Anchoring in the Montgrí, the Medes Islands and El Cargol de l’Escala

  • 19/April/2022
  • Category: Environment

The anchoring is regulated in some points of the Natural Park of Montgrí, the Medes Islands and the Baix Ter and in some points of L’Escala with the aim of protecting the areas with the presence of Posidonia on the Costa Brava. During the months of greatest influx of boats, you will find mooring buoys available to enjoy the sea with the greatest respect for the environment.

Check the buoys available for anchoring in the area so you can navigate and anchor responsibly.

Anchoring buoys in the Montgrí Natural Park, the Medes Islands and L’Escala.

Between the months of April and October, the surveillance and collection service for mooring buoys in the Medes Islands is active. The area offers red or orange and white payment buoys for private users that can be contracted annually or on an occasional basis.

Other conditions:

    • The annual modality does not guarantee the use of the buoy. The anchoring will be conditioned to the availability of buoys at the time.
    • You can only moor one boat per buoy, except for the months of July and August, during which a maximum of two boats per buoy will be allowed.
    • It is not allowed to spend the night in the reserve.

Check the complementary information regarding the regulation of marine activities in the Park!

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From the 1st of June to the 30th of September, Cala Montgó has a field of buoys distributed as follows:

    • Posidonia signaling buoys that delimit the area where anchoring is prohibited. These are yellow, large, and have a cross. Outside the delimited area, anchoring is allowed.
    • Blue buoys for recreational boats located in the posidonia area.
    • Yellow buoys for dive center boats that can be used if no center is moored. For shared use whenever space allows.

The mooring buoys are managed by the Cala Montgó operator. As a result of the collaboration agreement with the Clubs of L’Escala and Estartit, the operator applies a special price to its services for members and users of the Annual and Season Forfaits will be able to enjoy this discount. To get it applied, request your Club digital member card to be able to identify yourself through the Club App.

Special rates for members and users of the Forfaits:

Check the rates and conditions

Consult the buoy map of Cala Montgó

During summer months, the Montgrí, Medes Islands and Baix Ter Natural Park install buoys in Calas Ferriol, Pedrosa and Falaguer to regulate anchoring in these areas. The use of these buoys will be allowed between sunrise and sunset and their distribution is as follows:

Cala Ferriol:

    • Posidonia signaling buoys. These are yellow, large, and have a cross. Outside the delimited area, anchoring is allowed.
    • Free blue buoys available for boats up to 9 meters located within the posidonia area.
    • Yellow buoy for dive center boats that can be used if there is no moored center. Shared use whenever space allows.
    • Consult the buoy map of cala Ferriol

Cala Pedrosa:

    • Posidonia signaling buoys at the north and south entrances of the channel of the cove. These are yellow, large, and have a cross. Outside the delimited area, anchoring is allowed.
    • Free blue buoys available for boats up to 9 meters in length located within the posidonia area.
    • Yellow buoy for dive center boats that can be used if there is no moored center.
    • Consult the buoy map of cala Pedrosa

Cala Falaguer:

    • Free blue buoys available for boats up to 9 meters.
    • Yellow buoys of preferential use for diving centers that can be used if there is no moored center.

Between the months of July and September, anchoring is not allowed in the area of El Cargol de l’Escala and it is necessary to do so using only the field of day-use buoys enabled with capacity for boats of up to 12 meters. These buoys are free to use.

The buoy field offers blue buoys for boats up to 8 and 12 m.

Once the buoys are removed, anchoring will be allowed as long as the posidonia is not affected.

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