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    • Titusville Mooring Field

      Titusville Anchorage
      Statute Mile: 879
      Lat/Lon: near 28 37.310 North/080 48.211 West
      Location: lies south of the Titusville harbor entrance channel
      Minimum Depth: 4 ½ feet
      Special Note: as of November, 2011, the city of Titusville has converted this anchorage to a mooring field
      Swing Room: sufficient room for almost any size cruising craft
      Foul Weather Protection: Poor, fair weather mooring field only
      Waste Pump-out Availability:: A pump-out boat is available for boats in the mooring field on Wednesdays and Saturdays (weather permitting). Call (321)383-5600 or for more information go to http://www.titusville.com/sectionindex.asp?sectionid=52

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      Comments from Cruisers (11)

      1. Roger -  March 18, 2017 - 7:51 am

        Looks like most of the mooring are stored behind the dumpsters.
        There are about 15 in the field, a long way from the tiny dinghy dock. Went in one day and a 14 ft sailing trihull was straddling the dinghy dock. Since I was going to be on land a few days, I asked about leaving my dinghy someplace out of the way. The guy said leave it where it was.
        Watch your depth near the dinghy dock ramp.

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      2. Mo -  February 20, 2014 - 3:38 pm

        Titusville anchorage near bridge and “Cracker Jacks Restaurant” – great anchorage – lousy restaurant. Been twice, place is always filthy and the staff could care less if you were there – they cater to the regulars. Food… skip it and drink bottled beverages. Not a clean place at ALL.
        Mo s/v Mi Amante

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      3. chris burnham -  December 3, 2013 - 5:27 pm

        Winds from the northeast are the worst, but expect a very wet ride to the marina if there is any wind because if your moored you are atleast 1/4 mile from the dock/shore. The monthly rates are currently 165$ month, but if stopping for the night make sure to go north of the field (1 mile dinghy to marina) and drop anchor. Hope your dinghy motor starts:)

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      4. Galley Slave Kat -  November 16, 2013 - 3:25 pm

        This is not a great place in a Norther . We were working on our boat in Westland Marina and on the morning of the 13th of Nov saw that 3 sailboats had been blown ashore and the rest on the moorings and in the anchorage were having a wild time of riding the storm . So if you have to be in Titusville, when a Norther is forecast, anchoring is not a good idea; picking up a mooring is safer, but the The Westland Marina would be your best choice for comfort since even the Municipal Marina can be a bit rolly facing the channel entrance.
        Galley Slave Kat

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      5. Mo and Mike -  October 30, 2013 - 3:06 pm

        We just cruised down from Ponce on the ICW – nice easy cruise (sans some giant powerboats that were kind enough to share giant wakes with us, then proceed to stop in the middle of the ICW at the turn, then cut in front of us at the bascule bridge!)
        Ok, enough venting. We traveled on to Titusville and after reading info here and on another site, we learned that the anchorage now has a mooring field HOWEVER, you can anchor North of the mooring field if you draw around 4″6″ as we do. I suspect some boats here draw more. At low tide (.8) we had 5.5″ or better.
        We just felt our way in and found a nice spot. A tad bumpy in a blow – it’s NNE about 15 today and bumpy but not uncomfortable. You’ll get damp on the way back out however…
        It’s a bit of a dinghy ride to the marina and about 1/4 mile walk to the little grocery store which was very clean but limited selection.
        Restaurant under the bridge is Crackerjacks and the fish tacos were great! Monday night is Trivia night – good crowd and very friendly staff. Enjoy – anchor and save your $15/20 [mooring fee] for your cocktails! 🙂
        Mo S/V Mi Amante

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      6. Chuck -  October 8, 2013 - 4:34 pm

        The Titusville moorings are sitting in the middle of the river and it can get pretty rough when the winds blow from almost any direction. That makes it pretty tough to get in and out of a dinghy and makes for a very wet ride to shore.
        Chuck

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      7. Mike -  July 1, 2013 - 1:28 pm

