Ouistreham

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A small fishing port with a ferry and marina. Entrance to the Caen canal to the Med is behind the locks that open five times during high water.




"Ouistreham (French pronunciation: ​[wistʁe.am]) is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandy region in northwestern France.

Ouistreham is a small port with fishing boats, leisure craft and a ferry harbour. It serves as the port of the city of Caen. The town borders the mouth of the Canal de Caen à la Mer." Wikipedia









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Ouistreham Marina
1 . Ouistreham Marina

A crowded marina on the eastern side of the Cean canal and on the opposite side of Ouistreham itself resulting in an isolated marina. Two restaurants and a supermarket are a short walk away near th...

Port Guillaume
2 . Port Guillaume

A large marina found behind the twisting sand dune with a shallow approach, very shallow in places. The lock opens 3 hours either side of high-water. The far end of the marina offers a couple of re...

Caen Marina
3 . Caen Marina

A marina with a dozen visitor berths in the heart of Caen which can be approached through the canal with bridge openings on scheduled times. Ibis and Mercure hotels and a handful of restaurants nea...

Marina Bassin Joinville
4 . Marina Bassin Joinville

A long and narrow large marina with 20 visitor berths near the bridge and lock.

Port de Plaisance
5 . Port de Plaisance

A busy port for local boats only.

Port Deauville
6 . Port Deauville

A large water-side hotel complex with stern-too mooring behind a lock with, in addition, if you follow the breakwater round behind the hotel, four long pontoons forming an inner marina.

Basin Morny
7 . Basin Morny

A basin behind Port Morny with 80 visitor berths near the footbridge entrance.Near to hotel Ibis and Mercure and several restaurants within walking distance.

Port Morny
8 . Port Morny

An initial basin behind a lock that opens 3 hours either side of high-water. This port offers no visitor mooring but on the far side a second basin offers visitor berths.

Le Harve Marina
9 . Le Harve Marina

Over a thousand berths in a large marina near the entrance to the harbour on the port-side approach behind the breakwater. Next to the beach which leads north to a few restaurants and bars.

Port Vauban
10 . Port Vauban

Long term mooring inside the commercial harbour behind a bridge and lock that opens only twice a day. Next to Novotel, Ibis, and Nomad hotels.

Port Bassin
11 . Port Bassin

A small basin behind a lock with a limited number of visitor moorings along the western quayside. The second basin is for local boats only. Once moored alongside a few bars and restaurants are with...

Port de Honfleur - Vieux Bassin
12 . Port de Honfleur - Vieux Bassin

The old basin holds 120 berths and is found on the starboard approach behind the lock gates, Lieutenance castle, and a lifting bridge. Many restaurants are found around the basin.

Honfleur - Bassin de l'Est
13 . Honfleur - Bassin de l'Est

A large basin behind a lock and lifting bridge welcoming larger craft. The majority of visiting vessels moor in the Vieux Basin.

Port de Grandcamp-Maisy
14 . Port de Grandcamp-Maisy

A neatly arranged square marina behind a lock gate behind the sea defences and home to two long and two short pontoons hosting about 250 boats with a dozen visitor berths. Walking distance to a cou...

Fecamp outer marina
15 . Fecamp outer marina

Stopover in a city of Art and History in the heart of Normandy, the marina of Fécamp is accessible at any time. The site has more than 800 berths, including 75 for visitors, 230 berths, 510 in the...

Berigny Basin
16 . Berigny Basin

A large basin behind a lock with three sets of pontoons at the far end.

Carentan Marina
17 . Carentan Marina

A marina at the head of a long channel close to the town in a rural setting, behind lock gates. A couple of restaurant near the top of the marina. Approximately 50 visitor berths on pontoons, basic...

St Vaast-la-Hougue Marina
18 . St Vaast-la-Hougue Marina

A large marina behind a low-gate closed at low-tide. Home to large fishing boats near the entrance and 10 rows of long pontoons inside a secure harbour.

