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Marine Specialties

235 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2102
+1 508-487-1730
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It's a retail store...it's a permanent garage sale...it's a surplus outlet. You've got to be very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Queensbury, New York
Shopping made so fun and festive

My sister and I decided to make this year's Christmas Shopping fun and we did. Marine Specialties... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Kathleen P. G
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Marine Specialties has been a Provincetown landmark for over 50 years. Often known simply as "the army-navy store," Marine Specialties is an eclectic treasure trove of salvage, surplus, slight IRs, closeouts, overruns, misprints, mistakes, spare parts, odd lots, cast-offs, and new and nearly-new items. Over time it's grown to be the kind of jumbled, inclusive, and eccentric "army-navy" store Provincetown deserves. Many people young and old call this their favorite shop. History Started in 1961 by Bob and Elizabeth Patrick as a Retail Mail Order business with a small hand illustrated catalog. Marine Specialties evolved into an eclectic Army Navy store during the 1960's.The Patrick's have traveled the world hunting down the unusual and unique. Since 1970 they have supplied other stores worldwide, although predominantly in the US and Japan. Three generations now work in this long established family business Open Daily in season.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
235 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2102
+1 508-487-1730
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a retail store...it's a permanent garage sale...it's a surplus outlet. You've got to be very patient when shopping here. There's loads of crap. Then every once in a while there's something perfect and just for you. Yes...a great deal is contrived and make believe...More

Thank MikeyBoy12804
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My sister and I decided to make this year's Christmas Shopping fun and we did. Marine Specialties in Provincetown was just the place. Scarves for the brothers from Tipperary Ireland, hats from Ecuador, a little jacket with the sweetest pearl buttons for our best friend,...More

Thank Kathleen P. G
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This store has been a ritual for me since childhood. Always good for a find. Over the years though it has declined. Less random stuff and more chatchky tourist stuff.

Thank apeavey
MARSPEC, General Manager at Marine Specialties, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

More random stuff in the works for 2017, It takes some hunting !

Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

An absolutely horrible place to visit. Eclectic doesn't cover it. Too much stuff crammed inyo too little space. Stear clear and save your money.

Thank MatthewASharp
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We've been going to this store ever since we can remember, (almost 50+ years). It always has some of the coolest stuff we've ever seen. After not being there since we were a kid, nearly 50 years ago, we were amazed to find it still...More

Thank busyman269
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Been going to this place for years but it is just not the same as it once was. Now they seem to be selling items at list price that you can pick up in mainstream stores. Much of the quirkiness seems to have been replace...More

Thank Howland_Owl
Reviewed 23 August 2016

You just never know what you're going to find, which is what makes this shop so much fun. It's not a trip to Ptown without a stop here.

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Starting to get old, same stuff year after year, more and more expensive and so crowded that it's not much fun. Kids usually find a tee or hat or chuchkee but lots of other cool places in town.

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 18 August 2016

If you're interested in walking into the biggest hodgepodge of stuff P'Town has to offer, you have to visit this store. You'll get dizzy looking at all the stuff on the walls, ceiling, just everywhere. There are aisles and aisles of weird stuff you never...More

Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This a kooky store containing all the leftover marine and military items and stuff you will find anywhere. Clothing including uniforms, shirts, sweaters hats etc. is on the floor. Equipment including cameras, flashlight etc., I can't begin to itemize all the items available for purchase...More

Thank Tony C
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