        Thank you for posting my comment here. If they can make a mooring field with no moorings and tell you not to anchor here, they might do it elsewhere. I understand that Titusville may be installing more moorings in the future but until then they should not be able to restrict anchoring if you are not near there existing moorings. I anchored right in the middle of the marked field and was no where near a moored boat.
        Mike SV Bay Tripper

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      8. Mike -  June 27, 2013 - 10:19 pm

        I anchored there, nowhere near any moorings then noticed all the yellow markers out to the channel and to the bridge. There seems to be no moorings in most of the marked area. Can they tell us we cant anchor in a marked mooring area if there are no moorings near you. I called the marina to ask and was told I could not anchor there because its a mooring field. When I mentioned that there were no moorings they said there was seagrass. Is this there latest trick.

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      9. Henry Zalegowski -  December 30, 2011 - 4:14 pm

        Titusville has a new mooring field, the rates are $15 /day or $290 a month. There is still plenty of room to anchor north of the mooring field. The staff there has always been friendly and still goes out of it’s way to serve its customers. A short walk from the marina is the Southern Room bar on Washington St or the Crackerjack out on the pier under the bridge. Both of these are good to spend a few hours in enjoying the ambiance.
        Henry Zalegowski S/V Turn’er Loose

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      10. Mike Horowitz -  November 18, 2011 - 2:40 pm

        Passed by the Titusville mooring field this morning. They opened in October 2011, and have 50 moorings that accommodate boats up to 60′ on a first come, first served basis. Particulars can be fould on their web site regarding fees, etc. There was one boat in the mooring field, with about 15-20 anchored north of the mooring field. Also had a comment when I called that since the new high rise bridge opened they have seen fewer boats stopping. The old swing bridge went on restriction at 1530, so it became a short day.
        Mike Horowitz
        M/V ALTAIR

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      11. Rick Emerson -  December 12, 2009 - 11:12 am

        Too bad the above reporter missed “Cafe Chocolat” and two other restaurants (closed, when we were there, for the Thanksgiving weekend). We ate lunch at Cafe Chocolat and recommend it highly for quality, service, and value for money. There’s also a good used bookstore just down the street from Cafe Chocolat (and across the street from one of the two closed night spots). Granted the Save-a-Lot is not the greatest grocery around, although we found some things we wanted and which fit our needs. There is bus service to additional shopping. Ask at the marina office about where the bus stops, etc.

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    • Indian River Spaceport Anchorage

      Indian River Spaceport Anchorage
      Statute Mile: 882
      Lat/Lon: near 28 34.527 North/080 45.824 West
      Location: east-northeast of flashing daybeacon #38
      Minimum Depth: 6-feet
      Special Comment: This anchorage is good for watching space launches from nearby Cape Canaveral
      Swing Room: sufficient room for almost any size cruising craft
      Foul Weather Protection: Poor, fair weather anchorage only

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      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. Capt Bob Onboard ALLEZ! -  November 18, 2012 - 6:47 pm

        We have had the same great view for the last four launches
        from our slip at the Cocoa Village Marina. Which usually
        includes a launch party at the beautiful Club house.

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      2. Captains Mark & Diana Doyle -  November 16, 2012 - 4:51 pm

        Hi Claiborne,
        An anchorage in the middle of nowhere … What’s the big deal?
        Yep, Indian River Anchorage is a nondescript stopover with no protection and no shore access — but with the memories of a lifetime!
        All you have to do is time your overnight stay with a rocket launch from nearby Kennedy Space Center.
        There may be no nearby shore access or services, but you’re talking front row seats for the Cape Canaveral launches!
        Fortunately, rocket launches only proceed with perfectly calm conditions, the same conditions you’ll want in order to stay at this unprotected anchorage along the Indian River at STM 882.2.
        Located a full two statute miles off the ICW, there is a pocket of 7-foot depths in the middle of the incredibly wide Indian River (see the sample page from our AnchorGuide series below).
        We’ll never see another shuttle launch like the one pictured here but there are three more launches currently scheduled for this year, two of them Atlas rockets!
        Plan ahead by checking KSC’s rocket launch schedule at: http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/events.aspx
        On November 13th an Atlas V rocket will launch the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, a U.S. military prototype spaceplane.
        On December 6th an Atlas V rocket will launch a NASA communications satellite.
        On December 15 a Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Dragon spacecraft on a cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station.
        Pretty exciting stuff for a “boring” anchorage in the middle of the Indian River!
        Best and see you On the Water,
        Captains Mark & Diana Doyle

