|Hurricane SANDY, 3 days after we dock!|
Lucky for us, we had great weather all the way south, and we were able to arrive here a few days early, which turned out to be perfect due to Hurricane Sandy. Brunswick is as far west as you can go on the east coast, plus the NE flow of the Gulf Stream tends to divert the path of hurricanes away from this spot. Brunswick Landing Marina, GA is THE place to store your boat during hurricane season. We feel lucky to be here and we feel safe leaving our boat here as we fly to Arizona for a family wedding.
Here is a photo essay of Brunswick Landing Marina:
|Island Spirit docked on pier #4|
Notice the CONCRETE floating docks....full length....NICE
|Massive dock cleats....notice the heavy dock lines...|
Thank to GREG!
|CONCRETE PILINGS! |
Docks ride up and down via these rollers
|Powerpost, cable TV and water. Notice the concrete pilings|
|15 PIERS, 20 boats per pier...WOW...this place is massive|
Ramps lead up from docks to a dock house on each pier
|FREE WIFI on each dock house|
|Car parking right at the docks within steps of each pier.|
|Island Spirit in dock, mainsail lashed, double dock lines|
|Bath house and clubhouse between piers # 8-9|
Bath house at pier #1 also
|Clubhouse, library book share, TV, lounge|
|Clubhouse continued... tables and sofas for cocktail parties|
|FREE LAUNDRY ....yes, that is right.....FREE|
|EACH Dock House has a nice grill, table and chairs|
|Inside slips are for the large catamarans which means...|
.. there are 30 spots like this.
The north end can take larger boats and more cats as well.
GOOGLE MAP of Brunswick Landing Marina
Pier numbering begins at the south #1 and #14 at the north
Northernmost Pier #15 has many single slips also part of the marina!
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If I were looking for a place to dock our boat during hurricane season again, this would be the spot. Many cruisers make this their starting point for cruising for the winter. For example: Arrive here, to your decommissioned boat before Nov 1. Set up your boat, install your sails and canvas, clean up the boat, provision, prepare. Depart ASAP for points south, South Florida, Bahamas, etc. Sail all winter, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March, April, May. Come back to Brunswick June 1, dock here and decommission the boat, putting it away until Nov 1. Now, go home or do land based travels and family visits and then start again. This is what many cruisers here are doing, because it is such a safe place to leave your boat in hurricane season, June 1 to Nov 30. We are glad to be here!