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Awendaw Creek Anchorage

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-14-2007

Awendaw Creek Anchorage
Statute Mile: 435.5
Lat/Lon: 33 02.070 North/079 32.307 West
Location: main entrance to the creek cuts south, just west of AICW marker #47 – BE SURE to enter this anchorage ONLY by way of its easternmost (northernmost) mouth
Minimum Depth: 6 feet, but use of a GPS chartplotter is recommended to help avoid several charted, but unmarked shoals as the creek’s primary entrance swings to the east
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, but somewhat open to strong easterly blows

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (8)

Anchored out at Awendaw Creek last night on a trip from Charleston to Georgetown. Got in after dark and anchored up with no problem. A little recreational shrimping boat traffic until about 10 p.m. Beautiful evening. Surprisingly, you can still see the lights of Charleston from this far off.
Jeff and Gina Scott

We spent an enjoyable night anchored in Awendaw Creek last night with two other sailboats. We entered Awendaw Creek at R48 on the north side of the creek to avoid clearly visible shoaling to the south side of the entrance. The tide was high when we approached and anchored and almost to peak when we left the next morning. Carina, our 34-foot sailboat, draws 4-1/2 feet and had no problem. Terrain is open marshland. Even the no-seeums weren’t horrible
We entered the creek on a high tide, avoiding the visible shoaled area on the south side of the entrance. We anchored in about 15 feet, surrounded by unprotected marshlands. It was a beautiful, quiet anchorage when we were there. The no-seeums hardly showed up. We left on a rising tide the next morning with no problems. Carina, a 34-foot sailboat, draws 4-1/2′. Read the tides, keep your eyes open when you enter and leave and enjoy the anchorage.
Captain Kent

Oct 10 we anchored at Awendaw Creek turned the corner in charted 13 feet but saw 16 feet, surprisingly very quiet night even though it appears to be wide open.
Doug Cordello

Anchored here on 10/1/2012-all positive comments on this anchorage are true. Went in at 1 hour before low tide and never had less than 8′ and mostly double digits in the anchorage. “No-seeum’s” came out at sundown but an “Off” coil kept them to a minimum.

We anchored in Awendaw Creek at mile 436. We motored a swing circle and found the charted depths accurate. We dropped right over the 8 foot mark on the chart.
Awendaw was beautiful and without the strong reversing tide we had experienced further south. Despite the wind trailing off, we had no bugs. The river is part of a wildlife preserve and the sounds of every kind of bird call rose from Bull Bay at daybreak. The fishing boys scramble through the anchorage at daybreak but are on plane.
Max Miller

Awendaw Creek Anchorage…..we also anchored there just last evening and it was perfect! The waters were calm and no winds. And the hook set every easily! Plenty of room. Will surely return there when heading back up north.
Ed and Eva Higginson aboard S/V “Makai”

Leaving Georgetown, SC heading to Charleston on 1/14/11 we found a great anchorage off Marker 48A to the port side heading south in Awendaw Creek. Great width, depth for larger boats. Protected from all directions except easterly. We anchored in and around back side. Our ICW cruising guide show anchorage near mouth of creek, there is plenty of depth to go up and around. You can find 8ft, behind point, and 25ft. in the inlet opening, with plenty of swing room for our 43ft. Shannon so one can anchor where they are most comfortable.
Susan and Bob Dawson

We anchored in Awendaw Creek two nights ago and found it to be an excellent anchorage. The straight shot in showed no less than 19 feet (the charted shoal at the mouth seems to be non-existent). Once you go around the hook to the left, it shallows to 9-12 feet with lots of swinging room. Room for at least 20 boats. Compared notes with folks who did Graham Creek, I would vote for Awendaw.
Allen and Judy Ames

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