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Old 02-02-2012, 02:02 PM
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I searched the forum and I couldn't find anything on this, so I apologize if this has been discussed already. I was wondering where is a good spot to park your boat on a beach or island around Miami? I'm new to boating so I don't know of any spots.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:14 PM
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What does park your boat mean ? Looking for a slip or trailer storage ?
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:22 PM
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Anchor or park it on the beach. I don't know the correct terminology for it lol
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:25 PM
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Like this picture
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Do you plan to drink alcohol?
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Do you plan to drink alcohol?
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this phenomenon is usually called "beaching the boat". not recommended for many reasons, unless you know the area well and are an experienced boater. if it is a rocky area, you will damage the hull. if you are drinking, you'll have other problems also.

you can beach the boat at elliott key in miami.
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SW side of Key Biscayne on the bay side there is a sandbar with great views of Miami...

Right where it says "Key Biscayne"

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Thanks for the help guys. If you have anymore spots feel free.
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Boca Chita is a great place to tie up. Very nice moorings, a lighthouse, camping sites, etc. Good for family fun, but all types of stuff goes on there. Mosquitos can be a pain depending on time of year. Elliott Key has a sand bar inside the bay where folks anchor and swim around; more party atmosphere.
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Originally Posted by sburdian View Post
Boca Chita is a great place to tie up. Very nice moorings, a lighthouse, camping sites, etc. Good for family fun, but all types of stuff goes on there. Mosquitos can be a pain depending on time of year. Elliott Key has a sand bar inside the bay where folks anchor and swim around; more party atmosphere.
Boca Chita is great... Watch the mosquitoes


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Looking ay Boca Chita(never been there myself) on google earth it looks to be very shallow all around that area. Is there any certin direction anyone should come in from ?
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Use the channels, and careful with the areas labeled 'feather beds' if ur coming outta blackpoint - Real shallow and protected part of Biscayne Park.
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Looking ay Boca Chita(never been there myself) on google earth it looks to be very shallow all around that area. Is there any certin direction anyone should come in from ?
There is a channel clearly marked when you get close.... The entire area is somewhat shallow - but the charts will walk you thru it..

As said above,,, get to Featherbend (specific channel in center of Biscayne bay) and then head East....
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I have been talking with some friends recently about going camping at Boca Chita this spring before it gets hot out.... The pictures look beautiful.
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Here are the spots in Biscayne Bay working South.

The sandbar at the NW portion of Key Biscayne (rounding last Crandon Park marker W)

The sandbar off Mashta point W of Key Biscayne.

The sandbar at the end of the 2nd channel at Stiltsville. (one house)

Featherbeds/ Sands Cut sandbar

That's it, no mas any where South of there that you can "beach" on. The rest will require droping an anchor in 3'-10' of water.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:36 PM
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places to hang out in miami area ...

Nixon beach (which is just off key biscayne) great partying ok sand bar

monument island (intercostal just at miami beach equivalent to about 10 street) awesome partying good beach with trash cans..

Haulover sand bar (my personal favorite) always a good show of boats music and fun.. not much area of sand showing.. the only con about this place is the current can be pretty strong// how ever it is the cleanest sands and water at a hang out i have ever seen... always been barefoot here and had no problems for over 5 years and I probably go here once a week (weekends or week days)

Beer can island- just behind haulover sand bar is another good spot has garbage cans the current is way less here // great music and usually more family oriented
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