VISITORS  

The Hernando Beach Yacht Club welcomes visitors from other Yacht Clubs, as well as member guests, and prospective yacht club members. The Yacht Club is well sheltered from storms, with slips available to members. The adjacent Hernando Beach Marina provides fully enclosed high and dry storage and launch facilities for mariners who prefer out of water storage, as well as additional slips. Access by land to the Yacht Club is via Shoal Line Blvd in Hernando Beach (Click for map)

Access by water is via the newly dredged Hernando Beach channel in 2012, with a controlling depth of 6 ft and width of 60 ft from the Gulf of Mexico to the inland canals. The channel is very well marked, but first time visitors are advised to take advantage of local knowledge. The new channel provides quick access to the Gulf of Mexico, and is generally protected in adverse weather.

Mariners are advised that in the channel south of the main channel, there is a rock reducing water depth to 3 1/2 feet at low tide. The rock is marked with a day marker - red on top / green on bottom - between marker 55 green and 56 red.  It says "DANGER  ROCK".   Deep draft vessels should transit this area at medium to high tide. Access north of the main channel is controlled to 6 ft throughout. Detailed charts of the inner and outer dredged channels are available: Hernando Beach Outer Channel Chart and Hernando Beach Inner Channel Chart.


The access chart from the Gulf of Mexico below can be expanded with this link: Expanded Chart