Cherbourg Avant Port

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












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A glimpse of Normandy & Meeting the crew - Ep. 6 RAN Sailing
A glimpse of Normandy & Meeting the crew - Ep. 6 RAN Sailing

In episode 6 there is a ”meeting the crew” where we talk about our prior sailing experience and show some footage from Johan’s sail expedition to the Antarctica and South Georgia Island. Afte...

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Port Chantereyne Marina
1 . 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 du Becquet
2 . Port du Becquet

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

Port de Cap Levi
3 . Port de Cap Levi

A small drying harbour to the east fo Cherbourg.

Barfleur Quay
4 . 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.

St Vaast-la-Hougue Marina
5 . 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.

Marina Carteret
6 . 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
7 . 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...

Longy Bay
8 . Longy Bay

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

La Tchue
9 . La Tchue

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

Saye Bay
10 . Saye Bay

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

Braye Harbour
11 . 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
12 . Litte Crabby Harbour

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

Platte Saline Bay
13 . Platte Saline Bay

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

Telegraph Bay
14 . Telegraph Bay

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

Hannaine Bay
15 . Hannaine Bay

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

Carentan Marina
16 . 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...

Burhou Island Bay
17 . Burhou Island Bay

A partially sheltered bay on the south-western side of the tiny rocky island off the north-western coast of Alderney.

Port de Grandcamp-Maisy
18 . 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...

Saint Catherin's Bay
19 . Saint Catherin's Bay

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

Bouley Bay
20 . Bouley Bay

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

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Cherbourg-Octeville
1 . 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.

Goury
2 . Goury
(Normandy )

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

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.

Carteret
5 . 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.

Portbail
6 . Portbail
(Normandy )

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

Braye
7 . 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
8 . 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.

Carentan
9 . Carentan
(Normandy )

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

Grandcamp-Maisy
10 . 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.

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

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

Sark
12 . 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.

Saint Helier
13 . 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.

Herm
14 . Herm
(Guernsey Island - United Kingdom )

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

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

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

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.

Granville
19 . 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...

Courseulles-sur-Mer
20 . 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.

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