Buck’s Harbor

44° 20' 2"N , 068° 44' 28"W

South Brooksville

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Photo: US Harbors

Buck’s Harbor is a well-protected harbor at the western end of the Eggmoggin Reach that is sheltered on all sides. It is a calm harbor great for paddleboarding and kayaking. Bucks Harbor Yacht Club has two guest moorings. Just a short walk from the BHYC is the Buck’s Harbor Market, but better get there early if you want the fresh pastries! These sell out quickly!

Approach & Cautions

Photo: US Harbors

Approach from either side of Harbor Island, but stay close to the middle of the channel. Look for the red and greens that mark the channel. Most importantly, in the middle of the anchorage is Harbor Ledge — be careful of the rock there!

aerial view of Bucks Harbor showing the island and surrounding waters.

Click the chart to open Navionics.

Not to be used for Navigation.

Docking, Anchorages, or Moorings

There are two Buck’s Harbor Yacht Club guest moorings available on a first come, first served basis. The outermost mooring, B330, says 35’ max; the more northerly mooring, B076, says 40’ max. Buck’s Restaurant also has three moorings for those lucky enough to reserve them early. Call Allie Woods at (207) 214-2170 or [email protected]. Buck’s Harbor Marina is now closed but some of their moorings have pennants; be aware there’s an ongoing lawsuit. Dropping the hook is possible in Lems Cove to the east but be sure to stay out of the channel.

Call Buck’s Harbor Yacht Club for questions about guest moorings: (207) 326-0556 (monitored weekends beginning mid-June, daily July and August)

Getting Ashore

Photo: Bucks Harbor Yacht Club photo by Linda Lewis

Buck’s Harbor Yacht Club has dinghy docks open to the public.

  • Buck’s Restaurant is “New American” restaurant open Tues.-Sat. Reservations recommended, 207-326-8688.
  • Buck’s Harbor Market has a pretty good grocery selection, pastries in the morning, and sells take-out items like fish chowder, pizzas, wings, and sandwiches. Call or check their website for this year’s hours, 207-326-8683
  • The Farmer’s Market is held in front of the Market on Tuesdays at 9:30am
  • The Post Office is about a 2-mile walk, on Coastal Road. Turn left at the stop sign. Farther up the hill is the town library.

There are not any hikes within a close distance. Seven minutes by car is Lookout Rock, which is a a Maine Coast Heritage Trust preserve. The half-mile hike provides beautiful panoramic views of Eggemoggin Reach, Penobscot Bay, and beyond.

front porch of Bucks Harbor Yacht Club


What CCA Members are saying:

One of our favorite places for the protection, the historic yacht club, the historic Condon's Garage (One Morning in Maine), and a great restaurant.

woman wearing sunglasses and safety harness

Jane Babbitt

A beautiful spot. We found many available moorings in July, 2021 and spent a peaceful night there.

Ernie Godshalk

Ernie Godshalk

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