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Topsail Island Marina

Surf City, North Carolina - NC, United States

Your Dream Getaway in Surf City at Topsail Island Marina

Topsail Island Marina is an amazing, newly opened facility that proudly boasts fantastic amenities and an even better view of the Islands' notorious sunsets. Located along the Atlantic ICW in Surf City, North Carolina, you are just minutes away from the endless fun that Surf City beach is known for. You will have easy access to an IGA grocery store, an ABC store, beer & wine store with an awesome selection - perfect for stocking to continue your cruise down the ICW. You will also be near a marine store, bank with ATM (Bank of America), a bakery, a fresh seafood market, a coffee shop, a donut shop, plenty of retail shops and over two dozen delicious restaurants. Don't forget - you're at the beach, so fit in time to enjoy the sun and sand!

While there is just about everything you could want surrounding you, Topsail Island Marina will provide you with just about every amenity you could want without having to go more than a few feet away from your slip. You will have access to a clean showering house, bathroom and laundry facilities. A fully loaded fuel dock with both gas and diesel is available, as well as a pump-out station - both things being equally important when making long distance trips. If any emergency happens to occur, towing is available for your safety as well. To make sure you have the opportunity to keep up with those pesky work emails, the entire property is covered with complimentary WIFI signal.

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  • Bathhouse
  • Bikes
  • Bars/Clubs Nearby
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Grocery
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Pump-Out
  • Restaurant Nearby
  • Towing
  • WiFi
  • Liveaboard


34.42784 / -77.546306

Topsail Island Marina

Surf City, North Carolina - NC, United States

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Gin on December 31st, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Ravensong Sail 32 ft 4.5 ft

Not taking transients right now

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Joe on February 5th, 2020:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Pursuit Power 32 ft 3.5 ft

Stayed here last November before storing the boat for the winter. Now after 2 months of maintenance we are back to stage the next leg of our trip south. Surf City is a spot that will keep pulling you back when you are in the area. Dockmaster Dee is the best. She will spot you making the corner into the channel, guide you to your slip, help you dock, and get you checked in. After that, a short walk and you are on one of the best beaches on the east coast. Bring your leashed pets for a great stroll along the waves.

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Frank on December 9th, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Phoenix Power 49 ft 6.0 ft

This is a wonderful little marina in a beautiful beach town. Dee met us at the dock and was as friendly as she was helpful. Her local knowledge of the shoals was invaluable. On top of that it was only a two block walk to the beach. Excellent stay!

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J. on November 21st, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Talulah Power 44 ft 5.0 ft

Not a fancy gated resort, but wonderful in it's own beach town way ..small, clean, very nice floating docks, pump out that worked great, easy walk to Surf City Pier, restaurants, grocery, beach concessions, and miles of beautiful Atlantic beach.
Best of all is Dee, the Dockmaster. Easy to contact on VHF, gave clear directions for approach, professional docking assistance, and friendly welcome to the town.

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Rob on November 16th, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Kailua Sail 35 ft 5.0 ft

Great little, marina. There was plenty of water to approach the fuel dock and slips. Nice location. Close to the beach (2 blocks) nice eateries. Dockmaster Dee was very helpful. A little walk to the very clean restrooms. Only criticism wifi is a little weak. Not a lot of slips so make your reservations early.

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Bob on November 6th, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Fleetwing Sail 42 ft 5.0 ft

This is a small marina, there’s only room for 2 or 3 boats. Be sure to make reservations in advance. The attraction is Surf City and the several fine restaurants nearby. It’s only a two block walk to the beach. Be sure to go next door and buy some fresh seafood for dinner or your freezer. They have everything on display over ice. They are open until 7:00 pm.

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Jonathan on October 29th, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Santa Julia Sail 31 ft 4.9 ft

The service was absolutely great !
Dee is very nice and friendly!
The kids loved the place !!
The shops around are great too ! If you need help they will help !!!

Very nice town !

