Calais Waiting Buoys

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












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Nearby Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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Calais Bassin du Paradis
1 . 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
2 . Calais Port Marina

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

Bassin Vauban
3 . Bassin Vauban

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

Outer Harbour
4 . Outer Harbour

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

Napoleon Basin
5 . 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.

Frederic Sauvage Basin
6 . 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.

Bassin de la Marine
7 . Bassin de la Marine

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

YCMN Marina
8 . YCMN Marina

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

Basin du Commerce
9 . Basin du Commerce

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

Port du Grand Large
10 . Port du Grand Large

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

Dover Marina
11 . 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
12 . 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
13 . Etples Marina

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

Harbour of Rye
14 . 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...

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.

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Nearby Towns

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Calais
1 . Calais
(Hauts-de-France )

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

Gravelines
2 . Gravelines
(Hauts-de-France )

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.

Le Gris Nez
3 . Le Gris Nez
(Hauts-de-France )

(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.

Boulogne-sur-Mer
4 . Boulogne-sur-Mer
(Hauts-de-France )

A touristic arrea in northern France a short distance south of Calais and north of Normandy. The city os home to the largest fishing port in France.

Dunkerque
5 . Dunkerque
(Hauts-de-France )

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

Dover
6 . Dover
(England - United Kingdom )

An old historic town that has become a commercial dock and the main ferry harbour to the European mainland.

Deal
7 . Deal
(England - United Kingdom )

An old historic town on the eastern tip of southern England, north of Dover.

Folkestone
8 . Folkestone
(England - United Kingdom )

Folkstone is a large town west of Dover and home to the Channel Tunnel to France.

Ramsgate
9 . Ramsgate
(England - United Kingdom )

Ramsgate is a large town on the western tip of southern England home to a large naval, commercial, and private harbour.

Etaples
10 . Etaples
(Hauts-de-France )

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.

Hythe
11 . Hythe
(England - United Kingdom )

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

Margate
12 . Margate
(England - United Kingdom )

A north facing town near Ramsgate on the western tip of Southern England.

St Mary's Bay
13 . St Mary's Bay
(England - United Kingdom )

A small town on the southern coast of England north of Littlestone-on-Sea.

Littlestone
14 . Littlestone
(England - United Kingdom )

An east facing coastal town on the southern coast of England.

Berck-Plage
15 . Berck-Plage
(Hauts-de-France )

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.

Herne Bay
16 . Herne Bay
(England - United Kingdom )

Herne Bay is west of Margate and east of 'The Swale' and the Isle of Sheppey.

Winchelsea Beach
17 . Winchelsea Beach
(England - United Kingdom )

A small town on the south coast of England with a long sandy beach.

Le Crotoy
18 . Le Crotoy
(Hauts-de-France )

A small historic town with a small double pontoon tucked away from the drying bay opposite Saint-Valery-sur-Somme.

Le Hourdel
19 . Le Hourdel
(Hauts-de-France )

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
20 . 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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