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Archive For: Anchorages10 ICW, Beaufort River to Calibogue Sound and Hilton Head Island

  • Northerly Beaufort River Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 538
    Lat/Lon: near 32 25.091 North/080 40.628 West
    Location: lies on the waters east of the charted marsh island, which is itself, east of flashing daybeacon #214
    Minimum Depth: 10-feet, if and only if you enter from the south
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair; open to southern and southeastern winds

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  • Battery Creek Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 542
    Lat/Lon: near 32 22.540 North/080 42.063 West
    Location: on the waters of Battery Creek (northeast of the AICW’s flashing buoy #41) , west of unlighted daybeacon #47
    Minimum Depth: 15 to 22 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 55 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to good; open to southeastern and western winds

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  • Cowen Creek Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 544.5
    Lat/Lon: near 32 22.556 North/080 37.977 West
    Location: on the waters of Cowen Creek, immediately southwest of this stream’s juncture with Distant Island Creek
    Minimum Depth: 15+ foot depths, but you must negotiate several unmarked shoals between Beaufort River and the anchorage to maintains these soundings
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Good, but open to strong southwesterly winds

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  • Skull Creek Anchorages

    Statute Mile: 553.50—northerly entrance
    Lat/Lon:
    32 15.407 North/080 44.565 West (northern anchorage)
    32 15.162 North/080 44.684 West (southern anchorage)
    Location: along the easternmost branch or Skull Creek south of the ICW’s flashing daybeacon #6
    Minimum Depth: 8-feet
    Swing Room:
    sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet in northern anchorage
    Sufficient room for vessels as large as 34 feet in southern anchorage
    Foul Weather Shelter: Good, but northern anchorage is open to strong northerly winds

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  • Mackay Creek Anchorages

    Statute Mile: 558
    Lat/Lon:
    32 14.410 North/080 47.021 West (anchorage south of Buzzard Island)
    32 15.527 North/080 46.351 West (anchorage southwest of unlighted daybeacon #8)
    Location: on the waters of Mackay Creek between this stream’s intersection with northern Calibogue Sound and its northern juncture with the Chechessee River
    Minimum Depth: 6 feet, but there are many unmarked shoals flanking the channel
    Special Comment: Your vessel must be able to clear a 25-foot fixed bridge to access these anchorages, and the use of a GPS chartplotter is recommended when navigating these waters
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter:
    Good for southerly anchorage, but open to southern winds
    Excellent for northerly anchorage

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  • Jarvis Creek Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 559
    Lat/Lon: near 32 12.587 North/080 46.208 West
    Location: on the eastern shores of northern Calibogue Sound, south of Jenkins Islands and east of flashing daybeacon #1
    Minimum Depth: 7-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 34 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very good, but open to westerly winds, and surrounding marsh grass shores do not give sufficient shelter in especially heavy weather

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  • Middle Marsh Island Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 563.5
    Lat/Lon: near 32 10.666 North/080 48.163 West
    Location: on the broad and charted but unmarked channel northwest of Middle Marsh Island, north of unlighted daybeacon #30
    Minimum Depth: 12+ feet, but an extensive unmarked shoal must be bypassed
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair; open to southwestern and northeaster winds

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  • Bryan Creek Anchorage

    Statute Mile: 563.5
    Lat/Lon: near 32 10.593 North/080 49.404 West
    Location: off Calibogue Sound’s northwestern banks well west of unlighted daybeacon #30
    Minimum Depth: 7-feet, but unmarked shoals at creek’s entrance must be successfully bypassed
    Special Comment: Use of a GPS chartplotter is recommended to safely enter this anchorage
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Very good

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