Flores, Vila da Lajes

6th Edition Page 58-65. (Page 62) Already tight entrance now (August 2019) further restricted by large concrete obstruction in middle of channel; part of the jetty collapsed in November 2018 and is now marked by a single light. It can be passed on either side with enough room for a large catamaran Plans are in hand to clear obstruction in 2019 but harbour master not hopeful it will happen.
Apart from 2 hammerheads all the finger pontoons are short (5m) with only 2 cleats. All are subject to swell in all conditions.
There are now basic showers with hot water at marina entrance.
Toilets are provided at marina entrance (next to showers) and next to marina office.
There is a small laundry facility next to the showers and toilet.
The long established "Beira Mar" restaurant has closed; appears to have been replaced by a cafe.

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