Una vez en tierra:
Night Approximation: Proceed in the same way, taking into account the buoy markers:
Coming from the N, sail based on the light from Cabo Prioriño Chico lighthouse (Fl W 5s 36m 23M, visible between 225º and 129.5º), keeping the light on Cabo Prior (Gp Fl(1+2)W 15s 107m 22M) to port as a point of reference. Located one mile to true S of Cabo Prioriño Chico, set a course of 130º until you see the light from the Tower of Hercules lighthouse (Gp Fl(4)W 20s 106m 23M), the oldest active lighthouse in the world. Then, turn gradually 40º to port until you see the light at the end of the breakwater at the port of Ares (Gp Fl(3)R 9s 12m 5M).
Day aproximación: The wide mouth (3.2 M) of the Ares and Betanzos estuary is located between Punta Coitelada and Punta Seixo Branco, facing the seas and winds from the fourth quadrant. This estuary is divided into two branches: one to the S-SE (Betanzos estuary) and another to the E (Ares estuary). The latter leads to the entrance to the port of Ares. Once in sight of land:
Located one mile to true S from Cabo Prioriño Chico, set a course of 130º until you no longer see the Tower of Hercules. Then, turn gradually 40º to port until you see the end of the breakwater that shelters the port, or the read light on top of it, and set a course for it. The approach is not difficult, as long as you are aware of A Miranda shoal and reefs, located 0.68 M to the S-SW of Punta Miranda, and Catarroso shoal, 0.1 M S-SE of Punta Cruz. To avoid them, simply keep a distance from the coast of just under one mile for the former and half a mile or less for the latter.