Port Ginesta Marina is located in the area of Les Botigues de Sitges, in the Spanish district of Sitges. It opened in 1986 and covers an area of 30 hectares, divided between sea and land. Within the port there is a leisure area with restaurants, bars and shops. Some of the services for users include a boat repair yard, laundry, changing rooms and diving services.
Boat moorings up to 1442 units from 7 m to 30 m
The port is in the region of Garraf, at the end of Castelldefels´ five kilometres of beach, on the Mediterranean coast. Garraf is part of the Garraf National Park, a protected natural area. Additionally, at either end of the marina are small public beach areas.
Access by road: Highway C-32, Exit 42
The port belongs to the municipality of Sitges, located 10 km away. However, the nearest town is Castelldefels, just 3 km from the port. The nearest train station is called ¨Platja de Castelldefels¨ because Catalan for “the beach” is ¨La Platja¨. Port Ginesta is 10 km from Barcelona-El Prat Airport and 20 km from the city centre of Barcelona.
Port Ginesta has the distinctive Blue Flag. The Blue Flag campaign is a symbol that demands compliance with sanitary-environmental standards and prohibits the dumping of polluting products such as fuels or oils into the sea. Ports that carry this badge facilitate the collection of waste through suction pumps. The administration also has a responsibility to promote recycling.
Les Botigues de Sitges is the area between the towns of Castelldefels and Sitges which includes Port Ginesta, within the Sitges District. Originally, the name came from the Catalan word for the old huts where fishermen kept their equipment. The traditional economic activity of this area has always been agriculture, vineyards, farming and of course, fishing.
Trade with the Colonies first began in Sitges in 1779. This was after Catalonia gained a free trade permit with the Americas. Prior to this, Seville and Cadiz had the monopoly of all trade between Spain and “The Indies” (as the Americas and Carribean were known). Consequently, trade continued until the beginning of the 19th-century which led to the consolidation of maritime activity in the locality.
As a thriving beach community and popular town to live year-round, Les Botigues de Sitges is very much part of Castelldefels life. Because of this, Spanish and foreigners alike own or rent holiday homes here to enjoy the extensive beach area. Port Ginesta Marina offers a wealth of opportunities for boat owners and yacht charterers. Additionally, there is plenty of choice here for water sports enthusiasts.