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Question Hampton/Newport News Marinas

My family is moving to Norfolk in January, and we're looking for a marina in the Hampton/Newport News area. Our sailboat is 33 feet, and has a swing keel, so the draft is variable from 4 to 7 feet. We're also willing to look on the northern part of the Virginia Beach area; we'd like to be as close as possible to the boat.

Any suggestions? I'm in the area for a few days while I nail down our new home, so I'll try to visit any marinas that are recommended! (And I'll be stopping by the ones that I see as I drive around...)

We're really excited about being able to sail on the Chesapeake Bay!
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I don't know of any marinas in VB that will fit a sailboat. Bridges are too low. If you are moving to Norfolk there are a handful of marinas at around little creek off of shore drive. If you are military JEB Little Creek and NOB have decent marinas at great prices. There are also some marinas up in Willoughby. Living in Norfolk and keeping a boat on the peninsula could get old real quick with the tunnel traffic.
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Re: Hampton/Newport News Marinas

Thanks! I miswrote my original post, I'm starting to realize - we're moving to the Hampton Roads area - specifically either Newport News or Hampton - and we're looking for a marina in either of those areas. We'd like to avoid the tunnel traffic, if at all possible!
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In Hampton there are a few marinas up the hampton river that have quick access to the bay. In newport news there is the leeward marina which is the newport news municipal marina. That's farther up the james river but the rates are very decent. Old point comfort is open to the public now and that is right next to the bay. There is also langley afb if your eligible.
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Try the Bluewater Yachting Center on the Hampton R.
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Re: Hampton/Newport News Marinas

Saltponds?
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Give Southall Landings a look. Great amenities, super quick access to the bay, and not expensive.
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Re: Hampton/Newport News Marinas

Thank you all - my wife and I really enjoyed the Southall Landings - barring any issues, we'll be moving Zephyr there.
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