I had the opposite problem this summer. New boat, I'm new to anchoring
and we motored into an anchorage in Rockport, MA and did our best to pick the next closest spot that I thought would be safe..... took the dinghy
to shore and realized that we were WAY far away from everyone. I suppose everyone must have thought we wanted our privacy! Later in the day 2 more boats came in and filled in the empty space.