Tide tables – 2018 – and marina gate opening times – www.cc-lespieux.fr/fr/port-die…

News – January 2019

La Cambuse

‘La Raz’ has reopened (last month) under the name of ‘La Cambuse’ – a Boutique Traiteur and bar. You pick what you want to eat from the deli counters containing a multitude of prepared meat, fish, seafood and veggie dishes which can be eaten in the restaurant, on the balcony or taken out for onboard your boat (picture of the very affable proprietor). All are served in little pots a bit like tapas. We opted for a table alongside the log fire and the food was very good indeed.

Good English spoken. They can be contacted through their Facebook site (details at the bottom of this page) and respond within 24 hours.

photo by Tim Bean December 2018

photo by Colin S Le Conte 2019

La Fallaise

photo by Colin S Le Conte 2019

The new manager and his wife of ‘Hotel de la Fallaise’ have given the restaurant a new lease of life. Trained as a chef he offers an excellent fixed price (Table d’hote) menu which changes daily. In January 2019 there were 2 choices for each course. Food is fresh and takes a bit of time to prepare – but an excellent meal.

Well worth a visit. Jason, on front of house speaks very good English and is good fun.

photo by Colin S Le Conte 2019

Good, fast response to e-mails. – contact@hoteldelafalaise.fr

Hervé has sold the Moules Frites restaurant ‘L’Escale’ and a husband and wife team have taken over offering the same menu.


Dielette now has a digital tide gauge as well as the conventional board.

the new digital gauge, photo by Mark Gill 2018

2018 News – February

– the gate and the lights are now working
– Shops on the harbour: ship chandler, sailmaker and a nice wine shop
– Free buses to Flamanville and Les Pieux (closest towns from Dielette) in July and August (except Sundays)
– Small market on Sunday morning during the season
– Diélette is a member of Passeport Escales (www.passeportescales.com)

VHF canal 09 ou tél : +33 (0)2 33 53 68 78 Le Bureau du Port
portdielette@cc-lespieux.com   The Harbour office

The link to the tide tables and original marina opening times are www.cc-lespieux.fr/fr/port-die…DSC01397

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2016 photos with thanks to Patrick Banfield and Richard Bird

The harbour is reasonably 24-hour access but best check with the Marina Harbourmaster. The outer pontoons can be used for mooring (but there may be a swell) and can also be used to increase your arrival/departure times.

The most useful page – www.cc-lespieux.fr/fr/port-die…

When there was 1m of water at the shallowest point of the harbour entrance, the depth at the pontoon in front of the Dielette harbour office was approx 1.9m. A Guernsey Chart Datum of 2.5m would give about 1m at the entrance of Dielette harbour in 2010.

Boats having a berth in Guernsey have a 50 % discount on the mooring fees during all the year, except June, July and August. Jersey boats have a 50% discount all the year except on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.

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New pontoons in the main pool area – outside of marina. Installed August 2011. Photo by Roger Alcock

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The new pontoons are a mixture of waiting pontoons, pontoons for visitor stays and some permanent berths for smaller local boats. Photo by Roger Alcock

Dielette is a very pleasant marina and often has space available when Carteret is full. Only 20 mins from Carteret by car/taxi. The closest French marina to Guernsey.

The marina staff do not come out to provide guidance but stay in their marina office. No village or town close by and so not much to do unless you have a car.

There are pontoons in the harbour where you can moor if the tide is too low to get into the Marina. Sometimes there is a bit of a surge, especially at the harbour mouth and towards low tide. You cannot get in the harbour at all tides as it has silted up, so beware. Also – be careful near the wall of the marina on the harbourside, there is a big sill.

"A" pontoon for visitors. Largest fingers are near the entrance gate.

“A” pontoon for visitors. Longest fingers are near the entrance gate – photo by Colin Le Conte 2016

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Don’t go right up to the poles – picture by Richard Bird

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Pilot Guide – Capitainerie – 02 33 53 68 78
VHF channel 9

The marina office speaks good English and responds very well to e-mails. The marina staff are very helpful

E-mailportdielette@cc-lespieux.com

Website: http://www.cc-lespieux.fr/fr/port-dielette/port-dielette-en-vogue/default.asp

Tides – maree.info/37

Marina opening timeswww.cc-lespieux.fr/fr/port-die……

Map www.cc-lespieux.fr/fr/port-die……

Supermarkets – Restaurant L’Escale sells take away croissants and baguettes in the morning. Provisions can be obtained by walking over 2 km to Flamanville where there is a small bread shop and another selling groceries. It is a long hill.

Otherwise, a taxi to Les Pieux puts you in a small town with two good supermarkets. A longer walk along the coast (take water if it’s hot) brings you to Flamanville nuclear power station where there is an exhibition of some interest and staff who will happily answer all questions and sell you a nuclear power plant.

Useful information from Bumblebee – www.bumblebee.gg/media/14352/D…

Restaurants – www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant…

L’Escale The L’Escale is on the pier, eat in or outside. Moules and Frites or Entrecôte and frites are their specialities.

Hervé has sold the Moules Frites restaurant ‘L’Escale’ and a husband and wife team have taken over offering the same menu. (December 2018)

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Le Bouche a Oreille Down a track a ten-minute pleasant walk away is Le Bouche a Oreille. A great atmosphere and food cooked on the log fire. Maitre’d speaks good English, so you can easily book in advance by phone even if your French is limited like mine. Very good meal in October 2016

Tel no 02.33.41.84.49, e-mail contact@boucheaoreille-siouvil… .web site http://www.leboucheaoreille-siouvillehague.fr/

La Cambuse

‘La Raz’ reopened in November 2018 under the name of ‘La Cambuse’ – a Boutique Traiteur and bar. You pick what you want to eat from the deli counters containing a multitude of prepared meat, fish, seafood and veggie dishes which can be eaten in the restaurant, on the balcony or taken out for onboard your boat (picture of the very affable proprietor). All are served in little pots a bit like tapas. We opted for a table alongside the log fire and the food was very good indeed.

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Hotel de La Falaise Further along the coast road towards the power station is Hotel de La Falaise, once again an easy walk all on the flat. Nicely presented rooms with typical old hotel type atmosphere and food of hotel quality.

The new manager and his wife of ‘Hotel de la Fallaise’ have given the restaurant a new lease of life. Trained as a chef he offers an excellent fixed price menu which changes daily. Well worth a visit. (December 2018)

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The Semaphore My favourite is The Semaphore with superb views from the cliff top location of Sark, Jersey and Alderney. Food the best in the area but will need to book as the French love it too. I was told by someone that if you book at the Semaphore restaurant, they now offer to pick you up from the marina. Closed when we tried to book in October 2016 – restaurantlesemaphore.fr/index…

Market day – Sunday (high season)

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Car Rental / Hire cars – I am told you can rent a car through L’Escale although they were closed whenever we tried. Tel no +33 2 33 52 67 10.

We rented through http://www.francecars.fr/ who were very helpful and efficient. Where it says “Modifier l’agence” on the website, type in Cherbourg and then a drop-down list should show Dielette, Carteret Yacht Club, Saint Vaast and of course Cherbourg. They delivered the car on a truck.