General Information

In addition to the boat slips and boat-launching ramp, the Beacon's Reach marina facilities include two fenced boat storage areas, one adjacent to the marina and one located behind the administrative offices. Use of any of these facilities requires a decal provided by the Dockmaster. The Marina facilities and staffing are paid for entirely by usage fees. For the 2013 season, fees are as follows:

Slip Rental Only
$600 / year
Trailer/Boat Storage
$225 / year
Rack Storage (canoe, kayak, sailboard, etc/)
$90 / year
Slip Rental from Dockmaster
$25 / night

Payment of one or more of the above fees is required in order to obtain a decal and to use the ramp. There is no per-usage fee for the ramp. Since there are not enough boat slips to be able to provide permanent slips for all owners who wish to use them, a first-come-first-served waiting list is maintained. There are approximately 120 names on the waiting list. Owners wishing to get on the waiting list should contact the administrative office at (252) 247-4017. A slip rental system is also available by which the Dockmaster can rent out slips during periods when they are not in use.

There is also a much-shorter waiting list for spaces in the two boat yards. However, short-term guest spaces may be available. All spaces are numbered and assigned by the Dockmaster.

Ice is also available at the Snakery building at the marina on an HONOR SYSTEM price of $2.00 per bag (pay-as-you-go, no exceptions!).

The Dockmaster, David Shapiro, will be on duty (at the Marina snack bar) during these hours effective April 1, 2013 through October 7, 2013:

  • Friday: 2-6pm
  • Saturday: 9am-6pm
  • Sunday: 9am-6pm
  • Monday: 11am-3pm

Dockmaster Phone (with answering machine): (252) 247-6077

For more information see: Marina Rules

Meet Dock Master David Shapiro

Beacon's Reach is fortunate to have an outstanding Dockmaster to manage marina activities.

Dave Shapiro says he always loved to be around boats and boaters while growing up at the Jersey shore (it's the "shore" there, not the "beach"!). Dave and his wife Mary Ann now live on Yaupon Drive in Pine Knoll Shores, following his retirement from a 31-year career with Lucent Technology.

Marina Committee 2013

Bruce Burke (Chair), Andy Chused, Dan Taylor, David Smith, Jim Galloway, Paul Davis

Links of Interest

Boat Ramp Etiquette