Anchorages - South Carolina
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|Charleston has several marinas,
as well as several anchoring areas. Up towards the Ashley River there are
several boats anchored, however its not very good holding ground. Visiting
boaters have told us that the holding ground in an anchorage
across from the City Marina, near the ICW is much better, although not
very protected. City Marina has mooring balls for $30 a night (this is not
a typo) and you can tie your dinghy at their dock for $5 a day. The
mooring fee includes facilities but the dinghy landing fee does not
include any facilities. As a matter of fact, on our most recent trip to
Charleston (April 2002) we were informed that the City Marina no longer
lets boaters who are anchored out use the showers.
View of anchorage from bascule bridge across Ashley River facing Charleston.
|There is a
small anchorage in downtown Georgetown, SC, which is situated along the
ICW where the Black and PeeDee Rivers meet. From offshore Georgetown is
located on Winyah Bay. If you anchor downtown you will find a small dinghy
dock (see pictures below) with no signs posted restricting access to
shore. The downtown anchorage is picturesque in that it faces the town
docks and riverwalk with restaurants, shops and local color. Anchoring in
Winyah Bay is not recommended due to the strong currents and murky water.
There are some very shallow areas, so please pay attention to the charts,
especially at night.
Georgetown anchorage Where dinghies tie up