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43°21.639'N, 008°14.651'W Chart icon.png
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The beach resort and marina of Sada is situated in the Ria de Betanzos four miles due east of La Coruna in NW Spain. It is a popular tourist center with some good beaches nearby, but its main attraction for the visiting yachtsman is its large, modern marina away from the bustle and crowds of La Coruña round the corner. A more recent attraction is Casper the friendly dolphin, reported in 2009 as making regular trips to the harbour and often escorting arriving yachts into the marina.


C43 Santander to A Coruna
British Admiralty
1111 - Punta de la Estaca de Bares to Cabo Finisterrre
1094 - Rias de Ferrol, Areas, Betanzos and La Coruna


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Approaching the Ria de Betanzos from N, continue a mile and a half due south from Cabo Prioriño Chico, then turn onto a course of 135º until the Torre de Hercules on the promontory of La Coruña is no longer visible. From there, the entrance to Sada marina is a further four miles, on the western side of the Ria. Follow the coast until you reach the port breakwater. The marina is situated south of the fishing port. Depths in the approach are reported as 4.0 metres.


Marina Sada is the only berthing option at the town.

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Marina Sada from the E

Marina Sada

Marina Sada/wiki/Sada#Marina_Sada
Marina icon Marina Sada [[Sada#Marina Sada|Marina Sada]] 43°21.639'N, 008°14.651'W

Marina Sadais a large, modern marina offering a total of 700 berths, 70 of which are reserved for yachts in transit. It accomodates yachts up to 20 metres in depths of up to 3.0 metres. Depths in the marina are 3.0 metres. A maximum stay of seven days is imposed during high season. Water, electricity, laundy service, WiFi, ATM. Fuel station. Supermarket, Bar/restaurant. Travelift (32 T), Sailmakers. Chandlery, mechanics, electricians.

[email protected]; Tel: +43 (981) 619 015; Fax: +34 (981) 615 287; VHF channel 09
Hours: 1000-1400 and 1600-1900


See Ria de Betanzos.


Water Water at all berths (a daily charge is made according to boat size)
Electricity Electricity at all berths (a daily charge is made according to boat size)
Toilets In the marina
Showers In the marina
Laundry In the marina
Garbage Bins n the marina
Fuel Fuel dock in the marina (10.00 - 20.00) - depth at pontoon 2.5 metres
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers In the marina
Repairs Most mechanical and electrical repairs through the marina. Hard standing available.
Internet WiFi in the marina
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Small supermarket and provisions shops in the town & the marina

Eating out

Restaurant and bar in the marina.



Sada is a pleasant town with several good beaches but little else. The bus into La Coruña reportedly takes a very scenic route around the coast.


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  • Sada at the Wikipedia
  • Sada at the Wikivoyage


See Spain.


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