If you choose Sitges as your destination, you can expect a very pleasant climate. The town, which used to be a fishing village, has wonderful sights and fine gastronomy to offer. In this article, we have listed all the information that you may need as a sailor, and we also provided a plan for a one-week-long sailing trip in the area. We’re going to show you why it is worth sailing in Sitges.
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- The climate of Sitges
- Ports and islands around Sitges
- Sail in Sitges!Sitges sailing itineraries
- Sailing in Sitges: Plan for a one-week-long sailing trip
- Sitges sailing: 7 days sailing itinerary (longer)
- Marine gas near Sitges, boat gas stations around Costa Brava
Sitges is surrounded by mountains, providing a unique microclimate not affected by the neighbouring areas. It does not rain often. If you do not insist on hot weather, you can also visit in the spring, when the average temperature is between 16 °C and 22 °C. Autumns are quite similar, so you can also visit in the autumn months if you are interested in outdoor touristic activities. During the period between June and September, the average temperature is 25 °C and 28 ° C. Winters are moderate, so similarly to the autumn period, there are great opportunities for those who want to explore the town. Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Sitges.
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
Thanks to the reforms implemented in recent years, the club has two parts. It can accommodate up to 426 yachts between 8 metres and 25 metres in size. Moreover, there are eight premises that cover a wide range of vessel maintenance and repair services. There is a 24-hour crew service. You can also find a bar and a restaurant here, and of course, there is free Wi-Fi-access available. Info about sailing in Cambrils, or boat rental in Cambrils Yacht charter Cambrils.
Barcelona is one of the most important port cities in the Mediterranean. The Port Vell can accommodate 148 vessels up to 190 metres long yachts. Drinking water, electricity and cable TV are available. Yacht charter Barcelona.
Port de Blanes
The port is run by Blanes Sailing Club. It provides 309 berths for yachts up to 24 metres in size. The club has a café, a restaurant and a sailing school, too. The port combines recreational sailing with commercial fishing activities. Info about sailing in Blanes, or boat rental in Blanes Rent a boat in Blanes.
The marina offers 866 berths and is able to 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
This port is located in the L’Estartit resort. It has 643 berths for yachts up to 32 metres in size. The port has a depth of 2.3 metres. There are a number of excellent services available. There is also a bar and a restaurant. Info about L’Estartit sailing, or rent a boat in L’Estartit 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
There berths for around 485 vessels in the new port. 374 of them are preserved for yachts docking there permanently, while the others are for yachts passing through. The entrance is nearly 70 metres wide and there is a depth of 9 metres here, while in other places, the minimum depth is 3, 5 metres. The port has modern services and great amenities. Rent a boat Roses.
Our journey begins in Sitges, and after visiting the sights in Costa Dorada, this is where we will return.
Day 1. Sitges – Garraf
7, 47 km (4, 64 mi)
The picturesque village is located at the foot of the Garraf Massid mountain. It used to be a small fishing town and then became a holiday resort thanks to the flourishing tourism. If you love nature, you should visit the Garraf National Park that you can explore on foot and by a bicycle as well. The modernist mansion built-in 1890, Plana Novella is located in the heart of the park. There is a Buddhist community living here today.
Day 2. Garraf – Castelldefels
6, 80 km (4, 23 mi)
This cosy town has a great beach called Long Beach, which is 5 kilometres long. Visit the beautiful castle, Castle Fels, the oldest building that the town got its name from. There are dozens of night clubs and bars serving the nightlife in Castelldefels. If you are looking for a nice meal, you can choose from cheap as well as exquisite restaurants. You should try the typical Catalonian dishes and the local culinary, too. Spend the night in the port of the town.
Days 3. Castelldefels – Barcelona
24, 84 km (15, 43 mi)
The wonderful Barcelona has 7 beaches, the most famous of which is Playa Barceloneta. Nature enthusiasts must visit the Parc del Laberint d’Horta, which is the oldest park in the city. The main sight here is the La Sagrada Familia – the Expiatory Church of the Holy Family – and the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. If you are looking for a special gastronomic experience, you must try the famous “tapas” at Born. We also recommend that you explore the popular market, Mercat de la Boqueria.
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Day 4. Barcelona – Badalona
11, 18 km (6, 95 mi)
Our next stop is Badalona, the history of which dates back to the ancient Roman times in the 3rd century. The city has an 8 kilometre-long shore with sandy beaches that are famous for their great equipment. Famous sights include the Godmar Castle and the Casa de la Vila (city hall). We should also see the Roman baths and the La Rambla pedestrian precinct.
Day 5. Badalona – El Masnou
Day 6. El Masnou – Mataro
13, 82 km (8, 59 mi)
There are beautiful sandy beaches in the resort. If you visit the place, go to La Riera (main street) or the Plaza de Santa Anna (main square). Mataró is the birthplace of architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch who designed several buildings in town. The ruins in Mataró are also famous for a Roman bathhouse, built-in the 1st century. You can still see the place, only discovered recently.
Day 7. Mataro – Barcelona – Sitges
65, 56 km (40, 74 mi)
After bringing back the yacht it is worth looking around in Sitges if you have some time. Famous events in Sitges are, for instance, the International Vintage Car Rally or the Catalonian Film Festival. During the religious festival Corpus Christi, the streets are covered with colourful flowers. The city has a buzzing nightlife; there are many cocktail bars and clubs in the centre. If you are looking for a nice meal, try the seafood – we recommend La Nansa and El Trull in particular.
Day 1. Sitges – Vilanova i la Geltrú 8.45 km (5.25 mi), Day 2. Vilanova i la Geltrú – Torredembarra 29.31 km (18.21 mi), Day 3. Torredembarra – Tarragona 20.24 km (12.58 mi) , Day 4. Tarragona – Cambrils 16.83 km (10.46 mi) Day 5. Cambrils – L’Ametlla de Mar 30.91 km (19.21 mi), Day 6. L’Ametlla de Mar – Parc Natural del Delta de l’Ebre 21.48 km (13.34 mi) Day 7. Parc Natural del Delta de l’Ebre (Club Nautic Riumar) – Sitges 99.91 km (62.08 mi)
- 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”001º15’08”
In this article, we have listed the reasons why it is worth sailing in Sitges. The holiday resort is a perfect starting point for exploring the beautiful Costa Dorada, the “Golden Coast”. The fact that it is located near Barcelona, makes the place even more attractive to visitors.Find more Costa Brava sailing destinations
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