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On the Way of St. James


15940  A Pobra do Caramiñal - A Coruña

42º 36' 16.8" N - 8º 56' 05.1" W
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The Ways of St. James

The Route of the Sea of Arousa and River Ulla


Una vez en tierra: Fertile lands provide a green carpet at the foot of the Serra do Barbanza down to the sea at Arousa. The town stretches along the lines of communication without leaving large empty spaces. This makes towns that were once separated seem to be as one, such as A Pobra do Deán and Vila do Caramiñal, which have been connected for quite some time.
Today, the village is a port that is protected by a large breakwater, gardens and a beach connected by a promenade. In the town centre and nearby, there are fine manor homes with coats of arms, such as Torre de los Bermúdez, which houses the Valle-Inclán Museum, who is also represented in monuments around a town to which the writer also paid tribute in his works.
A trip to the top of A Curota and A Curotiña offer you the broadest panoramic view of the entire Galician coast. On clear days, you can see from the smallest details of the Arousa estuary to the distant Cíes islands.
Night Approximation: Proceed in the same way, taking into account the buoy markers:
Once inside the Arousa estuary, following the main channel, set a course to pass between Jidoiro Pedregoso and Rúa Island (Gp Fl(2+1) WR 21s 26m 13M). Following this same course (approx. 040º), you will soon see the red buoy marker (Gp Fl(3)R 9s 10m 3M) on Sinal de Osteira shoal and the yellow one (Fl Y 5s 3M) for the “Caramiñal G” mussel platform zone off the port bow. Once past them, turning gradually to port, you will see the green light (Gp Fl(3)G 9s 10m 5M) from the exterior jetty at the port of A Pobra do Caramiñal off the prow.
Day aproximación: Club Náutico do Caramiñal is located on the N coast of the Arousa estuary, between Punta de Ladiña and Punta de la Merced, where the coast makes an extensive 2 M curve around the perimeter and a 1,600 m sack end.
Vessels located outside of the estuary and wish to access Club Náutico de Caramiñal must follow the main channel described for C.N.D. de Ribeira. Once inside the estuary, having passed the O Grove Peninsula and Sálvora Island, set a course through the channel between Jidoiro Pedregoso and Rúa Island. This channel, which is 1,600 m wide and 60 to 70 m deep, is the safest and most advisable for all vessels heading into the estuary. Travelling through the middle of it, sail to 020º, passing the red marker on Las Touzas shoal to port and the green marker on Punta Barbafeita, on Arousa Island, to the starboard side, as well as the lighthouse on Punta Caballo, and then turn to the N once Barbafeita is off the starboard quarter. Following this same course, always giving a berth of at least 1,000 to port, you will avoid the marked Sinal de Ostreira shoal and the “Caramiñal G” mussel platform area opposite Punta Cabío and Punta Ladiña. Once you have passed them on the port side, set a course towards the port’s marked breakwater.
The yacht club comprises a series of floating wharfs off the Ribera quay.


Travel lift (tons): 40.00
Maximum recommended length (m): 24.00
Number of permanent moorings: 271.00
Number of temporary moorings: 27.00
Depth at harbour mouth (m): 5.00
Depth at inner harbour (m): 3.00

Navigation charts

SHOM: 5536
I.H.M.: 926,415,415C,4152
Admiralty: 1768

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