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Porto Vecchio (Balagne)

Porto Vecchio (Balagne)

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West of Calvi, Porto Vecchio bay, (not to be confused with the city to the south of Corsica) extends deep into the shore steep and high.
It offers good shelter from the north wind in the East, but no by Libeccio. Beware of rocks, 17m high, in the southern part which stands at the entrance.

Coming from the West, this entry is released to the bottom of the cove where we anchor on depths of rock and grass by 4 to 6m.

The beautiful cave Veaux Marins hollow shore high and very rugged northern tip Ricci, south of the cove of Porto Vecchiu. A beautiful site for diving. It is possible to enter with the dinghy.
11/05/2012
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Porto Vecchio (Balagne)
2006:07:18 19:12:55
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Porto Vecchio (Balagne)
Entrée grotte des Veaux Marins.
2006:07:18 19:10:48
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Porto Vecchio (Balagne)
2006:07:18 19:11:28
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A l'ouest de Calvi, l'anse Porto Vecchio, (à ne pas confondre avec la ville au Sud Est de la Corse) s'enfonce profondément dans le rivage escarpé et élevé. 

Elle offre un bon abri par vent du Nord à l'Est, mais nul par Libeccio. Attention au rochers, haut de 17m, dans la partie Sud en entrant, qui se dresse à l'entrée.

En venant de l'Ouest, cette entrée est dégagée jusqu'au fond de l'anse où l'on mouille sur des fonds de roche et d'herbe par 4 à 6m.

La belle grotte des Veaux Marins creuse le rivage élevé et très déchiqueté au Nord de la pointe Ricci, au Sud de l'anse de Porto Vecchiu. Un très beau site pour la plongée sous-marine. Il est possible d'y pénétrer en annexe.
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Porto Vecchio (Balagne)
2006:07:18 18:35:32
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Porto Vecchio (Balagne)
Les deux rochers au S.
2006:07:18 18:36:20
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Reserve naturelle de Scandola - Natural Park of Scandola

13nm
206°
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Cap Sagro - Bastia

35nm
72°
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Phare de la Revellata

0.7nm
31°
The Revellata lighthouse (he white light: two pieces 10 sec.), 97m high, is the focal point of most routes from the mainland.
The fire at the end of the tip is visible in clear weather until more than 24 miles and its radio beacon can be heard 100 miles, almost from the ...
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Golfe de la Revellata

0.9nm
93°
Remarkable peninsula west of Calvi, advancing 6.5 km into the sea and 150 m high and supporting the flagship of the same name, one of the most important of Corsica.
The  "grotte des veaux marins"  ("Cave of seals") W on the cliff is home unfortunately monk seal ...
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Calvi

2.1nm
90°
The Citadel was founded in 1268 by the Genoese and helped to push many attacks. The last date of August 1794 which made ​​6000 English siege of the city. It is said that Christopher Columbus was born in Calvi houses around the harbor which provide small alleys connected by staircases.
Beautiful ...
10 May 12

Baie de Nichiareto

2.5nm
185°
N cap CAVALLO, Nichiareto bay offers a suitable anchorage by Libeccio, but none by Mistral. It is recommended to anchor or in front of the beach by 6 to 7 m on a sandy bottom, rocks and seaweed, just in the east of the small point Bianca where protection against Libeccio ...
11 May 12

Cap Cavallo

3.7nm
207°
The 16 december 1810, five signal stations (La Parata; Cavallo; Capo Corse; Sagro; La Chiappa; Pertusato) are in activity in Corsica. They are equipped with powerful radar and visual  powerful and armed by personnel of the French Navy.
In early 1987, Cavallo ...
12 May 12

Punta Spano

4.4nm
63°
On the other side of the Gulf of Calvi is a beautiful site that transports us in an unforgettable setting.
Point of Spano (natural site), where small coves framed by the rocks offer a splendid view over the Bay of Calvi.

Spanu island is an island inhabited only by seagulls, ...
10 May 12

Baie de Crovani

6nm
196°
Crovani bay is limited N by Capu di Mursetta (Calenzana) and S by Punta Ferraghiola (Galeria).Noticeable bay housing one of the infrequent beaches of this area (brown pebbles beach), very dangerous by strong W wind and sea.Good anchorage S cape Cavallo, where you can drop the anchor ...
12 May 12

Sant' Ambroggio

5.5nm
67°
Small private marina sheltered, especially Libeccio and Tramontana. It is located between Calvi and Ile Rousse.

200 berths equipped with chains (not wet)Draught 1m to 2.5 mHarbourmaster: Tel. 95 60 70 88 Very difficult access in bad weather in NE 7-8 (entrance near the beach).
...
10 May 12

Senetose - Tizzano

61nm
176°
SW of Corsica offers some of the most beautiful anchorages. As you get closer to Bonifacio be carreful with the weather forecast as the NW  wind can be very strong.

The range of the tide in this area is negligible. There are no regular currents along the coasts of Corse, ...
15 May 12

Port de San Damiano

6.7nm
68°
The small port, San Damianu, housed a Roman port dropped from 500 to 600 BC to the twelfth century, after date will be built a defensive tower.
It is possible to anchor in the cove formed by the pier which can accommodate only small boats.
The surf is unpleasant by westerly wind.
10 May 12
Local Area

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