Marina de Sines

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Marina de Sines
Radio VHF channel 12 or 16
Phone +351 269 860 612
Fax +351 126 9860714
E-mail portoderecreio@portodesines.pt
Berths 230
Max. length 15.0m
Max. draft 5.0m
Fuel Yes
Water Yes (fixed hose)
Electricity Yes
Toilets Yes
Showers Yes
Laundry Yes
Internet No
Cable TV No
Hours ?
Address Apartado 16, 7520 953 Sines, Portugal
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Marina de Sines is situated in the harbour of Sines, which is roughly equidistant from the River Tejo entrance to Lisbon and Cape St Vincent at the extreme SW tip of the Iberian peninsula. The marina, which is run by the municipality, offers 230 berths for yachts up to 15.0 metres in depths of up to 5.0 metres.

Communication

Try calling Marina de Sines on VHF channel 12 or 16. Otherwise berth on the hammerhead where the fuel berth is and visit the marina office.

Navigation

Sines is approximately halfway between Lisbon and Cape St Vincent. It offers good shelter in a modern marina at the SE corner of its inner harbour (opposite the beach).

From the north - Once past Cape Espichel about 20 miles south of the entrance to the Rio Tejo, the route to Sines takes a yacht 35 miles across a long sandy bay before the headland of Cabo de Sines becomes visible. Closer in, the long western breakwater will be seen. Part of the breakwater was destroyed by severe storms in the winter of 1978-79 and the submerged remnants are marked by a port hand buoy about 500 metres due south of the surviving breakwater end. After rounding this buoy steer 040º for the entrance to the inner harbour. The marina is immediately to starboard once inside this harbour.

From the south - Approaching from the south the coast is mostly low and rocky. A water tower at Porto Covo, seven miles south of Sines, is a good landmark. Once closer in, the long eastern breakwater of Sines and its extension will be seen and the eastern breakwater beyond it. Pass between the two breakwaters on a course of 020º to arrive at the inner harbour and marina.

Berthing

Berthing assistance may be provided by calling in advance on VHF channel 12 or 16. Yachts tie up in the marina alongside on finger pontoons.

Facilities

  • Snack bar
  • ATM/cashpoint
  • Basic chandlery

Repairs

Small boatyard. Crane (6.3T). Area of hard standing. Limited engine, electrical and electronic repairs.

Security

Reasonable.

Location

The marina is situated in the fishing harbour, around two kms from the town of Sines.

Transportation

  • Nearest international airport at Lisbon, 150 kms away
  • Airport of Faro 166 kms away

Price

Daily mooring rate for typical 13 metre yacht (April 2013): Euros 28 (June - Sept); Euros 20 (other months).

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  • In 2014 this marina provided a good service with attractive showers and washing machines. At the time the men's showers had only hot water and so were rendered useless. Close to the town and good food is available nearby, but nowhere to stock up on essentials. Great value though.-- Grant

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