Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

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




"Port-en-Bessin-Huppain is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

The commune contains the two towns of Port-en-Bessin and Huppain." Wikipedia









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Port Bassin
1 . 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 Plaisance
2 . Port de Plaisance

A busy port for local boats only.

Marina Bassin Joinville
3 . Marina Bassin Joinville

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

Port de Grandcamp-Maisy
4 . 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...

Caen Marina
5 . 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...

Carentan Marina
6 . 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...

Ouistreham Marina
7 . 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...

St Vaast-la-Hougue Marina
8 . 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.

Port Guillaume
9 . 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...

Barfleur Quay
10 . 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.

Port Deauville
11 . 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.

Port Morny
12 . 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.

Basin Morny
13 . 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.

Le Harve Marina
14 . 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 de Cap Levi
15 . Port de Cap Levi

A small drying harbour to the east fo Cherbourg.

Port Vauban
16 . 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 du Becquet
17 . Port du Becquet

A small tidal harbour that dries in low tide. Access to one restaurant.

Portbail Yacht Basin
18 . Portbail Yacht Basin

A drying harbour in the sandy estuary with basic facilities. The town of Portbail is a 15min walk away for supermarket and a couple of restaurants. Otherwise La Plage on the beach is a little close...

Cherbourg Avant Port
19 . Cherbourg Avant Port

A local harbour for local residents together with Basin du Commerce which is behind the lock.

Port Chantereyne Marina
20 . Port Chantereyne Marina

A large marina west of the ferry terminal inside this large commercial harbour. A good walk into town to find supermarket, restaurants and bars. Unlike many marina's on the northern coast of France...

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Grandcamp-Maisy
1 . 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.

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.

Carentan
3 . Carentan
(Normandy )

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

Ouistreham
4 . Ouistreham
(Normandy )

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.

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue
5 . 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 ...

Dives-sur-Mer
6 . 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...

Barfleur
7 . Barfleur
(Normandy )

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

Deauville
8 . Deauville
(Normandy )

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
9 . Le Havre
(Normandy )

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.

Portbail
10 . Portbail
(Normandy )

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

Cherbourg-Octeville
11 . 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.

Carteret
12 . 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.

Granville
13 . 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...

Fecamp
14 . Fecamp
(Normandy )

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...

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

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

Goury
16 . Goury
(Normandy )

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

Saint Helier
17 . 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
18 . Saint Aubin
(Isle of Jersey - United Kingdom )

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

Braye
19 . Braye
(Alderney Island - United Kingdom )

Also known as Alderney harbour this village on the northern side of the island is protected by a 1km breakwater and provides good access to St Annes.

St Anne
20 . St Anne
(Alderney Island - United Kingdom )

The charming capital of the island with a small population of 2,000 dominates most of the island and is accessible from Braye.

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