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Coecles Harbor Cruising Guide: 
Anchorage Area 

Coecles Harbor offers much more than a protective harbor and beautiful scenery.  It also has a wonderful anchorage area with access to two marinas and an outstanding restaurant.


Anchorage Areas...

CLICK TO ENLARGE Anchorage AreaThe anchorage area is located in the southeast corner of the harbor.  Anchoring out side this area is prohibited and discouraged by local law enforcement.  The anchorage area is very large and clearly marked with white and orange buoys.  There is plenty of depth in the anchorage area (9-15 feet in most areas).  Make sure to stay within the marked area because there are some rock clusters just north of the anchorage area by the #7 green buoy.  The bottom is a mix of sand, seaweed and rock.  You may need to take a few minutes to make sure your anchor is set, but once set we have never had any problems with dragging.  

The anchorage area in nestled right inside Mashomack Nature Preserve.  Many people who have visited have said that this anchorage area reminds them of Maine.  The area offers a rocky coastline and plenty of animals and birds are found along the shore as well.  There are no homes built on the preserve, so you are guaranteed a peaceful night with a beautiful view.

Many boaters attempt to anchor in Shanty Cove (North-East corner of Coecles Harbor) but anchoring there is prohibited except for island residents.  There are private moorings there that are NOT AVAILABLE to transients. 

While the harbor is quite large, anchoring anywhere else in the harbor is prohibited.  The local police boat does monitor this area quite regularly.

Remember Anchoring in the harbor longer than 48 hours is prohibited.  For more regulations regarding Coecles Harbor CLICK HERE.


There is also a full service marina in the Western section of the harbor.



For a complete list of Marinas and Marine Services on Shelter Island, see our GENERAL GUIDE for Shelter Island.













This page was last updated on 06/11/2005
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