Barfleur Quay

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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.












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St Vaast-la-Hougue Marina
1 . 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
2 . Port de Cap Levi

A small drying harbour to the east fo Cherbourg.

Port du Becquet
3 . Port du Becquet

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

Cherbourg Avant Port
4 . Cherbourg Avant Port

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

Port Chantereyne Marina
5 . 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...

Port de Grandcamp-Maisy
6 . 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
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...

Marina Carteret
8 . Marina Carteret

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

Portbail Yacht Basin
9 . 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...

Port Bassin
10 . 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...

Longy Bay
11 . Longy Bay

Also known as Longis Bay a shallow tidal bay overlooked by Essex Castle.

La Tchue
12 . La Tchue

A small V-shaped bay on the southern side of the island between rocky cliffs on either side.

Saye Bay
13 . Saye Bay

Small sandy bay behind a narrow gap in the rocky headland.

Braye Harbour
14 . Braye Harbour

A large number of visitor buoys inside the breakwater of Alderney Harbour, and further over towards Fort Albert. A cafe and a chippy on the western side of the bay near Fort Grosnez.

Litte Crabby Harbour
15 . Litte Crabby Harbour

A small drying harbour for local fishing boats near the sailing club.

Platte Saline Bay
16 . Platte Saline Bay

A wide sandy beach on the northern coast of Alderney near Braye.

Port de Plaisance
17 . Port de Plaisance

A busy port for local boats only.

Marina Bassin Joinville
18 . Marina Bassin Joinville

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

Telegraph Bay
19 . Telegraph Bay

A sandy bay on the south-western tip of the island, enclosed by cliffs and fallen rocks.

Hannaine Bay
20 . Hannaine Bay

A sandy anchorage on the western side of Alderney overlooked by Fort Clonque on the rocky headland.

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Nearby Towns

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Barfleur
1 . Barfleur
(Normandy )

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

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue
2 . 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 ...

Cherbourg-Octeville
3 . 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.

Grandcamp-Maisy
4 . 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.

Carentan
5 . Carentan
(Normandy )

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

Portbail
6 . Portbail
(Normandy )

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

Goury
7 . Goury
(Normandy )

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

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.

Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
9 . 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.

Braye
10 . 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
11 . 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.

Courseulles-sur-Mer
12 . 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.

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.

Sark
15 . 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.

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

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

Herm
18 . 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
19 . Vale
(Guernsey Island - United Kingdom )

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

Dives-sur-Mer
20 . 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...

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