Gravelines

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A short 15 km from Dunkirk down the river Aa (Ar-Ar) and only to be approach 2 hours either side of high water due to the channel drying out in low tide.




"Gravelines (Dutch: Grevelingen) is a commune in the Nord department in Northern France. It lies at the mouth of the river Aa 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Dunkirk. It was formed in the 12th century around the mouth of a canal built to connect Saint-Omer with the sea. As it was on the western borders of Spanish territory in Flanders it became heavily fortified, some of which still remains.

There is a market in the town square (Place Charles Valentin) on Fridays. The "Arsenal" approached from the town square is home to an extensive and carefully displayed art collection. There are modern bronze statues in the grounds. The town is also home to French basketball club BCM Gravelines." Wikipedia









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Bassin Vauban
1 . Bassin Vauban

The marina is near the Vauban Citadel and has six pontoons which are tidal and dry out at low tide.

Bassin de la Marine
2 . Bassin de la Marine

A small marina with five pontoons tucked inside the depths of the port behind the lock and drawbridge.

YCMN Marina
3 . YCMN Marina

A large marina on the eastern side of the port further up from the Port du Grand Large.

Basin du Commerce
4 . Basin du Commerce

A marina with five pontoons on the inside of the lock and drawbridge.

Port du Grand Large
5 . Port du Grand Large

A large marina on the eastern side of the port with 6 large pontoons.

Calais Waiting Buoys
6 . Calais Waiting Buoys

Fifteen waiting buoys are available to yachts between two openings of the bridge. Use of these buoys is limited to two tides.

Calais Bassin du Paradis
7 . Calais Bassin du Paradis

45 buoys for contract holders in the historic basin well-known to Calais inhabitants. The tidal basin has just been renovated and is accessible only to boats under 6.50m with low draft.

Calais Port Marina
8 . Calais Port Marina

Eight pontoons on the starboard approach parallel to the canal behind the lifting bridge.

Outer Harbour
9 . Outer Harbour

4 pontoons on the starboard approach and 2 boardwalks on the port side.

Frederic Sauvage Basin
10 . Frederic Sauvage Basin

Has 202 berths for motor boats. To access this basin, you have to pass through a tidal gate 3 hours before or after high tide.

Napoleon Basin
11 . Napoleon Basin

Contains 280 berths for local and long term sailing yachts and motor boats. Accessed through the tidal lock which is open close to high water.

Dover Marina
12 . Dover Marina

Set against the iconic backdrop of the famous White Cliffs, the award-winning Dover Marina is the most convenient location for cross-Channel sailing. Situated at the closest point to Europe and jus...

Royal Harbour Marina
13 . Royal Harbour Marina

The Royal Harbour Marina has a unique location in a matchless setting, both on the water and off. Situated just 35 miles from the French coast, the Marina is on the doorstep of the continent and is...

Etples Marina
14 . Etples Marina

A marina on the tidal river Canche before the bridge with limited visitor berths. Caution to the approach and the tidal current.

Crotoy harbour
15 . Crotoy harbour

A set of two long drying boardwalks at the entrance of the canal de la Maye and potential turbulent water due to the sluice from the adjacent reservoir.

Hourdel Harbour
16 . Hourdel Harbour

A drying narrow estuary with a single long boardwalk.

Marina Saint Valery sur Somme
17 . Marina Saint Valery sur Somme

A marina on the tidal river Somme leading to the Saint Valery canal.

Harbour of Rye
18 . Harbour of Rye

Rye Harbour is a picturesque village and moorings near the Kent and Sussex border. The unique and interesting harbour, which runs along the river Rother offers much to the visitor. It has a busy ya...

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Dunkerque
1 . Dunkerque
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The most northern of the cities in France close to the Belge border and home to the third largest French harbour.

Calais
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Calais is 49km from nearest town Folkestone in England. Calais is the home of a commercial, a ferry harbour and the Eurotunnel.

Le Gris Nez
3 . Le Gris Nez
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(Grey Nose) is a cape west of Calais and north of Boulogne in northern France. A great location to watch passing ships and tankers and on a clear day the white cliffs of Dover in England.

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Etaples
7 . Etaples
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Etaples lyes some short distance down the river Canche behind a ridge of dunes. Today home to a fishing port and a marina. The outer area drys and should be avoided in poor weather.

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Hythe
11 . Hythe
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Hythe is set back from the sandy coastline to the west of Folkstone.

Berck-Plage
12 . Berck-Plage
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Berck is a short distance south of Etaples and has a long sandy beach and lyes on the mouth of the river Authie which winds it's way around large sand banks.

St Mary's Bay
13 . St Mary's Bay
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Littlestone
15 . Littlestone
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Le Crotoy
16 . Le Crotoy
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Le Hourdel
17 . Le Hourdel
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A small group of houses on the tip of the sand dunes home to a very small channel for shallow draft local boats.

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
18 . Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
(Hauts-de-France )

A pretty town towards the south of a large sandy the Somme river mouth which dries and can only be approached in high tides. The marina is tucked south of the town along the quay.

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19 . Winchelsea Beach
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Sheerness
20 . Sheerness
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