This is a nice marina. Like Binic, it can be very tide locked and you need to check the tide times and heights very carefully as you can get locked in. See www.guide-du-port.com/port-per…
The Town is very pleasant and has lots of restaurants and shops. We visited on a Wednesday and there was a nice, small market next to the marina.
The harbormaster’s office is across the road and the people appeared to be helpful. The showers and facilities are behind that building. There appear to be lots of visitor spaces for boats.
The entrance to the marina is very narrow and they said it was 5.8m wide. So you have been warned. On a big spring tide I presume you can just pass over the wall, but best check with the harbour office first. Also, you could get neaped in.
Some books say that the visitors’ pontoon is “the northernmost”. It used to be, but there is now another pontoon(containing fuel berth) which has been installed at the north end, so the visitors is second from the north end and is clearly marked.
There are good restaurants, shops, chandlery, chemist etc all within five mins walk of the marina. There are Perros port and Perros town–a good 15 to 20-minute walk up the hill where there are more restaurants and very good shops.
There is an excellent “TI” BUS service which operates a circular route Perros/Ploumanach/ Trebeurden/Lannion/Perros etc. 2 Euros any distance (this company also operate Paimpol/St Quay Portrieux/Binic/ St Brieuc etc). Also lots of cash points. There is a small fish market next to the Restaurant du Quai. Also, a local bus service to go to the town and on to the excellent beaches which overlook the Sept Iles.
Beware of strong tides through the marina gates when they first open or just before they close. Suggest you wait until the wall is covered and then all the water does not flow through the marina gates.
Guide du Port
The Guide du Port includes opening and closing times.
At Pleumeur-Bodou there is a triple exhibition site.
The Brittany planetarium, with an English commentary on one day of the week, a telecommunications museum with up to date GPS etc and lots of English explanations and the Gaulois village.
LE BLEU MARINE restaurant (Tel 02 96 23 11 86) 71, Rue Anatole Le Braz, Perros-Guirec (turn right when leaving the visitors’ pontoon and its about two hundred metres on left near the bus shelter). Ate off cheapest fixed price 3-course Menu (17 Euros from memory) on a Thursday night in early June 2010. All tables were taken mostly by locals – reservations advised. Good food and cheerful staff. Thanks, Phil.
Excellent food and value (July 2010)
RESTAURANT DU QUAI tel 02 96 23 22 88 – Five mins walk. Simple food at good price
RESTAURANT LA MAREE tel 02 96 23 34 13 – Two mins walk. Fish specialities. No reports
HOTEL LEVANT. Two mins walk. First-floor restaurant. The most upmarket but good value and excellent views over marina and bay.
CREPERIE LES CALCULOTS. Open all year – 02 96 91 04 09 – In Perros town. Good atmosphere and food—casual.
There are lots of other Pizzerias and creperies near the marina.