Why are we redeveloping our marina?
Like many marinas along the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), Belle Isle is experiencing significantly reduced hours of access from the water because of recent 1000-year flooding bringing increased silt into this watershed (2015), Hurricane Matthew (2016), and Hurricane Irma (2017) and, chiefly, because the U.S. Coast Guard is no longer dredging the ICW.
Belle Isle has the closest full service marina location to the Gulf Stream in South Carolina, and is one of the premier marinas on the eastern seaboard of the United States. Our unique location brings a frequent dredging burden and we are in the planning phase of a project to reduce the frequency and financial burden of a costly maintenance dredge two or even three times each decade.
Winyah Bay is the East Coast’s third largest watershed and the area’s largest salt water marsh estuary, where fishing abounds.
Belle Isle Marina's redevelopment, when complete, will offer a return to premier boat dockage facilities.
Residents are accessing the water around the tidal cycle using public boat ramps as well as our marina.
The marina grill is closed for the season and will reopen in 2019.
Watch for updates on the redevelopment project and make your plans to enjoy the water with us soon.