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Illes Medes

Illes Medes

Characteristics

Description

The Illes Medes (in Catalan) or Islas Medas (in Spanish) is a small and craggy group of islets i located close to the shore, east of the coastal town of L'Estartit.

Meda Gran, the largest one, has an area of 1.8 km² and is the only island of a considerable size. It has some mediterranean vegetation and a nineteen-century lighthouse on it. The second largest island, Meda Xica is only 0.24 km².

Carall (or Cavall) Bernat, Tascons Grossos, Medellot, Tascons Petits and Ferrenelles are mere steep rocky outcrops jutting out from the sea.

These islands are an important marine reserve in the Western Mediterranean.

7/07/2012
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Les îles Medes (ou Illes Medes en catalan et Islas Medas en espagnol) forment un archipel de sept îles et quelques îlots inhabités à un peu moins d'un kilomètre de la station balnéaire de L'Estartit, sur la Costa Brava (Espagne) en mer Méditerranée.

La superficie totale des îles est d'environ 21 hectares.
Il n'y a pas de port ni de plage sur ces îles.

L'archipel est une zone protégée pour la totalité de la surface terrestre ainsi que pour 511 hectares de surface maritime entourant les
îles. 

Un grand nombre de mouillages sont répartis autour des îles et la plongée y est réglementée (taxe d'accès, définition des sites de plongée par les gestionnaires de la zone protégée). Les fonds sous-marins, favorisés par la proximité de l'embouchure de la rivière Ter et la protection de la zone, sont particulièrement riches d'une flore et d'une faune diversifiée et prospère.

Les noms des îles sont : el Medellot, la Meda Petita, la Meda Grande (la plus grande), les Ferrenelles, el Tascó Gros, el Tascó petit et el Carall Bernat.

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Localisation

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Sites around Illes Medes
Flying distances - Direct line

Bahia de Rosas

12nm
342°
Rosas bay lies between Rio Muga and La Bateria (or Blancals) point.
8 Jul 12

Punta Guixeras (Estartit)

0.7nm
303°
Guixeras point is the SE extremity of a promontory located 2 NM NNE of the mouth of the Rio Ter and N Estartit harbour, in front of Medes islands. N and NNW Guixeras point, the coast is rocky and steep, with small coves. It is also bordered by islets.
7 Jul 12

Puerto l'Estartit

1nm
290°
Estartit is a fishing and Yach club harbour very busy, located in the center of Costa Brava, in front of the sub-maine reserve of Medes islands.Entry is difficult in strong E winds, but it is a good shelter from the Tramontane (NW).Tel: 972 15 44 12Fax: 972 15 37 68Email: info@cnestartit.es738 ...
6 Jul 12

Cabo Negre (Begur)

4.6nm
177°
Cabo Negre (or Las Llosas point) is N Cala Sa Tuna. It is overwhelmed by rocks.

The rocky coastline continues for 1 NM to the WNW of this point.
6 Jul 12

Cala Sa Tuna (Begur)

5.1nm
177°
Between Del Palom point and de La Sal point, this beautiful Cala Sa Tuna, 16 to 18 m depth, houses a fihing village.Sheltered from E and S wind, we can anchor by 16 m.
6 Jul 12

Furio de Fito (Begur)

5.3nm
175°
This rock, off Cabo Begur, is under 16 m of water.It is an amazing diving spot.
6 Jul 12

Cabo Begur

5.7nm
177°
Begur (or Bagur) cape is 4 NM NNE San Sebastian cape. It consists of steep cliffs forming coves known as that of Sa Tuna.

It is marked by a lighthouse.

The dive site is located N of the Cape.
5 Jul 12

Punta Mongo (Pta Trenca Brasos)

4.4nm
329°
Punta Mongo, or Punta Trenca Brasos, marks the beginning of the Gulf of Roses. A 104 m high Mongo tower rises and is remarkable.
7 Jul 12

Cala Montgo

4.4nm
325°
Beautiful anchorage of the Costa Brava sheltered from prevailing winds from the northwest and southeast.
In summer (June-September) amarage buoys are available for rent

An hotel and several restaurants on the beach.
7 Jul 12

Aiguablava

6.6nm
183°
Remarquable mouillage avec l'hôtel perché au dessus.Très fréquenté pendant l'été, je n'ai pas pu jeter mon ancre en août 2013, je suis allé à Sa Tuna, un peu plus haut, où il y avait aussi beaucoup de bateaux.
21 Apr 14

Cala de Tamariu

7.8nm
185°
This bay is lined with a nice beach (nude beach) with two smaller creeks that are open to both sides.

South, Cala Marquesa, with a small pier, and north, Aiguadolça, prepared with a rock as a platform for swimmers.

There is also an exit point for those who love diving ...
5 Jul 12

Club nautico l'Escala

5.5nm
320°
Club Nàutic L'Escala is located south of the Gulf of Roses, 6NM from Medes Islands in the Bay of La Cala Clota.
Club Nàutic L'Escala is a quiet harbour where  sailors shall make stop and rest during their crossing between France and the Balearic Islands.T. ...
8 Jul 12
Local Area

Begur - Pta Mongo

Begur cape has a semaphore in a yellow building at 108 m above sea level..
Between the points "Del Palom" and "La Sal", the cove "Sa tuna" deep 16 to 18 m, homes a fishing village.

The rocky coastline continues for one mile to the W NW of "Las Llosas" (Cape Negro) ...
9 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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