Type of seabed
Sand
Rocks
Seaweed
Mud
Reachable by dinghy
Snack
Beach
Water
Dock
Playa Francesa
4.7 (20)
Anchor
allowed
Mooring
buoys
Anchor
stern to
Lines
ashore
Protection against wind and swell
: protected
: not protected
User reviews
 (20)
Bruno 25
Happy Koumata
Type 1
Multihull Oui
Model 1
Length 15 m
Beam 8 m
Draft 1.6 m
Year 2015
Shipyard Privilège Marine
Flag FR
Bruno Happy Koumata
01/11/2015

Wonderful anchorage, well sheltered, village 1.5 miles in annex and 30 minutes walk

Magnifique mouillage, bien abrité, village à 1,5 miles en annexe et 30 minutes à pieds

A Quatre 58
Hautilus
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 10.7 m
Beam 3.2 m
Draft 1.9 m
Year 1979
Shipyard Jeanneau
Flag FR
A Quatre Hautilus
16/10/2016

Splendid setting at the foot of the volcanoes of the small island of Graciosa. Fairly frequented in high season. Beautiful walk to reach the village.

Cadre splendide aux pieds des volcans de la petite île de Graciosa. Assez fréquenté en haute saison. Ballade magnifique pour rejoindre le village.

Asbjørn 31
snowbird
Type 1
Multihull Oui
Model 1
Length 12 m
Beam 6.1 m
Draft 1.3 m
Year 2007
Shipyard Robertson and Caine
Flag NO
Asbjørn snowbird
07/05/2019

Nice bay to anchor in, protected from Nv to Nø.

Fin bukt å ankre i , beskyttet mod Nv til Nø.

Francesco 9
Type 1
Multihull Oui
Model 1
Length 12.6 m
Beam 7 m
Draft 0 m
Year 0000
Shipyard --
Flag --
Francesco
23/01/2019

Mooring well sheltered by 20-30 knots North wind. Village port at 3km, beautiful walks to do around. We stayed here for 3 nights arriving from Gibraltar. Watch out for the tides because a lot of rocks. Wet well in the center of the bay. At the moment of leaving our anchor chain was stuck in a rock.

Mouillage bien abrité par 20-30 noeuds de vent Nord. Village port à 3km, belles balades à faire autour. Nous y sommes restés 3 nuits en arrivant de Gibraltar. Attention aux marées car pas mal de rochers. Mouillez bien au centre de la baie. Au moment de partir notre chaîne d'ancre était coincée dans un rocher.

Francesco 9
Type 1
Multihull Oui
Model 1
Length 12.6 m
Beam 7 m
Draft 0 m
Year 0000
Shipyard --
Flag --
Francesco
19/01/2019

Perfect anchorage, protected from swell and northwest wind. Anchor placed on the sand by 5 meters deep. 20 knots of wind, the boat did not move! In January, we are 2 boats at anchor.

Mouillage parfait, protégé de la houle et du vent Nord-Ouest. Ancre posée sur le sable par 5 mètres de profondeur. 20 noeuds de vent, le bateau ne bougeait pas ! En janvier, nous sommes 2 bateaux au mouillage.

Thierry 1
Te Ako
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 14.7 m
Beam 4.5 m
Draft 2.2 m
Year 0000
Shipyard Jeanneau
Flag FR
Thierry Te Ako
11/11/2018

Well protected from the NW, a quiet night wet by 3 meters of sand and rocks. In the morning, I was warned that this anchorage was protected area, it seems to have to anchor in a minimum of 15 meters.

Bien protégé du NW , une nuit au calme mouillé par 3 mètres de fond sable et roches. Au matin,on m'a prévenu que ce mouillage était zone protégé , il semble devoir mouiller dans mini 15 mètres de fond.

