you approach the harbor you will need to be aware
of two sensitive areas; the shoals along shell
beach and the shoals along the eastern bluff. Unless
you get unusually close to one of these sides, you
should not have any problems. See our Hazards
section for more information.
West Neck Harbor is the most difficult part about
the harbor. The channel to the
harbor is extremely narrow. There are two
cans at the entrance to the harbor; one is on the
beach the other on the east side. For
an image of the entrance way, CLICK HERE.
to stay closer to the beach side than to the east
side, there is more water on this side.
rounding around the point, you will need to stay
fairly close to the beach and bulkhead. In
order to go to the Island Boatyard, you will need
to make a WIDE turn around the
"Red 4" can to the "Red 2"
can. Many first time visitors are tempted to
head directly for The Island Boatyard once inside
or to cut short the "Red 4" can because
it seems there is so room in the harbor.
Many smaller boats can do so with little problems
but larger vessels may find themselves on a sandbar.