Marina Basin at the Lorelei - looking NNE
Photo Courtesy Tom Henschel, author of "The Florida Keys Ports of Call & Anchorages".
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Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar
MM 82 Bayside - PO Box 289
Islamorada, FL 33036
This is easy to get to by water. Anchor out and dinghy in, or call ahead for a Marina slip. It's a Hot Spot in Islamorada.
DIRECTIONS: Restaurant (not anchorage) is about 1.95 nm and 152 degrees magnetic from Daymark R84 on ICW just prior to St M 1160. It's about 100 yards N (NE) of large tower. Waypoint for anchorage (24 55.363N 080 38.169W) is in about 5' of water. 6-7' is available a little further out. When dinghying in to Lorelei docks don't go directly from the anchorage because of VERY shallow flats. Find the private marks (green daymark and pole with red stripes) about 1/2 way between Tower and the restaurant. Head through there, then turn to port to the Lorelei docks. (NOTE: This approach to the outside docks may not be approved for dinghy tie-up, call Lorelei and ask. They may want you to go around to the basin and come in from that side on the east.) Dogs OK at bar when on leash - but lots of cats around. Good Seafood Restaurant. The Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant and World Wide Sportsman Bait & Tackle shop are in the shallow bay just to the SW of this anchorage.