Berthage, electricity, gasoline, water, ice, and wet and dry storage are available at the marina on the west bank of Shallotte River, about 0.6 mile above the Intracoastal Waterway. Hull and engine repairs can be made.
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Shallotte Inlet, 19 miles westward of Cape Fear River, is entered over a shifting bar and has a winding entrance. A lighted whistle buoy marks the entrance. The bar channel is subject to continual change, and the buoys marking it are shifted frequently to mark the best water, and therefore not charted. The inlet, used only by local fishermen and not recommended to strangers, provides an access from the sea to the Intracoastal Waterway and to Shallotte River. The river is navigable to the town of Shallotte, about 8 miles above the inlet. In 2008, the river from the Intracoastal Waterway to Shallotte was shoal to bare in several areas; extreme caution is advised. The mean range of tide is 4.6 feet near the inlet and about 3 feet at Shallotte.