Porto Conte

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Porto Conte
40°35.283'N, 008°11.216'E Chart icon.png
lat=40.58805 | lon=8.18693 | zoom=11 | y
Area Marina Protetta Capo Caccia.jpg
Area Marina Protetta Capo Caccia
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Porto Conte and Capo Caccia from NE

Porto Conte is located in 9 NM North from Alghero. It is the largest natural harbour in Italy, but it is too shallow though for commercial craft. There are two nature reserves in this area: the land reserve Parco naturale regionale di Porto Conte and the marine reserve Area protetta Capo Caccia - Isola Piana.


See Sardinia.


See Sardinia - weather.


See Mediterranean.




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

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


Monte Timidone (361 m) dominates over W part of the bay. Under strong N winds, it's better to anchor at the coves just below it.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Porto Conte Marina

Porto Conte Marina/wiki/Porto_Conte#Porto_Conte_Marina
Berth icon Porto Conte Marina [[Porto Conte#Porto Conte Marina|Porto Conte Marina]] 40°35.704'N, 008°12.841'E

Max. draft 2 m, max. LOA 20 m.

info@portocontemarina.it; Tel/Fax: +39 (79) 942 013; Mob: +39 (333) 118 2149; VHF channel XX
Address: Porto Conte 48, Porto Fertilla, Alghero, Sardinia 07040, Italy
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing

Club Nautico Capo Caccia

Club Nautico Capo Caccia/wiki/Porto_Conte#Club_Nautico_Capo_Caccia
Berth icon Club Nautico Capo Caccia [[Porto Conte#Club Nautico Capo Caccia|Club Nautico Capo Caccia]] 40°35.572'N, 008°10.168'E


XX@XXX; Tel: +39 (79) 946638; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel XX


Anchoring is regulated by the marine reserve authorities. At 3 locations the authorities have installed some mooring buoys. Reportedly its also possible to anchor there on sandy patches.

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View towards Cala dell Bollo, Cala Dragonara is at the bottom left

Cala dell Bollo

Cala dell Bollo/wiki/Porto_Conte#Cala_dell_Bollo
Anchorage icon Cala dell Bollo [[Porto Conte#Cala dell Bollo|Cala dell Bollo]] 40°34.874'N, 008°10.016'E
Anchor at about 10 m; bottom is sand and weed.

Cala Dragonara

Cala Dragonara/wiki/Porto_Conte#Cala_Dragonara
Buoy icon Cala Dragonara [[Porto Conte#Cala Dragonara|Cala Dragonara]] 40°34.537'N, 008°09.856'E
Take care of tripper boats making a stop here on their way to Grotta di Nettuno. One bar ashore. You can tie your dinghy at the tripper's boat pier.

Cala Tramariglio

Cala Tramariglio/wiki/Porto_Conte#Cala_Tramariglio
Buoy icon Cala Tramariglio [[Porto Conte#Cala Tramariglio|Cala Tramariglio]] 40°35.504'N, 008°10.425'E
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Porto Conte, N basin

N basin

N basin/wiki/Porto_Conte#N_basin
Anchorage icon N basin [[Porto Conte#N basin|N basin]] 40°36.717'N, 008°11.626'E

Cala Torre del Conte

Cala Torre del Conte/wiki/Porto_Conte#Cala_Torre_del_Conte
Anchorage icon Cala Torre del Conte [[Porto Conte#Cala Torre del Conte|Cala Torre del Conte]] 40°35.731'N, 008°12.698'E

N of Porto Conte

Cala Inferno

Cala Inferno/wiki/Porto_Conte#Cala_Inferno
Anchorage icon Cala Inferno [[Porto Conte#Cala Inferno|Cala Inferno]] 40°34.726'N, 008°09.291'E
At the N side of the Capo Caccia.

Porto Ferru

Porto Ferru/wiki/Porto_Conte#Porto_Ferru
Anchorage icon Porto Ferru [[Porto Conte#Porto Ferru|Porto Ferru]] (Porto Ferro) 40°41.043'N, 008°11.849'E
Anchor at 4 m on sand.

Porto San Nicolò

Porto San Nicolò/wiki/Porto_Conte#Porto_San_Nicol.C3.B2
Anchorage icon Porto San Nicolò [[Porto Conte#Porto San Nicolò|Porto San Nicolò]] (Argentiera) 40°44.513'N, 008°08.582'E
The bay is exposed to W and N and should be used in settled weather. At the head of the bay there is a ruined pier (20 m). Danger: 3m shoal on starboard at 200m of the entrance to the bay.

Cala di Capo Mannu

Cala di Capo Mannu/wiki/Porto_Conte#Cala_di_Capo_Mannu
Anchorage icon Cala di Capo Mannu [[Porto Conte#Cala di Capo Mannu|Cala di Capo Mannu]] 40°47.390'N, 008°09.729'E


Water In the marina and the club
Electricity In the marina
Toilets In the marina and the club
Showers In the marina
Garbage In the marina
Fuel See Porto Conte Marina
Bottled gas
Chandlers None
Mobile connectivity
Vehicle rentals


There is a grocery shop relatively close to the Porto Conte Marina

Eating out

  • There are some restaurants ashore
  • A bar at the Cala Dragonara


Bus #9321: Alghero - Porto Conte - Capo Caccia (3 departures a day).


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Grotta di Nettuno

The Grotta di Nettuno is a remarkable stalactite-covered cave at the foot of cliffs near Capo Caccia. It can be reached either by boat excursion from Alghero (in settled weather only). You may also leave your boat at the Cala Dragonara and walk along the road to Capo Caccia then down the 656 steps of the Escala del Cabirol (goat's stairway). There are hourly guided tours through the cave system.

At the head of the Cala Tramariglio there is a coplex of buildings of the Casa di Lavoro (House of Labour), a former penal colony. It was designed by Arturo Miraglia, who also made a planning for Fertilia. The complex is now occupied by the head quarters of the Porto Conte Park.


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


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



See Italy.


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