Ria de Corme

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Ria de Corme
43°15.686'N, 008°57.532'W Chart icon.png
lat=43.26144 | lon=-8.95887 | zoom=15 | y
Corme harbour from the SW

The Ria de Corme is situated on the coast of NW Spain around 30 miles WSW of the major port of La Coruna. A wide and rather open ria, it contains two settlements, the main one of Corme on the N side and the smaller one of Laxe to the S. Both are busy fishing harbours and filled with small craft moorings (and, in the case of Corme, mussel rafts). However, there is usually room for a visiting yacht to anchor in the lee of the breakwaters at either harbour and find shelter from the prevailing winds. The towns themselves are commercial and not especially attractive, but there are some good beaches nearby.


British Admiralty
1111 – Punta de la Estaca de Bares to Cabo Finisterre
1113 – Ports on the NW coast of Spain
C48 - A Coruna to Porto


The prevailing NW winds blow straight down in to the Ria and can raise an unpleasant swell in the outer part if they are strong. It is necessary in these conditions to tuck well in behind the breakwaters of the two harbours to get shelter. Fog can be a problem, as it is along most of this coast.

Sources for Weather forecasts: See Spain.


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The entrance is over two miles wide and entry is possible in all weather conditions. There are, however, some dangerous reefs/wiki/Ria_de_Corme#dangerous_reefsDanger icon dangerous reefs [[Ria de Corme#dangerous reefs|dangerous reefs]] 43°15.736'N, 008°57.820'W extending around half a mile off the coast to the N, though these should not present any problems as long as a yacht keeps well offshore. There are also numerous isolated rocks just off the shore on the approach from S, though a yacht would need to be foolishly close in for them to be a hazard.


It is necessary to anchor in Ria de Corme. There are no special facilities for yachts.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs




Anchorage icon Corme [[Ria de Corme#Corme|Corme]] 43°15.734'N, 008°57.594'W

In the prevailing NW winds, Corme offers the slightly better anchorage. Anchor wherever you can find space, clear of the mussel rafts, in 5.0 – 8.0 metres. The holding is good in sand.

There are several lovely sandy coves on the E side of the harbour which can be visited in the dinghy. Shelter here is good in all but strong S winds, when the harbour of Laxe offers better shelter.


Anchorage icon Laxe [[Ria de Corme#Laxe|Laxe]] 43°13.221'N, 008°59.793'W
With southerlies, anchor behind the breakwater at the harbour of Laxe on the S side of the Ria, or off the long sandy beach to the E. Depths are 4.0 – 8.0 metres and the holding is good in sand. Be prepared to move if the wind turns N again.


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Garbage Bins near the harbours
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Provisions shops in the towns.

Eating out

Not much on offer in either town.


List transportation (local and/or international.)



Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

The town of Corme is not particularly attractive, being modern and largely devoid of character. However, there are some pleasant sandy coves on the N and E sides of the bay.

Laxe is similarly somewhat uninspiring, although it does have a glorious sandy beach, the Enseada de Laxe.


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)


List links external to the wiki such as in Wikepedia.


See Spain.


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