Playa Francesa 

4.4 (36 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 (36 ratings)

  • Thomas ~ 24/10/2020
    Vagabond | Sailboat ~ 11.99 m

    Very good anchorage when arriving from Gibraltar or Madeira. Sandy bottom. Very calm in a northeast wind.

    Tres bon mouillage en arrivant de Gibraltar ou de Madere. Fond sableux. Tres calme par vent de Nord-Est.

  • Hartmut
    Hartmut ~ 18/10/2020
    Kirke | Sailboat ~ 11.72 m

    Good grip on a sandy bottom. In the northwest of the bay the soil changes to rock. Anchorage very crowded, constantly more than 20 boats and a lot of daily visitors.

    Guter Halt auf Sandgrund. Im Nordwesten der Bucht wechselt der Boden auf Gestein. Ankerplatz sehr voll, ständig mehr als 20 Boote und viel Betrieb durch Tagesgäste.

  • Fred & Anita
    Fred & Anita ~ 05/10/2020
    Ciganka | Sailboat ~ 12 m

    July 2020 We stopped in this anchorage after our crossing from Gibraltar. Very good holding on sand, no rolly and very quiet We went to the marina on dinghy but due to Covid the marina was not allowing us to moor at the pontoon, we only got 15 minutes and then we had to leave. You can reach town by foot or with the 4x4 taxi wich usually wait at the beach in front of the anchorage. Nice place to relax and recover from the crossing, especially if you had a rough one! You should apply for permission to anchor here....we didn't but nobody checked, maybe also because July is not so crowded, it was just us and another sailboat

    July 2020 We stopped in this anchorage after our crossing from Gibraltar. Very good holding on sand, no rolly and very quiet We went to the marina on dinghy but due to Covid the marina was not allowing us to moor at the pontoon, we only got 15 minutes and then we had to leave. You can reach town by foot or with the 4x4 taxi wich usually wait at the beach in front of the anchorage. Nice place to relax and recover from the crossing, especially if you had a rough one! You should apply for permission to anchor here....we didn't but nobody checked, maybe also because July is not so crowded, it was just us and another sailboat

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