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Palm Bay Marina
59 Cocoa to Vero Beach
Navigational Information
Lat: 28°1.903' N Long: 80°34.761' W  Tide: n/a  Current: n/a Chart: 11472
Rep. Depths (MLW): Entry: 4 ft. Fuel Dock: 4 ft. Max Slip/Moor: 4 ft./—
Access: Southwest of U.S. 1 Bridge across Turkey Creek

Marina Facilities (In Season/Off Season)
Fuel: Gasoline
Slips: 55 Total, 2 Transient  Max LOA: 40 ft.  Max Beam: 14 ft.
  Rate (per ft.): Day $1.50  Week n/a  Month $6
  Power: 30 amp Incl., 50 amp n/a, 100 amp n/a, 200 amp n/a
  Cable TV: No  Dockside Phone: No
  Dock Type: Wood, Alongside, Fixed, Short Fingers, Pilings
Moorings: 0 Total  Launch: n/a
  Rate: Day n/a  Week n/a  Month n/a
Heads: 2 Toilet(s), 2 Shower(s)
Internet: No  Laundry: None
Pump-Out: On-Site, 1 Central, n/a InSlip  Fee: n/a  Closed Heads: Yes

Marina Operations
Owner/Manager: Chris Green  Dockmaster: Same
In-Season: Year-round, 8:30am-5pm  Off-Season: n/a
After-Hours Arrival: Tie up to fuel dock and check with ships' store in am
Reservations: Yes, Preferred  Credit Cards: Visa/MC
Discounts: None
Pets: Welcome  Handicap Access: Yes, Heads, Docks
Palm Bay Marina
4350 Dixie Highway Northeast, Palm Bay, FL  32905
Tel: (321) 723-0851  VHF: Monitor Ch. 73  Talk n/a
Fax: (321) 723-0447  Alternate Tel: none
Email: n/a  Web: www.palmbaymarina.com
Nearest Town: Palm Bay (1 mi.)  Tourist Info: (321) 724-5400

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Marina Services and Boat Supplies
Services - Docking Assistance, Trash Disposal  Supplies - On Site: Bait/Tackle, Ships' Store   Near: Propane   Under 1 Mile: Ice Cube   1-3 Miles: Ice Block   3+ Miles: West Marine (Melbourne, 4 mi.)  
Restaurants and Accommodations
Under 1 Mile: Motel (Day's Inn 951-0350, $50-80)   1-3 Miles: Restaurant (Yellow Dog Cafe 956-3332, L: $9-16, D: $16-34, gourmet waterfront dining)   3+ Miles: Inn/B&B (Crane Creek 768-6416, $100-150, 4 mi.)  
Recreation and Entertainment
On Site: Boat Rentals (skiffs, canoes, kayaks), Picnic Area    1-3 Miles: Beach, Bowling (723-7400), Dive Shop (Hatt's 723-5932), Fitness Center, Pool, Movie Theater (Roxy 722-0770), Video Rental (Blockbuster), Park, Cultural Attract (Andretti Thrill Park 956-6707), Sightseeing (Turkey Creek Wildlife Sanctuary 952-3433)   3+ Miles: Golf Course (Palm Gardens 723-3182, 5 mi.)  
 
Provisioning and General Services
Near: Convenience Store, Wine/Beer, Newsstand   Under 1 Mile: Green Grocer, Bank/ATM, Barber, Clothing Store (Beall's Outlet), Biz Services, Laundry, Library (Palm Bay 952-4519), Protestant Church (Baptist)   1-3 Miles: Bakery, Deli, Fishmonger (Crane Creek 723-8171), Liquor Store (ABC 723-6050), Supermarket (Publix 727-8085), Bookstore, Buying Club (BJ's 956-8660), Department Store (Kmart 725-8550), Pharmacy (CVS), Post Office (Malabar), Shops   3+ Miles: Catholic Church (St. Joseph's, 4 mi.)  
Transportation
On Call: Airport Svce (Executive 453-4044), Rental Car (Enterprise 676-2426), Taxi (Yellow 723-1234)   Under 1 Mile: Bus (SCAT633-1878)   Airport: Melbourne Int'l 723-6227 (6 mi.)
Medical Services
911 Service On Call: Ambulance   1-3 Miles: Chiropractor, Dentist, Doctor, Holistic Services, Optician, Veterinarian   Hospital: Palm Bay Community 434-8000 (3 mi.)
Setting — Palm Bay Marina is tucked in a small cove on the south side of Turkey Creek, on the west side of the U.S. 1 Bridge. Entrance to the marina is controlled not only by the 4-ft. depth at low water, but by the bridge itself, which offers only 15-ft. clearance at best, depending on the flow of freshwater from the dam at Tillman Canal upstream.

Marina Notes — This marina has been serving smaller power boaters since 1950 and now has a small ships' store, a 5T Travelift, wet and dry storage, and service for many basic boating needs. There is limited space for transients. Palm Bay Marina is a dealer for Star Craft Boats, and rents small boats and canoes on site.

Notable — Turkey Creek runs from the series of canals and wetlands past residential neighborhoods until it meets the Indian River here. An easy canoe or kayak paddle leads to the Turkey Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, an estuarine preserve founded through the local ecological interest, with plenty of birds and other wildlife along the route. The Sanctuary has a boardwalk and nature trails through the unique wetland habitat of the Creek, and offers small canoe access to Palm Bay Library, one of Brevard County's many fine public libraries, all of which have Internet access.
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