Meldrum Bay is a small town at the southern end of a deep, crystal clear bay. When we were there in 1989, the water clarity astounded us. There is excellent shelter from most winds, thanks to the creation of a much improved breakwall system for the harbor. The marina docks have also been greatly improved in the recent past. Meldrum Bay now has excellent docking facilities for overnight transient boaters.
Only about 60 people live in Meldum Bay, so the shoreside facilities are a little sparse. The Meldrum Bay Hotel features excellent dining as prepared by their Hungarian chef. During the summer, local women often bring fresh baked pies down to the dock to sell to visiting boaters. The white freight building on the dock houses the harbormaster's office, where you can purchase charts and marine supplies.
If you need a hot shower, you used to have to (for a $2.00 fee) use the camp showers just up the road, which were just a little "rustic". Those have now been replaced with modern bathroom and shower facilities for the visiting mariner.
When leaving the harbour (as the Canadians spell it), the bay curves gently to the west, revealing Twenty Minute Point.
This article first appeared in 1995.
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