Docking Facilities

Wet SlipsDescription of Facilities

The Morehead City Docks (MCD) located at 807 Shepard Street, is a mid-Atlantic stopping point for those cruising north/south, fishing the Bogue / Core Sound and Outer Banks' waters, or beginning the ocean voyage to the Caribbean and beyond. This sheltered, deep-water basin has 8- to 10-foot minimum depths at dockside, and easy access to the intra-coastal Waterway and Beaufort Inlet. 

MCD offers 10 slips (26 feet to 50 feet long with widths to 20 feet). Floating docks assure easy passenger access to docked vessels regardless of tide conditions. Amenities include: electric hookups and water. Conveniently located on the Morehead City waterfront and within walking distance to:

  • Banks
  • Churches
  • Many fine restaurants
  • Post Office
  • Shops
  • Webb Library

Marina Approach & Docking

  1. Turn north at Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) mile marker 205. Stay close to shipping docks for deep water access.
  2. Turn west at green marker Number 3 at the eastern end of Sugarloaf Island
  3. Fllow the channel to Morehead City docks.

How to Reserve a Slip

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City Docks are managed by Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department. Dockage rate is $50.00 flat rate plus an additional $2.00 per foot for boats over 26 feet. Dockage fee includes water and electricity. All reservations are processed through Dockwa; checks and cash are not accepted. For additional transient dock rental information: Contact Morehead City Dockmaster at 252-725-5025 or by email.

  • Dockage Rate: $50.00 flat rate plus $2.00 per feet over 26 feet (includes water and electricity)
  • Payment: MasterCard, Visa


  • Airport (Miles): Private (3), commercial (40)
  • Cable: Not Available
  • Electric: 30 and 50 amps
  • Fuel: Available nearby
  • Golf/Tennis: Nearby/Shevans Park Tennis Courts (South 15th Street)
  • Head/Shower: Yes
  • Internet Access: Yes
  • Nearest Town/Miles: In Morehead City
  • Propane: Available nearby
  • Repair: On-call
  • Reservations: Call Morehead City Dockmaster at 252-725-5025 or email
  • Restaurant/Miles: Several within easy walking distance
  • Ship's Store: Available nearby
  • Shopping: Yes
  • Special:
    • Proximity to:
      • Churches
      • Fort Macon State Park
      • Local hospital
      • Nationally known seafood restaurants
      • Popular beaches
      • Scuba diving
      • Shopping
      • Sportfishing charter fleet
    • City Docks are located adjacent to Jaycee Park, home of Morehead City Parks and Recreation Saturday Summer Concert Series and Downtown Morehead City's Alive at Five Concert Series
  • Storage: Available nearby
  • Total Slips: 10
  • Transient Slips: 26 feet to 50 feet long
  • Transportation: Taxi, CCATS
  • Very High Frequency (VHF)/Working: 16/71
  • Yacht Brokerage: Available nearby