If you are up for sailing, El Masnou and the surrounding areas are a perfect choice! Unbelievably clear waters and stunning natural surroundings, what else do you need? Are you planning to sail around El Masnou? We will give advice not only on when to set sail, but we also help plan a one-week sailing itinerary!
The article includes the followings:
- El Masnou’s climate
- Ports and islands around El Masnou
- Sail in El Masnou! El Masnou sailing itineraries
- Sailing around El Masnou: a one-week sailing itinerary (North)
- 7 days El Masnou sailing itinerary (South)
- Marine gas near El Masnou, boat gas stations around Costa Brava
El Masnou’s climate
El Masnou enjoys a mild, dominantly hot, temperate climate. The average annual temperature is 16.3 °C, with August being the hottest and January the coldest month. Most of the precipitation falls in the winter months. If you are a beach bum, we advise you to visit between the end of June and end of August. In July, the average temperature is 23.9 °C. However, if you are interested in various touristic outdoor activities, we recommend visiting between the end of summer to the end of October too. Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of El Masnou.
Ports and islands around El Masnou
Port El Masnou
The Port of El Masnou offers 1, 058 berths and can accommodate boats up to 22 m in length. The port boasts some splendid amenities including 24/7 security service, a refuelling and maintenance station and even a sailing club. If you get hungry, you can choose from some superb bars and restaurants nearby.
Barcelona is one of the most important port cities on the Adriatic Sea. Port Vell offers 148 moorings for yachts not longer than 190 metres. They have drinking water, electricity and cable TV. Info about sailing in Barcelona, or yacht charter Barcelona.
Port of Sitges
The port of the town goes by the name El Port Esportiu de Sitges Aiguadolc. They have 742 berths for yachts with a maximum length of 32 metres. There are also great bars and restaurants here. Boat rental Sitges.
Club Nautic Cambrils
Suitable for 426 yachts, they can be 8 to 25 meters long. The area includes 8 areas that can cover a wide range of yacht maintenance and repair services. There is a bar, restaurant, Wi-Fi and 24-hour service and assistance. Yacht charter Cambrils.
Port de Blanes
The port is operated by the Banes Sailing Club. They have 309 moorings for yachts with a maximum length of 24 metres. You can find a café, a restaurant and a sailing school in the club. They combine commercial fishing activities with recreational sailing. Info about sailing in Blanes, or rent a boat in Blanes.
The marina offers 866 berths and it can accommodate boats up to 30 m in length and the maximum water depth reaches 10 m. There are fantastic facilities including maintenance station and access to drinking water, electricity and showers. Yacht charter Palamos.
Club Nàutic Estartit
The port is located in the L’Estartit resort. They have 643 moorings for yachts as long as 32 metres. The depth of the water is 2.3 metres. It is a protected port with several great services offered, and there is also a bar and a restaurant here. Info about sailing in L’Estartit, or yacht charter L’Estartit.
Port of Empuriabrava
They often refer to the city as “The Venice of Spain”. One of the largest ports of the world can be found here, with 5, 000 moorings for locals and visitors. 700 of these are preserved for tourists and can accept 26 metre-long yachts. The place offers modern facilities and equipment. For instance, if you are hungry, you can choose from 50 restaurants.
Port of Roses
The town’s new port boasts 485 berths, out of which 374 is reserved for vessels staying in the port permanently, whilst the rest is for passing boats. The entrance of the port is almost 70 m wide and 9 m deep, whereas the minimum water depth at other parts is 3.5 m. The port boasts modern services and splendid facilities. Rent a boat Roses.
Sail in El Masnou! El Masnou sailing itineraries
Sailing in El Masnou: one-week sailing itinerary (North)
Our journey starts in El Masnou and after visiting the magical holiday resorts in the area, this is where we will return.
Day 1. El Masnou – Premià de Mar
5.72 km (3.55 mi)
When visiting Premià de Mar, explore its unique buildings that bear the characteristics of various architectural styles including neoclassicism, modernism, noucentisme and simple eclecticism. However, the Church of Sant Cristòfol takes pride in its baroque doorway, embellished with maritime motifs.
Spend the night in the Port of Premià de Mar.
Day 2. Premià de Mar – Mataró
9.12 km (5.66 mi)
Our next stop is Mataró, between Cabrera de Mar and Sant Andreu de Llavaneres. If you are interested in historic monuments, Mataró is a perfect choice. The town is the birthplace of the architect, Josep Puig i Cadafalch who has designed many of Mataró’s buildings. You can also visit the archaeological site of the ruins of the Can Llauder Roman villa near the town.
