GPS position Anchorage name Sea maps featuring the anchorage
Clickable sat view:

Wind protection: green is good, red is bad:

Quality of the anchorage in a scale of 1 to 5 little anchors:


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Welcome Medyachter,

This e-book and book has been written for all those yachtsmen and women, who spend time on the Côte d’Azur (western Med) in a sail- or motorboat, whether a rental or as owner / captain.
We tested the most suitable places to spend the day and/or the night at sea safely anchored. Many places you probably know and some you may have never seen.

The web/book gives you clear instructions how to get to a bay, cove or creek, information on the quality of the anchorage, the wind and swell protection and its amenities such as beach, restaurants and visits.
We hope this will be a useful guide to assist you when you choose to spend your weekends and holidays on the water.

You can purchase the E-book of this site to keep in your computer when you are not on-line. For only 9 Euro. its a give away.

The site gives just some examples of what the book contains.

Some explanations on the information:

Position (gps):
For each bay we provide the gps coordinates of the most suitable anchorage. Since some bays are quite large and provide different anchorages the gps coordinates are an average point. A click on the small sat picture or the gps coordinates opens the view in Google maps for close examination and roaming around.
On the top right we have supplied the Shom and Navicarte sea map reference numbers corresponding to the area of the anchorages.

Wind protection:
At each anchorage we provide a quick view indication on wind protection. Winds in red mean no protection from that direction and for the winds in green you are nicely protected.

Quality symbols:
Anchorings are given a quality symbol of little yellow anchors on a scale of 1 to 5. What we considered to be important, were anchor holding, stillness of the sea, protection from wind, beauty, clear water, noise and amenities.

We would appreciate your comments and additions to anchorages and descriptions of other anchorages of your choice. For this you can use the contact form.

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Design, graphics and text: Roy Hulsbergen
Photography : Roy Hulsbergen, Nicky Fraser, Fotolia: Philippe Leridon, Chris Gaillard, Regine Mourizard, Olivia Lecomte, Eric Foillot, Chantal Cecchetti
English editor: Nicky Fraser

Dear Yachtsmen and women,

The whole point of sailing with your friends and family on the great Mediterranean sea is to drop your anchor in one of its beautiful spots, protected by the sometimes cold wind, surrounded with a magnificent landscape and looking straight though the cristal clear turquois water and contemplate the colorfull fish swimming around and under your ship.

You want to plunge in the refreshing water in this pardise of tranquility, have lunch and dinner on the aft deck, get a suntan while having a nap on a gently rocking deck.

That is the picture we all have in our head when we set out to sail.

Most of us do not have the opportunity to spend weeks or months for our favorite leasure-time.

Very often our holidays a re limited and we cannot waste time searching for the right bay and hope that we'll spend a nice day or a quiet night.


I was in this same situation for years experiencing rough nights on anchor in a bay that seemed nice and tranquil, but sometimes the swell made me roll out of my bed at night. To the point of getting under way again at 3 AM to find peace and quiet somewhere else

Thus over the many years of sailing around, I started to make notes and took photos, because a picture is worth a thousand words.

That is how I started to compile the best anchorings, describe them, go back there in different seasons, stay overnight and during the day.

This book gives you first hand experience and descriptions of the best anchorings in the greatest area of the Med: from Marseille to Menton. It features all the anchorages that are worthwhile to visit and descibes the surroundings, leasure spots, restaurants, discoveries, etc. Every anchoring also has a direct link to Google Earth.

It is very difficult to find a publisher and even more so to get distribution in the shops. This makes books very expensive and often impossible to find.

This e-book of 100 pages is more practical and better value for money, you carry it around on your laptop, your web book or your iPad and you can quickly consult anchorages and compare them, while the gps coordinates give you the precise location.

The ebook and the website enable me to make changes and add features and anchorages as time goes by.

Once you carry this book with you, you realise its value to plan your daytrips and your holiday trips.

A great looking e-book in full color with lots of photos, made in the universal pdf format, in both English and French.
Copy it on your Windows PC, Mac, Linux computer, tablet or iPad and have access to the information at all time when you are sailing the Med and when you plan your holidays. Become a Medyachter.


For the amazingly small amount of
9,49 € !! Buy it now!

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  You can also buy the printed full colour book, size 6 x 9 in. for only 21.- Euro.