Thierry 1
WAPI
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 11.6 m
Beam 4 m
Draft 1.9 m
Year 2005
Shipyard Beneteau
Flag FR
Thierry WAPI
05/11/2018

Very good anchorage, sandy bottom very good holding, desert island, pretty setting, village 20 minutes, supermarket, bakery. Some tourist boats between 12h and 16h then nothing more tranquility! Good passage step

Très bon mouillage, fond sable très bonne tenue,ile desertique, cadre joli , village à 20 mn, supérette,boulangerie. Quelques bateaux à touristes entre 12h et 16h puis plus rien la tranquillité ! Bonne étape de passage

Emeline 2
SEA YOU
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 12.3 m
Beam 4 m
Draft 1.7 m
Year 0000
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag --
Emeline SEA YOU
30/10/2018

Anchorage of dreams in the Canaries, not to be missed! Some tourist boats during the day, they all leave before 16h. Beware of the gales of the South, forecasts greatly underestimate the wind. We had 30kts instead of the 10kts announced!

Mouillage de rêve aux Canaries, à ne pas manquer ! Quelques bateaux de touristes pendant la journée, ils partent tous avant 16h. Attention aux coups de vent de Sud, les prévisions sous-estiment largement le vent. Nous avons eu 30kts à la place des 10kts annoncés !

Aurore 8
Moai
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 15 m
Beam 4.8 m
Draft 0 m
Year 1990
Shipyard Jeanneau
Flag FR
Aurore Moai
25/10/2018

Splendid mooring! At the foot of volcanoes, turquoise water. For my part, I did not ask permission and not bothered. Downtown 1.5MN dinghy or 15 minutes by 4x4 waiting at the beach to take you to the center. Price? I did not test. I recommend !

Mouillage splendide ! Au pieds des volcans, eau turquoise. Pour ma part, je n'ai pas fait de demande d'autorisation et pas embêtée. Centre ville à 1.5MN en dinghy ou à 15 min en 4x4 qui attendent à la plage pour vous emmener au centre. Prix ? Je n'ai pas testé. Je recommande !

Pascal 6
Moai
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 14.9 m
Beam 4.9 m
Draft 1.9 m
Year 0000
Shipyard --
Flag --
Pascal Moai
05/10/2018

Very nice anchorage, good behavior on sand. A little paradise. Shop and restaurant 40 minutes walk or 2 MN in annex. No diesel in the port.

Très beau mouillage, bonne tenue sur sable. Un petit paradis. Commerce et restaurant à 40 minutes de marche ou 2 MN en annexe. Pas de gasoil dans le port.

CG 8
Le Poulpe
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 9.7 m
Beam 3.5 m
Draft 1.6 m
Year 0000
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag --
CG Le Poulpe
20/09/2018

Mooring very nice, I confirm the comments. Port accessible as an annex (diesel but no fuel) do the shopping before. Sandy bottom in the center and rocks at the ends. Harsh in a southerly wind.

Mouillage très agréable, je confirme les commentaires. Port accessible en annexe (gasoil mais pas d'essence) faites les courses avant. Fond sableux au centre et roches aux extrémités. Houleux par vent de sud.

Christine 24
Feliz
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 12.6 m
Beam 3.9 m
Draft 2.1 m
Year 0000
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag --
Christine Feliz
18/09/2018

Super mooring (preferably in the center of the bay). I confirm the previous comments. Be careful neither gasoil nor gasoline are available at the port. The environment is beautiful!

Super mouillage (de préférence au centre de la baie). Je confirme les commentaires précédents. Attention ni gasoil ni essence ne sont disponibles au port. L’environnement est magnifique !

Annick & Vincent 12
WILLIWAW
Type 1
Multihull Oui
Model 1
Length 16 m
Beam 8.9 m
Draft 1.9 m
Year 2017
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag FR
Annick & Vincent WILLIWAW
03/07/2018

Splendid anchorage very well sheltered from the wind (E / W by the north), of the swell. Ideal solution for anchoring near the harbor. Sandy beach frequented by the charter boats of the Graciosa who arrive at the end of the morning to leave at night. This does not interfere with the tranquility of the anchorage. Superb ride to the mountain opposite. Do not miss !

Splendide mouillage très bien abrité du vent (E/W par le nord), de la houle. Solution idéale pour mouiller à proximité du port. Plage de sable fréquentée par les voiliers charters de la Graciosa qui arrivent en fin de matinée pour repartir le soir. Cela ne gêne pas la tranquillité du mouillage. Superbe balade à faire sur la montagne juste en face. A ne pas manquer !

