Bradenton - Florida Sea Grant

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Site ratings
Storm protection: poor
Bottom holding: fair
Scenic beauty: poor
Tranquility: poor
Overall site rating: low
Recreational characteristics
Activites: fishing
day sailing
water skiing
Facilities: entertainment
Overall site rating: medium
Shoreside profile
Natural: no
Public access: yes
Commercial access: no
100% private: no
High Use or "Popular"
Low use (ie, "undiscovered"): yes
Small craft and water sports: no
Anchoring: no
Size: medium

The following extra downloads are available:

  •   Minimum approach depth: 6 ft.

  •   Depth in anchorage: 6-8 ft.

  •   Lat 27 30.4' N

  •   Lon 82 34.7 W (use Chart 11425 for navigation)

  • 1.5 statute miles from Hooker Pt. to red #20 at Palmetto / Bradenton.

   There are two anchorages, one on each side of the Manatee River. (See information for the Palmetto anchorage.)
   In southerly breezes, anchor off the channel south of red marker 22 in a good sized area with 6-8 feet of water just off the Twin Dolphin Marina located at the west end of a two-mile-long riverfront park.
   There is no easy access to facilities, but the Bradenton library is across the street, downtown Bradenton is another block inland and a few blocks east are the Southwest Florida Museum of Natural History and Bishop Planetarium.

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