Far and away, the best guide is The Great Book of Anchorages, it's new, from Chuck Baird and Susan Landry. Active Captain has too many posts that are simply wrong and, sometimes, dangerous to follow. Ok if you want to find a clean bathroom, downright dangerous if you're using some of the suggestions for navigation.
Check The Great Book of Anchorages
, or google the title for the new book.
Originally Posted by JohnZion
How hard is it to find decent, free anchorages as you sail up and down the East Coast, from Maine to Florida? Are all the decent anchorages taken up by moorings? Will we be able to find free places to anchor each night? We have a 38 ft sailboat that draws 5 feet.