Cargese Port and Anchorage, Corsica Not to be used for navigation
The anchorage is just past the entrance to the harbour
entrance. Give the harbour breakwater plenty of clearance for the rocks
off the southern end. The white blob shown in the
above Google photo next to the
(presumably) an anchored vessel. It is not a rock.
This anchorage is protected from the Westerly swell (tuck
well in behind the breakwater). We anchored in 25' in the middle of the
anchorage. The main attraction of this anchorage is that it is a convenient
stopping place en route as you work down (or up) the west coast. It is one
of few anchorages with any protection from the prevailing westerlies in this
stretch of coast. The protection however is marginal and you are anchored very close to the rocks. It
is a fair weather anchorage. The harbour would be an obvious refuge in deteriorating conditions
harbour which has rings to tie dinghies to adjacent to the
two restaurants. Note: At the time of our visit the harbour smelled strongly of sewage. We were glad
to be anchored away from the smell!
Up the steep hill is
the greek-influenced village of Carghese. There is a fine Greek orthodox church
water and a grocery store at the top
of the village, as well as a few touristy shops and a brocante.
WIFI: We were able to access the FREE WiFi kindly provided by the
Port of Carghese from our anchorage using our external antenna.
RESTAURANTSMany in the village up the hill, plus
there are several restaurants in the harbour, including U Rasaghui where we had
a good and well-priced dinner. It also has a bar and features music and
singing several nights a week..