Norfolk Harbor is the official beginning of the ICW. Marker "36" is mile 0. There is an excellent anchorage on the Portsmouth side of the harbor. Very little current and tide here. The Marina on the Norfolk side charges $6 to tie up for a few hours of shopping at the "Waterside"
Mile marker "0" located between Town Point Park and Shopping mall, on the Norfolk side, and the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth is the Official beginning of the ICW.
There is excellent anchorage signified by the circled N below the Naval Hosp.
You can dingy into Town Point "Waterside" for dining and shopping for a fee.
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