Punta dos Castros 

3.6 (5 ratings)
  • 43° 7' 53" N, 9° 10' 29" W / See on the map

Characteristics

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

Type of seabed

  • Mud

Protection against wind & swell

Reachable by dinghy

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

User reviews (5 ratings)

  • Kairos ~ 16/08/2020
    Kairos | Sailboat ~ 10 m

    This is The most protected anchorage we found since La Coruña. We’ve had wind N NE S SW up to 30 knots. No swell at all. A number of beautiful beaches.Stayed for about 3 weeks. If you anchor in the river with a northerly or NE wind, the wind gets amplified by the shape of the river. If you anchor to far west you can hear the noise of the 24-7 factory ventilator. This factory seems to be processing seafood. Make sure to visit Ria do Porto. (About 1km from the anchorage) The river entrance completely dries up on low tide. But if you look for it you’ll find the river which is deeper. Good for fishing and finding mussel and other seafood. On the Ria beach you’ll find free outdoor and indoor showers. Also about 20 public barbecues. Nice place to spent the day. With the dingy you can go up to a Ponte do Porto on the river. A small cute river town. Between Ria do Porto and muxia there is a Long Beach with one restaurant with a very good view. Muxia has a nice chandler whom is happy to order something if he doesn’t have stock. Only fuel is at Muxia.

    This is The most protected anchorage we found since La Coruña. We’ve had wind N NE S SW up to 30 knots. No swell at all. A number of beautiful beaches.Stayed for about 3 weeks. If you anchor in the river with a northerly or NE wind, the wind gets amplified by the shape of the river. If you anchor to far west you can hear the noise of the 24-7 factory ventilator. This factory seems to be processing seafood. Make sure to visit Ria do Porto. (About 1km from the anchorage) The river entrance completely dries up on low tide. But if you look for it you’ll find the river which is deeper. Good for fishing and finding mussel and other seafood. On the Ria beach you’ll find free outdoor and indoor showers. Also about 20 public barbecues. Nice place to spent the day. With the dingy you can go up to a Ponte do Porto on the river. A small cute river town. Between Ria do Porto and muxia there is a Long Beach with one restaurant with a very good view. Muxia has a nice chandler whom is happy to order something if he doesn’t have stock. Only fuel is at Muxia.

  • Syruffian ~ 30/07/2020
    Ruffian of Amble | Sailboat ~ 12.2 m

    Anchored first off Punta Barra for protection from a strong NE wind, then moved here for protection from a SW wind. Holding excellent in both. (Be sure to dig in through the weed). Very clear clean water. Little or no swell. Some noise from the shore side factory. Marina very friendly, with diesel pump (middle row, 2nd bay in) at reasonable price. Petrol is more of an issue - the fisherman’s jetty has petrol, but they do not sell to yachts (perhaps due to VAT?). You must either take a taxi (as another boat here at the same time as us) or go up the river in your dinghy (as we did) to Ponte do Porto and fill your Jerry jugs at a petrol station.

    Anchored first off Punta Barra for protection from a strong NE wind, then moved here for protection from a SW wind. Holding excellent in both. (Be sure to dig in through the weed). Very clear clean water. Little or no swell. Some noise from the shore side factory. Marina very friendly, with diesel pump (middle row, 2nd bay in) at reasonable price. Petrol is more of an issue - the fisherman’s jetty has petrol, but they do not sell to yachts (perhaps due to VAT?). You must either take a taxi (as another boat here at the same time as us) or go up the river in your dinghy (as we did) to Ponte do Porto and fill your Jerry jugs at a petrol station.

  • jacques ~ 23/07/2019
    Castel of Cazenovia | Sailboat ~ 9.8 m

    Very good anchorage well sheltered .. Beautiful bay. Port nearby for the annex .. Super

    Très bon mouillage bien abritè.. Baie magnifique. Port à proximité pour l'annexe.. Super

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