A small town on the eastern coast of the island.

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We anchored in the bay which was a bit rolly and took the dingy over to the town which was busy with activity but the big supermarket was closed.

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Ep 46 Sailing Solo from Wales to France
Ep 46 Sailing Solo from Wales to France

I sail from Milford Haven Wales to La Rochelle France; I cross the English Channel in a near gale; I divert from Brest to Port Joinville France due to very high wind conditions; I discuss how I use...

Guide - How to - Points d'intérêt à Port Joinville ( Ile d'Yeu )
Guide - How to - Points d'intérêt à Port Joinville ( Ile d'Yeu )

Rapide débrief de mon accostage suivi de la découverte des centres d'intérêts de l'île en direct à l'aide des dépliants que proposent la capitainerie. Une île qui regorge de beaux paysages ...

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Nearby Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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1 . Joinville

Nine busy long pontoons inside the eastern side of the harbour also home to a ferry terminal and fishing port. Supermarket 10 minute walk south-west. Restaurants mostly on the western side of fishi...

Port de la Meule
2 . Port de la Meule

A small drying natural fishing harbour with a narrow rocky entrance on the southern side of Yeu island.

Vielles Cove
3 . Vielles Cove

A sandy beach on the rocky southern coastline of Yeu island near La Croix village.

Port de Morin
4 . Port de Morin

A drying harbour with marina with 8 long pontoons and 6 short pontoons on the western coast of Noirmoutier island. Limited facilities. A couple of restaurants within a short walk.

5 . Port-La-Vie

A busy marina tucked inside the second apex of the La Vie river. Seven packed long pontoons on the inner bank followed by a long visitor pontoon further round the corner. Two long pontoons and 3 sh...

6 . Noirmoutier

A drying harbour on the Moulin tidal river with vessel rafted alongside the quay. Restaurants and supermarket north of river.

7 . Herbaudiere

A large marina inside the harbour on the north-western tip of the Noirmoutier island. The pontoons on the sea-side of the harbour are for fishing vessels. Many restaurants close by and the supermar...

8 . Pornic

A large busy marina with 10 pontoons on the coast within a harbour enclosure. Supermarket north of marina 5 minute walk, and two restaurants close by. Town centre is 20 minute walk.

9 . Gildas

A field of buoys behind a breakwater on a naturally rocky seabed.

Gourmalon Buoys
10 . Gourmalon Buoys

A large field of buoys on the south-eastern bank of the river mouth, with a jetty and ramp to the southern end. No nearby restaurants or facilities.

Quay Leray
11 . Quay Leray

The old harbour is in the centre of town with quayside moorings. No facilities. Restaurants mostly on the northern side of the harbour.

Port Olona
12 . Port Olona

A large marina on the east of the Sables D'Olonne accessed via a channel to the west of the large sandy beach past the commercial port and Quai Garnier. Supermarket a short distance north-west and ...

Marina Quai Garnier
13 . Marina Quai Garnier

A small quayside marina close to the popular side of town near the beach, shops and restaurants. Accessed via a channel to the west of the beach and on the right (east) before the commercial basin ...

14 . Gravette

An L-shaped breakwater creating a semi-enclosed harbour around a field of buoys. Supermarket to the south-west 15 minutes walk. A couple of restaurants on along the seafront.

15 . Comberge

A harbour enclosing a small field of buoys in shallow water. A small collection of food outlets near the harbour.

Port Bourgenay
16 . Port Bourgenay

A large busy harbour, marina and dry-dock south of Sables-d'Olonne in a countryside coastal setting. Seven pontoons and a vistor walkway on the inner breakwater. Three restaurants within a short wa...

17 . Pornichet

A large busy marina with 15 crowded pontoons within a sturdy man-made harbour on the coast in front of an inner old drying harbour. Supermarket a 10 minute walk. A few restaurants scattered along t...

18 . Pouliguen

Twenty or so short pontoons long the river. The low bridge constrains yachts to the southern section. Supermarkets 15 minute walk west. Restaurants along the west bank of the river.

