Dock Accessories for Every Hobby

September 2022 Multimedia ShoreMaster

While boating is the obvious choice for waterfront activities, it’s far from the only hobby you can do on the water. From the easy-going nature-lovers to the social butterflies to the extreme watersports players, the shoreline offers many opportunities to do what you love. What’s more, with the right boat dock accessories, you can enjoy doing the things you love more easily. We’ve found dock accessories for a range of waterfront hobbies and  sorted them by pastime below.


Fishing in your own backyard is a great way to unwind. It’s even better when you have the right accessories for it. A fisher’s life is so much easier when they have a fishing rod holder that can attach to the side of the dock to hold their rod while they get a drink or watch the kids. If you’re the type to eat what you catch, there are even fish cleaning tables that can let you prepare the freshest meat right on your dock!


Whether you’re an aspiring Olympian or just doing laps to stay healthy, your waterfront property can be the perfect place to swim. Make it easy to get into and out of the water every time with a swim ladder or steps. Steps and ladders can come in different step numbers and feature slip-resistant textures, handrails, and pivoting functionality to keep them up and out of the way when not in use.

Kayaking or Paddleboarding

Watersports are much easier to partake in when the supplies are stored on the dock. Consider a basic watersport rack specific to your sport or netting that can fit up in your canopy to store things overhead. No matter how much space you’re working with or what you do on the water, there’s an option that fits your needs.


Family time, neighborhood happy hours, holiday parties, and getting together with friends are all magical when done on the water. Prepare for your party with playlists, décor, and dock accessories. You should have plenty of dockside seating to go around, tables to set drinks and food on, and even a dockside grill to serve up a great meal. Lighting options—whether on the dock leg caps or up in the canopy—can not only keep the party going long into the night and set the mood but make it easier for everyone to see where they’re walking.


If you watch wildlife or just need a break, a dock is a perfect place to retreat to for rest and relaxation. You can listen to the sounds of nature from your private dock, quietly read, watch the sunset with a glass of wine, or however you enjoy your time. Consider comfy dockside furniture, dock umbrellas, and other accessories that can give you your personal getaway right at home.

Other Accessories

Not all dock accessories are about fun and games, but they can make getting to the good times easier. Seasonal boaters with the right shoreline would benefit from investing in a wheel kit that can attach to sectional dock legs to make installation and removal easier. Dock corner bumpers and guides can protect your boat and dock alike from impacts, and a canopy and cover can protect watercraft and people from weather and debris.

Whether you’re getting serious about a new hobby or just want to unwind, dock accessories are available to suit every hobby. A dock system that looks great, performs well, and lets you live your waterfront dreams.

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