Isla Cristina

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Isla Cristina
37°11.837'N, 007°19.036'W Chart icon.png
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Isla Canela & Cristina.jpg
Isla Cristina (left) and Isla Canela (right) marinas

Isla Cristina is situated on an island (now connected to the mainland) and is worth a visit for its marvelous choice of beaches that are sandy and extensive, stretching 8 km long. There are some excellent windsurfing spots along this stretch of coast. It is also a busy port, famed for its fresh and preserved fish and one of the most important in Andalusia, if not Spain. It has about 21,300 inhabitants.


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The Marina of Isla Cristina is situated about 1.5 miles upriver from the entrance to the River Carreras. A red and white marker buoy half a mile off the moles at the river entrance should be left close to starboard on the approach, which should be on a course of 312°. The ends of the moles are marked with red and green markers (lit). Keep to the port side of the buoyed channel to avoid the shallow sandbanks to starboard. Pass the Marina of Isla Canela on the western side of the river and continue in the buoyed channel, which leads to the eastern side of the river, avoiding extensive sandbanks in the centre. The marina entrance is to starboard opposite buoy no 9. Note that currents in the river can be up to 2.0 knots on the ebb.



Isla Cristina Port remains one of the most important fishing ports in Huelva province, its catch being highly prized throughout Spain.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Isla Cristina marina from the west

Marina of Isla Cristina

Marina of Isla Cristina/wiki/Isla_Cristina#Marina_of_Isla_Cristina
Marina icon Marina of Isla Cristina [[Isla Cristina#Marina of Isla Cristina|Marina of Isla Cristina]] (Puerto Deportivo Isla Christina) 37°11.810'N, 007°19.731'W

The Marina of Isla Cristina is a purpose-built marina constructed on the eastern bank of the River Carreras, which enters the sea 3.5 miles east of the estuary of the River Guadiana, the river marking the Spanish/Portuguese border. The entrance lies about half a mile upstream from the Marina Canela, on the opposite western bank of the river. Becuase of the depths and configuration of the marina, it is really only suitable for yachts up to 12 metres.

The Marina of Isla Cristina has a total of 202 berths for yachts up to 12 metres. Depths in the entrance are 3.0 metres and in the marina 2.5 metres. Water and electricity at all berths. Toilets and showers. Laundrette. Fuel station. Travel lift (32T). Good security (24 hour) and electronic access to pontoons. Restaurant and bar.; Tel: +34 (959) 330 671; Fax: +34 (959) 998 003; VHF channel 09
Hours: Office hours are 0800 - 2000 during summer, 0930 - 1330 and 1600 - 1730 in winter. The office closes on weekend afternoons.


It is possible to anchor in the river north of the marina, avoiding the moorings on the east side and the sandbanks to the west, but space is very tight.


Water In all berths
Electricity In all berths
Toilets In the marina
Showers In the marina
Laundry In the marina
Garbage Bins in the marina
Fuel Fuel station in the marina
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs Most repairs can be undertaken by boatyard in the marina, including sail repairs and rigging
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Shops in the town, about 15 minutes walk from the marina.

Eating out

  • Bar and restaurant in the marina
  • Others 10-15 minutes away in the town


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