Culatra 

4.5 (38 ratings)
  • 36° 59' 58" N, 7° 50' 20" W / See on the map

Characteristics

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

Type of seabed

  • Sand

  • Seaweed

  • Mud

Protection against wind & swell

Reachable by dinghy

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

User reviews (38 ratings)

  • Marc ~ 27/02/2021
    play | Sailboat ~ 13.3 m

    Superb anchorage, be careful to check that the anchor has hooked properly. The island of Culatra is very nice and you can do some emergency supplies there. Otherwise, take the ferry to Olhao. We left the annex on the beach next to the pier and had no problem. Be careful not to anchor in the axis of the exit from the fishing port and the pass that reaches the town otherwise you will be very shaken by the passage of motor boats .... We recommend this anchorage which, for us, is the nicest in the Algarve.

    Superbe mouillage, attention de bien vérifier que l’ancre a bien accrochée. L’ile de Culatra est très sympathique et on peut y faire quelques approvisionnements de dépannage. Sinon, prendre le ferry pour Olhao. Nous avons laissé l’annexe sur la plage à côté du débarcadère et n’avons eu aucun souci. Attention de ne pas mouiller dans l’axe de la sortie du port de pêche et la passe qui rejoint la ville sinon vous serez très secoués par le passage des bateaux à moteur.... Nous recommandons ce mouillage qui, pour nous, est le plus sympa en algarve.

  • Lars
    Lars ~ 21/11/2020
    SV STINA | Sailboat ~ 14.2 m

    Dreamlike. Spectacular. Best of ... But watch out for the changing tide when anchoring. Usually good mud as an anchorage, but not always!

    Traumhaft. Spektakulär. Best of... Aber die wechselnde Tide beim ankern beachten. Meist guter Mud als Ankergrund, aber nicht immer!

  • Claire ~ 01/11/2020
    Daylight | Sailboat ~ 10 m

    Here just for 1 night late Oct so lots of space and good holding. Small boats and taxis do speed past. Didn't get off but did see others going ashore.

    Here just for 1 night late Oct so lots of space and good holding. Small boats and taxis do speed past. Didn't get off but did see others going ashore.

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