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Old 03-22-2016, 10:58 AM   #21
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I would recommend Fire Island, Sailors Haven and Watch Hill are National Seashore parks with marina's, just get there during the week, first come first serve. Also before that in the State boat channel you have Zach's Bay, Garbage Cove and Hemlock cove, all excellent anchorages and with a little effort walk across to the ocean beach. Search Active Captain, has good details of the area.
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:42 PM   #22
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I would recommend Fire Island, Sailors Haven and Watch Hill are National Seashore parks with marina's, just get there during the week, first come first serve. Also before that in the State boat channel you have Zach's Bay, Garbage Cove and Hemlock cove, all excellent anchorages and with a little effort walk across to the ocean beach. Search Active Captain, has good details of the area.

" Garbage Cove" errr - Gilgo Cove sounds so much better! At least it did in the 60's
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I agree not the most flattering name, not even sure how it got it, but locally was called that for 30 of my years cruising the area. Up side well protected, 15-20' deep and nice little bay beach for the dog or you can walk across to the ocean. Gilgo is next door to the west.
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I don't know what size dinghy or tender you have, but this is sure a great area to use one to explore. Made just for it.
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Well we have done a lot of the sound. We Winter store in Portland Ct. on Ct River. This Summer heading to Maine. Just looking for other options. Never been to Fire Island. Then again maybe we do not want to go to Fire Island.


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OK. I have absolutely no experience on the south side of Long Island.

But that has never stopped me from giving advice:

The geography of the south shore of Long Island is very similar to the New Jersey and Maryland shore.

In fact they all share the same sand. But that's not the point.

just looking at the charts they have always struck me as not the easiest places to cruise as truly safe harbors are few and far between.

If you have a boat that can go 30 knots, not that big a problem, but for a slow boat, it's a different story.

In all the places I have been so far, the Mid-Atlantic coast between Norfolk and Sandy Hook is the most difficult I have encountered.

Since you are on the north shore already, I would continue through the Cape Cod Canal and do New England. Much nicer and a billion places to stop.
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OK. I have absolutely no experience on the south side of Long Island.

But that has never stopped me from giving advice:

The geography of the south shore of Long Island is very similar to the New Jersey and Maryland shore.

In fact they all share the same sand. But that's not the point.

just looking at the charts they have always struck me as not the easiest places to cruise as truly safe harbors are few and far between.

If you have a boat that can go 30 knots, not that big a problem, but for a slow boat, it's a different story.

In all the places I have been so far, the Mid-Atlantic coast between Norfolk and Sandy Hook is the most difficult I have encountered.

Since you are on the north shore already, I would continue through the Cape Cod Canal and do New England. Much nicer and a billion places to stop.
"In all the places I have been so far, the Mid-Atlantic coast between Norfolk and Sandy Hook is the most difficult I have encountered."

Pluck, Pluck, Pluck!

Obviously only kidding? You did the whole potato!
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