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Sue on July 11th, 2019:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
First Forty Power 40 ft 5.0 ft

Have stayed here twice and both times were great. Dee is a fabulous Harbormaster, very helpful and personable. Yes, a little shallow coming in and there are only about 15 slips. Once your here, easy to walk to local restaurants.

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Alonzo on December 13th, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Island Time Sail 30 ft 5.0 ft

Service excellent. Dee was by far the best dockhand I have run across. Things couldn't have gone better unless I had interfered with her actions.

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John on November 19th, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Wanderer Power 40 ft 4.0 ft

Low key (read the other reviews), good internet, walk to grocery. I called the phone # in Waterway Guide to make a reservation. This place is small and can fill up quickly.

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Burton on November 6th, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Dogwood Power 60 ft 4.5 ft

Captain James is very accommodating , he will work with you in every way possible. As with many others we thought the channel was shallow but it has been dredged since our attempt three years ago. If you stay in the middle and keep away from the marsh you will do fine. We are a 60’ vessel with a 16’ beam and 4.5 draft and we managed maneuvering in the area fine. The facilities ie: showers ,restroom, laundry ($1 wash $1 dry ) got a lower rate by us due to sharing with the restaurant is not 5* but they do have them and they do work and they are clean and that’s worth a 4*. And FYI Captain James is addressing the concerns that everyone has given and working to make more secure. Internet is available for FREE! and grocery, restaurants, along with the beach are all just steps away. Perfect. When you miss your bridge opening and need to stop I recommend Topsail Marina and Captain James!

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Elizabeth on May 31st, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
In No Hurry Power 36 ft 13.0 ft

Our cruising day showed limited marina and anchorage options in the area which meant pulling in here or keep cruising for quite a ways. We tried to get the marina on the phone at a couple different numbers we’d found and on the radio. No answer, total radio silence. The other folks we were cruising with had been in here before, so we followed going east off the ICW, and pulled up to a fuel dock at the end on the starboard side but there was no staff in sight. Just as I was ready to lasso a cleat from on board, a gentleman who looked and acted like marina staff (and turned out to actually be the tourist boat captain), ran up and offered to catch my line. After we tied up we got the whole lowdown.

The facilities have been through some management issues and changed hands, but since it’s one of the few options in the area, they’ve been able to keep it up and running. They run small evening tourist cruises out of here, there seems to be no office on site, and the bathroom and shower are in the back of a restaurant/ice cream shop, but because of the less than ideal conditions we got a good deal on the per foot rate. With no office on site and James being the tourist boat captain, I get the impression there is not regular monitoring of the marina. Since we pulled in late and on a holiday weekend I expect whatever office facilities they have were closed for the weekend.

What made this stop really work out well was the town. After we were tied up, we walked less than a mile to the ocean where there’s a nice beach that’s not crowded, a couple ocean front restaurants and a long fishing pier. Along the walk to the ocean, we found a craft beer and pizza place. There’s a small town IGA grocer along the road too. The whole place has the feel of a pleasant, relaxed beach town.
James, the gentleman who looked and acted like marina staff and caught our lines, and who captains the tourist cruises, told us about how the guy who ran the fuel dock left last year, so there may or may not be fuel in the tank, but they can’t pump it. They hoping to have the fuel service back up and running next week.
All in all, I give this marina a thumbs up. Unless you’re looking for a resort area, this has all you need.
Their phone number at the time of this writing, May2018, is 910 650 3223.
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Bob423 on March 26th, 2018:

Vessel Name Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Fleetwing Sail 42 ft 5.0 ft

The attraction of this marina is access to Surf City which has a grocery store and many restaurants. Don’t expect any help docking unless it’s from another boater. I’ve never met the dockmaster, he’s always requested payment over the phone. The docks are nice enough and it’s protected from all wakes and waves.

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Frank on October 6th, 2017:

Boat Type Vessel LOA Vessel Draft
Power 0 ft 0 ft

Topsail Island Marina: Perfect place to stop between Moorehead City and Southport. Easy in and out. Staff very accommodating.