This anchorage is a delight and provides an alternate for sailors departing Santa Maria Bay and unable to
proceed to Abreojos due to adverse conditions. When the author first entered this bay in December of 1988
there were no village lights and the only light was a very dim beacon located on the point, at that time a satnav
was being used for navigation, this instrument gave a fix on an average of about one an hour so some
circumspection had to be used on approach to the anchorage, now with lights and GPS, its no problem. Since
arrival usually was in the late evening, the author has preferred to spend the day at the anchorage and rather
than buck wind and weather up the coast to Abreojos, depart at about sundown and do the 54 miles or so
during the night after, hopefully, the wind and sea have piped down. Usually this has worked out ok.
ANCHORAGE AND SMALL FISHING VILLAGE ARE LOCATED WHERE THE
BEACH LINE TERMINATES AT THE PORT SIDE OF THE PHOTO.
Shrimper at anchor in the bay with the
north side beach in the background.
Depth is about twelve feet.
Partial view of the village with
windpower impellers in the background.
In season, trucks will load lobster from