Contrada Fortino Beach 

4 (7 ratings)
  • 38° 14' 48" N, 15° 35' 11" E / See on the map


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

Type of seabed

  • Sand

Protection against wind & swell

Reachable by dinghy

  • Beach
  • Snack
  • Water
  • Dock

Information on mooring buoys

  • Phone
  • VHF channel
  • Length
  • Seasonal
  • Yes
    Guest buoys
  • Number of buoys

User reviews (7 ratings)

  • Stef ~ 20/08/2020
    Andromeda | Sailboat ~ 14.5 m

    On our outward journey we dropped anchor in 15 meters of water; during the night the anchor plowed due to the strong current and we moved, so at night we recovered the anchor and rebuilt the mooring by bottoming the anchor in 10 meters of water, further below the coast. Having had problems with the tender's outboard, we had it overhauled by the nautical center of the strait, the owner Luca (Cell: +39 349 5296695) was very very kind and solved the problem in half an hour. He advised us to return to moor at the buoy from him, during the stop we would have made on our way back from the Aeolian Islands, that's how it was! We spent the night at the buoy calm and fresh! We also dined divinely ashore at the restaurant "On the route of Ulysses", which can be accessed from the sea by mooring the tender at the pier of its nautical center. Absolutely to try again in our next stop in Messina before making the crossing from the Strait to the Aeolian Islands.

    Al nostro viaggio di andata abbiamo dato fondo all’ancora in 15 mt d’acqua; durante la notte l’ancora ha arato a causa della forte corrente e ci siamo spostati, pertanto di notte abbiamo recuperato l’ancora e rifatto l’ormeggio dando fondo all’ancora in 10 mt d’acqua, più sotto costa. Avendo avuto problemi con il fuoribordo del tender, lo abbiamo fatto revisionare dal centro nautico dello stretto, il proprietario Luca (Cell: ‭+39 349 5296695‬ ) è stato molto molto gentile e ha risolto il problema in una mezz’ora. Ci ha consigliato di tornare ad ormeggiare alla boa da lui, durante la sosta che avremmo fatto di ritorno dalle Eolie è così è stato! Abbiamo passato la notte alla boa sereni e freschi! Abbiamo inoltre cenato divinamente a terra al ristorante “Sulla rotta di Ulisse”, a cui si accede dal mare ormeggiando il tender al pontile del suo centro nautico. Assolutamente da riprovare nella nostra prossima sosta messinese prima di effettuare la traversata dallo stretto alle Eolie.

  • Christian ~ 12/07/2020
    Charly | Sailboat ~ 16 m

    Anchoring is generally prohibited in the Strait of Messina. No chance!

    In der Straße von Messina ist ankern grundsätzlich verboten. Keine Chance!

  • Loic ~ 07/07/2020
    OLA CHICA | Sailboat ~ 11.82 m

    I had anchored in Ganzirri but a lot of current through coef 74. So I came to drop anchor in this anchorage where there is less current. Stand just east of the dead body area where there are between 5 and 10 m. By cons the place is rather ugly and noisy but perfect for a night of waiting. .

    J'avais mouillé à Ganzirri mais beaucoup de courant par coef 74. Je suis donc venu jeter l'ancre dans ce mouillage où il y a moins de courant. Se mettre juste à l'est de la zone de corps morts ou il y a entre 5 et 10 m. Par contre l'endroit est plutôt moche et bruyant mais parfait pour une nuit d'attente. .

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