Port Washington Anchorage

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Port Washington, New York United States
40° 49' 17.31'', -73° 42' 35.19''
Manhasset Bay
Port Washington Anchorage
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DescriptionThe Coast Guard-designated anchorage area is just outside the mooring field in Port Washington and has excellent holding in mud.
Wind protection directionSomewhat exposed to the southwest
Wake protection directionSomewhat exposed to the southwest

Great spot- town dinghy dock and another one just steps from the stop and shop…great holding and lots of protection. Anchor here

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We arrived too late for a mooring ball rated for our weight (first come first get) so we anchored in 17 ft of water with a 155kg Rocna with 185 ft of chain. Very good holding in soft mud. The bay is so big that there is only wind protection if you are close to shore - where it is also shallow. Minimal wake due to absence of big boats. Water Taxi picked us up even though we weren’t on a mooring ball - apparently a rare exception. Nice town, quite a distance to the grocery store. Some good eateries close to the town dock (5 minute walk).

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Great anchorage with good hold in mud. Many facilities available with a town dinghy dock and shopping plaza dock free of charge. Stop n Shop, Target, Deli, Burger King, fuel station and many other stores available.. A place to be anchoring for sure.

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