first of the two anchorages is located behind
the southwest corner of Star Island. This
anchorage is close to many of the marinas and
has access to many local shops and stores.
The anchorage is well protected on three sides
and only exposed to winds from the south.
During the summer season it offers a wonderful
view of the harbor while offering you all of the
treat that Montauk has to offer. The
bottom has a lot of eelgrass, make sure your
anchor is secure.
Sailors should be careful while traveling
past can #10. For boats drawing 4-5 foot make a
wide turn into anchorage after passing the red
#10 buoy or go to the green #11 buoy and then
turn into anchorage. There is a sand bar that can
be a nuisance. The anchorage behind Star
Island has between 5-7 feet of water at low
tide. There are several boat seasonally
moored in the anchorage that draw a little over
5 foot. See our navigational
page for details on hazards in the harbor.
anchoring there is a nearby beach to land your
dink and walk to Star Island or to Gossman's
In September of 2002, Dennis from Bay
Shore Long Island informed us that he was chased
out of this area by the bay constable for
anchoring too close to someone's property.
I guess we are not always welcomed in this spot,
but as long as you avoid this one
"crunchy" neighbor we think you'll be