Sada is presented as one of the most modern and active fishing towns in the northern coast of Galicia. Its modernist style, mixed with unstoppable nautical and fishing activity is a unique and irresistible environment for most people seeking relaxation and fun.
The shelter of the estuary and its navigation throughout the year, make the port a favourite for lovers of sailing and water sports [listen to mp3]. The marina in Sada is one of the largest in Galicia and one of the best rated in northern Spain, it has 1,300 moorings to accommodate vessels up to 25 metres long.
Its management is divided into three entities; Marina Sada, the Yacht Club and Portos de Galicia, the latter located in the former net making warehouse. [Watch to video “Nautical Leisure in Sada”]
The Yacht club, which has modern facilities, promotes the sailing school and organises more than 12 regattas a year. Its headquarters is a space open to the public, and in its cafeteria you can enjoy a delicious aperitif, while enjoying the best views of the port.
A few metres from the marina, is Marina Sada, which manages 740 berths. Among its many services is highlighted the 25 ton travel lift dry dock, a large car park and 24 hour security service.
The port of Sada is undoubtedly one of the best “ports of refuge” in the north-west area because, besides having all the necessary services, in its vicinity it has sailing schools, shops and repair workshops. Due to all of the above and due to its respect for the environment, the blue flag usually flies here, as a certificate attesting to its quality.
Fishing and commercial port
Fontán port [listen to mp3], as the fishing port is known, is one of the most important points of Sada. Its fame as a reference port for sardine catches and its leading role in the development of the town make it an amazing space for those who visit it.
Here you will find numerous artisanal and seine fishing boats that catch sardines, mackerel and octopus, among other species. In Praia das Delicias you will see groups of shellfish gatherers picking clams, which is known as shellfishing gathering on foot.
To enjoy the harbour at its busiest, we advise that you visit in the morning. From 7:00 a.m., you can see the boats arriving from their fishing trips. We also recommend you take advantage and visit the fish market, where the traditional auction takes place between 6:00 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The fish market takes on a more significant role for the people of Sada every 16th July. Here high mass is held for the fiestas del Carmen, patron saint of sailors and who is venerated in a maritime procession.