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Cocoa Anchorages

Posted by admin | Posted on 04-04-2007

Cocoa Anchorages
Statute Mile: 897
near 28 21.265 North/080 43.286 West (anchorage southwest of Cocoa twin bridges)
near 28 21.313 North/080 42.912 West (anchorage southeast of Cocoa twin bridges)
Location: located east and west of the Waterway channel, a short hop south of the Cocoa twin bridge
Minimum Depth: 6-feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Protection: Fair; but open to southern, southeastern and southwestern winds
Dinghy Dock Access: Dinghies can be docked hard by a public launching ramp area, located south of the Cocoa twin bridges, along the western shores. This dinghy landing lies adjacent to the southwestern anchorage detailed above


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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (4)

Cocoa Village is a great spot to spend a few days – with tons of restaurants to choose from, and arts & crafts fairs to Mardi Gras parties. There is the fancy upscale french restaurant, Cafe Margeaux, Brasas Argentina Steakhouse and a Thai Thai restaurant as well. Lots of shops and walking around, plus a historic theatre and let’s not forget Travis Hardware which has been around since the 1800′s and has any hard-to-find fitting you might need. Merritt Square Mall is about 5 miles away over the bridge for shopping at JC Penney, Sears, Macy’s & Dillards.

Ms Apple’s is closed Sunday and Monday.

In southerly winds when the two anchorages marked here are uncomfortable, there is a nice anchorage Northeast of the bridge near the marked “channel to nowhere”. A dinghy ride along that channel will take you past a bait shack/bar (favor that side as there is a shoal in the middle of the “cove”) on the right to Ms Apple’s Crab Shack offering the best blue crabs on the east coast and lots of fresh fish and shrimp as well as full meals. About a block up the road is a West Marine.

We don’t usually stop at Cocoa but did 4/1/10. Enjoyed the town, huge rootbeer floats at the Village Ice Cream and Sandwich Shoppe and pizza at Ryan’s. The holding is so good that we barely got the anchor out of the tarry bottom. Lots of room for boats.

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