seasonal visitors. Our boat slip rental leasing options allow for brief visitors and those looking for a long-term stay.
Our docks are constructed of a BMT ML-32 floating dock system built by Bellingham Marine, the largest dock manufacturer in the U.S. Our decking is made of Brazilian hardwood, also known as IPE. The main walkways are 10 foot wide, making them more stable than others in our area. Our docks are secured by 12-inch concrete piles and the finger piers are 32-foot long with bumper piles at each end. The harbor lights are made with marina electrical equipment and supply all power needs for up to 100-foot motor yachts.
We aim to make docking your boat as convenient as possible which is why you’ll find a fueling station, sewer pump out, 30, 50, 100 amp electrical service, restroom and changing area, as well as unlimited WiFi and cable services. Whether you’re a local in need of the perfectly-located marina, or a boating enthusiast looking to make the Crystal Coast your home away from home, Homer Smith’s Docks and Marina is what you need.
Homer Smith’s Docks and Marina serves boaters in Carteret County, Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores and the entire Crystal Coast. Contact us today to learn more about our leasing options.