Port San Carlos

Port San Carlos is located on the northern bank of the inlet known as Port San Carlos,[1] off San Carlos Water on the Western coast of East Falkland, in the Falkland Islands. It is sometimes nicknamed "KC" after former owner Keith Cameron.[2]

Location of Port San Carlos.
Port San Carlos

The port takes its name from the ship San Carlos which visited in 1768.

It is north of its namesake San Carlos.


It is most noted for being the first landing place of British forces during the 1982 Falklands War; it was codenamed "Green Beach", and was part of Operation Sutton.[3]


  1. Plans in Falkland Sound (Map). 1:25,000. Admiralty Chart. United Kingdom Hydrographic Office. 2009. 2582.
  2. "Falkland Islands Acronyms". Archived from the original on 19 June 2006. Retrieved 20 August 2010.
  3. "On this day 21 May 1982". Fleet Air Arm Officers Association. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2022.

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