Grandcamp-Maisy

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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.




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Port de Grandcamp-Maisy
1 . 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...

Carentan Marina
2 . 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...

Port Bassin
3 . 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...

St Vaast-la-Hougue Marina
4 . 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
5 . 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 de Plaisance
6 . Port de Plaisance

A busy port for local boats only.

Marina Bassin Joinville
7 . Marina Bassin Joinville

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

Port de Cap Levi
8 . Port de Cap Levi

A small drying harbour to the east fo Cherbourg.

Port du Becquet
9 . Port du Becquet

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

Portbail Yacht Basin
10 . 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
11 . Cherbourg Avant Port

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

Port Chantereyne Marina
12 . 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...

Marina Carteret
13 . Marina Carteret

A marina boasting 370 berths in a lake set off from the tidal flood estuary, welcoming visitors on the furthest pontoon.

Caen Marina
14 . 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...

Ouistreham Marina
15 . 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
16 . 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...

Saint Catherin's Bay
17 . Saint Catherin's Bay

A large sand sea bead bay with some partly submerged rocks on the approach.

Herel Marina
18 . Herel Marina

A large marina with a tidal sill on the tip of Granville. the quayside offers a few restaurants in a commercial setting, while several more are found 15min walk into town.

Granville - Basin du Commerce
19 . Granville - Basin du Commerce

A large busy drying offering sheltered anchorage and an entrance into the Basin a Flot used by local fishing vessel.

Gorey Harbour
20 . Gorey Harbour

A sandy drying harbour under Mont Orgueil Castle on the eastern coast of Jersey with a collection of drying buoys outside the breakwater. Several restaurants around the pretty harbour.

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Carentan
1 . Carentan
(Normandy )

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

Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
2 . 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.

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue
3 . 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
4 . Barfleur
(Normandy )

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

Courseulles-sur-Mer
5 . 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.

Portbail
6 . Portbail
(Normandy )

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

Cherbourg-Octeville
7 . 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
8 . 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.

Ouistreham
9 . 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.

Dives-sur-Mer
10 . 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...

Granville
11 . 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...

Goury
12 . Goury
(Normandy )

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

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

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

Saint Helier
14 . 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.

Deauville
15 . 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
16 . 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.

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

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

Braye
18 . 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
19 . 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.

Sark
20 . Sark
(Isle of Sark - United Kingdom )

A small town in the centre of the island with a population of 500 wit no cars. This was the first island to be declared a Dark Sky Island.

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