Castropol 

3 (2 ratings)
  • 43° 31' 28" N, 7° 2' 9" W / See on the map

Characteristics

  • Anchor
    Allowed
  • Mooring buoys
    Unavailable
  • Anchor stern to
    Unavailable
  • Lines ashore
    Not necessary

Type of seabed

  • Sand

Protection against wind & swell

Reachable by dinghy

  • Beach
    Unavailable
  • Snack
    Available
  • Water
    Unavailable
  • Dock
    Available

User reviews (2 ratings)

  • P
    P ~ 04/10/2020
    Dark Island | Sailboat ~ 18.5 m

    Had to spend a couple of nights here forced by storm in biscay, as bouncy as it gets, even in mild F3 outside the inlet, we were right down the river thinking we would be protected but we had 45kts+ due to funnel effect compounded by the cut in mountains to our south, winds coming from the south were only 20kts, I would say emergency only stop if you have to.

    Had to spend a couple of nights here forced by storm in biscay, as bouncy as it gets, even in mild F3 outside the inlet, we were right down the river thinking we would be protected but we had 45kts+ due to funnel effect compounded by the cut in mountains to our south, winds coming from the south were only 20kts, I would say emergency only stop if you have to.

  • Chasing Contours
    Chasing Contours ~ 08/09/2018
    Shadowfax | Sailboat ~ 13 m

    A much better anchorage than the one slightly to the West on the other side of the large drying sandbank. This anchorage has more swing room and plenty of depth. Follow the channel as per the charts and we found it was ok for our 2m draft boat. If unsure go on a rising half tide. Once inside there is at least 4m of water at low tide. Place yourself in between the shore and the large sand bank. Google maps sat view shows it clearly as do the charts.

    A much better anchorage than the one slightly to the West on the other side of the large drying sandbank. This anchorage has more swing room and plenty of depth. Follow the channel as per the charts and we found it was ok for our 2m draft boat. If unsure go on a rising half tide. Once inside there is at least 4m of water at low tide. Place yourself in between the shore and the large sand bank. Google maps sat view shows it clearly as do the charts.