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    • Tom Point Creek Anchorages

      Statute Mile: 495.5
      32 38.752 North/080 16.599 West (anchorage in body of first turn to the southwest)
      32 38.930 North/080 17.678 West (upstream anchorage)
      Location: Tom Point Creek cuts the western shores of North Edisto River, well south, southwest of flashing daybeacon #102
      Minimum Depth: 7+-feet
      Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
      Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent, particularly on downstream anchorage


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      Comments from Cruisers (8)

      1. Charlie and Jackie on Traveler -  September 21, 2018 - 2:45 pm

        9-18-18 To Tom Point Crk. About mm496 east off ICW. Turns out been there before and really like it. Went in further- past big bend to starboard in about 9′ about mid tide. Not strong current, good holding- 33# plough, 40′ chain, never moved. Plenty of swing room for our 34′ boat. Mud on anchor but washed right off. NO boat traffic. Easy in/out- just stay in middle channel. Did not see any place for walking dog. Beautiful secluded spot. Would be great for foul weather- much better than the anchorage closer to ICW. A favorite anchorage!

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      2. Charlie Ridley -  May 18, 2016 - 5:08 pm

        5-1-16 Anchored in Tom Point Creek just past MM 495. Easy in and out. In about 8′, good holding and plenty room for other boats, but were none. 3-4 bars on Verizon–great views!! Tide current usual.
        Charlie and Jackie on Traveler.

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      3. Dick Litchfield -  May 22, 2010 - 6:13 pm

        We pulled into Tom Point Creek on 4/27/10. It has been a blustery day and we had to run 2+ miles upstream before we found a spot with trees to block the gusting wind. We dropped the hook and were joined shortly by two other boats, one upstream and one down stream.
        Holding was good, and we spent a quiet evening. Not much local traffic.
        Captain Dick Litchfield

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      4. Claiborne -  May 19, 2010 - 9:39 am

        The most delightful creek is Tom Point Creek. Keep going up it for at least 2 miles and you’ll have great protection from trees, deep water and perfect natural silence. I was visited there by a large loggerhead turtle and several friendly dolphins.
        Captain Arnold

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      5. John Winter -  November 13, 2009 - 9:14 pm

        Our favorite anchorage in SC. If you go to the third turn (way up the creek) then there is a bar that is exposed at low tide. Be careful, but just before it is our favorite place to stop. A few small bass boats may come by from time to time, but that is no big deal. Also, the dolphins are great many times.

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      6. Claiborne -  September 11, 2009 - 1:13 pm

        We anchored in Tom Point Creek,in April, 2007. We anchored about 0.5 miles up (the 9′ spot on the chart) and found the depths as charted with plenty of swinging room for us (41′ sail). Very pretty
        James Lea
        S/V Estelle

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      7. Claiborne -  July 22, 2009 - 8:45 am

        Sunday, April 27, we headed for Tom Point Creek, south of Charleston. This is one of our favorite anchorages. After getting settled, Dony took me in the dinghy for a ride way up the creek. There are some nice houses on large parcels of land but towards the end of our ride, the houses became more like camps. On the way back to the boats we encountered some dolphins feeding. Getting close to them is not easy, but Dony tried.

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      8. Claiborne -  July 21, 2009 - 3:20 pm

        Subject: Tom Point Creek Anchorage Report
        Cruising News: We used the Tom Point Creek Anchorage at ICW MM 495.5 on our northbound trip last night, March 26, 2009. We entered at low tide and I noticed a large shoal at the knuckle-like turn before the long straight portion. This area extends about 1/3 into the turn and the next morning at high tide I cut it a little close and only saw 5.5 feet of water. The problem area is noted in the Google Map photo located at [the left].
        Joe & Sandra Urban aboard Punches – Monk 36

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