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Old 06-24-2018, 11:47 AM
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Is this a fun place to hang out or are there unruly a-holes there in large numbers? Law enforcement up your butt? My wife and I are looking for a fun place to take the boat for a day trip. Thoughts from those that know the sand bar well? Thanks.
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Anclote island is more laid back less people, but its a state park. The north sandbar is normally ok until later in the day, we
normally go there early on Sunday's. If Anclote Island allowed dogs you'd never catch us at the sandbar on the weekend.
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Yes.
plenty of A-holes, plenty of families wanting to have fun, some LEO'S trying to keep things enjoyable. Actually not many people hang out on Anclote island, more people on the Sandbar to the north and 3 Rooker to the South. I prefer 3 Rooker.
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What remains of the Anclocte sandbar is very enjoyable on weekdays. The far north end is very shallow and almost all sand.

On weekends, it's a collection of Pasco's finest. You won't be allowed to participate unless you have numerous visible tattoos, a verifiable arrest record and a general lack of couth and courtesy.
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Originally Posted by TipsyMcStagger View Post
What remains of the Anclocte sandbar is very enjoyable on weekdays. The far north end is very shallow and almost all sand.

On weekends, it's a collection of Pasco's finest. You won't be allowed to participate unless you have numerous visible tattoos, a verifiable arrest record and a general lack of couth and courtesy.
This^^^^^^^^ on weekends after late morning.
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Weekdays are best. We go early if we go on weekend and leave when the music starts blaring.
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Unfortunately all of this area is becoming overpopulated and in turn everything is getting ruined
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Take the trip. The gulf side of Anclote, the north sand bar, and 3 Rooker have been super clear lately. The water has been looking like the Bahamas. I also see a lot of dogs on the southern tip of Anclote, the 1 or 2 rangers don't "patrol" the island really.
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Is it OK to have/consume alcohol when anchored to the island but still in your boat?
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Unless you just love people a lot more than I do, sandbars are always better after Labor Day!
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Originally Posted by Crest View Post
Is it OK to have/consume alcohol when anchored to the island but still in your boat?

Yes. We don’t go to the sandbar on weekends, prefer the island. West side is fine, depending on wind direction. The north tip of the island is also cool, was there this past Saturday, late afternoon. Wherever you decide to anchor, keep an eye on the tides. Not uncommon to see boats high and dry.
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The West side of the islands is very shallow. 3 Rooker has a deep drop off just off the sand and doesn't seem to require as much moving of the boat with the tides
Years ago we would go to the North Sandbar most weekend but it soon became very crowded. Not uncommon so see a few boats that don't pay attention and get grounded to the point that they have to wait until the tide comes back.

Anymore we only make it to the Sandbar maybe once a year, I'd rather be fishing anyway. It's nice in November though.​
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Originally Posted by Crest View Post
Is it OK to have/consume alcohol when anchored to the island but still in your boat?
Just don't do anything stupid or you'll risk putting your fate in the hands of a jury of your peers. Pasco's finest:





Published: June 26, 2018

NEW PORT RICHEY — A New Port Richey woman faces drug possession charges after deputies said she reported for jury duty with cocaine in her cargo pants pocket.

Kristine Victoria Mittler, 39, is charged with possessing cocaine and methamphetamine.

Mittler set off alarms at the security area around 1 p.m. Monday, shortly after walking into the West Pasco Judicial Center, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. She had not been selected as a juror, but "was in the waiting process of finding out if she would become a juror," deputies said.

Deputies found two foil packets holding a white powdery substance in Mittler’s pocket. A field test on the powder, which weighed 0.6 grams, tested positive for cocaine. The deputy searching her also found a straw that tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the release.

Mittler admitted the drugs belonged to her and said she forgot they were in her pocket, deputies said. She was taken to the Pasco County jail in Land O’ Lakes.
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Originally Posted by TipsyMcStagger View Post
Just don't do anything stupid or you'll risk putting your fate in the hands of a jury of your peers. Pasco's finest:





Published: June 26, 2018

NEW PORT RICHEY — A New Port Richey woman faces drug possession charges after deputies said she reported for jury duty with cocaine in her cargo pants pocket.

Kristine Victoria Mittler, 39, is charged with possessing cocaine and methamphetamine.

Mittler set off alarms at the security area around 1 p.m. Monday, shortly after walking into the West Pasco Judicial Center, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. She had not been selected as a juror, but "was in the waiting process of finding out if she would become a juror," deputies said.

Deputies found two foil packets holding a white powdery substance in Mittler’s pocket. A field test on the powder, which weighed 0.6 grams, tested positive for cocaine. The deputy searching her also found a straw that tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the release.

Mittler admitted the drugs belonged to her and said she forgot they were in her pocket, deputies said. She was taken to the Pasco County jail in Land O’ Lakes.
Straight from the sandbar
The place is a joke
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We have spent several Fathers Day at the north sandbar....

Lots of boats, some loud music...but my family and my grandkids all have had a good time there..

I got grounded one year and a bunch of the riff raff jumped in to my rescue and helped pushed my boat off a hard ground and out to sea...

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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
We have spent several Fathers Day at the north sandbar....

Lots of boats, some loud music...but my family and my grandkids all have had a good time there..

I got grounded one year and a bunch of the riff raff jumped in to my rescue and helped pushed my boat off a hard ground and out to sea...

Some pics...







YOUR losing creds my brother. I got married on that bar. It has become a shit show on the weekends. F me music and a bunch of a holes going nuts. I picked up ten pounds of trash off there this past Monday. It was great back in the day up to the last few years. The place is disgusting compared to a few years ago. Really sad.
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We must be visiting 2 different north Anclote sandbars. We sold our boat last sept so it’s been a little while since I’ve been out there butI love the place and find it very laid back, so much so that we will often head south where thes more going on.

There are a couple boats that are notorious for blaring horrible music but it’s far from the obnoxious drunks, fights, guidos, and flat bill crowd that many other places are known for. We did however catch a couple 18-19 yr old, totally hammered girls duking it out in thongs a while back. Hair pulling, wrestling in the sand, etc as their BF’s sat there and watched. Overall the place is mostly families, small children, and over 40 with little in between....and a lotta dogs.

The only thing I really worry about out there are the rental pontoons who have no clue what they are doing, can’t anchor, try to anchor in the stiff current and end up smashing into other boats. After nearly getting taken out by one, I called windsong charters and spoke to the owner, only to discover they are uninsured. They state that if something happens that the damage done is on the renter. And we all know there’s nothing to go after there.


If if you think Anclote is crazy, you should visit Beaufort SC sandbar. OMG thought I was going to die. Saw no less than a dozen brawls as the roids, rednecks and beers all mixed together. Those boys like to get drunk and fight anything that moves.


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Old 06-27-2018, 06:20 PM
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Thanks for all the comments and pics. Looks like there is no consensus. I guess if I hit it on an a-hole day of blaring bro music and ex-cons, I'll head over to the island instead.
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Best part is if you don't like one area then move to a different part. I always move a couple times depending on wind, waves and crowds. Anywhere from North bar to 3 Rooker is my usual hang out. You will need 2 anchors and as others said watch the tide.
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This one sits on a lift across and down just a bit from my boat in gulf harbors

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