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North Palm Beach – Lake Worth Anchorage

North Palm Beach – Lake Worth Anchorage
Statute Mile: 1014
Lat/Lon: near 26 50.342 North/080 03.263 West
Location: lies on the charted deep patch of water in the northern tip of Lake Worth
Minimum Depth:: 9-feet
Special Note: The city of North Palm Beach may charge you for anchoring on these waters and/or limit your time to stay here.
Swing Room: restricted only by other vessels in this anchorage
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, open to southern and southeastern winds


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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (10)

  1. Plan B -  February 20, 2014 - 3:01 pm

    Good news! we anchored at this location, took dinghy to the bridge and walked to all teh local stores. No problems. It should be mentioned the landing for dinks is a high crime area and is highly recommended to lock your dinghy. I never had any problems of the years, but do not take a chance. No one has come to collect at anchor. A great area to rest.

  2. Davit -  August 20, 2012 - 9:22 am

    I had used this landing [beach north of Little Lake Worth Bridge] for several cruises. Last time I was there the bridge was being worked on and a sign said I would be arrested for trespassing if I left my dingy. I was just going to Publix and had nowhere else to leave the dink. I tied up and 15 min later was back. A note tied to my dink said “you are trespassing and I am watching. If I see this boat here again I will be calling the sheriff and you will be arrested”. I thought it funny that the guy had to have ALSO trespassed to tie his note to my dink. I ripped it up and left.

  3. Capt. Bob, MY Allez -  August 20, 2012 - 9:21 am

    I have spent three weeks in a row anchored in North Lake Worth. No one will fine you or hassle you in the anchorage unless possibly you anchor to the West of the White buoy at the far end past Old Port Cove Marina, which marks the Boundary of the county and city I believe. There was a huge Power Cat 80 ft at least anchored there in November and still there in March when we came through one year. Enjoy this super anchorage.
    Capt. Bob, MY Allez

  4. Ron -  January 16, 2012 - 5:24 pm

    Cruising News:
    The popular dinghy landing spot at the north end of Lake Worth will be closed starting January 21, 2012. The bridge next to the landing will be undergoing reconstruction. Signs are posted, telling cruisers to remove everything from the spot by the 21st. There’s no clear alternative landing spot.

  5. Claiborne -  April 27, 2011 - 9:51 am

    Anchorage is perfect & free! Shopping is 1 city block from the North end of Old Port Cove anchorage with Groceries and CVS as well as the infamos Carmines with the finest of wines,cheeese,sea food of all kinds and meats & fish of the finest quality anywhere. Shopping for the ladies as well. Anchor or Marina it does not get any better.
    Almost Heaven

  6. Claiborne -  February 22, 2010 - 10:41 am

    North Lake Worth anchorage SM 1014.2
    Very quiet and well-protected. We entered by turning east just south of G27 per Skipper Bob and following the channel around behind the condos. there were quite a few boats there, mostly sailboats, but we found plenty of swinging room in the northeast corner. Holding was excellent, but winds were light. Anchor came up clean.
    Bill Root

  7. Claiborne -  January 12, 2010 - 10:56 am

    Good Afternoon,
    We anchored in North Palm Beach last week and it was a very pleasant spot to anchor with lots of other boats. I have attached a website that details your anchoring rights in Florida, Florida municipalities no longer have the legal authority to restrict anchoring outside of permitted mooring fields for vessels that are non-live aboard ( pretty much any cruiser). I have attached this flier from Boat US that details this more clearly.

  8. Claiborne -  September 27, 2009 - 12:20 am

    We live nearby and use this anchorage as a “getaway” from the RatRace of beachbumming. Easy access to: Publix, CVS, West Marine about a mile walk, Bank of America ~3/4 mile, restaurants, etc. Some sailors spend the whole winter. Anchor in the “right” spot and no cost / hassles from N. Palm Beach officials. Can’t tell you where the “right spot” is … the lines I draw on the water keep floating away. Politics!

  9. Claiborne -  August 12, 2009 - 7:44 am

    We stayed in the Lake Worth anchorage area which is North of the City Marina, which is about about 4 miles North of the Lake Worth Inlet. If you go in to the the Lake Worth Inlet you can clear immigration at the cruise ship terminal by staying at a marina across from the Inlet Channel.
    Patty and Robert Mitchell with Maggi

  10. LuAnne Woods -  July 19, 2009 - 9:23 pm

    The anchorage is great. Lots of room for our 47′ Sailmaster. Excellent holding in 40 mph winds. A little nerve racking to get into from Lake Worth inlet on the weekend. Litterally thousands of people and hundreds of boats and jet skis and hobie cats, plus large commercial ships, cutting back and forth across the ICW. Looked like a great party spot for the younger crowd.


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