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MARINAS - VIRGINIA

 

Bay Roc Marina & Yacht Club is located on Smith Mountain Lake, 500+ miles of beautiful raw coastline tucked into the Blue Ridge Mountains of rural southwestern Virginia. Twelve miles from downtown Roanoke, the Marina is at the top of the lake and perfectly located for the wide variety of water activities available here. Amenities at the marina include: slips, dry storage racks, land storage, ship's store, restaurant, service center, "bath house" and boats for charter.

 

Writer's note: I adore the majestic Ashleigh Manor Bed & Breakfast on this lake. Perched on 9 acres of unspoiled wooded beauty, the grounds even include a secluded swimming cove and lake access with 1,200 feet of shoreline. This is the perfect place to improve your tan and get away for a week...or two.

 

Onancock Wharf & Marina is the place to discover beautiful Onancock Creek, next to the famous Chesapeake Bay. This marina has only 16 slips, so it's always best to call ahead for slip rentals. They can be reserved by a phone call only, no emails. If the marina is at capacity, ample anchorage is available throughout the Creek, but there is No Water Taxi Available. With dockage, come the amenities and privileges, such as access to fresh water and showers. All Onancock stores, accommodations (some are from the 18 & 19th centuries) and shopping are approximately a 10-minutes walk from the marina.

 

Writer’s note: In this area of Virginia don’t you dare miss stopping into Corner Bakery right in Onancock for their famous “Eastern Shore Sweet Potato Biscuits”!

 

Taylor's Landing Marine Center is very conveniently located in the very safe Little Creek Basin (3 miles west of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel). With evident pizzazz and a country club atmosphere, Taylor's Landing is ready, able and willing to serve seasonal or transient boaters alike! They have 260+ Wet slips and a "Boat-el" able to pack in 448 more. Here you are only 12 minutes to the absolute best fishing in the Chesapeake Bay. The amenities here include a large pool, secure locker rooms and showers, grassy picnic areas, fishing tournaments, the Surf Rider restaurant (& tiki bar), fishing/boat charters and complete marine service.

 

Writer's note: Again...Location, location, location! This marina is located perfectly, with Virginia Beach & Newport News close by. Norfolk is any seaman's dream with its bay beaches, harbor and island cruises and 140+ miles of waterfront. The other relevant item about Chesapeake Bay is FOOD. SEAFOOD. The best of the best and lots of it! I suggest completely overindulging here!

 

-Ms Suntan & CA Suntan

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