Find some anchorages near our port
Location: 42°57.850'N - 9°27.285'E
The bay of Macinaggio, north of the marina, is a magnificent anchorage in good weather, with a sandy bottom and turquoise water. It is located in front of the village of Rogliano situated on the mountainous foothills and in front of the Punta di a Coscia on which there is an ancient cannon that protected the port during the war of independence that opposed France to the troops of Pascal Paoli (1729-1743). This anchorage, on the other hand, is not safe in strong Libecciu (southwest wind) with poor anchor holding. It even becomes dangerous with strong to strong east and northeast winds. Under these conditions, it is advisable to return to port.
Location: 42°58.485'N - 9°27.365'E
This beautiful bay is a very popular and safe anchorage in good weather and even in strong Libecciu (southwest wind). The bottom is sandy. It is possible to land on the beach with a dinghy through a dedicated channel. The place is wild and protected and one can notice the presence of an old windmill on the hill of Punta di a Coscia, typical vernacular heritage of the Cape-Corsica.
Beach of the Finocchiarola Islands
Location: 42°59.020'N - 9°27.800'E
This anchorage, with sandy bottom and turquoise waters, is located in front of a pebble beach called “beach of the islands”. It is sure by wind of Libecciu (wind of southwest). From this anchorage, we can admire the Finocchjarola islands composed of 3 islets. These islands are part, with the island of Giraglia more to the north and the island of Capense in front of Centuri (to the west of the Cape), of the natural reserve of the islands of Cape-Corsica, in particular for the presence of a colony of Audoin’s gulls, a rare species in the Mediterranean and protected, as well as a colony of crested cormorants. It is forbidden to land and anchor around these islands (dedicated markers).
Santa Maria Bay: Francese and Genovese coves
Cala Francese: 42°59.690'N - 9°26.805'E // Cala Genovese: 42°59.610'N - 9°26.935'E
These 2 beaches are very beautiful anchorages in a wild environment, in front of the protected natural site “Pointe du Cap-Corse” rich of the grounds of the Conservatoire du Littoral. The waters are particularly clear and of an exceptional turquoise color. The bottom is sandy. They are a safe anchorage in Libecciu wind (southwest wind) and not too strong Sirocco (southeast wind), but not recommended in strong east and northeast winds. You can admire the magnificent Genovese tower of Santa Maria, classified as a historical monument, partly collapsed and now bathed in water. Built in 1548-1549, this tower played an important role in the history of Cap Corse and was attacked by the English fleet of Admiral Nelson in 1793, which is why it partially collapsed. It was consolidated a few years ago.
Location: 43°00.485'N - 9°24.735'E
This very wide bay, bordered by a long sandy beach, is a very beautiful anchorage, much appreciated by boaters for the beauty of the site facing the village of Barcaggio. It is the most northern anchorage of Corsica, facing the Giraglia island (natural reserve of the Cape-Corsica islands) surmounted by the superb Giraglia lighthouse, the only lighthouse in Corsica to be classified as a historical monument. It is a nice weather anchorage, quite sheltered from the Sirocco (if not too strong). The bottoms are shallow, either sandy or with posidonia meadows.
Marine de Meria
Location: 42°55.970'N - 9°27.985'E
It is a small anchorage located about 1.5 miles south of the port of Macinaggio in the municipality of MERIA, facing a beach of small white pebbles bordered by tamarisk. It is the only safe anchorage in the area of Macinaggio harbor with Libecciu (southwest wind). It is located on sandy bottom. A beautiful Genoese tower overlooks the site.