McKay Point - Florida Sea Grant

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McKay Point

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

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Minimum approach
depth: 6 ft.

Depth in
anchorage: 5-9 ft.

Lat 23 31.3' N

Lon 82 37.1' W

(use Chart 11425 for navigation)

1.3 statute miles from DeSoto Point, 1.5 statute miles to Hooker Point.

  Just northeast of flashing red marker 14 lies one of two special anchorages on this part of the Gulf coast. It lies in 5-9 feet of water west of the docks of the Bradenton Yacht Cub. Fore and aft moors are permitted. No anchor light is required.
  The shores are privately owned. At the point stands a full service boat yard. East of the yacht club, a creek cuts through to Terra Ceia Bay, forming Snead Island, and offers a great opportunity for dinghy exploration.
  There is good protection from northerly winds, and exceptional
natural beauty. Birds and fish abound.

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