Enseada de Sesimbra 

3.4 (19 ratings)
  • 38° 26' 29" N, 9° 6' 19" 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
    Available
  • Snack
    Available
  • Water
    Unavailable
  • Dock
    Available

User reviews (19 ratings)

  • Phil ~ 13/11/2020
    Vasavoar | Sailboat ~ 11.7 m

    A bit rolly. No catabatic winds in winter. But night sailing here is not advisable: fishermen turn the area into a minefield of buoys, and some sail without any light at night.

    A bit rolly. No catabatic winds in winter. But night sailing here is not advisable: fishermen turn the area into a minefield of buoys, and some sail without any light at night.

  • Mark ~ 16/09/2020
    Ava | Sailboat ~ 13 m

    We recommend you give this one a miss. The place looks beautiful from the boat, but they have taken away the dingy pontoon and a unfriendly guard at the marina sent us packing with no recommendation on where we could access the shore. We looked at beaching the dingy but big waves breaking on the shore put us off the idea quite quickly! They have also filled any protected area or the anchor with plastic milk jugs tied to floating lines (just waiting to get caught around your propeller) - not a joke, these pass as morings apparently. There must be a hundred of the things, mostly empty. Be warned, at a glance they look like sea birds on the water and late afternoon sun makes them difficult to spot. We spent one exceptionally rolly night here (fishing boats and tankerd in the channel), with no escape, longing for the relative calm of Cascais. It's a shame, we were quite excited with what we saw when we pulled in the bay..

    We recommend you give this one a miss. The place looks beautiful from the boat, but they have taken away the dingy pontoon and a unfriendly guard at the marina sent us packing with no recommendation on where we could access the shore. We looked at beaching the dingy but big waves breaking on the shore put us off the idea quite quickly! They have also filled any protected area or the anchor with plastic milk jugs tied to floating lines (just waiting to get caught around your propeller) - not a joke, these pass as morings apparently. There must be a hundred of the things, mostly empty. Be warned, at a glance they look like sea birds on the water and late afternoon sun makes them difficult to spot. We spent one exceptionally rolly night here (fishing boats and tankerd in the channel), with no escape, longing for the relative calm of Cascais. It's a shame, we were quite excited with what we saw when we pulled in the bay..

  • Joost
    Joost ~ 11/08/2020
    Ayaz | Sailboat ~ 20.8 m

    Stayed four nights with sometimes strong, almost katabatic-like winds but leave enough chain length and it’s safe. Dingy in the harbour, beach it between the yellow buoys. But only if it is light enough to drag it back in if tide goes down. A little further, at the Marina Police there’s a pontoon. They explicitly do not want you to tie it up to it but if you go behind and under the connecting bridge it was accepted. The walk to a nice town is 10 minutes from here.

    Stayed four nights with sometimes strong, almost katabatic-like winds but leave enough chain length and it’s safe. Dingy in the harbour, beach it between the yellow buoys. But only if it is light enough to drag it back in if tide goes down. A little further, at the Marina Police there’s a pontoon. They explicitly do not want you to tie it up to it but if you go behind and under the connecting bridge it was accepted. The walk to a nice town is 10 minutes from here.

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