Barfleur Quay
19 . Barfleur Quay

A tidal crowded bay drying out to firm sand with a rocky approach. Some limited shallow quayside mooring in the most northern corner. Three or four restaurants around the quay.

Marina Saint Valery en Caux
20 . Marina Saint Valery en Caux

Well sheltered from the prevailing winds by the sides of the valley, the port nestles in the heart of the city. Composed of two basins including the pleasure one which always remains in water, it h...

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Dives-sur-Mer
1 . Dives-sur-Mer
(Normandy )

The historic town built around the mouth of the river Dives is home to a gated marina and a series of yachts moored in the channel. The town was the launchpad for William the Conqueror and has a ma...

Courseulles-sur-Mer
2 . Courseulles-sur-Mer
(Normandy )

A popular tourist destination for the normandy beach landings, and for Parisians during summer. Home to two gated basins along the river Seulles.

Deauville
3 . Deauville
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A spectacular side side resort with sandy beaches each side of the river mouth and a harbour, marina, casino, race course and great hotels.

Le Havre
4 . Le Havre
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Le Harve is a large city and port on the river Seine founded in 1517. It is now home to a commercial port, ferry terminal, a marina and a series of basins further inland.

Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
5 . Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
(Normandy )

The small town is access via a breakwater with mooring buoys to the left approach, further inland two gated locks can be found.

Grandcamp-Maisy
6 . Grandcamp-Maisy
(Normandy )

A small fishing town that was home to the German heavy artillery. The approach is either side of high-water with a small marina behind a gated lock.

Fecamp
7 . Fecamp
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An historic town a short hop north of Harve has medieval stories and a beach to be explored. The town is home to a commercial port and a set of finger pontoons as well as a basin behind a gate open...

Carentan
8 . Carentan
(Normandy )

A small inland town at the foot of a canal home to a dozen pontoons.

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue
9 . Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue
(Normandy )

The small historical whaling town has a finger of land extending south with a mound on which a fort was built. To the north there is a marina enclosed within a breakwater opposite a tiny island of ...

Barfleur
10 . Barfleur
(Normandy )

An historical port for a journey to England where the Normans departed for the battle of Hastings.

Saint-Valery-en-Caux
11 . Saint-Valery-en-Caux
(Normandy )

A short distance west of Dieppe this pretty town is home to a moderate marina, a small fishing port, and a monastery.

Portbail
12 . Portbail
(Normandy )

A small town with a large drying harbour with a small yacht basin.

Cherbourg-Octeville
13 . Cherbourg-Octeville
(Normandy )

A large city and military port with ferries to Ireland and England. A stopping point for transatlantic liners. Home to fishing and yacht and a shipbuilding yard.

Granville
14 . Granville
(Normandy )

A seaside resort that used to be famous for cod fishing and shellfish. With a similar landscape to rocky Monaco founded by William the Conqueror. It is a ferry terminal and has two yacht basins ove...

Carteret
15 . Carteret
(Normandy )

Sometimes called the "port of the isles" on the mouth of the river Gerfleur. the inner bay is home to a gated marina.

Dieppe
16 . Dieppe
(Normandy )

The port of Dieppe sits on the pebble beach mouth of the river Arques and is famous for scallops. It provides a ferry service to Newhaven in England.

Gorey
17 . Gorey
(Isle of Jersey - United Kingdom )

A fortified village on the eastern side of Jersey and home to a small drying harbour.

Goury
18 . Goury
(Normandy )

A small village on the end of the peninsula with a tiny harbour for local boats.

Saint Helier
19 . Saint Helier
(Isle of Jersey - United Kingdom )

The main town on the island of Jersey is home to a several marinas and a host of historical landmarks for exploring on foot.

Saint Aubin
20 . Saint Aubin
(Isle of Jersey - United Kingdom )

A picturesque village on the southern side of Jersey and home to a drying harbour.

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