Playa del Espalmador 

3.5 (4 ratings)
  • 37° 35' 17" N, 0° 59' 20" W / See on the map

Characteristics

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

Type of seabed

  • Sand

  • Rocks

Protection against wind & swell

Reachable by dinghy

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

User reviews (4 ratings)

  • Tim — 19/08/2019
    Patea | Sailboat — 14 m

    Small, surprisingly quiet anchorage with room for one boat, anchoring in 5-8m of water on an unknown, but good holding bottom. Room for one more small boat 100m SW adjacent to the marina. Good protection from most wind and swell, although during the day there is wash from some ferry traffic. Watch for shallow wreckage extending out from the shore on the NW side of the anchorage. It is a long dingy ride to the other side of the port where you can leave the dingy at the public wharf for short periods and access shops and restaurants.

    Small, surprisingly quiet anchorage with room for one boat, anchoring in 5-8m of water on an unknown, but good holding bottom. Room for one more small boat 100m SW adjacent to the marina. Good protection from most wind and swell, although during the day there is wash from some ferry traffic. Watch for shallow wreckage extending out from the shore on the NW side of the anchorage. It is a long dingy ride to the other side of the port where you can leave the dingy at the public wharf for short periods and access shops and restaurants.

  • Christian-Jacques
    Christian-Jacques — 25/11/2019
    Ulisse Jiujiu | Sailboat — 13.8 m

    Small anchorage as already mentioned for only one boat and for only great weather. Bottom unknown and very bad holding...and we have excellent anchor which sets quite easily in most sand, mud or grass bottoms... Wind is constantly shifting from different directions due to the rocks and mountains around. After a day of shifting, resetting anchor we got tired of it and moved to the RCRC Regatta club.

    Small anchorage as already mentioned for only one boat and for only great weather. Bottom unknown and very bad holding...and we have excellent anchor which sets quite easily in most sand, mud or grass bottoms... Wind is constantly shifting from different directions due to the rocks and mountains around. After a day of shifting, resetting anchor we got tired of it and moved to the RCRC Regatta club.

  • Gavin — 16/01/2020
    Water Dogs | Sailboat — 13.8 m

    As described. But excellent holding by my assessment. Locked in solid first try. Not the prettiest but safe and secure to avoid marina fees.

    As described. But excellent holding by my assessment. Locked in solid first try. Not the prettiest but safe and secure to avoid marina fees.

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