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Bastia-Port St Nicolas

Bastia-Port St Nicolas

Characteristics

Description

Bastia, the principal commercial port of Corse, comprises three separate harbor areas:

- Port Saint-Nicholas, in the center, is reserved for commercial operations and is the only harbor accessible to commercial vessels

- Vieux-Port, in the S part, is used by fishing vessels and pleasure craft

- Port de Plaisance de Toga, in the N part, is used by yachts and small craft.

Winds

The Libeccio, a local W to SW wind, is predominant throughout the year and reaches a maximum frequency in summer. It can be especially violent in this vicinity.

Tides

Tides and currents at Bastia are negligible, the water level being affected mainly by periods of strong winds.


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Située dans le Nord-Est de la Corse, à la base du Cap Corse, Bastia est le principal port de l'île et sa principale ville commerciale.
Avant l'occupation de la Corse par les génois, Cardo était un gros village. À ses pieds, il y avait un petit hameau où habitaient les pêcheurs de Cardo. Ce petit port s'appelait Porto Cardo qui veut dire « le port de Cardo ».
Les génois ont vite senti le besoin de se mettre à l'abri des invasions qui venaient de la mer et ont commencé à construire, du temps du gouverneur Léonello Lomellini, une bastiglia (une bastille), c'est-à-dire une place forte, une citadelle.
Avec le temps, la Bastiglia (Bastia) s'est développée, est devenue prospère et est devenue plus importante que Cardo.
Au cours des 50 dernières années, Cardo était la résidence secondaire de Bastiais aisés.
Actuellement, Cardo est un quartier de Bastia, sur les hauteurs du Pigno. De nombreuses personnes quittent Cardo pour descendre travailler à Bastia. Toute son histoire est comprise dans sa « bastiglia » la citadelle des origines qui constitue la ville close. Ce sont ici la mer et la montagne qui décident de l'implantation des lieux habités, comme l'exige le relief de l'île. Aussi, Bastia fut capitale au temps de la domination génoise. Elle s'est accrochée aux pentes pour s'étaler plus tard, en gagnant sur l'eau sa place Saint Nicolas.

De la modeste marine qu'elle était au port de commerce qu'elle est devenue, son histoire a été jalonnée des gloires et des vicissitudes que connaissait toute ville fortifiée.

Bastia, le principal port commercial de Corse, comprend 3 ports séparés. Le port Saint-Nicholas, au centre est le port de commerce, le Vieux-port, au S, est réservé aux pêcheurs et aux bateaux de plaisance, Port Toga, au N, est réservé à la plaisance.

Le port St Nicolas est le seul port accessible aux bateaux commerciaux.
Quand les quais N et NE sont occupés, les longueurs des cargos ne doivent pas dépasser72 m au quai N et 120 m au quai NE.
Il y a des installations pour le fret général, ro-ro, bulk, ferries,tankers et les navires de croisière. Généralement, les navires jusqu'à 160 m de long et 7 m de TE peuvent être accueillis.

Tel: +33 495559510
Fax: +33 495559655

Vents-Temps:

Le Libeccio, vent W à SW local, est prédominant tout au long de l'année et atteint son maximum en été où il peut être très violent.

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22°
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Golfe de St Florent

7.3nm
266°
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Strong wind blows from east sometimes jump off the mountain which is extended by the Cap Corse and a rise in the Gulf chop rather unpleasant.
The ...
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Bastia - Vieux Port

0.3nm
193°
Its geographical location makes it a safe shelter against the prevailing winds and waves, especially the libeccio, that often blows on the Cap Corse. By east wind there are chop and surf in the outer harbor, that must be considered.

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Bastia - Port Toga

0.5nm
Zeer luide discotheek NAAST Uw boot tot 02:00! Price is €90 for a 42ft sailing boat, not cheap at all. Toilet and douches are moderate.
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SAN MARTINO di LOTA

1.6nm
Face à l'île d'Elbe très agréable pour une sortie en mer et une baignade, à quelques minutes du port de Toga Bastia et aussi une partie de pêche au lever du soleil
17 Apr 14

La Vasina

3.4nm
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1 May 12

Marine d'Erbalunga

4.4nm
12°
The village of Erbalunga, situated 1.5 miles SSW of Capo Sagro, stands on the S side of a rocky point; an old tower in ruins stands on the extremity of the point.
A prominent convent is situated close N of the village and the isolated belfry of the church at Brando stands 0.8 mile WNW of it.
3 May 12

Cap Sagro

5.7nm
15°
Located between Marines de Sisco and Erbalunga, this point is well known to divers.
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This site is of outstanding beauty and it is not unusual to see diving teams of experienced ...
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Plage d'Olzo Saint Florent

5.4nm
277°
1 Jan 70

Anse de Cadarelli

5.5nm
282°
Two anchorages between the "Grotta di u Banditu" and the "Punta di Saeta".Shelter from NE wind at S of the "Grotta di u Banditu", but the anchorage is limited for the great boats in case of avoidance.
The surrounding area is healthy and we anchor by 5m on sand bottom.

Wide ...
6 May 12

Marine de Farinole

5.2nm
291°
Marina Farinole marks the beginning of the west coast of Cap Corse.Sandy beach nice and uncrowded.

A Genoese tower surrounded by two beaches, marking the southern tip of a fishing preserve.
On the ridge there are antennas transmitters Pigno.
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Local Area

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