Armit Island

Type Restricted Anchorage
Description Armit Island is a less frequented anchorage due to is distance from the island group proper. It is also a fully protected Green Zone, so the fisherman do not favour.

None the less, its pretty bay offers protection in breezes moderate or less from the ENE, East, and South East. Seek approval prior to anchoring overnight.

At the Northern end of the bay is a full range of corals, with a shelf of coral and bommies with reasonable marine life. The beach that extends along the edge of this bay is very attractive, with easy access in most tides at the Southern end. Its a good place to slip ashore for the sunset with the regular faire.

When anchoring, stick to the Southern end of the bay, as the depths are more consistent and there are fewer bommies.

Know also that there is a tidal generated roll can infect the bay during stronger runs, and increased by windier conditions.

In addition, there is no beach or island access allowed between 1 October and 31 March as the island is a significant breeding space. On the positive side of this is mornings filled with bird calls from a range of feather friends.
Restrictions NO FISHING. It is a GBRMPA Green Zone.
Shelter in ENE, E, SE to moderate strengths
Fishing Fishing is prohibited
Be careful of Bommies and coral at the Northern end of the bay
Snorkel There is good snorkelling at the Northern end of the bay. Being close to the mainland, visibility is often less than outer islands.
Walking The beach is pleasant for a stroll around the SW spit. Be aware of limitations of access 1 Oct to 31 Mar.
Sunset The ranges of mainland Australia present a picturesque sunset.
Beach The beach is very nice, mindful of 1 Oct - 31 Mar closures.
All Weather Anchorage Restricted Anchorage
Sailing Presents a good destination from Whitsunday or Hook Island, particularly for a second last day option in SE winds.
Dive The diving should be interesting, but there is no data available.
Solitude This is a less frequented anchorage
100 Magic Miles N10b
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See Also: Woodwark Bay, Double Bay East, Double Bay West