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    • Addison Point Bridge Anchorages

      Addison Point Bridge Anchorages
      Statute Mile: 885
      Lat/Lon:
      28 31.755 North/080 46.179 West (anchorage northwest of Addison Point Bridge)
      28 31.889 North/080 45.140 West (anchorage well northeast of Addison Point Bridge)
      28 31.563 North/080 46.202 West (anchorage southwest of Addison Point Bridge)
      28 31.512 North/080 45.348 West (anchorage southeast of Addison Point Bridge)
      Location: north and south of the Addison Point Bridge, east and west of the ICW channel
      Minimum Depth: 7-foot depths
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
      Foul Weather Protection: Fair, choose anchorage that gives you protection from the forecasted wind direction

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      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. Leigh Hough -  November 30, 2010 - 4:28 pm

        On a night of blustery (gusting to 25+) winds from the east, we set the hook on the SE corner of the Addison Point Bridge, and the holding (in about 7′ or so) was outstanding. We had only one other boat with us, but felt quite secure even as we had a middle-of-the-night squall. Nice spot, too – nothing really there, no place to land, but pleasant for watching the sun set across the water – and if there had been a shuttle launch as planned for 30 November, it would have been a sweet spot to view it, too!

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      2. Jean Thomason (DOVEKIE) -  December 9, 2009 - 9:44 pm

        We have stayed at Addison Point many times and in all but the south east quadrant. Tonight we are northwest of the bridge trying to duck out of a southwest wind. It’s a little bouncy and there is always noise from the NASA Causeway, especially at rush hour but it’s a convenient place to anchor. The traffic dies down at night.

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    • Cocoa Anchorages

      Cocoa Anchorages
      Statute Mile: 897
      Lat/Lon:
      near 28 21.265 North/080 43.286 West (anchorage southwest of Cocoa twin bridges)
      near 28 21.313 North/080 42.912 West (anchorage southeast of Cocoa twin bridges)
      Location: located east and west of the Waterway channel, a short hop south of the Cocoa twin bridge
      Minimum Depth: 6-feet
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
      Foul Weather Protection: Fair; but open to southern, southeastern and southwestern winds
      Dinghy Dock Access: Dinghies can be docked hard by a public launching ramp area, located south of the Cocoa twin bridges, along the western shores. This dinghy landing lies adjacent to the southwestern anchorage detailed above

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      Comments from Cruisers (4)

      1. Laura -  January 4, 2011 - 9:32 pm

        Cocoa Village is a great spot to spend a few days – with tons of restaurants to choose from, and arts & crafts fairs to Mardi Gras parties. There is the fancy upscale french restaurant, Cafe Margeaux, Brasas Argentina Steakhouse and a Thai Thai restaurant as well. Lots of shops and walking around, plus a historic theatre and let’s not forget Travis Hardware which has been around since the 1800’s and has any hard-to-find fitting you might need. Merritt Square Mall is about 5 miles away over the bridge for shopping at JC Penney, Sears, Macy’s & Dillards.

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      2. Allen Ames -  April 13, 2010 - 7:57 pm

        In southerly winds when the two anchorages marked here are uncomfortable, there is a nice anchorage Northeast of the bridge near the marked “channel to nowhere”. A dinghy ride along that channel will take you past a bait shack/bar (favor that side as there is a shoal in the middle of the “cove”) on the right to Ms Apple’s Crab Shack offering the best blue crabs on the east coast and lots of fresh fish and shrimp as well as full meals. About a block up the road is a West Marine.

