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Mar de Albora - Andalucia

Mar de Albora - Andalucia



The Alboran Sea is the westernmost part of the Mediterranean Sea. It's positioned between the continents of Africa and Europe, and the countries of Morocco and Spain. It takes its name from the island of Alborán, located halfway between the cities of Almeria and Melilla (Spanish enclaves on Moroccan soil)

The Strait of Gibraltar, approximately 9 miles (14 km) wide at its narrowest point, is the entry point into the (Alboran Sea) and Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean.

Spain's autonomous small cities of Ceuta and Melilla, plus the three small islands of Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera, administered directly by the Spanish central government, are all located along the coast of Morocco.


The wind blows either E or W in the Straits of Gibraltar and this feature will be noticed as far W as Cabo de Gata.
The surface flow in the Mediterranean reaches its peak in the Straits of Gibraltar at up to 2 knots easterly.
La mer d'Alboran est la partie de la mer Méditerranée située la plus à l'ouest. Elle est comprise entre l'Espagne au nord, le Maroc au sud et le détroit de Gibraltar à l'ouest.

Elle tire son nom de l'îlot d'Alborán, situé à mi-chemin entre les villes d'Almeria et de Melilla (enclave espagnole sur le sol marocain).

Le détroit de Gibraltar, large d'environ 9 MN (14 km) à son endroit le plus étroit, est le point d'entrée dans la mer d'Alboran et la limite de la Méditerranée avec l'océan Atlantique.

Ceuta et Melilla, ainsi que 3 petites îles (Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas et Penon de Velez de la Gomeras) sont administrées directement par le gouvernement central espagnol et se trouvent le long de la côte marocaine.


Le vent souffle toujours d'E ou d'W dans le détroit de Gibraltar et ce phénomène sera persistant jusqu'au Cap de Gata.
Le courant de surface en Méditerranée atteint son apogée dans le détroit de Gibraltar où il peut atteindre 2 noeuds en venant de l'E.

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Costa de Almeria

Costa de Almería s'étend du Cabo de Gata à la limite de la province de Grenade.
Almería Roquetas de Mar Almerimar Adra
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Puerto Caleta Velez (Andalousie)

Caleta Velez is the only port facility that welcomes yachting on the Costa del Sol Orientale.
Well sheltered from the E and W by a dike.The yachting is sheltered in a basin of the fishing port, maximum speed in the port: 0,5 knots.Access is via a channel 35 m wide.T. 952 54 00 ...
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Puerto El Candado (Andalousie)

Le port est situé dans la banlieue de Malaga. Il est au centre d'un complexe urbain avec tennis, golf etc. Tel : +34-952-296097 Fax : +34-952-295804 Mail: 165 pl. Prof. 2,3 mBon abri.
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Malaga marina-Real Club Mediterraneo

The Malaga Cove extends from the cape of Torremolinos to the cape of Los Cantales (Three towers). Protected by a natural bay, the Port of Malaga, well sheltered, became the second port of Tourist Cruises of the Peninsula.
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Puerto Benalmadena (Andalousie)

Benalmadena is located 19 km from Malaga and 9 km from Torremolinos.
The harbor complex, made up of artificial islands with an original architectural design, has all the services of a first-class marina, as well as a particularly attractive commercial and residential area, where ...
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Marina del Este

Marina del Este is 227 moorings, with all maintenance and shipyard services in dry dock, for boats up to 35 meters.
T: +34 958 640 801   
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Puerto Fuengirola (Andalousie)

La côte est saine en dehors du haut-fond rocheux de Cura situé dans le SE de Fuengirola. On peut mouiller dans l'W du village par 20m d'eau.
Le port se trouve près du centre ville. Il offre un accueil plaisance dans l'E de son implantation.
Attention l'accès du port ...
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Puerto Deportivo Fuengirola

Located in one of the best sites of the Andalusian coastline, right on the seafront of Fuengirola, also called the "white Villa", it shares the enclosure with the fishing port.The fleet of recreational boats has modern professional services for its conservation and maintenance, there ...
6 Jun 19

Puerto de  Motril (Andalousie)

La passe d'entrée est large de 92 m, avec une profondeur de 11 m, sur fond de boue. Tél.(+34) 958 60 10 87 Fax:(+34) 958 60 12 47 Mail: cnauticomotril@radio... Prof.:8 m Long. max. 20 m 168pl. 4/03/2008
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Puerto Deportivo de Cabo Pino

Puerto Deportivo de Cabopino is 12 kilometres east of Marbella’s town centre. It’s a surprise to most who visit it, because it is quite rural here with no high buildings and the pine forest goes right down to the beach.
6 Jun 19

La Bajadilla marina (Andalousie)

Marina located in the city of Marbella. The boating facilities are located at the E of the urban agglomeration, at the entrance of the city. This marina, fruit of the conversion of the old fishing port, obeys the continuous development of  boating which requires facilities in ...
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Puerto de Marbella (Andalousie)

Marbella is in the heart of the western Costa del Sol, between the slopes of the Sierra Blanca and the coastline. This fishing village of yesteryear has become a colorful seaside resort.
The bottoms are sometimes rocky. It's possible to anchor in the bay by 15 to 16 m of water ...
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Local Area

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 ...
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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.
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Golfo de Vera (Murcia-Costa Calida)

From the "Mesa de Roldan" and to Cape Tinoso, the coast has a curvature called wide open Gulf of Vera.
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Costa Valencia

The Valencian Community is one of the seventeen autonomous communities of Spain. Its capital city Valencia. The second city in population is Alicante and the third is  Elche. Because of its location, Valencia has been for centuries the gateway to the Mediterranean to ...
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Costa Dorada

Costa Daurada (Catalan) or Costa Dorada (Spanish, literally Gold Coast) is a coastal strip located 216 km S of Catalonia (Spain).
Its capital is Tarragona.

The coastline consists of beaches and rocky shores. It begins south of Barcelona and then passes through various seaside ...
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Costa Garraf

Garraf coast is chaired by the massif of the same name, of great ecological interest.
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