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Old 09-22-2015, 10:38 PM   #1
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Don't Miss A Stop In Norfolk-Waterside Marina

Fifth year running we pulled into Waterside Marina in Norfolk. The dock master, John, is very welcoming and helpful with anything you might need. Protected floating docks, fixed sea wall dock, great 30 & 50 amp electric service, two story indoor mall for the ladies and transportation to provision. All at $1.50 pf. One of our favorite stops.
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Old 09-24-2015, 04:57 AM   #2
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It's a shame waterside is closed. That's a fun area.
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:40 AM   #3
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Waterside Marina is open. We are tied up there now. We Will be here until Sunday.
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Fifth year running we pulled into Waterside Marina in Norfolk. The dock master, John, is very welcoming and helpful with anything you might need. Protected floating docks, fixed sea wall dock, great 30 & 50 amp electric service, two story indoor mall for the ladies and transportation to provision. All at $1.50 pf. One of our favorite stops.
That's not to mention a mall and grocery store within walking distance.
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That's a really fun place to dock, though it can be a squeeze getting all the way in there. Plus great things to see and do within walking distance!



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I was under the impression the Waterside Festival Marketplace was closed and supposedly going to be redeveloped as Watersidelive. Perhaps that's what SaltyDawg was referring to? What is open there now? I'd read elsewhere reviews talking about all the closed shops and restaurants?

It seems like a nice marina and should be a great location if everything develops. I imagine too that right now it's not crowded due to the problems with the development beside it.
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I was under the impression the Waterside Festival Marketplace was closed and supposedly going to be redeveloped as Watersidelive. Perhaps that's what SaltyDawg was referring to? What is open there now? I'd read elsewhere reviews talking about all the closed shops and restaurants?



It seems like a nice marina and should be a great location if everything develops. I imagine too that right now it's not crowded due to the problems with the development beside it.

macarthur mall is three blocks away. Two story modern mall with shops for the ladies and Apple Store for the men. Local Pubs, CPK and Starbucks in the mall. Free rides around town by using Electric "Fred" provided by the city. Chrysler Museum and a beautiful newly remodeled City Library. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-27-2015, 08:53 PM   #8
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Can I get into Waterside? Many of the older members remember my old avatar pic with the HOOTERS girls. Well those that ignore history are doomed to repeat it.
We are going to Norfork Naval shipyard to deliver a crane barge in early Oct and need a place for the crew to play, I mean tie up for a couple of weeks. Hooters is closed, but there must be something else around for entertainment.....? Don, Lena and Larry will be sworn to secrecy, or else.
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Can I get into Waterside?
You would be docking on the outside and it should be no problem. It does mean a little wake action and we were only there late afternoon and night finding it fine at that time.
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I don't think wake action will affect me, if I have 21' of water , I will muscle my way in, this boat was in there in 2008 for a visit. We will use pilings instead of dock cleats.
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I don't think wake action will affect me, if I have 21' of water , I will muscle my way in, this boat was in there in 2008 for a visit. We will use pilings instead of dock cleats.
Well, they say 20' but I think where you'll be there's a bit more. You can check with them.
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