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      3. Jean Thomason (DOVEKIE) -  April 3, 2010 - 2:55 pm

        We don’t usually stop at Cocoa but did 4/1/10. Enjoyed the town, huge rootbeer floats at the Village Ice Cream and Sandwich Shoppe and pizza at Ryan’s. The holding is so good that we barely got the anchor out of the tarry bottom. Lots of room for boats.

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    • Open Anchorage

      Open Anchorage
      Statute Mile: 901.5
      Lat/Lon: near 28 18.799 North/080 41.745 West
      Location: on the charted deepwater patch southeast of flashing daybeacon #83
      Minimum Depth: 6-feet
      Swing Room: sufficient room for most any size cruising craft
      Foul Weather Protection: Poor, fair weather anchorage only

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    • The Point Anchorages

      The Point Anchorages
      Statute Mile: 904.5
      Lat/Lon:
      near 28 16.061 North/080 40.323 West (anchorage northwest of `The Point’)
      near 28 15.922 North/080 40.283 West (anchorage southwest of `The Point’)
      Location: found on the charted deepwater coves to the north and south of `The Point,’ southeast of unlighted daybeacon #89
      Minimum Depth: 5-feet
      Swing Room: sufficient room for almost any size cruising craft
      Foul Weather Protection: Fair, but open to western, northwestern and southwestern winds

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    • Banana River Anchorages

      Banana River Anchorages
      Statute Mile: 914
      Lat/Lon:
      near 28 08.601 North/080 36.162 West (anchorage south of Mathers Bridge, and east of Dragon Point)
      near 28 09.067 North/080 36.415 West (anchorage north of Mathers Bridge)
      Location: on the waters of extreme southern Banana River, north and south of the charted Mathers 7-foot swing bridge
      Minimum Depth: 8-feet
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 48 feet
      Foul Weather Protection: Good, particularly on the southerly of these two anchorages

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      Comments from Cruisers (4)

      1. David Power -  May 5, 2011 - 9:24 am

        We spent several days here this April, amchored between the abandoned home on the Point and the yacht club in 15+ feet, in windy conditions. Great holding. Although Anchorage Yacht Basin, the marina directly at the entrance to the anchorage, no longer offers a dinghy dock because of misuse by cruisers several years ago, we used a sandy beach just east of the marina, with no problems from law enforcement. The marina said this spot is used all of the time. Must be because there is a well worn path up to the street, right past the No Trespassing sign.

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      2. Jim -  November 4, 2010 - 6:29 pm

        Yes, but you can go ashore on the SR 518 causeway and its just a short walk to the C (convenience) store!

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      3. Claiborne -  November 1, 2010 - 1:53 pm

        I am currently off Dragon Point and like it much. Watch out you don’t go inward of unmarked pilings. It gets shallow quick.
        Tie dink in abandoned lot behind gas station, Publix and shopping [center].
        Was speaking to Sargent of local police when he realized after 15 min we were standing by a “NO TRESPASSSING” sign. Like everywhere I guess enforcement depends by your attitude and how well you clean up after yourself.
        Nancy Ojard

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      4. Claiborne -  December 13, 2009 - 9:45 am

        Subject: Dragon Point Anchorage
        Cruising News: Has anyone anchored off Dragon Point or used the anchorage at the mouth of the Banana River recently? It appears the local community has a ban on anchoring and the marinas won’t allow a dinghy to tie up. If so, why bother stopping there? Or are we missing something?
        Rick Emerson

        As expected, the anchoring ban has been overruled by the change in the new anchoring law. However, the area marinas are still adamant about not allowing dinghies from anchored boats to tie up. Friends stayed in the area because they had to go ashore for business reasons. Their only choice was to take a slip at, in their case, Telemar Bay Marina.
        Rick Emerson

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