We sailed down the French Atlantic coast, northern Spanish coast and Portuguese coast last summer. We were also initially worried about space in marina's but we need not have worried there was so many berth's available at every port on the way. There were no time limits you pay your money
and enjoy your stay. There are not many options to anchor
along the Portuguese coast until you get to The Algarve (Cascais).
Spanish marina's are well known for not responding to email
. The cheapest marina to stay in Spain
is Almerimar(very, very popular particularly because of the price
, as an overwintering marina) closely followed by Valencia, Port Vell is good too. The most expensive marina's, from June to October, are in the Balearic's particularly Puerto Pollensa which is also we understand is very full and difficult to get a berth.
We are currently in La Linea marina, next to Gibraltar
where we have taken a year's contract
. You can't get a berth in Marbella and Marina Del Este is very expensive (although lovely).
We hope you find this information helpful. If you require any more info don't hesitate to contact me. We also check out people's sailing blog
or as members of the Cruising Association (The Cruising Association
) who have a brilliant, up-to-date information on most ports
in the Med.