Marina di Torregrande

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Marina di Torregrande
Port of Entry
39°54.353'N, 008°30.449'E Chart icon.png
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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

See Mediterranean.

Islands

Isola di Mal di Ventre

10 miles NW.

Communication

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

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

Torregrande is a port of entry for Italy. For details see Entrance: Italy.

Berthing

The harbor houses the marina

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Porto Turistico di Oristano

Porto Turistico di Oristano/wiki/Marina_di_Torregrande#Porto_Turistico_di_Oristano
Marina icon Porto Turistico di Oristano [[Marina di Torregrande#Porto Turistico di Oristano|Porto Turistico di Oristano]] 39°54.173'N, 008°29.554'E
Port of Entry

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.

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.

info@marineoristanesi.it; Tel/Fax: +39 (783) 22 189; VHF channel 09
Address: Porto Turistico Torregrande, 09170 Oristano (OR), Italy
Hours:

Anchorages

E of the marina

E of the marina/wiki/Marina_di_Torregrande#E_of_the_marina
Anchorage icon E of the marina [[Marina di Torregrande#E of the marina|E of the marina]] 39°54.223'N, 008°30.182'E
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.
The anchorage off Tharros

Tharros

Tharros/wiki/Marina_di_Torregrande#Tharros
Anchorage icon Tharros [[Marina di Torregrande#Tharros|Tharros]] 39°52.693'N, 008°26.824'E
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 buoys 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.

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 In the marina
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Services
Repairs Most in the marina
Internet WiFi in the marina
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Rental outlets in the town

Provisioning

Supermarkets and other provisions in the town.

Eating out

Numerous restaurants and pizzerias in the town.

Transportation

List transportation (local and/or international.)

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.

Friends

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

Forums

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

Links

References

Also see Italy.

Comments

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