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Discover Belmont Bay
Belmont Bay Marina is beautifully positioned on the banks of the Occoquan River. This elite neighborhood is now accessible to Carefree Boat Club Members. You don’t have to live there to have access to this ideal setting.
Location and Access
Belmont Bay Harbor is strategically located on the Occoquan at the start of a No Wake Zone. It provides convenient access to the Potomac River unlike any other marina on the Occoquan. The No Wake Zone guarantees a serene natural environment while also ensuring all docked vessels are undisturbed. This marina is just 16 miles from Alexandria, 10 miles from Quantico and less than 20 miles from Reagan National Airport. Conveniently locked, yet serenely tucked away, Belmont Bay is a beautiful spot for your next boat ride.
The floating dock system with Brazilian Walnut contains 158 boat slips ranging from 30 to 50 feet in length.
Electrical power service is available in 30 and 50 amps, depending upon slip size. Other amenities include unleaded gas and diesel fuel docks, laundry, two pump-out stations, gated security access to docks, showers, ships store, Wi-Fi, ample parking, and nearby VRE station. Visit the harbor master building and get Belmont Bay merchandise.
Things to Do Near the Marina
Belmont Bay is a leisure boaters paradise, surrounded by parks and natural preserve. To the south of the marina, you’ll boat past the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge where you can spend the afternoon bird and wildlife watching. Across the bay from the marina is Mason Neck State Park where you can enjoy several hundred acres of forests, diverse wildlife, wetlands, and hiking trails. At the southern tip of Mason Neck State Park is a modest sand cliff accessible by boat where children hunt for shark’s teeth deposited 56 million years ago. The area is also home to bald eagles and other birds.
Travel up the Occoquan river to the quaint town of Occoquan where you’ll find our sister marina location. Dock your boat and visit the town’s restaurants and shops and annual craft fairs.
When you reach the Potomac River, you may head upstream towards Mount Vernon and Washington DC, or downstream towards the Chesapeake Bay. There are two small tributaries in this area: Neabsco Creek in Dale City, Virginia and Mattawoman Creek, bordered by Smallwood State Park on the Maryland side of the Potomac. Mattawoman Creek offers quiet places to anchor and enjoy your time with family and friends as well as areas perfect for waterskiing and tubing. The fishing is also excellent here and annual professional bass fishing tournaments are held at Mattawoman due to the abundant largemouth bass.
You may also want to drop by Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant and Crabhouse, a popular boaters destination on the Virginia side of the Potomac in Dumfries, Virginia, about 6 miles south of the Occoquan River. Club members tie up on the long dock and occasionally overnight there on our Sea Ray cruisers.
For more excitement, exit the bay and head north up the Potomac River to DC or Annapolis, both under an hour’s boat ride away. If you travel north up the river you’ll pass Chapman State Park and Fort Washington or keep cruising to get to the National Harbor. Alexandria and Georgetown are also beautiful day-trips from this serene marina.
Members have access to an unrivaled fleet of boats at our Belmont Bay location. These boats are never for rent to the public and they are not for sale. They are exclusively for use by our members. Visit our boats page for full fleet details.
Become a Member
Contact our membership director (using the form at right) to schedule a tour