105 Rocks – Jussarö – guest harbour

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Jussarö

This is a small guest harbour with stern buoy moorings which got very full when I arrived there, picking my way in poor vis through the rocky channels in from the open Baltic and Estonia, in July. With quite a strong westerly it was somewhat exposed and uncomfortable by Baltic standards. With fairly poor services reluctantly provided by the proprietors of the seasonal, rarely open restaurant, it was a bit of a rip-off really. But my fellow boaters had kindled a sort of Dunkerque spirit and the stay was pleasant enough. Modermagan a very few miles away to the west, is both cheaper (in fact free) and a darned sight more sheltered.

The busy guest harbour is not great in a strong westerly.

The busy guest harbour is not great in a strong westerly.

Abandoned buildings in the centre of the island left over from its mining days

Abandoned buildings in the centre of the island left over from its mining days

This is now a nature reserve island with quite a long, convoluted ‘nature trail’ round the island. Jussarö used to have a large iron ore mine until the 1960s and the run down industrial landscape of mining waste and abandoned slab-block buildings was quite a surreal find along the trail.

The gravel ‘beaches’ are actually mining waste.

The gravel ‘beaches’ are actually
mining waste.

Does this collection of stuff found on the beach count as ‘Art’?

Does this collection of stuff found on the beach count as ‘Art’?

Locate Jussarö on the map and find more adjacent harbours and marinas here.


More information on Jussarö can be found from: www.guestharbours.fi

Disclaimer: While Martin Edge and Sail in Finland have taken every precaution to ensure that the information in this post is correct, it is not a replacement for proper charts. Safe navigation is the responsibility of the skipper and Sail in Finland assumes no responsibility for accidents occurring while entering or leaving the harbour.