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Old 03-12-2019, 07:26 AM
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Are there any beaches in SE Florida(dade,broward,PB) where you can anchor up real close to the beach? Close enough to be able to walk instead of swim....
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At most beaches if you get in close the lifeguards will go bat shit crazy. Propellers and swimmers isn't a good mix
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:19 AM
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We used to anchor up just to the north of Hillsboro inlet.
If it`s calm you can get into waist deep water about 20 yards off the beach.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:33 PM
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You can beach at whiskey creek and walk to the Oceanside beach.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:14 PM
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Why would you want to?
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:15 PM
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Although it's not a beach, anchoring on the west side (bayside) of Elliott Key in about 3 feet with a sandy bottom is pretty close to the beach experience. And, there are a couple of areas on the north side of Elliott that have small sand beaches, but it gets crowded, so get there early. Rather than be in a crowd, I head south and anchor in 3 feet of water. I haven't found any place along Miami Beach where you can get close enough to the beach to comfortably swim or walk. There are buoys set up approximately 100 yards from shore notifying vessels to stay out of the swimming zone.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:09 AM
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Propellers and people don't mix !! If you anchor near a beach you will get washed ashore by waves ,then on to the beach. You are going to get wet either way. Find a sand bar with enought water to float in and get wet, thats what your there for.
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:10 AM
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ICW in Broward and Dade have a couple of places. In Broward the sandbar on the mouth of the New River is a nice hangout, also as mentioned Whiskey Creek you can beach the boat and walk to the beach, although it can get tight on a busy weekend. In Dade you have the Haulover sandbar and Beercan island as well as a few islands along the ICW near I-195, and of course Key Biscayne and as mentioned Elliot Key have places as well.
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Lake boca gets down to 3 ft in spots less
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:55 AM
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On the Gulf Coast, Lee County at least, has boat friendly beaches. You must mind the tides, but they are usually less than two feet.

There was a rare but tragic propeller death last week (thread on this board) from trying to use three motors along with a crowd of people helping a grounded boat.

On North Captiva, you can use free dockage on east side by good restaurant and easily stroll across island to the beach. Or you can beach or anchor as close as you want on Gulf side.
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:26 AM
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Your best bet is to anchor out and swim in. Even on a calm day, you may have a large boat come by and throw a wake that could be trouble if you are to close to the beach.
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by pilotart View Post
On the Gulf Coast, Lee County at least, has boat friendly beaches
Very easy to find them over there. Less population, less rules, etc... But we're talking about tri-county area...
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