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Stintino is a small harbour in a narrow inlet on the eastern side of the Asinara peninsula at the NW tip of Sardinia. Its principal attraction is as a base for visiting the national park of Asinara on the island of the same name.
Nearby recommended marinas:
Asinara island – lies three miles north of Stintino. There are a number of lovely anchorages on the east side of the island, sheltered from the prevailing NW winds. Bear in mind that the island is declared a national park and anchoring is prohibited there. Paid mooring buoys are available though at a few locations there.
- VHF: 16
- Phone: +39 (795) 23381
- Email: email@example.com
- Web: http://www.guardiacostiera.gov.it/en/Pages/delegazione-di-spiaggia-di-stintino.aspx
- Address: Via Lungomare Levante n. 4 – 07040 Stintino (SS)
Porto Mannu harbour office
- Phone: +39 (795) 23053
- Address: Comune di Stintino, v. Torre Falcone, 5
Approach is either from the east, when the large breakwater protecting the harbour will be visible some distance off, or from the west, when a yacht has the option of sailing north of Asinara island or through Passagio dei Fornelli, the narrow channel between the island and the mainland. Depths in the channel here are as little as 4 metres, so care is needed especially with any sea running from the west as the shallowest part is on the western side. Enter the harbour between the E end of the breakwater and the red beacon marking the E end of the shoal extending from the shore.
The harbour in Stintino consists of 3 parts.
1. Marina di Stintino
Marina di Stintino is located at the NE part of the harbour at the root of the breakwater; Tel: +39 (795) 23180; Mob: +39 (334) 740 4583; VHF channel 09.
2. Porto Minore
Porto Minore aka Porto Vecchio, at the deep inlet at the SW part of the harbour. It is quite shallow, so generally it’s used for small craft, but Alioth Navigazione runs a concessio. Marina di Portovecchio at the 1st N concrete pier there. Another concession there is by Nautica Benenati.
3. Porto Mannu
Porto Mannu is at the another deep inlet at the NW part of the harbour with max. depths up to 2.3 m. It is also is divided between another bunch of concessions. Maximum draft in the harbour 2.3 metres; maximum length 13.0 metres. There are several pontoons here run by a private club, offering a total of 300 berths (30 for visitors). Toilets and showers. Water and electricity. Slipway. Fuel station. Mobile crane up to 40T.
Società Nautilus At the S quay next to the fuel station, they presumably provide some berths for boats in transit; Tel: +39 (348) 4509963.
Circolo Nautico Torres Members’ births at the 6 pontoons next to the entrance at the N quay; Tel: +39 (795) 23 519.
Cooperativa Turistica Stintino — Private berths are further W at the S quay.
SE.MA Private berths at the W part of the N quay; Tel: +39 (795) 23 693.
Anchorage is possible inside the breakwater, avoiding the mooring buoys although this has become quite restricted. Alternative anchorages to the north of Stintino on the eastern side of Piana and Asinara (noting the conservation area) islands. To the south of Stintino, in calm weather, are several viable anchorages.
- Ferry to Asinara island (Fornelli pier)
- Buses to Porto Torres and Sassari
Good beaches around the town, although the main attraction here is the Asinara nature reserve north of the town and accessible via organised boat trips. The island of Asinara is a former prisoner of war camp which became a penal colony and was used as such until 1997. Today it is a nature reserve and hosts a number of rare species, including a unique breed of albino donkey. Museo della Tonnara (Tuna Fishing Museum). Source: www.cruiserswiki.org