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Cabo Creus

Cabo Creus



Cape Creus is the last foothills of the Pyrenees and place the most easterly of the Iberian Peninsula.
It is a steep and rocky promontory, 672 meters, which juts out over the Mediterranean Sea, forming a small peninsula character montagneux.Sa coast is rocky, composed of slate, and continually broken by small bays . Fauna and flora of the area are quite unique and host a variety of very rare species.
It is worked by waves, due mainly to the north wind, wind from north / northwest, and east winds.

In winter season winds north and NW, currents near the Cap de Creus are S and are violent.

In these places, there are rainfalls of between 500 and 800 mm per year. Winter is dominated by very strong northerly winds that hinder fishing and shipping. As a result the area around Cape recorded a very small environmental pollution and is well renowned as underwater paradise for divers.

The Natural Park of Cap de Creus has a peculiarity: it is a protected area that includes a marine area and land area. San Salvador is its highest peak.

Cape is overwhelmed by the island NE Clavaguera (Encalladora).
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Le phare du Cap Creus se trouve à 87 m d'altitude et sa lumière peut être perçue jusqu'à 34 Milles.
La Cala Fredosa au pied du Cap Creus (Sud).
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Le Cap Creus est le dernier contrefort des Pyrénées et le lieu le plus vers l'est de la péninsule ibérienne.
C'est un promontoire abrupt et rocheux, de 672 m d'altitude, qui s'avance sur la Mer Méditerranée, formant une petite péninsule de caractère montagneux.Sa côte est rocheuse, composée d'ardoise, et continuellement cassée par des petites criques. La faune et la flore du secteur sont tout à fait uniques et hébergent une variété d'espèces très rares.

Il est travaillé par les vagues, dues principalement à la tramontane, vent de nord/nord-ouest, et aux vents d'est. 

En hiver, saison des vents de Nord et de NW, les courants aux abords du cap de Creus portent au S et sont violents.

En ces lieux, on enregistre des précipitations d'entre 500 et 800 mm par an. L'hiver est dominé par les vents du nord très forts qui gênent la pêche et le trafic maritime. Par conséquence le secteur autour du Cap enregistre une pollution environnementale très petite; il est ainsi renommé en tant que paradis sous-marin pour les plongeurs.

Le Parc Naturel de Cap de Creus a une particularité : c'est une zone protégée qui englobe une zone marine et une zone terrestre. Le San Salvador est son pic le plus élevé.

Le cap est débordé au NE par l'île Clavaguera (Encalladora).

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La península del cabo de Creus es uno de los parques naturales (constituido en el año 1998 ) de más superficie protegida de Cataluña, de una extensión total de 13.886 ha.
El faro de Cap de Creus emite dos destellos cada 10 segundos con un alcance de 20 millas.
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Bahia de Rosas

Rosas bay lies between Rio Muga and La Bateria (or Blancals) point.
8 Jul 12

Islas La Encalladora y Maza del Oro

Passing Cape Creus is not easy when it is windy, especially if it's the Tramontana blows: here, she unleashes one last time, before gradually losing its force in going south of the Spain.
This is Creus Cape that seems to pick up and stop all the violence of the Gulf of ...
9 Jul 12

Cala de Culip (Cabo Creus)

Cala Culip is a small natural harbour remarkable to see.
Good anchorage, sheltered from the NW in the pit right in front of the boats of the club-med.
The site is wild.

Leaving Cala Culip and bound east you can pass safely between the Island and Cape Creus Encalladora. ...
10 Jul 12

Cala Guillola (Cadaquès)

The cala Guillola is sheltered from all winds. Simply choose ... there are 3 good anchorages. We anchor by 15 to 7 m of water.
9 Jul 12

Isla Port Lligat (Cadaquès)

The island of Port Lligat and its neighbor Fernera island, are before the cove of Port Lligat which is only available to fishermen.
A narrow channel, about thirty feet wide, separates the island from the mainland.
9 Jul 12

Cala de Arqueria (Cadaquès)

Small quiet and shallow cove north of Lligat.
We drop anchor in 4m background.
9 Jul 12

Port Lligat (Cadaquès)

In Port Lligat attention to the entrance on the left there is a rock not reported under 80 cm of water. If it is very beautiful we do not distinguish.
Tighten the earth on its starboard side and enter, you will not be alone, the site is wonderful.
Basically there is a small ...
9 Jul 12

Bahia de Cadaquès

Puerto de Cadaques is a large and beautiful anchorage. It is easy to approach and afford good protection from the seas created by the NW Tramontana wind. It is however wide open to winds from the S - E.
Anchorages - There are a number around in the bay and possible also in Cala ...
17 Apr 08

El Golfet de Cabo Gros

Large cove divided in several small creeks.
Deep bottom, clear water in a friendly environment.
Open NE.
10 Jul 12

Cala de Jonculls (Roses)

Just N Norfeo cape, Jonculls (Joncols) cove is deep, and the bottom suddenly rises to 5m near the small beach.
The scenery was beautiful, in the immense cliffs. It is somewhat sheltered from the swell.
It is possible take a buoy for free if you are at lunch in one ...
3 May 14

Cabo Norfeo

Cabo Norfeo is the E extremity of a peninsula dominated by a ruined tower.
8 Jul 12

Anse de porto de la selva

Escale bien agréable en venant du Nord. Fonds sable, bonne tenue, coté "amérique du sud" intéressant. Fonds de 10 m, grande baie pour mouiller.
9 Jul 14
Local Area

Cabo Creus - Cap Cerbère

The inescapable Tramontane NNW as violent as sudden (40 to 60 knots), brings a clear blue sky, but is to be monitored regularly to avoid being trapped for three, six or nine days in a creek . Plans Breeze maximum force 3 to 4 in the afternoon mainly occupy the rest ...
9 Jul 12

Rosas - Guillola

After Trenca Brasos point the coast down towards the marshy plain bordering the Gulf of Roses. The NW Gulf of Roses form the Bay of Rosas, in the bottom of which lies the village and harbor that are invisible from the sea.
E coast of the bay is high and ends with the ...
7 Jul 12

Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is the name given to the Spanish coast on the Mediterranean Sea, north-east of Catalonia, in the province of Girona. It starts from the French border, Portbou, S Cape Cerberus, and extends over 70 km to Blanes.
It is bordered to the north, by the Vermilion ...
14 May 12

Espagne Est - East Spain

At S and E, Spain is bordered by the Mediterranean sea, except for a small land boundary with the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.The boundary between Spain and France lies in the vicinity of Punta Falco, which is located 1 mile NE of PortBou. In the Mediterranean ...
14 May 12

Méditerranée - Mediterranean

La Méditerranée est reliée à l'océan Atlantique par le détroit de Gibraltar à l'ouest, à la mer de Marmara et à la mer Noire par les Dardanelles et le Bosphore à l'est. Le canal de Suez au sud-est relie la Méditerranée à la mer Rouge.
Îles méditerranéennesLes principales ...
13 Mar 15
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