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Blanes
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Platja de Blanes

Blanes (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈbɫanəs]) is a town and municipality in the comarca of Selva in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Its coast is part of the Costa Brava, which stretches from Blanes up to the French border. The township is 18.29 km². Blanes is a popular tourist town, and it is known for the Concurs de Focs d'Artifici during the Santa Anna festival; this event includes a lot of fireworks.

Charts

See Costa Brava.

Weather

See Spain.

Passages

See Aegean to West Mediterranean Passages.

Communication

Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The approach to the harbor may be hard due to the prevailing SE winds that create s surge. But once inside the harbor it is very safe.

Berthing

The Club de Vela Blanes operates a marina within the harbor.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Club de Vela Blanes

Club de Vela Blanes/wiki/Blanes#Club_de_Vela_Blanes
Marina icon Club de Vela Blanes [[Blanes#Club de Vela Blanes|Club de Vela Blanes]] 41°40.487'N, 002°47.876'E

Full service marina: water, electricity, fuel station, toilets, showers, laundry, WiFi. 24 hour security.

club@cvblanes.cat; Tel: +34 (972) 330 552; Fax: +34 (972) 331 498; VHF channel 09
Address: Club Vela Blanes, Esplanada del Port s/n,17300, Blanes, Spain
Hours: 24/7
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing

Anchorages

Badia de Blanes

Badia de Blanes/wiki/Blanes#Badia_de_Blanes
Anchorage icon Badia de Blanes [[Blanes#Badia de Blanes|Badia de Blanes]] (Platja de Blanes) 41°40.345'N, 002°47.586'E
Nice anchorage in settled weather.

Amenities

Facilities
Water In the marina pontoons
Electricity In the marina pontoons
Toilets In the marina
Showers In the marina
Laundry In the marina
Garbage Bins in the harbor
Supplies
Fuel Station in the marina
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Services
Repairs ?
Internet WiFi in the marina
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurants, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.

Transportation

  • Girona/Gerona/Costa Brava airport is about 30 minutes away by car, Barcelona El Prat airport is about 1 hour away by car
  • You can go from everywhere in Spain (including most airports) from Blanes by train
  • Bus Station (Estació d'Autobús). Buses to Girona, Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar and Barcelona arrives and departs here

Tourism

History

During the Roman rule the town was named Blanda or Blandae. It is known as the "Gateway to the Costa Brava".

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

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Links

References

See Costa Brava.

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