LatitudeLat 44° 18' 37'' N
LongitudeLong 9° 12' 39'' E
Sea Bottoms10-20 m deep
ShelterIII and IV quadrant
BansThe anchorage is exclusively accessible by boats under 10 m
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Located between Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure, Paraggi Bay is known for its crystal clear blue waters and small beaches.
Originally inhabited by a small community of fishermen and millers, now it is a very popular destination among yachtsmen sailing in the Gulf of Tigullio.
The anchorage is exclusively accessible from October 1 to April 30, out of the area marked by some yellow buoys. As an alternative, you can drop the anchor in a small cove located south of it, where the sea bottom is 5-8 m deep.
In summer, Paraggi Bay is reached not only by yachtsmen but also by many tourists, who reach the equipped beach by foot or public transport.
The bay is perched in the wonderful Regional Natural Park of Portofino, where vegetation is so dense and rich that you might imagine to cross the entire promontory and reach Camogli by jumping from a tree to another without never touching ground. Of course, it's more pleasant and comfortable to walk along the many trekking paths available in the park.
A special destination near Paraggi Bay is the Abbey of St. Fruttuoso, reachable only by foot or by sea. Totally plunged into the natural park, the abbey faces the marine reserve of Portofino. Today, the abbey is owned by Italian FAI.
Among the activities you can enjoy in the Gulf of Tigullio, around Paraggi Bay, scuba diving is certainly the most pleasant one. Between Camogli and Santa Margherita Ligure, there are several diving centres which organize excursions in the marine reserve of Portofino and to the famous statue of Christ of the Abyss.