Sucia is a personal favorite among many of the staff at AYC and it’s easy to see why when you venture upon this island. The island is known for it’s beautiful sunsets, curious wildlife and interesting sandstone caves on the western side of the island.
Historically, Sucia was named Isla de Sucia which in natutical terms stood for ‘dirty’ or ‘foul’ because of the rocks and reefs that littered the shores. The reefs and rocks are part of a geologic folding of the Earth’s crust which have brought an abundance of marine fossils to the surface.
Why we love it: Sucia is packed with interesting little bays and islands and boasts 77,000 feet of shoreline. If you ask us, that’s the perfect setting for some exploring! Not only that, the island is just plain gorgeous and a must see for anyone who has never been there. The state park offers many picnic sites, camping, potable water, 640′ of dock, many mooring buoys, and much more!
Word to the wise – be sure to check your charts before entering the bays of Sucia. Your Waggoner Guide is also a great resource in combination with your charts.
Photo credit: Michael Bertrand