Ports of Elantxobe

Ports of Elantxobe

Fishing port:

Description To the lee side of the rocky massif of Cabo Ogoño, on the E side, is one of the most picturesque fishing villages on the Basque coast. The village, huddled on the side of the mountain, reaches heights of up to 140 m above sea level. The village is quite spectacular and has only 450 inhabitants. At the rear is a steep mountain and in front of it, the sea. Its tiny port has two shallow-water fishing boats and around one hundred leisure boats. The port is formed by a breakwater dyke to the N which is 155 m long, and runs in the direction SE, known as Muelle de la Cruz and a dyke to the S, 190 m long that runs towards the N, both of which form exterior dykes N and S respectively. They form an opening with a width of 120 m, direction NW. A second dyke, the N dyke, forms the Muelle del Astillero (Shipyard Dock), together with another S dyke and the interior part of the port, together with the Muelle de Ribera or Fishing Dock. In the area between the S dykes, the water reaches a depth of 2.50 m, sheltering the fishing boats of this typical fishing village. In the inner area, the depth is about 1 m..

Udalarrantz - Red de municipios pesqueros del País Vasco