Type of seabed
Sand
Rocks
Seaweed
Mud
Reachable by dinghy
Snack
Beach
Water
Dock
Playa Chica
1.5 (4)
Anchor
forbidden
Mooring
buoys
Anchor
stern to
Lines
ashore
Protection against wind and swell
: protected
: not protected
User reviews
 (4)
Adrien --
Type Sailboat
Multihull No
Model --
Length 11.33 m
Beam 3.9 m
Draft --
Year --
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag --
Adrien
27/06/2017

Anchorage noted on the maps but banned by the local police because natural park. Port Managers provide docking at the entrance to the harbor. The pier is high, dirty, without water or electricity but with access to the city. Access to the port is limited to the entrance to the docks reserved for big ferry, so subject to the vagaries of the tide. Acceptable to stay a few hours, always next to the boat, but not a night. In the event of a big blow from the west, you can get behind the port to the east of the dikes, but the swell sometimes rushes. In conclusion to avoid!

Mouillage noté sur les cartes mais interdit par la police locale car parc naturel. Les gestionnaires du port proposent en dépannage des places sur un quai à l'entrée du port. Le quai est haut, sale, sans eau ni électricité mais avec un accès à la ville. L'accès au port est limité à l'entrée sur les quais réservés aux gros ferry, donc soumis aux aléas de la marée. Acceptable pour rester quelques heures, toujours à côté du bateau, mais pas une nuit. En cas de gros coup d'ouest on peut se mettre derrière le port à l'est des digues, mais la houle s'engouffre parfois. En conclusion à éviter !

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Stephan 12
x-412 Johanna
Type Sailboat
Multihull No
Model --
Length 12.5 m
Beam 3.9 m
Draft --
Year --
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag --
Stephan x-412 Johanna
09/07/2019

We even weren’t close to drop the anchor, when a pilot boat approached us and informed us that anchoring is prohibited. This applies to both sides of the Punta de Tarifa island. On the east side, fines are doubled because it‘s also prohibited to anchor close to the marina entrance, even if not blocking or interfering with traffic. Strange that several independent issues of charts and regional guidebooks are all wrong... We checked the marina, but decided to not stay there, avoiding a potential damage to the boat or getting some of the cockroaches that even weren’t shy of bright daylight sun.

We even weren’t close to drop the anchor, when a pilot boat approached us and informed us that anchoring is prohibited. This applies to both sides of the Punta de Tarifa island. On the east side, fines are doubled because it‘s also prohibited to anchor close to the marina entrance, even if not blocking or interfering with traffic. Strange that several independent issues of charts and regional guidebooks are all wrong... We checked the marina, but decided to not stay there, avoiding a potential damage to the boat or getting some of the cockroaches that even weren’t shy of bright daylight sun.

Caroline 5
LOONA
Type Sailboat
Multihull Yes
Model HÉLIA 44
Length 13.2 m
Beam 7.5 m
Draft 1.2 m
Year 2017
Shipyard Fountaine Pajot
Flag FR
Caroline LOONA
24/07/2017

Mooring noted in the maps, yet banned by local authorities. They force us to settle on a stone bridge, high, dirty, without water and electricity. The police are nice because it is not supposed to allow it. Possibility to go to town with passport. To be discouraged

Mouillage notée dans les cartes, pourtant interdit par les autorités locales. Ils nous obligent à nous installer sur un pontant en pierre, haut, sale, sans eau et électricité. La police est sympathique puisqu'elle n'est pas sensée l'autoriser. Possibilité d'aller en ville avec passeport. À déconseiller

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Geographical location
36° 0' 24" N, 5° 36' 24" W
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