Española Cove

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Location of Hurd Peninsula in the South Shetland Islands.
Española Cove (in the left background) from Charrúa Ridge.

Española Cove is an 1.2 km wide embayment indenting for 250 m the northwest coast of Hurd Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It is part of South Bay entered between Ballester Point and Polish Bluff. The cove is used for the transfer of people and cargo to the Spanish base Juan Carlos I situated at its head. The area was frequented by early 19th century sealers operating from nearby Johnsons Dock.

The feature was mapped and named by the Spanish Antarctic Expedition in 1991.


The cove's midpoint is located at 62°39′35.2″S 60°22′59.8″W / 62.659778°S 60.383278°W / -62.659778; -60.383278 which is 1.83 km south-southwest of Hespérides Point and 7.25 km north-northeast of Miers Bluff (British mapping in and 1968, detailed Spanish mapping in 1991, and Bulgarian mapping in 1996, 2005 and 2009).