Buying an Island? Don’t forget Anchorage

Anchorage is an important thing to keep in mind when examining if an island for sale is suitable for your needs.  After all, you want to be able to land on your island.  Perhaps more importantly, you don’t want to be stranded on your island, unable to leave.  The anchorage, also known as the stability to the ground, is a key factor in both of these situations.

What traits make up suitable anchorage?  There should be access to the beach with water of a sufficient depth.  You’ll need a sandy bottom if you want good hold.  You want to avoid coral and rocks that could damage incoming watercraft.  And lastly, you’ll want your anchorage to be sheltered from prevailing winds.  To make sure that your potential island’s anchorage is of sufficient quality, make sure that you examine it during both low tide and high tide.

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