Sterling Marina in Hernando, Great facility with a ships store. Gulfstar marina is next door.
The channel is pretty straight forward and well marked,there is an "S" turn as you approach the shoreline, head north then round the rock to head south. mid tide I never saw less than 6 ft. Here's a link you can zoom in and see the turn.
Hernando Beach/Minnow Creek Inlet - Florida, United States