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89. Snead Island Anchorage

89. Snead Island Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 27 31.826 North/082 37.974 West
Location: lies along the broad band of deep water northeast of unlighted daybeacon #11
Minimum Depth: 6-feet
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to southern, southeastern and southwestern winds


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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (5)

  1. Anne Davidson -  August 7, 2017 - 8:18 pm

    It’s a great anchorage … we dropped the hook at 2 am and slept peacefully til the sun woke us at 9

  2. Anne Davidson -  August 4, 2017 - 4:03 pm

    thanks, we will try it for our first anchoring out adventure tonight around 11 pm, with a north westerly clocking to ENE wind by early morning. Our 29′ vessel only draws 3.5 feet. Still, anchoring, then watching to be sure it holds probably won’t be conducive to sleep. That may wait until t-docking at regatta pointe tomorrow night. S/V I imagine will report back sunday…

  3. […] went for a provisioning run, and then set off!  David and I had done some research and scoped out an anchorage just down the Manatee River, off of Emerson Point Preserve and Snead Island.  The anchorage was excellent; quiet, even for a holiday weekend, good holding, and protected from […]

  4. Laura -  January 2, 2015 - 3:10 pm

    This [De Soto Point] is an excellent anchorage and very popular with locals due to the nice beach and swimming area at the park. Weekends are crowded but it quiets down at night. DeSoto memorial park is worth visiting as well with a free museum and self guided walking tour. If the wind is blowing out of the northeast you could shoot across the way over to Emerson Point [Snead Island] which is another great anchorage with another great park to visit. No provisions nearby but you could head up river to nearby bradenton or palmetto and grocery is nearby via a cab (Publix).

  5. James Carroll -  June 10, 2013 - 10:44 am

    Very large anchorage with good depth for large boats. We were able to come in here after dark in a 68′ cruiser.


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