There are several private marinas, boat ramps and a boatel in the county making it very easy to find a place to store and launch a boat. Many marinas offer both open and covered wet slips along with fuel, ice, bait and other marine services and repairs. Several popular marinas in Mathews can be found here.
With 350 miles of shoreline in Mathews there are hundreds of waterfront homes and building lots that offer anglers the opportunity to have their own private pier making boat access quick and easy. While sandy beaches and tidal marshes make for great views but they are not very well suited for piers. There are however, miles of bays, rivers and creeks offering sufficient water depths of protected waterfront to allow the construction of a pier so the boat can be kept right at home. Shallow areas are well suited for kayaks and small skiffs but typical fishing boats need at least 2 to 4 feet of depth at low tide.
Piers can be built from the shoreline outward to find the amount of water needed at a cost that will typically run from $10,000 to $20,000 depending on the length of the pier.