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The port of Alicante is a long established working port and is busy with ferries, cruise boats and fishing vessels as well as yachts.

Position 38° 19.65'N, 00° 29.48'W (entrance to the marinas)

Clearance

This is a Port of Entry.

See the Noonsite/Spain/Formalities page for details of clearance.

Last updated September 2016.

Docking

There are two marinas situated in the inner harbour (see photo courtesy of Con Sprenger) and another close by at Campello.

All yachting services, including chandlery, travel-hoists and cranes, are available in the inner harbour.

The town, with banks, hospital, doctors, pharmacies, provisions and other shops, is close by.

Marina Deportiva De Alicante
Muelle No 8 , Zona de Levante , 03001 Alicante
Tel:(34) 965 213 600 Fax:(34) 965 213 177
This full facility marina is to sta'bd as you enter the inner harbour. Variety of bars, restaurants, chandleries and maintenance & repair services within the marina complex, short walk to town. WiFi throughout the marina (strength varies), in reception and bars within marina.
Marina Greenwich
Puerto deportivo , 03599 Altea , Alicante, Spain
Tel:+34 965 84 22 00 Fax:+34 965 84 23 07
1100 berths - Max length 30m, Depth in berths 2.5 - 6m. Latest reports are that this marina has basic facilities but high rates (see comments below).
Puerto De Campello
Club Nautico de Campello , Campello
Tel:(34) 965 631 748 Fax:(34) 965 631 964
Water, electricity and showers on the quay.

Yacht Clubs

Puerto De Campello
Club Nautico de Campello , Campello
Tel:(34) 965 631 748 Fax:(34) 965 631 964
Water, electricity and showers on the quay.
Real Club de Regatas Alicante
Muelle de Poniente 3 , 03001 Alicante
Tel:(34) 965 921250 Fax:(34) 965 228542 ,VHF Channel 09 (Spanish only)
38º 20' N 0º 30' W
The moorings controlled by the club are to port on entering the inner harbour. The waiting pontoon is the first one to port as you enter, opposite the Marina Denia waiting pontoon. All facilities are available (showers, toilets, laundry, vending machines, restaurant and good WiFi). Good security with security card and 24hr staff.
John Costin
John Costin says:
Aug 19, 2018 10:04 AM

I have just sent some feedback to the publisher of the Mediterranean Spain cruising guide, and I copy it below.

Dear Sir/Madam

I made an overnight stay at Marina Greenwich in Spain on 03rd August.

This was the latest stop in a period of around 6 weeks cruising the coast of Portugal and into mediterranean Spain, and the conditions at Greenwich came as something of a shock.

Firstly the overnight berthing fee (and we were in what is usually a visitors berth) was Euros 80. This is significantly higher than anything we had paid previously.

Secondly the size, scope and condition of the main toilet and shower block was by a long way the worst we have encountered so far. The review in the almanack gives no clue as to what can be expected, and I suggest this be definitely rectified for the next edition.

The male facilities block is tiny - there are three shower stalls, one urinal and one toilet. There is a small bench perhaps 3' in length. There is no natural light and the electric light is on a self timer, and set for not a long enough period to even take a shower. There is no AC or forced ventilation. At the time of our visit the block was dirty. Essentially it is a small, dark, sauna.

There are two other smaller blocks in the marina, but to a similar standard, and so far away that when one of the crew decided to use it, the marineiro had to take him around in a car.

We made several complaints to the marina staff, but each one said they had made various representations to the management but nothing ever gets done. I have copied the marina manager above (I was given his e mail address there).

I suggest you try and avoid Greenwich if possible until something gets done. I have had no response as yet from the manager at the marina, which also says something I think.

Jon Cass
Jon Cass says:
Aug 19, 2018 08:28 AM

Stayed at Marina Deportiva De Alicante for a few nights in July. For my 10m boat this cost about 45euros per night. The marina is very large and quite busy with commercial traffic and other yachts. The staff were very helpful and the facilities excellent. There are also plenty of bars and restaurants both within the marina complex itself and it is only a short walk to the town. There a several chandlers within the marina and a range of other maintenance and repair services are available. The wifi onboard was temperamental but good within the reception and numerous bars and restaurants nearby.

Ingmar
Ingmar says:
Jun 09, 2018 10:19 PM

Stayed at RCRA for two nights in June. €44.37 per night for 12.5 x 4m beam boat (they charge by beam only, length only matters for the tax calculation). Call VHF 9 (Spanish) or just dock at the waiting pontoon (first one as you turn left, opposite the Marina Denia waiting pontoon on the right). Friendly staff and no problems, although the club restaurant crowd was notably frowning at us until we figured out how to get straight from the reception to the boats without passing through the restaurant.

Showers, toilets, laundry, vending machines and Wifi that actually worked and was fast (likely due to there being only very few visitors/liveaboards). Unusually, the security card was made of paper and worked by showing it to the 24h receptionist who would buzz us in.

The town seems to provide a lot of high-price shopping, but Mercadona not a far walk from the RCRA. Volvo Ocean Race museum (and race headquarters) on the breakwater was of passing interest (free entry), but seems to be more aimed at introducing non-sailors to the subject. The castle (elevator from the beach) is worth a visit for the stunning views.

ptapper
ptapper says:
Sep 28, 2015 10:51 AM

We are now berthed in Alicante for 10 months over winter and looking for someone to look after the boat, clean the sails, general maintenance etc. So far is seems difficult to find people to work on your boat,

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jul 27, 2015 01:03 PM

Posted on behalf of Tony Hall:
San Juan, just North of Alicante, has a good anchorage and so long as you check the swell and wind direction, you can have a peaceful night there free of charge.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jul 16, 2013 01:21 PM

Posted on behalf of Phil Wright of SV Enchantee: Yanmar Dealer Torrevieja: Nautica Martinez. Will travel to Alicante if required. Contact: [email protected] They replaced upper and lower seals on two SD50 sail drives; lapped the clutch cones; and replaced engine mounts. Some of this was warranty work that we had not been previously advised was necessary. In replacing the engine mounts they rectified an installation error made by the builder when originally installing the engine 2 years ago. We found them extremely helpful and co-operative. Emails are answered promptly. Good English via the office. Professional with a high standard of cleanliness on the boat while working. I would not hesitate to use them again.

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