Portinatx Swimming

Portinatx Snorkelling

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The area around Portinatx is all good for snorkling the water is clean, gets relatively deep quite quickly with easy places to enter the water and there is a lot of interesting stuff to see, plenty of sea life and rocks to swim around an dive down to.

satellite image of where to snorkel arroud Potinatx The best jelly fish sting I have  ever had
  • Area 1 on the satellite image was in my view the best spot although when we were there it was teaming with jelly fish. I warned a few English men (The merchant banker type), they regarded me as some kind of lower life form ignored me and proceeded to swim into the most concentrated patch of Jellies and got stung to hell :) most amusing.
  • Area 2 was great but usually more choppy and quite difficult to get in an out.
  • Area 3 was a favourite spot also and is also the place I swam most enthusiastically towards the best jelly fish sting of my life, see the picture below. It took 2 months completely return to normal, a very impressive beast. I get stung a lot it is an occupational hazard.
  • Area 4 a small cove was a reasonably long walk from Portinatx, through attractive woodland. A great place for a snorkel. The is what looks like a long abandoned half constructed hotel project, see picture, not sure what the story is here, probably a recession project. Plenty to see here underwater a good spot to visit for a beach crawler!
  • Area 5 was on the walk back from the cove, we walked back via the woods to the lighthouse on the cliff and then a long the cliff. This in my view is a dangerous walk far too close to the cliff edge and not to be considered if you suffer from vertigo.
small cove near portinatx abandoned hotel

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