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Punta Mortella

Punta Mortella

Characteristics

Description

Green light at the W entry of St Florent gulf.
The green light dimming (every 4 seconds) from the tip of the Mortella covers the entrance to the Gulf of Saint Florent, but is masked to the West to increase by less than 214 ° tip Curza.
Built in the sixteenth century by the Genoese, it was bombed in 1794 by the English fleet of Admiral Nelson. Consolidated in the state by the Conservatoire du Littoral.

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17/09/2009
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Feu vert balisant l'entrée ouest du golfe de St.Florent.

Le feu vert à occultation (toutes les 4 secondes) de la pointe de la Mortella couvre toute l'entrée du golfe de Saint Florent mais se trouve masqué vers l'Ouest au relèvement inférieur à 214° par la pointe de Curza.
Construite au XVIème siècle par les génois, elle fut bombardé en 1794 par la flotte anglais de l'amiral Nelson. Consolidée en l'état par le Conservatoire du Littoral.

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Localisation

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Sites around Punta Mortella
Flying distances - Direct line

Cap Sagro - Bastia

9.9nm
80°
Capo Sagro is located at 11 NM. S Finocchiarola islands. He has a signal station and a semaphore rises N of it.
Mount Merizatodio, 778 m high, is 1.5 MN to W Cape and dominates the immediate area. The village of Erbalunga, situated 1.5 miles SSW of Capo Sagro, stands on the S ...
6 May 12

Golfe de St Florent

1.9nm
135°
The Gulf of Saint Florent form a large body of water open to the North to NW winds, but sheltered by the mountains Libeccio of Balagne.
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 ...
6 May 12

Isola Capraia

31nm
51°
Capraia is one of the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, on the road between Cape Corsica and Elba. It is an island of 335 inhabitants (the Capraiesi) of the Province of Livorno. It lies 64 km from Livorno, 37 km from Gorgona and 31 km from Corsica. Its area is 19 km2. It has ...
26 Feb 14

Fiume Santu

0.6nm
188°
The river Santu is a stream of Haute-Corse region of Corsica, which flows into the Mediterranean Sea to the western Gulf of Saint-Florent, S of the tip of Mortella.
Approach slowly anchorage area. We anchor by 3 to 6 m.

Very sheltered anchorage by W wind, but exposed to the Mistral.
7 May 12

Plage de Loto

1nm
279°
Place of arrival of two boats which connect from Saint-Florent, the beach Loto is very busy.
Perfect beach of fine sand and clear eastern desert Agriates. The water of great purity, the beauty of bush attracts many tourists from throughout the day by boat from St Florent.

The ...
7 May 12

Cap Fornali (St Florent)

2nm
151°
Cap Fornali, surmounted by an old tower, is located on the W side of the gulf, 1 mile from the head.
A light is shown from a structure, 9m high, standing on the cape.
Anchorage is available, in depths of 11 to 12m, sheltered from all but N winds, in a roadstead lying 0.3 mile ...
6 May 12

Plage de Saleccia

2.3nm
285°
Known as one of the most beautiful beach in Corsica , Saleccia beach is protected from tour operator by its remoteness. You can reach it only with a 4 wheel drive vehicle or by boat. It is an anchorage of good time.
7 May 12

Punta Vecchiaia

2.8nm
92°
Pointe Vecchiaia is marked near its extremity by a pyramid.A light is shown from a structure, 5m high, standing 0.5 mile E of this pyramid.The night down to St. Florent, stay in the white lighthouse of Punta Vecchiaia to avoid the pitfall of Tignosu. Basically you can see the ...
6 May 12

Ecueil de Tignosu (St Florent)

2.5nm
143°
Ecueil de Tegnosa, a rocky bank with parts nearly awash, lies about 0.3 mile W of the citadel at Saint-Florent and is marked by a lighted beacon, 8m high. A rocky patch, with a least depth of 1.7m, lies about 0.2 mile NE of the beacon.
6 May 12

Port de Saint Florent

2.8nm
142°
An extensive yacht and small craft harbor fronts the village of Saint-Florent and is protected by breakwaters.

Amer remarkable red beacon at 400m. of the harbor entrance (pitfall of Tignoso), red lights shine 2s.
Access: Easy day and night. Harbour with 840 berths including ...
6 May 12

Anse de Cadarelli

3.2nm
86°
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
Local Area

Golfe de St Florent

The Gulf of Saint Florent form a large body of water open to the North to NW winds, but sheltered by the mountains Libeccio of Balagne.
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 ...
6 May 12

St Florent - Centuri - West of Cap Corse

Saint Florent is on the W coast of Cap Corse.
W coast of Cap Corse is rocky and provides only shelter that the small port of Centuri, near the end of the peninsula.
The Gulf of Saint Florent opens to the N between the root of Cap Corse E and the rocky desert Agriates to W, which ...
6 May 12

Cap Corse

Cap Corse (Corsica Capicorsu) is a peninsula located north-east of Corsica. Its inhabitants, the Capcorsins, call it "the island within an island" ("l'Isula inde l'Isula").

Cap Corse is a mountain in the sea which was called by the Romans "the sacral promontory." Its strategic ...
9 May 12

Corse - Corsica

Corsica
Corsica is a French owned island with a strong sense of identity and pride. Corsica is beautiful, unspoilt and old-fashioned, and with its white sands, mountainous cliffs and transparent water, it is the perfect getaway destination. Although it is strongly influenced by ...
24 Mar 16

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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