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49. Punta Blanco Inner Anchorage

49. Punta Blanco Inner Anchorage
Statute Mile 23
Lat/Lon: near 26 40.673 North/082 13.616 West
Location: will be found on the charted bubble of deep water virtually surrounded by Punta Blanco
Minimum Depth: 4-6 feet, BUT even a slight mistake in the unmarked entrance channel can land you in 2 feet of water or less
Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 36 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: excellent

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  1. Duane Ising -  December 13, 2013 - 3:31 pm

    We can attest from a dinghy visit and speaking with those anchored there, that is a nice spot, with a few caveats. If a large boat gets there first and takes up the middle of the deep water, it is tough for another larger boat to fit.

    Second, as the description states, it is VERY easy to wind up aground, as we did. It is not always possible to read the water depth visually.

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  2. Jean Thomason -  November 30, 2013 - 9:38 am

    If you are looking for a secluded anchorage to hide out from a strong wind, this is the spot! Getting in with a chartplotter isn’t nearly as daunting as it used to be without one- just watch the depth sounder. There is a small sand “beach” where you can land with the dinghy. We didn’t, but a local boat pulled right up on the sand and the folks went exploring. A long dinghy ride from the state park though.

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