A marina with about 100 berths, gasoline, and a launching ramp is on the NE side of Waldport.
There are several marinas along the river above Waldport; most have berths and gasoline. Outboard engine repairs can be made at a marina about 3 miles above the mouth.
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The N point of Alsea Bay is low, broad, and sandy, but the S point is an abrupt sandstone cliff about 100 feet high, covered with trees. The entrance has a shifting bar with a depth of about 6 feet. With a rising tide, the bar fills in with sand and the full effect of the tide cannot be counted on. There are considerable fishing and crabbing in the bay and river, but boats rarely cross the bar.
The fixed bridge of the Oregon Coast Highway crossing Alsea Bay, a mile inside the entrance, has a clearance of 66 feet.
The river, marked by seasonal private buoys, is navigable by small craft to about 10 miles above the mouth.
Waldport, a mile inside the entrance, is the principal settlement.