Saint-Nazaire Quai du Commerce
19 . Saint-Nazaire Quai du Commerce

A small area in the south-western corner of the large basin behind a double lock. Limited facilities. Shops and restaurants close by including a sandy beach.

Marina Croisic
20 . Marina Croisic

A marina with six busy pontoons inside a drying harbour off the Chenal des Vaux. The wall of the harbour around the car-park is left for visitors. two supermarkets within 5 minutes walk and many re...

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Nearby Towns

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1 . Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
(Pays de la Loire )

A large town on the mouth of the river Vie and home to a large marina and a sardine fishing harbour. The quayside lined with restaurants and shops dries at low tide.

2 . Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile
(Noirmoutier Island )

A small town on the north-east side the island.

3 . Pornic
(Pays de la Loire )

On the western coast of France a short distance south of the river Loire this town boats a large marina and a series of moorings near the pretty castle on the lead up to the Canal de Haute Perche.

Les Sables-d'Olonne
4 . Les Sables-d'Olonne
(Pays de la Loire )

Home to the Vendee Globe yacht race this large town hosts a sandy beach, a large marina, and is also famous for Cod fishing. It

5 . Pornichet
(Pays de la Loire )

A short distance from Nantes and found at the mouth of the river Loire. The port has a marina behind a large breakwater in-between two long beaches.

Le Pouliguen
6 . Le Pouliguen
(Pays de la Loire )

An east facing town sheltered from the south-westerlies with a tidal creek providing sheltered mooring along the promenade.

7 . Saint-Nazaire
(Pays de la Loire )

A large town on the mouth of the river Loire with a large commercial harbour and a history of shipbuilding and fishing. With it's history for building German U-Boats it was also badly damaged durin...

Le Croisic
8 . Le Croisic
(Pays de la Loire )

Le Croisic is found at the end of an outcrop (tongue) sheltering an inner canal with tidal moorings.

La Turballe
9 . La Turballe
(Pays de la Loire )

Turballe is home to a fishing port, large marina and seaside resort along a very long sandy beach.

10 . Piriac-sur-Mer
(Pays de la Loire )

A small coastal village west of Nantes and home to a large number of submerged rocks near the entrance to the large marina.

11 . Ars-en-Re
(Re Island )

A pretty agricultural town a short distance from the western coast of the Re island but access via a long drying channel from the east.

12 . Arzal
(Bretagne )

A small town a short distance up the river Vilaine.

13 . L'Aiguillon-sur-Mer
(Pays de la Loire )

A large town on the western coast of France situated on one side of a long sandy estuary, neighbour to La Faute-sur-Mer located on the opposing bank hosting a long sandy beach.

14 . Saint-Martin-de-Re
(Re Island )

A town on the eastern side of the island with fortifications dating back to the 1620s.

15 . Arzon
(Bretagne )

A town on the end of Rhuys peninsula and home to a large marina. Oversees the entrance to the Gulf of Morbihan which hosts a multitude of small islets (Moines, Arz) and a nature reserve.

16 . Quiberon
(Bretagne )

A seaside resort on a small peninsula in Western France and an historic site for battles between French and the British fleets.

17 . Vannes
(Bretagne )

A growing large town with millennia of rich marine history including Julius Caesar's Romans and the Gaul. Today a long thing marina is found at the centre of the town.

La Trinite-sur-Mer
18 . La Trinite-sur-Mer
(Bretagne )

A seaside town and port up the river Crac'h with many pleasant restaurants. Home to a large marina and many water sports.

La Rochelle
19 . La Rochelle
(Nouvelle-Aquitaine )

A city on the western coast of France on the canal Rompsay and home to a large marina and steeped in history around the pretty, old, harbour at the heart of the city.

20 . Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron
(Nouvelle-Aquitaine )

A small town in the centre of Ice de Oleron.

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Dani and Asher sail Bacchus for 48 hours to Hondarribia (also known as Funeterrabia) and saw jumping Tuna and shooting stars along the way.

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