Marina di Torregrande

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Marina di Torregrande
Port of Entry
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Porto Turistico di Oristano from the W
Marina di Torregrande or Marina di Torre Grande is a settlement in Oristano comune at the N end of the Gulf of Oristano on the W coast of Sardinia, 45 miles S of Alghero and a similar distance N of Portoscuso. The marina of Porto Turistico di Oristano is a mile W of the settlement.

Charts

See Sardinia

Weather

See Italy.

Passages

Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Islands

Isola di Mal di Ventre

10 miles NW.

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The breakwaters of the marina are clearly identifiable on the E side of the channel leading to Stagno di Cabras. The marina is entered from E around the end of the long breakwater that protects it from S. Yellow buoys (lit at night) indicate the deepest water. However, depths cannot be relied on and it is unwise to attempt to enter with a yacht of over 1.5 metre draft.


Entrance

Torre Grande is a port of entry/exit to Italy.

Please submit details about facilities for checking-in, location of immigration & customs, etc.

Berthing

Porto Turistico di Oristano

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Berth icon Porto Turistico di Oristano [[Marina di Torregrande#Porto Turistico di Oristano|Porto Turistico di Oristano]] 39°54.173'N, 008°29.554'E

The marina is located a mile W of the settlement, at the entrance to a large brackish lagoon, Stagno di Cabras. The marina offers around 400 berths for yachts up to 30 metres and maximum draft of 2.0 metres (but see above). Berths are stern or bows-to on a series of pontoons and associated quays. Water and electricity at all berths. Toilets and showers. Travel lift (65T) and mobile crane (25T). Most repairs possible. Call marina on VHF channel 09.

The marina habitually silts and depths are frequently little more than 2.0 metres, so it is only suitable for shoal draft yachts and entry is only possible in settled weather and never in southerly winds.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

See Porto Turistico di Oristano

Anchorages

  • In N winds, it is possible to anchor off the beach to the E of the marina in 3.0 - 4.0 metres. The holding is good in sand.
  • In settled conditions, it is also possible to anchor off the ruins of the ancient Punic settlement at Tharros two miles SW of the marina, on the E side of the Sinis Peninsula that encloses the Gulf of Oristano. This anchorage now (2013) has some mooring bouys to help protect the eelgrass, no charge was made for these and it is preferred that they are used if staying overnight. The anchorage makes a useful break on a trip south from Alghero toward the San Pietro island group

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

Submit addresses and contact details of marine related businesses that are of interest to cruisers.

Repairs/Yards

None reported.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel, water and electricity in the marina

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

The settlement of Torre Grande is not particularly attractive. However, the lagoon inland from the marina, Stagno di Cabras, is rich in birdlife and is one of the most important wetlands in Sardinia. The ruins of Tharros, a city founded by Phoenicians in the 8th century BC and later occupied by the Carthaginians and Romans, are well worth a visit.

The anchorage off Tharros

Grocery & Supply Stores

Supermarkets and other provisions in the town.

Eateries

Numerous restaurants and pizzerias in the town.

Internet/WiFi

None.

Laundry

None.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

Rental outlets in the town.

Garbage Disposal

Bins near the harbour.

Transportation

List transportation (local and/or international.)

Friends

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

Forums

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Links

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References & Publications

Also see Italy.

Comments

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