Portbail

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




"Portbail (sometimes spelled Port-Bail) is a former commune in the Manche department in north-western France. On 1 January 2019, it was merged into the new commune Port-Bail-sur-Mer." Wikipedia









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Portbail Yacht Basin
1 . 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...

Marina Carteret
2 . Marina Carteret

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

Saint Catherin's Bay
3 . Saint Catherin's Bay

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

Gorey Harbour
4 . 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.

Bouley Bay
5 . Bouley Bay

A popular anchorage on a sandy sea bed overlooked by Fort Leicester.

Bonne Nuit Bay
6 . Bonne Nuit Bay

A rocky sea bed with a small drying harbour to the west of the rocky beach. Partly exposed rocks in the bay.

Carentan Marina
7 . 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...

Cherbourg Avant Port
8 . Cherbourg Avant Port

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

Saint Helier Marina
9 . Saint Helier Marina

Five pontoons behind a tidal sill with a number of visitor berths at the far end. Good access to town.

Port Chantereyne Marina
10 . 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...

Elizabeth Marina
11 . Elizabeth Marina

A large busy marina for local boats with a shallow approach. Overlooked by the Waterfront hotel.

La Collette Marina
12 . La Collette Marina

A basin south of the ferry terminal and home to local boats. Fuel station on Victoria pier.

Port du Becquet
13 . Port du Becquet

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

Greve de Lecq Bay
14 . Greve de Lecq Bay

A rocky bay with a small sandy beach overlooked by Catel Fort.

Saint Aubin
15 . Saint Aubin

A sandy drying harbour surrounded by many restaurants. Anchor south-east of Fort beyond shallow rocks.

Belcroute Bay
16 . Belcroute Bay

A sandy sea bed bay south of Saint Aubin Harbour and Fort.

Saint Brelade's Bay
17 . Saint Brelade's Bay

A wide sandy beach bay also known as Ouaisne Bay. Shallow rocks in the centre. Several B&B's and cafe's line the promenade.

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.

Port de Cap Levi
19 . Port de Cap Levi

A small drying harbour to the east fo Cherbourg.

Port de Grandcamp-Maisy
20 . 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...

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Carteret
1 . 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.

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

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

Carentan
3 . Carentan
(Normandy )

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

Cherbourg-Octeville
4 . 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.

Saint Helier
5 . 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
6 . Saint Aubin
(Isle of Jersey - United Kingdom )

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

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue
7 . 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 ...

Goury
8 . Goury
(Normandy )

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

Grandcamp-Maisy
9 . 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.

Barfleur
10 . Barfleur
(Normandy )

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

Sark
11 . 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.

Granville
12 . 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...

St Anne
13 . 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.

Braye
14 . 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.

Herm
15 . Herm
(Guernsey Island - United Kingdom )

A tiny village with less than 100 people and a small jetty on the western side of the island.

Vale
16 . Vale
(Guernsey Island - United Kingdom )

A small village on the northern-eastern tip of Guernsey and home to Beaucette marina.

Saint Peter Port
17 . Saint Peter Port
(Guernsey Island - United Kingdom )

A small town comprising of steep narrow streets and steps on the Island of Guernsey in the Channel overlooking the smaller Herm island.

Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
18 . 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-Malo
19 . Saint-Malo
(Bretagne )

An historic French port and walled city famous for piracy and wealth from overseas adventures. Now a ferry to England and Channel Islands. Home to a gated basin, a large marina, and a beach with se...

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo
20 . Saint-Cast-le-Guildo
(Bretagne )

The long curved sandy beach of Cast-le-Guildo is a port city and nautical centre. Home to a large marina behind a sturdy breakwater. Many yachts are found anchored outside of the marina.

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