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    • 73. Venice – Higel Park Anchorage

      73. Venice – Higel Park Anchorage
      Statute Mile 58.5
      Lat/Lon: near 27 06.509 North/082 27.652 West
      Location: will be discovered south of the Venice Yacht Club, opposite the charted southernmost, blunt-ended cove
      Minimum Depth: 6-feet
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 34 feet
      Foul Weather Shelter: good except in strong eastern winds


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      Comments from Cruisers (5)

      1. Dennis Sullivan -  April 4, 2012 - 9:25 pm

        Tried to anchor at Higel Park anchorage March 19, 2012, but found it too shallow even for our 3′ draft.
        Dennis Sullivan

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      2. Claiborne -  March 7, 2011 - 11:10 am

        This anchorage was packed with smaller vessels when we arrived in the evening. Although there were a few open spots depths and/or swing room was insufficient. We have a 38 foot catamaran. I would not recommend this anchorage to larger vessels. Spend the money to stay the night at The Crow’s Nest and enjoy the pub.

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      3. Claiborne -  November 8, 2010 - 2:54 pm

        This is not a good anchorage primarily because it is right along the channel that leads to the Venice Yacht Club on one side and along a shoal on the other side. As Ron said, people anchor too close together due to the restricted swing room. Best choice for a stop in Venice is to spend a few bucks and stay at the Crows Nest or the Venice YC. Otherwise, just keep on going.

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      4. Claiborne -  October 26, 2010 - 11:41 am

        Last night we anchored in Venice on the west side of the Intracoastal in that little pocket just to the east of the Venice Yacht Club. It was a nice quiet evening. There were two boats at the public dock. About 18:00 a Towboat Us went by and I asked him what the situation was re: staying at the Higel Park docks overnight was. Answer was that the prohibition on overnight dockage did not seem to be enforced. Two days earlier I had called the City Of Venice and been informed that overnight at the anchorage on the west side by the YC or in Roberts Bay was OK but not at the dock at Higel Park.
        There you are with the latest.
        Fred Sorensen
        OA 43

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      5. Capt. Sterling -  April 28, 2010 - 12:57 pm

        Tight anchorage, keep in mind Venice is the city that had the water Nazi, and is now eliminating the free overnite dockage.
        I will go elsewhere to spend my cruising $$’s.

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