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Topsail Channel/Island Anchorage

Statute Mile: 265
Lat/Lon: near 34 23.505 North/077 36.094 West
Location: northwest of the charted marsh island lying southwest of the Topsail Channel’s unlighted daybeacon #14
Minimum Depth: 7-feet, but entrance channel is unmarked
Special Comment:Use of a GPS chartplotter is highly recommended to facilitate safe entry into this anchorage
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to southwestern and northeastern winds

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  1. David Boxmeyer -  February 24, 2014 - 10:39 am

    Just off the ICW with an easy entrance and exit. We found 10 foot of water at one hour before high tide. As you enter stay pretty close to the markers until you get up to the docks, at that point favor the dock side. We anchored just south of the charted shoal between the marker and the line of crab pots to the west. There is some high speed traffic past this point, but that stops when the sun goes down. You can hear the ocean surf. 4 bars on Verizon Air Card. If you are northbound, this is a good place to stay and than catch the Surf City Bridge opening, 3 miles north, the next morning.

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