The harbour

Facilities consist of a small fishing harbour to the N, and a mile SW, a very long pier extending towards a disused phosphate berth, now used mainly as a fuelling jetty and for landing provisions for this isolated town. A cargo jetty is located half way along the S side of the pier.

The harbour provides limited shelter for the local fishing fleet. Anchorage is possible inside the south-going mole of the fishing Muelle de Forbucraa head (27°03\9N 13°27'.7W) F1.5sl8M. Light (on end of barge berth jetée) WR.18M. Lights at 30m intervals along jetty.

Note From Laâyoune S lies a very politically sensitive area with a high degree of surveillance due to the ongoing dispute over the Spanish Sahara.

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