Playa Francesa 

4.5 (39 ratings)
  • 29° 13' 6" N, 13° 31' 44" 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
    Unavailable
  • Water
    Unavailable
  • Dock
    Unavailable

User reviews (39 ratings)

  • Jean-christophe ~ 10/01/2021
    Oaoatimka | Sailboat ~ 15.28 m

    Wonderful anchorage when we land here after three days of sailing. Very restful and peaceful. Very good behavior in sand. Do not anchor too close to the beaches because there are tourist catamarans that come twice a week. Village about thirty minutes walk, very lively and small well-stocked shops to refuel. Attention very dangerous anchorage by southerly wind says a local fisherman.

    Magnifique mouillage lorsque l’on amerri ici après les trois jours de navigation. Très reposant et tranquille. Très bonne tenue dans sable. Ne pas mouiller trop près des plages car il y a les catamarans touristiques qui viennent deux fois par semaine. Village à une trentaine de minutes de marche bien animé et de petits commerces bien achalandés pour refaire le plein. Attention mouillage très dangereux par vent du sud dixit un pêcheur local.

  • Mahé
    Mahé ~ 07/12/2020
    MOKA V | Sailboat ~ 12.6 m

    Magnificent landscape and essential stop to start the visit of the Canary Islands. Anchorage on a sandy bottom but be careful if you go too close to the beach with the buoy chains. Nice walks to do and nice little restaurants

    Paysage magnifique et stop incontournable pour démarrer la visite des îles canariennes. Mouillage sur fond de sable mais attention si vous allez trop près de la plage aux chaînes des bouées. Jolies balades à faire et petits restos sympas

  • Casper
    Casper ~ 02/11/2020
    Tigre | Sailboat ~ 11.5 m

    Able to anchor here without restrictions, other bays are discouraged because of the marine reserve. Best spot is 40m of the beach at the rocky end. Beware of redundant submerged anchor and chain on the east side. Check tidal range. Holding is sand and seems good. Good spot to explore the island. Very peaceful.

    Able to anchor here without restrictions, other bays are discouraged because of the marine reserve. Best spot is 40m of the beach at the rocky end. Beware of redundant submerged anchor and chain on the east side. Check tidal range. Holding is sand and seems good. Good spot to explore the island. Very peaceful.

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