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Photo courtesy of Andre

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Photo courtesy of Andre

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Aerial photo of the Minquiers from 2003 copyright States of Jersey

In the middle is Maitresse Ile which has the houses and the toilet on it. There is a passage from the South East into the lagoon below the Island.

There is passage from the South which is marked on the charts,

There is a passage from the North marked on the charts however beware as the charts are not up to date. In particular the sand  banks move considerably and the sand bank to the NW of the photo has moved a lot further to the East. This has effectively blocked a through passage to the North unless it is half tide and above.

The latest Navionics charts appears to be quite accurate for the rocks, but not for the sand banks.

 

If anyone has any more pictures or details of how to visit Les Minquiers, please can they e-mail them to info@digimap.gg?

Guide

www.guidemanche.com/rubrique.p…
Wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minquier…

Birds
www.jerseybirds.co.uk/lesminqu…
www.jerseyseafaris.com/destina…