Isola Rossa

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Isola Rossa
41°00.793'N, 008°52.489'E Chart icon.png
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Isola Rossa from SE
The harbour of Isola Rossa is situated on the N coast of the island of Sardinia immediately opposite the island of the same name. The later one is called so owing to the red colour of the rocks from which it is formed.

Charts

See Sardinia.

Weather

See Sardinia - weather.

Passages

South West
North East

Islands

  • Isola Rossa

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The harbour is clearly identifiable from some distance in the approach from S by the small island of Isola Rossa 300 metres off the harbour. From N, a ruined cylindrical Genoese watch tower is conspicuous on the headland on the N side of the town. The harbour lies on the S side of a short peninsula and is entered from SE along the line of a long sandy beach.

Warning: Note that there is a dangerous shoal patch 50 metres off the NE coast of the island with barely 3.0 metres over it. This is avoided in the approach from N by steering a course halfway between the island and the shore.

Berthing

Harbour of Isola Rossa

There is only one berthing option, Marina di Isola Rossa, which occupies the whole of the harbour.

Marina di Isola Rossa

Marina di Isola Rossa/wiki/Isola_Rossa#Marina_di_Isola_Rossa
Berth icon Marina di Isola Rossa [[Isola Rossa#Marina di Isola Rossa|Marina di Isola Rossa]] 41°00.600'N, 008°52.320'E
The marina offers around 400 berths for yachts up to 21 metres and maximum draft of 7.0 metres. Berths are stern or bows-to on a series of five pontoons and on the breakwater quays. Water and electricity at all berths. Toilets and showers. Lift out is possible for vessels up to 25T. Most repairs possible. Call on VHF channel 09. Tel,: +39 079 694184. info@portoisolarossa.com.

Anchorages

There are sandy bays on both the N and S sides of the peninsula on which the harbour sits, which give reasonable shelter in winds from N and S respectively. However, both are unsuitable with anything W in the wind.

NE of Isola Rossa

Baia Trinità

Baia Trinità/wiki/Isola_Rossa#Baia_Trinit.C3.A0
Anchorage icon Baia Trinità [[Isola Rossa#Baia Trinità|Baia Trinità]] (La Marinedda) 41°01.089'N, 008°53.021'E
A relatively large bay just N of the Isola Rossa harbour.

Cala Tinnari

Cala Tinnari/wiki/Isola_Rossa#Cala_Tinnari
Anchorage icon Cala Tinnari [[Isola Rossa#Cala Tinnari|Cala Tinnari]] 41°02.153'N, 008°55.171'E
Dangerous rocks in the middle. Anchor at 17 m.

Cala Sarraina

Cala Sarraina/wiki/Isola_Rossa#Cala_Sarraina
Anchorage icon Cala Sarraina [[Isola Rossa#Cala Sarraina|Cala Sarraina]] 41°05.220'N, 008°58.850'E
This small natural cove surrounded by red rocks well deserves a visit. Anchor at the entrance of the inlet at about 13 m.

Porto di Vignola

Porto di Vignola/wiki/Isola_Rossa#Porto_di_Vignola
Anchorage icon Porto di Vignola [[Isola Rossa#Porto di Vignola|Porto di Vignola]] 41°07.811'N, 009°03.669'E
A wide open bay open which gives protection from SE-W. Some campsites and small hotels are ashore.

Lu Caloni

Lu Caloni/wiki/Isola_Rossa#Lu_Caloni
Anchorage icon Lu Caloni [[Isola Rossa#Lu Caloni|Lu Caloni]] 41°09.264'N, 009°07.758'E
Beautiful red rocks of the Monti Russu. Protection from SE-SW. Spiaggia della Piana, a beach at the S shore of the Capo di Monti Russu may be useful if it blows from the NE.

Lu Pultiddolu

Lu Pultiddolu/wiki/Isola_Rossa#Lu_Pultiddolu
Anchorage icon Lu Pultiddolu [[Isola Rossa#Lu Pultiddolu|Lu Pultiddolu]] 41°10.891'N, 009°09.891'E
A small cove fringed with reefs.

Portu Pitrosu

Portu Pitrosu/wiki/Isola_Rossa#Portu_Pitrosu
Anchorage icon Portu Pitrosu [[Isola Rossa#Portu Pitrosu|Portu Pitrosu]] 41°13.145'N, 009°09.918'E
Another small cove fringed with reefs. Good shelter from NE-SE.

Amenities

Facilities
Water In the marina
Electricity In the marina
Toilets In the marina
Showers In the marina
Laundry
Garbage Bins near the harbour
Supplies
Fuel
Bottled gas
Chandlers Chandlery in the marina
Services
Repairs Basic engine and electrical repairs only
Internet
Mobile connectivity
Vehicle rentals Rental outlets in the town
Health

Provisioning

Superconcas/wiki/Isola_Rossa#SuperconcasProvisions icon Superconcas [[Isola Rossa#Superconcas|Superconcas]] 41°00.781'N, 008°52.471'E A grocery shop next to the marina.
Superconcas/wiki/Isola_Rossa#SuperconcasProvisions icon Superconcas [[Isola Rossa#Superconcas|Superconcas]] 41°00.702'N, 008°52.826'E A large supermarket E of the harbour. (Mo-Su 08:00-20:00).

Eating out

Numerous restaurants and pizzerias in the town.

Transportation

Tourism

The settlement of Isola Rossa is not particularly well endowed with historic sights. Its principal appeal is the excellent beaches which surround it.

Friends

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

Discussions

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References

Also see Italy.

Comments

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