There are much better anchorages
than those that have been mentioned that have good shore access. Just rode
out TS Debby with 60 mph wind
gusts a month ago in the completely protected cove at Reddington Shores (Mile 125 off ICW). There is a dinghy dock
(no infernal combustion engines allowed).
Off the American Legion and McDonalds at Maderia Beach is good with McDonalds dinghy
dock and Publix supermarket right there.
The Longboat Key anchorage is good and has a public dinghy dock. Also Bradenton Beach/Cortez (Mile 87 on ICW) in most weather
but run a couple of miles back down to Longboat Key if a severe SE blow is coming.
Plenty of others, check Active Captain