Englewood Beach - Florida Sea Grant

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Englewood Beach

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

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  • Minimum Approach Depth: 6 ft.

  • Depth In Anchorage: 8 ft.

  • Lat 26 55.2' N

  • Lon 82 21.3' W

  • (use Chart 11425 for navigation)

  • Off mile 43.2 on the ICW: 3.3 statute miles from Stump Pass, 2.5 statute miles to Lemon Bay.

   Southwest of marker 22 on the Intracoastal Waterway, a broad ribbon of deep water stretches to the south and leads to Englewood Beach. An anchorage, a small marina and several restaurants lie along its length.
  The channel starts about halfway between marker 22 and the Englewood Bridge. It is unmarked and flanked by shoals and sea grass beds, so caution is advised. It carries 6 foot minimum depths, but not as far the charts indicate.
  Part way in, a side cut in the channel runs west just as the main passage swings southeast. Minimum 6 foot depths on the southern side of this cut lead to a small resort and marina, which accepts transients for overnight or temporary dockage with water and power connections and showers. Just around the corner arc three restaurants.
  A commercial fishing boat uses this short channel to go down to the ICW at the bridge, so it is best to anchor further on to the southeast in the deep, straight stretch along the Englewood Beach shoreline. The anchorage is in charted 8 foot waters at the beginning of a no wake zone. This is a day and night channel, so be sure to show an anchor light and use a Bahamian moor to minimize swing.
  This spot has excellent protection courtesy of the adjoining southwestern banks of Englewood Beach and the charted shallows and islands to the northeast and cast.
  The small islands and shoals are undeveloped and surrounded by sea grasses in their shallow waters, so stay clear. Pleasant neighborhoods occupy the beachside banks.
  To leave this anchorage, retrace the way in. Do not try to exit Following the channel to the southeast. Depths run out faster on the water than on the chart.

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