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Bull Creek Anchorages

Statute Mile: 565.5
Lat/Lon:
32 09.496 North/080 51.089 North (southern anchorage)
32 09.878 North/080 51.370 West
Location: on the waters of Bull Creek, east of the ICW’s flashing daybeacon #34
Minimum Depth: 8-feet
Swing Room:
Sufficient room for vessels as large as 48 feet in southern anchorage
Sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet in northern, upstream anchorage
Foul Weather Shelter:
Fair in southern anchorage, open to southerly winds
Excellent in northern, upstream anchorage

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (7)

  1. Roger Long -  May 2, 2013 - 9:34 am

    Bull Creek, one of my favorite anchorages. I go up around the first bend and anchor off the dock. There is some shallow water there so you don’t need to put out too much rode. However, it drops off fast so you want to be sure you don’t drag into the hole at the bend in a strong westerly wind. There can be enough fetch in such conditions to make it less comfortable than you might expect. Some boat traffic going to and from Bluffton by the back way.
    I took this video in Bull Creek:
    http://www.cruisingonstrider.us/videos/BullCreekBuffet.wmv
    14.93 meg, 2 minute, Windows Media video.
    Roger Long
    S/V Strider

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  2. Carl -  August 25, 2011 - 9:47 pm

    Spent a wonderful evening here August 21, 2011. 20 feet of depth. Payed out 150 feet of rode and spent a nice evening. Plenty of room for me and any passing boating traffic. Much more reasonable than Hilton Head.

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  3. Michael Seguin (SOUL MATE) -  June 6, 2010 - 10:56 am

    We have anchored here several times. Other than the occasional wake, it is a wonderfully calm spot. A big thrill we experienced here was when a large sea turtle, with a head as big as a basketball, swam between my wife’s float & our boat! What a magnificent sight he was! Nice depth & good protection. Highly recommended!

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  4. Jean Thomason (DOVEKIE) -  April 11, 2010 - 5:52 pm

    Anchored here 4-9-10 in the area between two anchors on the chartlet. Two other boat also there. Some wakes from small boats. Larger cruise boats went by slowly. Nice setting. No-see-ums in the morning. Lots of swing room and good protection from north winds and some from the south or east, more open to west.

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  5. Rick Emerson -  November 13, 2009 - 9:02 pm

    Bull Creek has excellent protection from northerly winds if you can get around the first large bend and behind a large stand of trees. Depths are varied from 30′+ to beginning to verge on shoal. Additionally, there is some small boat traffic on occasion plus a small RO-RO (Rip Rap II) passed, carrying a big SUV and horse van. Holding is good in the current we experienced (somewhat under a knot?) and in gusty winds to 20-25 kts.

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  6. James Lea -  September 11, 2009 - 9:54 am

    Yes, two years ago we weathered a storm anchored about 1.6 miles up where the creek turns west. Another half mil up or so you can land the dinghy on an abandoned road for a walk ashore.
    James Lea
    S/V Estelle
    Bristol 41.1

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  7. Bill & Susan Randall -  July 22, 2009 - 9:31 am

    A year ago we anchored just to the west of the first turn in Bull Creek and had no problems – I’m glad that I didn’t proceed further.
    Bill & Susan Randall
    SV Calypso
    Sabre 38

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