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October 30, 2014 
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A nice stopover between Caladesi Island and Anclote Key is 3 Rooker Bar. This nice sized sand bar is home to soft sands and a plethora of nice shells. We were able to anchor pretty easily on the south east side of the bar. The currents were a bit strong that day, so I definitely recommend getting as close to the shore as you can.

If coming up the Intercoastal Waterway, you can come out of the channel at red bouy 28 and make a steady course of about 310° true. This will take you through solid 6 - 7 foot water approaching the bar. As always, consult a real chart when questioning depth.

The surrounding islands make a beautiful back drop for this anchorage and the island itself is a great little hideaway from the packed beaches normally encountered. Although there were other boaters in the area, it was still peaceful enough to enjoy a nice lunch.

A point worth noting is that this bar has been recently designated as a a bird sanctuary. So this means no bottles are allowed on the island or within 400 feet of it. We did see someone get ticketed.

Getting There
Latitude: 28 06' 35" N
Longitude: 82 50' 18" W
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