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


34.42784 / -77.546306

Topsail Island Marina

Surf City, North Carolina - NC, United States

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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 29th, 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 25th, 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 May 31st, 2016:

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