|Description||The Coast Guard-designated anchorage area is just outside the mooring field in Port Washington and has excellent holding in mud.|
|Wind protection direction||Somewhat exposed to the southwest|
|Wake protection direction||Somewhat 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
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).
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.