Day 3. Mataró – Canet de Mar
14.11 km (8.77 mi)
The town’s main beach, the 1500 m long Canet Beach has been awarded the Blue Flag for the cleanliness of its waters. The coastal vegetation is protected; you can admire various indigenous species. Would you like to visit some majestic churches? The gothic church of Sant Pere i Sant Pau and the Santuari de la Mare de Déu de la Misericòrdia are some must-see attractions!
Day 4. Canet de Mar – Blanes
21.43 km (13.32 mi)
Read more about what to do in Blanes or Blanes sailing. Check our boats: Rent a boat Blanes.
Day 5-6. Blanes – Barcelona
64.37 km (40.00 mi)
The vibrant city takes pride in its well-equipped beaches, lined with fine golden sands. The most famous one is the so-called Barceloneta Beach. If you are a nature lover, explore the city’s oldest park, the Parc del Laberint d’Horta! The city’s other popular park, Parc de la Ciutadella also includes a zoo.
Are you passionate about stunning architectural designs? Then visit some of the most famous attractions: the La Sagrada Familia, the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and the Picasso Museum!
If you are interested in the Catalan cuisine, try the traditional dish, tapas in one of the restaurants in Barcelona’s El Born area! The city’s renowned marketplace, Mercat de la Boqueria, is also worth a visit; the market offers a wide range of fresh products. Read more about what to do in Barcelona or Barcelona sailing. Check our boats: Yacht charter Barcelona.
Day 7. Barcelona – Badalona – El Masnou
17.90 km (11.12 mi)
Badalona boasts a stunning 8 km sandy coastline, with well-equipped beaches. When visiting the city, explore Castell de Badalona Godmar or the Casa de la Vila–the City Hall–and the Roman baths.
You also have to add La Rambla–the city’s famous promenade–on your must-see list!
After visiting Badalona, we return to the starting point of our journey: El Masnou. The town offers attractions aplenty, some of the most alluring of which are its two popular beaches with outstanding facilities: Ocata Beach and Platja El Masnou. Visit the town centre that is dotted with stunning buildings such as the Pharmacy Museum or the neoclassicist Casa de la Vila–the City Hall. Make sure to add the palace of Casa del Marquès del Masnou and the Church of Sant Pere i Mirador to your must-see list as well! If you’d like to have a great gastronomic experience, we particularly recommend the Tresmacarrons Vermut Restaurant.
7 days El Masnou sailing itinerary (South)
Day 1. El Masnou – Badalona 8, 07 km (5, 02 mi), Day 2. Badalona – Barcelona 11, 18 km (6, 95 mi) Day 3. Barcelona – Castelldefels 24, 84 km (15, 43 mi) Day 4. Castelldefels – Garraf 6, 80 km (4, 23 mi), Day 5. Garraf – Sitges 7, 47 km (4, 64 mi), Day 6. Sitges – Vilanova i la Geltrú 9, 40 km (5, 84 mi), Day 7. Vilanova i la Geltrú – Barcelona – Barcelona 64, 20 km (39, 89 mi).
Marine gas near El Masnou, boat gas stations around Costa Brava
- BARCELONA: Depth: 6 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 41.3888, 2.159
- BARCELONA: Depth: 6.00m, Working time: 8–22, GPS Coordinates: 41° 23.1128, 2° 12.0265
- BLANES: Depth: 1, 8-7m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 41.6742, 2.7904
- CAMBRILS: Depth: 8 m, Working time: 9-19, GPS Coordinates: 41.06477355957031, 1.0590695142745972
- EL MASNOU: Depth: 3 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 41º 28′ 30″, 02º 18′ 47″
- L ESTARITIT: Depth:4 m, Working time: 8-21, GPS Coordinates: 42.0540057, 3.2013105
- LLORET DE MAR: Depth:2-4m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 41.70706558227539, 2.8809142112731934
- PALAMOS: Depth:7m, Working time: 6-23, GPS Coordinates: 41º 50, 4 N i 03º 08, 1 E
- ROSES: Depth:3-5, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 42.2632018, 3.1755328
- SANT CARLES DE LA RAPITA: Depth:4, 5-5, Working time: 9-19, GPS Coordinates: 40.61808395385742, 0.5952594876289368
- SITGES: Depth:3, Working time: 9-19, GPS Coordinates: 41.11667, 1.25
- TARRAGONA: Depth:6, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 041º06’20”
If you are a keen sailor, El Masnou, owing to its pleasant, mild climate, is a perfect choice. Moor at the nearby settlements and explore the exciting world of attractions!Read more about Costa Brava sailing routes, or about boat rental in Costa Brava.HELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT