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Re: Oxford, MD

Net - unless you need shore power, the Miles River outside of St. Mike's (off Parrott Point) is a good anchorage. You will need plenty of rode, as the water is 20ft deep, and a dinghy to get in.

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Re: Oxford, MD

As mentioned, Oxford is very walkable. In June, spent a night at Mears. Nice enough marina but the showers are barely adequate. Had a very good dinner at the Robert Marina inn sitting outside. The inside is heavy wood, pretty dark.

In the past we've rented bikes in Oxford and taken them on the ferry over to St. Michaels. As I recall, it's about a two mile bike ride into St. Mikes.

Overall, Oxford id a very nice town to visit. Not as busy as St. Michaels.

When coming from the Bay into Kent Narrows, make sure you hug the starboard side. We strayed to the port and ran aground. We draw 4'11". No problem motoring off. We usually use our horn to request the bridge opening.
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We didn't stay in a marina, but here is our report on our recent visit, The Trawler Beach House: Trawlering The Chesapeake Bay . It's a long post and Oxford is covered about 1/2 way through. We also detail transiting Knapps Narrows. Hope this helps. Chuck
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We're also planning on visiting Oxford - does anyone know a good place to tie up if one just wanted to visit for about 4 or 5 hours on Saturday? (and don't want to pay for a slip)


"Cruising the Ches" states you can tie up on the Ferry's wharf but that is only allowed for 2 hours. Does anyone have any experience as to how strictly that is enforced? Has anyone anchored at the strand and dingy'd to the beach? (Our dinghy has no motor, so I'm not sure I want to anchor in Plaindealing and row that far if there is any wind..)

Any thoughts on how to visit on the cheap would be appreciated!
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See, now I have to take the wife to Oxford.
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Re: Oxford, MD

Anchoring near the strand - there a lot of moorings there, but enough room in a few areas to drop a hook. It would be a short row to the sandy beach.

I've never noticed anyone around the ferry dock monitoring how long someone ties up. There are a few slips at the ferry dock, which look fairly new.. The Robert Morris Inn now advertises free docking while dining. That might be the reason for installing the slips.

You can also anchor in Town Creek. I've seen people dinghying back and forth, but I'm not sure where they were tying up.
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If you really have your heart set on St Mikes, see if the museum has dock space available for members. Its about $75 to join.
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Re: Oxford, MD

Thanks for the nice and helpful comments.

My wife and I better go to bed now cuz we will wake up early in the morning and head to Oxford. We are so excited like it's like Christmas!
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Fair winds! Let us know how you like it.
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Re: Oxford, MD

If you get to St. Mike`s, you won`t go wrong at the Crab Claw. It might be busy, but there are reasons for it. Good food.
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