Portoscuso

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Portoscuso (Portu de Scusi)
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Portoscuso harbour

Portoscuso is a small town situated at the SW end of Sardinia, about 50 miles west of Cagliari and five miles NE of the small island of San Pietro with its harbour of Carloforte. The town itself holds little to excite the yachting visitor, but the small port does have excellent berthing facilities on pontoons with water and electricity.

Charts

See Sardinia.

Weather

See Italy - weather.

Passages

See Mediterranean.

Islands

Communication

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

Also see Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

Entry is safe in all conditions, although a heavy surf builds up with sustained NW winds. Beware of the tuna net which is often in place around Cape Altana NW of Portoscuso and the rocky shoals around Ghingetta lighthouse about a mile west of the harbour entrance.

Berthing

The harbour is managed by a private concessionaire, Saromar Gestioni.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Marina di Portoscuso

Marina di Portoscuso/wiki/Portoscuso#Marina_di_Portoscuso
Marina icon Marina di Portoscuso [[Portoscuso#Marina di Portoscuso|Marina di Portoscuso]] 39°12.068'N, 008°22.868'E

Currently the harbour offers a total of 385 berths on pontoons with depths from 3.0 to 4.5 metres. Yachts of up to 25.0 metres can be accommodated. Water and electricity at most berths. Small boat slipway (3T) and crane.

m.portoscuso@tiscali.it; Tel/Fax: +39 (781) 507 248; VHF channel 09
Address: Via Lungomare C.Colombo, Portoscuso, Sardinia, Italy

Anchorages

Anchoring in the harbour is forbidden.

The nearest safe anchorages in the prevailing northerly winds are on the south side of San Pietro island (about 12 miles). Also see Carloforte

Amenities

Facilities
Water Water on the pontoons
Electricity Electricity on the pontoons
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry ?
Garbage Bins near the harbour
Supplies
Fuel Fuel can be delivered by tanker from station 500 m from the harbour
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Services
Repairs Some engine and electrical repairs, but limited
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

Some provisions shops in the town.

Eating out

A couple of restaurants in the town.

Transportation

List transportation (local and/or international.)

Tourism

History

The town dates from the late 16th century, when static fishing nets were established around the SW tip of Sardinia to trap the migrating tuna.

Places to Visit

The town is quiet and unassuming, but there is little to hold the traveler. A so-called Spanish Tower on the promontory above the town dates from the 16th Spanish occupation when it was installed to protect the tuna nets. Around the town are several relics of its tuna fishing heyday, including the fortified space of Su Pranu which was formerly a centre of the fishing industry.

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

See Italy.

Comments

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