A Happy Review of Newfound Harbor Channel Southerly Anchorage (off Hawk Channel, between Marathon and Key West)
Posted by Claiborne | Posted on 01-10-2011
The anchorage reviewed below is located off Hawk Channel, far closer to Marathon than Key West. There are also several additional anchorages in the immediate region you might consider. Follow the third link below for more choices.
Fantastic, quiet anchorage. The entrance is between 50 and 50A on Hawks Channel. (Directly SE of the channel is some of the best snorking in the Keys, Looe Key.) When entering the channel, keep R”2″ 200′ to starboard. You will pass ritzy Little Palm Island resort (formerly known as Munson Island). It’s so expensive, you’re not even allowed to look at the island or they send you a bill (http://www.littlepalmisland.com). After passing, R”4″, head to G”5″ as there is a shoal in the middle of the channel. After passing G”5″ bear NE to R”6″. We dropped anchor just N of R”6″ (24 38.936N 081 22.637W) There are several unoccupied sailboats permanently anchored and you can drop the hook anywhere. There is no boat traffic to speak of except the small wodden vessel “The Truman” that ferries between Little Palm Island and the mainland.