i live in the area and use ponce inlet pretty regularly.
the anchorage on the east side of the icw, just south of the route
44 bridge, is a good spot. there is some shallow water
there so watch your depths. also, be sure to anchor well out of the icw - that seems to be the biggest problem that the water
cops deal with. and don't forget your anchor light - it's not a designated anchorage and you could easily get an eighty dollar ticket; the city needs the income
if you go ten miles further north you can stop at daytona beach. there's a good anchorage off the water treatment plant on the west side, about a mile south of the orange avenue drawbridge. turn left just before red 44 and proceed up into the anchorage. about a dozen or so boats call it home. bottom is soft mud over sand, depth
about 8 to 10 feet. it's shoal just south and just north of the anchorage. anchor light rule
applies here too.