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, known for it’s beautiful sunsets, curious wildlife and interesting sandstone caves on the western side of the island, you think you are a world apart.
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. These formations are part of a geologic ‘folding’ of the Earth’s crust and 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. That’s the perfect setting for some exploring and snapping unforgettable photos! Not only that, the island is just plain gorgeous and a must-see at least once. The state park offers picnic sites, camping, potable water, 640′ of dock space, many mooring buoys, a linear moorage that accepts larger vessels, 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