Gijon

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Gijón
Port of Entry
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The harbour of Gijon

Gijon is a major industrial city and harbour on the coast of Asturias in NW Spain, roughly halfway along the northern coast. Originally a Roman settlement called Gigia, its strategic position and sheltered harbour enabled it to prosper from the growing trade with the Americas during the period of the Spanish empire from the 18th century onwards. Today Gijon has a population of 275,000 and a thriving tourist industry, attracted especially by the city’s nine beaches. Many parts of the old town remain attractive and the marina of Gijon in the former fishing harbour is a good place to leave a yacht for a trip into the Picos de Europa National Park about 50 miles to the SE.

Charts

British Admiralty
1291 - Santander to Gijon
1153 - Approaches to Gijon
Imray
C43 - Santander to A Coruna

Weather

Gijon is sheltered from the prevailing Biscay winds of SW round to NW, although any winds from N round to ENE send a swell down into the bay and may make the marina entrance dangerous.

Sources for Weather forecasts: See Spain.

Passages

List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Islands

None.

Communication

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

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The marina of Gijon lies immediately to the west of the headland of Santa Catalina, which has a conspicuous sculpture Elogio del Horizonte at its end.

The approach channel to the marina has a lowest depth of 2.5 metres, so it is important to check the tide tables before entering. In strong northerly winds, the swell might make entry inadvisable.

More details needed of safe approach to marina.

Entrance

Gijon is a port of entry for Spain. For details see Entrance: Spain.

Berthing

Yachts use the marinas avoiding the commercial port. Call Puerto Deportivo de Gijon on VHF channel 09 or telephone: +34 985 344 543 or Email

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Puerto Deportivo Gijon

Puerto Deportivo Gijon/wiki/Gijon#Puerto_Deportivo_Gijon
Marina icon Puerto Deportivo Gijon [[Gijon#Puerto Deportivo Gijon|Puerto Deportivo Gijon]] 43°32.759'N, 005°40.139'W
Port of Entry

The Puerto Deportivo de Gijon is constructed in the 19th century fishing harbour, sheltered by a breakwater extending WSW from the promontory of Santa Catalina. Within the harbour there are four basins with a total of 779 berths up to 32 m length. Depths within the marina range from 3.0 - 3.5 metres (although some yachts have reported as little as 2.5 metres at low water). Visitors berths on finger pontoons in the outer basin, which is immediately to port on entry to the harbour. Manoeuvering into some of the berths can be tricky for larger yachts, especially on the most easterly pontoon, where there are small craft moorings laid close to the pontoon. Water and electricity on the pontoons. Toilets and showers. Laundry. Free WiFi. Slipway. Workshops. Travel lift (20T). The marina office is located at the SE corner of the outer basin. A fuel pontoon is sited on the opposite side of the quay, behind the marina office.

info@puertodeportivogijon.es; Tel: +34 (985) 344 543; Fax: +34 (985) 358 415; VHF channel 09
Address: Claudio Alvargonzalez 32, 33201 Gijon, Asturias, Spain
Hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1900; Weekends: 0900-1700
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing

Marina Yates

Marina Yates/wiki/Gijon#Marina_Yates
Marina icon Marina Yates [[Gijon#Marina Yates|Marina Yates]] 43°33.017'N, 005°41.234'W
Port of Entry

160 moorings. Full service. Water & electricity, toilets, showers. Fuel dock. WiFi. Bycycles. Restaurant, cafeteria. Travellift (64 T). Repairs.

XX@XXX; Tel: +34 (984) 157 171; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel XX

Anchorages

Anchoring off one of the beaches to the west or east of the marina is possible, but only in settled weather.

Amenities

Facilities
Water On the pontoons of Puerto Deportivo & Marina Yates
Electricity On the pontoons of Puerto Deportivo & Marina Yates
Toilets In Puerto Deportivo & Marina Yates
Showers In Puerto Deportivo & Marina Yates
Laundry In Puerto Deportivo
Garbage Bins in the marinas
Supplies
Fuel
  • Fuel is available from the fuel berth to port in the inner dock of Puerto Deportivo from 0800 - 21.30 in high season and 0900 - 1830 in low season
  • also in Marina Yates
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers Hardware/basic chandlery in the old town
Services
Repairs Most basic repairs possible in the marinas
Internet WiFi in Puerto Deportivo & Marina Yates
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Rental outlets in the town

Provisioning

Supermarket and provisions shops close to the marinas.

Eating out

  • Restaurant in Puerto Deportivo & Marina Yates
  • Many bars and good fish restaurants around the harbour. There are also some good sidrerias (cider bars) in the Plaza Mayor.

Transportation

  • You can get to Gijón by plane at the Asturias airport
  • The Spanish main company, RENFE, runs direct services from Alicante and Madrid

Tourism

The old town of Gijon is right next to the marina and has a few surviving 16th and 17th-century buildings. The Revillagigado Palace is a particularly fine example. There is also a good walk north from the marina out to the Cerro de Santa Catalina park on the headland, with superb views out to sea and a massive contemporary sculpture of Elogio del Horizonte (tribute to the horizon). If you are here at the end of July, the Folclorico Internacional Festival, when the Plaza Mayor is closed for several nights for performances by dance and music groups from all over the world, is an absolute must.

Revillagigado Palace
The morning’s catch, Gijon harbour
Statue of King Pelayo,
founder of the Kingdom of Asturias

Friends

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

Forums

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Links

References

See Spain.

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