Reviews: Bethune Park

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Holding:
5.00
Excellent Holding
Wind Protection:
2.67
Protected from north and west
Current Flow:
2.33
About 1 kt
Wake Protection:
2.00
None, can be rocky during the day, settles down at night
Scenic Beauty:
2.00
Next to a park
Ease of Shopping:
1.00
No access
Shore Access:
5.00
Can land dinghy on a sandy beach at the public park
Pet Friendly:
5.00
Can dinghy into the sandy beach for pet relief
Cell Service:
5.00
Excellent
WiFi:
1.00
None

  • Review for Bethune Park

    Reviewed by: Paul Hoffman on Jan 5, 2021
    LOA: 41'
    Draft: 3.8'

    Overall Rating:
    5
    Holding:
    5
    Wind Protection:
    2
    Current Flow:
    3
    Wake Protection:
    2
    Scenic Beauty:
    2
    Ease of Shopping:
    1
    Cell Service:
    5

    Big fan of Robert Sherer so this was a no brainer place to stop. We don't have a dog, so we only came about two hundred yards north of Halifax River DB 44 and about two hundred yards west of the channel to support quick in and out - while keeping enough distance from the channel to minimize rocking from wakes. Stopped here twice (end of DEC ' 20 and early JAN '21) and both times it was very windy from the south/southeast. Mud/clay bottom really made for strong holding - we didn't drag at all. Bit of a pain to clean off in the morning - had to scrape a bit because the wash down hose just couldn't knock some of it off.

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  • Review for Bethune Park

    Reviewed by: Billy Wilson on Jan 20, 2020
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 43'
    Draft: 4.5'

    Overall Rating:
    4
    Holding:
    5
    Wind Protection:
    3
    Current Flow:
    3

    Navionics chart shows 9’ access from R40, not true, we bottomed right away and entered at R44. Anchored in 9’, good holding.

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  • Review for Bethune Park

    Reviewed by: Robert Sherer, Fleetwing, on Apr 23, 2019
    Vessel Type: Sail
    LOA: 42'
    Draft: 5.0'

    Overall Rating:
    3
    Holding:
    5
    Wind Protection:
    3
    Current Flow:
    1
    Wake Protection:
    2
    Scenic Beauty:
    2
    Ease of Shopping:
    1
    Shore Access:
    5
    Pet Friendly:
    5
    Cell Service:
    5
    WiFi:
    1

    We like anchorages where we can get our dog ashore easily and that are not crowded (so there are no bumps in the night!) Bethune Park fulfills those requirements. There is protection from waves from the north and west and it does settle down at night when the ICW traffic lessens.

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