From 2005-2008 I docked and lived in Salt
Ponds Marina Resort in Hampton. I believe Cindy was the dockmaster and everyone there was amazing. At the time the prices were very reasonable based on my limited knowledge. I was paying just under $200/mo. for a 32 foot slip. This was of course with an annual contract
was not included. I think electric
was $0.10/kwh. They strongly supported liveaboards with no fee and free mail service because they felt (and rightfully so) that liveaboards provide a necessary and free security
service. No obligation or anything. Just good people being good people. I would hope that nothing has changed for the worse and if that's the case then I strongly recommend this marina.
Also had floating docks, clean bath house, laundry
facility, and amazing scenery for its location.
I'm a novice
and this is one of only two places I've ever docked (currently "docked" in a house in Baltimore
City). I felt it was worth the cost to feel so secure and in such a peacful and friendly community.
There is/was a great dive bar about a mile down the road called The Brass Lantern. Had $0.25 wings on Monday nights. The wing sauce is the best I've ever had and was made from scratch by the bar owner from his home garden.
Sorry to go off on tangents. Brings up a lot of fond memories. Check 'em out.