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Punta Spano

Punta Spano

Characteristics

Description

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, its Genoese tower we offer many opportunities to spend our time agreeably. It is located at less than an hundred meters from the point Spano. It closes the N Gulf of Calvi, on the other side closed by the tip of the Revellata. Elongated island has an N islet and reefs around its eastern end.

From its position it is subject to prevailing winds from N and W (Mistral and Libeccio).

It is possible to anchor, by about 9 m, S the island.

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Jojo
Punta Spano
Tour Génoise au Nord Est de la pointe.
2006:07:18 17:32:40
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Jojo
De l'autre coté du Golfe de Calvi se trouve un site magnifique qui nous transporte dans un décor inoubliable.
La Pointe de Spano (site naturel classé), où de petites criques nichées dans les rochers offrent un splendide panorama sur la baie de Calvi.

L'île di Spanu est une île habitée uniquement par des mouettes, sa tour génoise nous offrent des nombreuses possibilités de passer agréablement notre temps. Elle est située à moins d'une centaine de mètres de la pointe Spano. Elle ferme au N le golfe de Calvi, fermé de l'autre côté par la pointe de La Revellata. De forme allongée l'île possède au N un petit îlot ainsi que des écueils autour de son extrémité orientale.

De par sa position elle est soumise aux vents dominants de N et d'W (Mistral et Libeccio).

On peut mouiller, par 9 m environ, au S de l'îlot.

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Jojo
Punta Spano
La Punta Spano et l'île Spano.
2006:07:18 17:33:39
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Punta Spano
Pointe et îles Spano avec en arrière plan Calvi.
2006:07:18 17:34:09
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Localisation

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Sites around Punta Spano
Flying distances - Direct line

Reserve naturelle de Scandola - Natural Park of Scandola

17nm
215°
The nature reserve, which is part of the Regional Natural Park of Corsica, occupies the Scandola peninsula, an impressive, porphyritic rock mass. The vegetation is an outstanding example of scrubland. Seagulls, cormorants and sea eagles can be found there. The clear waters, with their ...
15 May 12

Cap Sagro - Bastia

31nm
73°
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

Sant' Ambroggio

1.2nm
82°
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

Port de San Damiano

2.4nm
77°
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

Danger d'Algajola

2.3nm
43°
At 1.3 miles in 24 ° of the tip of Sant Ambroggio, a little rock, totally insulated, covered with one meter of water, is marked by a buoy north light.
It can be hard to spot against the light. But generally in the day the presence of small fishing boats reported this shoal that ...
10 May 12

Calvi

2.6nm
222°
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

Algajola

2.9nm
77°
Algajola was a position Genoese advanced in front of Calvi. The 1st houses correspond to the sites prehistoric and protohistoric of Tepina-Cocani and to the site of Mount St. Joseph.

The site is very picturesque but you must anchor at a distance and without any protection.
9 May 12

Senetose - Tizzano

63nm
179°
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

Baie de Fornello (Balagne)

3.6nm
69°
The small bay of Fornello, in Balagne ((Not to be confused with the cove of Fornello in the SW coast of Corsica), is located just S of the Marine Davia, before "Punta di Varcale".

You can anchor by 3/4 m, in good weather, in front of the beautiful sandy beach.
9 May 12

Golfe de la Revellata

3.6nm
236°
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 ...
6 Jun 12

Phare de la Revellata

3.8nm
248°
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 ...
11 May 12

Porto Vecchio (Balagne)

4.4nm
243°
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 ...
11 May 12
Local Area

Ile Rousse - Cap Cavallo

Coast of Corsica part of the region Balagne well known to boaters who landed here from the mainland.
Balagne is famous for its beautiful beaches and the clarity of its water.
8 May 12

Ouest Corse - West Corsica

The nicest part of Corsica with a lot of coves, bays where to anchor.
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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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