Jean-Michel 2
JIMILY
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 8.7 m
Beam 3.1 m
Draft 0.8 m
Year 1996
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag FR
Jean-Michel JIMILY
14/06/2018

Watch out for regulations that require anchoring in an area more than 20m deep. In October, we had to move at 8am because of a fussy employee.

Attention à la réglementation qui oblige à mouiller dans une zone à plus de 20m de fond. En octobre, nous avons été obligés de déménager à 8h du matin à cause d’un employé tatillon.

Bruno 46
Yess Amaze
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 14 m
Beam 4.3 m
Draft 1.7 m
Year 2002
Shipyard Bavaria
Flag RE
Bruno Yess Amaze
17/01/2018

Good anchorage, but beware of the bottom that is not only sandy .... I twisted an anchor.

Bon mouillage, mais attention au fond qui n'est pas que sableux....j'y ai tordu une ancre.

Bruno 46
Yess Amaze
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 14 m
Beam 4.3 m
Draft 1.7 m
Year 2002
Shipyard Bavaria
Flag RE
Bruno Yess Amaze
15/01/2018

Good anchorage in a beautiful setting. Be careful though the bottom is not that sandy ... result a strongly twisted anchor.

Bon mouillage dans un cadre magnifique. Attention toutefois le fond n'est pas que sableux...résultat une ancre fortement tordue.

Olivier 3
CASAÔ
Type 1
Multihull Oui
Model 1
Length 11.3 m
Beam 6.5 m
Draft 1 m
Year 2002
Shipyard Fountaine Pajot
Flag FR
Olivier CASAÔ
20/11/2017

Good anchorage beautiful, permission to ask in advance to the authorities of Lanzarote because located in Nature Reserve. Sandy area limited to the central part of the cove. On the edges, bottom of rocks covered with a thin layer of sand.

Bon mouillage magnifique, autorisation à demander au préalable aux autorités de Lanzarote car situé en Réserve Naturelle. Zone sableuse limité à la partie centrale de l’anse. Sur les bords, fond de rochers recouvert d’une fine couche de sable.

Jlou 1
Damalou
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 0 m
Beam 0 m
Draft 0 m
Year 0000
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag --
Jlou Damalou
09/11/2017

It is the anchorage at the top, to do! But do the shopping before. If the wind rises, very good anchorage north side of lanzarote.

C'est le mouillage au top, à faire !!! Par contre faites les courses avant. Si le vent se lève, très bon mouillage côté nord de lanzarote.

Annette 3
Lilla Anna III
Type 1
Multihull Non
Model 1
Length 13.5 m
Beam 4 m
Draft 2 m
Year 2002
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag SE
Annette Lilla Anna III
01/11/2017

Very nice anchorage. But you have to apply for and get an anchoring permit. Therefore it was strange to be 20 boats. And every day there is a tourist catamaram coming with 100 people. But I must admit - they were nit really disturbing. Stock up with food before going here because there is not very much to find in the shops (two) in the village. We liked the stay very much. We sailed from Portugal and stayed for 5 nights.

Very nice anchorage. But you have to apply for and get an anchoring permit. Therefore it was strange to be 20 boats. And every day there is a tourist catamaram coming with 100 people. But I must admit - they were nit really disturbing. Stock up with food before going here because there is not very much to find in the shops (two) in the village. We liked the stay very much. We sailed from Portugal and stayed for 5 nights.

Tolimara 15
Pouplier 3
Type 1
Multihull Oui
Model 1
Length 14 m
Beam 7.7 m
Draft 1.1 m
Year 0000
Shipyard Autre(s)
Flag FR
Tolimara Pouplier 3
16/10/2017

Well protected except the winds of the South which raise an unpleasant chop. Port / village accessible in annex or from the beach about 40 mns of walk. Very nice view.

Bien protégé sauf des vents du Sud qui lèvent un clapot désagréable. Port/village accessible en annexe ou depuis la plage environ 40 mns de marche. Très beau point de vue.

Geographical location
29° 13' 5'' N 13° 31' 44'' W
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