Shelter from SE – S – W
Indicative Anchoring Position
34° 53.7’S 137° 48.3’E
Note. Indicative anchoring positions are for reference only and should not be used as waypoints. The best position for anchoring depends on many factors including vessel draft, tide, and forecast wind.
The township of Stansbury lies at the head of Oyster Bay which is formed by a sand spit extending about 2 miles to the north east of Oyster Point. A lit beacon marks the northern end of the spit, and should be given a wide berth when approaching from the east and south.
The area to the south of the long jetty is generally too shallow for keel boats, and the location of the moorings and anchoring area is north of this jetty. Holding is only fair on thin sand over limestone, and if strong winds are forecast, the use of a mooring is recommended. There are three Squadron moorings which are substantial and well maintained, and the large yellow buoys marked with the RSAYS logo are easily located. Their approximate position is 34° 53.97’S 137° 47.96’E .
Shore access is an easy dinghy ride, with either a beach landing just south of the jetty, or for those who don’t want wet feet, a sheltered floating pontoon near the boat launching ramp is available. From there it is a short walk to the township which has all the facilities expected of a busy holiday destination.