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Dungeness Greyfield Channel Anchorage

Dungeness Greyfield Channel Anchorage
Statute Mile: 711.5
Lat/Lon: 30 46.235 North/081 28.240 West
Location: on the wide channel running west of Cumberland Island, northeast of the ICW’s flashing buoy #34
Minimum Depth: 8-feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 55 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair; open to northern southern and southwestern winds

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (14)

  1. Steve Lancaster -  March 25, 2014 - 3:46 pm

    A well protected anchorage. Tide is about 6 ft. Seacamp dock is the most popular, but further N is quieter. Park entry is $4 for seven consecutive days.
    Steve Lancaster

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  2. Marc and Shelley Colby -  April 25, 2013 - 10:00 am

    We spent a night at this anchorage. We went up the channel past the Park Services dock and opposite the next private dock further north. We anchored in firm mud of 8 ft. It was peaceful and quiet. The next morning we dinghied over to the Park Services dock and walked across the island to the beach. The oak tree forest was spectacular. We were there at 9:00 am and had the entire beach as far north or south as we could see all to ourselves. It was beautiful. We walked the beach south to the path that takes you to the ruins of the Carniege home. After walking the grounds we walked back north on the central road back to our dinghy. It was a pleasant morning and well worth the
    trip.
    Marc and Shelley Colby
    M/V Rock Chalk
    Endeavour 44 Trawlercat

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  3. Jack Pholeric -  April 24, 2013 - 8:33 am

    We anchored in 14 feet of water close to low tide. Dingyed to shore and tide up. We walked over to the ocean and then along the parrell trails. It is still beautiful. Consider a life time National Park pass if over 62. It covers the fee. We did not have time go to the museum.
    Jack Pholeric

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  4. Glen and Jill Moore -  October 29, 2012 - 10:44 am

    Cumberland Island has always been one of our favorite destinations and anchorages. There is much history, nature and beauty to be enjoyed. Many of our cruising friends just sailed by Cumberland Island on their annual treks up and down the east coast. After convincing them to stop at Cumberland, they stayed 5 days, exploring many areas of the island. They now visit every year.
    Glen and Jill Moore
    DeFever 40* Last Dance*

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  5. Mike -  October 29, 2012 - 9:55 am

    We have camped on Cumberland and boated there many times. The last time we took our son, his wife and two granddaughters and our Golden Retriever Midas to the north end ocean side for some fun on the beach.
    Mike

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  6. Mike and Mary Dickens -  August 22, 2012 - 2:12 pm

    We recently took our trawler, the Patricia Ann, on a 4-day cruise over to Cumberland Island, our favorite anchorage. We wanted to look for the white deer and walk the deserted beaches at dawn. We saw the white deer several years ago…actually we just caught a brief glimpse of them in the distance. Ever since, we have gone in search of white deer! They are not albinos but real white deer.
    We were up at 5 AM each morning as usual; the coffee was just beginning to brew and the aroma was delightful. And just a little while later, with coffee in hand, we watched from the flybridge as the sun began her climb over the horizon. A beautiful day was beginning with not a cloud in the sky.
    As we began our day with showers and breakfast, it dawned on us just how fortunate live-aboard cruisers really are. We can leave the dock for days on end and truly understand the term “freedom” and “independence”.
    Read more of our exploration of this island wilderness………
    http://paradiseyachtsales.blogspot.com/2011/03/trawler-living-aboard-tip-exploration.html
    Mike and Mary Dickens
    Paradise Yachts

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  7. Leigh Hough -  November 30, 2010 - 4:15 pm

    We stayed here for three nights, November 18-20. We rate it as the best reason to deploy the dinghy anywere on the ICW. The holding was great, there was plenty of room – there were 15 sailboats plus multiple powerboats at one point during our stay – using many different parts of the anchorage. It would probably hold twice that many.
    Going ashore and walking to the beach with our picnic (honor charge, $4/person, worth every penny) was one of the highlights of our trip south.
    There is reasonable protection from the east, less so from the west, and relatively little from north and south, but if you are well set you would be okay.

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  8. Dick Litchfield -  May 22, 2010 - 7:01 pm

    Great anchorage and spot to visit. We visited the island and would like to do it again on the next trip.
    Holding was good for us despite reports of problems by other cruisers. We experienced a calm anchoring, but the anchorage is exposed to just about all wind directions. Wind with opposing current could make for a bumpy time.

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  9. Capt Bill, s/v Kittiwake -  November 6, 2009 - 5:02 pm

    Kittiwake, a Cape Doty 28 with CQR #25, and 25 feet 3/8″ chain, had no problem holding there, with a little opposing tide/wind – the island off port bow gives some nice protection from N, and bugs can blow off as well. The Cumberland Island ferry was extremely polite, slowing down as she past, as did the hotel boat.

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  10. Randy Pickelmann -  July 23, 2009 - 11:27 am

    Cumberland Island is a “must see”. There is a good anchorage there and you can take your pick of Park Service docks to tie up and go ashore. Truly an exceptional spot. Also, if the opportunity presents itself, anchor off Ft. Frederica for a night and go ashore for a look around.
    Regards,
    Randy Pickelmann
    Hard Aground in Clearwater
    MORNING STAR

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  11. Mike and Pat Sullivan -  July 23, 2009 - 11:23 am

    Don’t miss Cumberland Island just across the GA border at mile 711. Jeff and Susie Parker on “Idyll Time” suggested it, and we stopped here yesterday. The anchoage just off shore is perfect, and the island is spectacular. There are trees and other vegetation that is breathtaking, a beach that is nearly deserted and stretches for miles, old homes to see, endless hiking trails, and so on. It’s beautiful. Thanks Jeff and Susie.
    Mike and Pat Sullivan
    Aboard Irish Ayes – Gulfstar 44
    Anchored off Cumberland Island

    We definately second the second recommendation. Cumberland Island is truly spectacular. The wild horses let us get quite close for good photos as did the armadillos. It would be a crime not to stop and go ashore to explore this gem of an island.
    Melanie and John Wood
    m/v Diamond Lil

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  12. John & Pat Rodgers -  July 22, 2009 - 11:39 am

    Subject: Cumberland Island Anchorage
    Cruising News: I was surprised to read the posting about poor holding at Cumberland. We anchored Summertime just off the Sea Camp Dock over the New Year’s holiday as we have done many times in the past. Using a 35# CQR and 100 feet of chain in 20 feet, we were indeed secure even with 30 knot gusts on the first. True, the anchorage is open to the SW, but in any other wind, it is OK. Don’t miss the chance to anchor here and dingy ashore to explore one of the most interesting and beautiful islands in the SE.
    John & Pat Rodgers

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