Lemon Bay - Florida Sea Grant

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Lemon Bay

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Site ratings
Storm protection: fair
Bottom holding: fair
Scenic beauty: poor
Tranquility: poor
Overall site rating: medium
Recreational characteristics
Activites: fishing
day sailing
water skiing
Facilities: shopping
Qualities: clean water
Overall site rating: high
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 ft.

  • Lat 26 56.8' N

  • Lon 82 21.6' W

  • (use Chart 11425 for navigation)

  • Off mile 44.5 on the ICW: 2.5 statute miles from Englewood Bench, 13.6 statute miles to Venic/Higel Park.

   Northeast of the Intracoastal Waterway, between markers 25 and 26, a wide pool with 6 foot charted depths spreads to within 100-150 yards of shore.
  This anchorage runs southeast all the way hack to the old Englewood Marina channel which outs northeast from the ICW at marker 24.
  On the eastern shore, northeast of marker 28, is a public boat ramp, docks and a park accessible by dinghy from the anchorage. Further northwest along the ICW, at marker 30, a private channel leads to a marina and repair yard. No fuel is available.

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