The Best Places to Sail in Spain
I have often been asked the question, ‘where are the best places to sail in Spain?’
A question which is impossible to answer as I am bound to upset someone! However, in my view and without doubt the waters of the Mediterranean Costa Blanca is my favourite area.
Shrieks of “Unfair” and probably some not so pleasant statements later, so I give my reasons why.
Firstly, the Costa Blanca is far less of a concrete jungle as is Malaga and south of there. I’ve never quite understood why the rich and famous (and infamous) congregate in the areas around Puerto Banus etc. Anyway, that’s a subject for another story!
Secondly, with the Costa Blanca, you definitely get some of the best places to sail to. Where you sail to in my view is probably more important than just the sailing alone. For me sailing is about the sport, the fun, the navigation, the feeling of exhilaration that you get when controlling a strong wind, and the social scene at the end of a great sail.
It is the equivalent of golf’s nineteenth hole and it’s no good if one of those critical requirements is missing. If you sail out of The Marina de
Denia, on the Northern Costa Blanca coast, you have the fabulous Balearics within easy reach. A ten hour sail will get you to Formentera or Ibiza, two stunning islands well worth a long visit. Further afield, you have the islands of Majorca and Menorca, also well worth a visit. No other marina has this ease of access to the islands on offer
The islands of Spain are amongst the best places to sail in my view. All have a myriad of small bays (calas) where you can find a sheltered mooring by anchor for the night, and most have one or more bars, cafes and restaurants to discover. Cala Saona is the best stopping point on the trip from mainland Spain. There is plenty of space to moor and its well sheltered.
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