48º 50′ N 3º 29′ W

Ploumanac’h is not a marina in the sense we know it. There are no pontoons and you will have to moor and row ashore. However they do have a sill that retains the water so you stay afloat all the time. There are size restrictions, by memory it is around 35′, although larger boats (42′) have been welcome in the past.

The sill is reported to be at 2.5m and opening and closing times can be found in the following guide which covers Ploumanac’h and Perros Guirec http://www.guide-du-port.com/port-perros-guirec/

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Ploumanach inlet – picture by marinas.com

Pilot information
As you can see from the top photo, the channel is thin and there are rocks everywhere. Previous visitors who have had many years of uneventful arrivals recommend calm weather with good visibility. As one intrepid sailor explained “this year (2010) there were breaking waves rolling up the inlet and uneven water everywhere. Very scary, knowing there are drying rocks on both sides before you reach the certainty of the perches, and the channel was not clear. The wind was northerly” Thanks DC

Overlooking the bay from the south

Overlooking the bay from the south

Amazing views

Amazing views

The entrance to Ploumanac'h

The entrance to Ploumanac’h

www.sail-the-net.com/marinas/e……

Marina office

The marina office is to the north and over the brow of a hill. It was closed when we visited. There are some public toilets nearby but we were not sure if they were the “marina” facilities. The public toilets referred to are at the south end of the building. Adjacent north are the unisex facilities with a couple each of loos and showers, and a basin for clothes washing. They are free but you need the code to get in.

The marina office, hidden over a small crest in the road to the north

The marina office, hidden over a small crest in the road to the north

E-mail: port.perros.guirec@wanadoo.fr

There are a few landing piers but this one is closest to the marina office.

Small jetty near marina office

Small jetty near marina office

Buoys for tying up

Buoys for tying up

We presume these are the visitors buoys

We presume these are the visitors buoys

One of Rod Carr’s favourites – www.rya.org.uk/newsevents/enew……

If you leave around half tide going up, motor boats will have a good following tide all the way back to Guernsey.

Other sites
www.france-for-visitors.com/br……

www.brittanytourism.com/discov……

www.darkskills.org.uk/photos/p…

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Boat Excursion to the Sept-Iles – departing from Ploumanach – www.armor-decouverte.fr/en/def…

Possibly only in July and August. In late June the Armor boats were visiting but not stopping. The kiosk is next to the Marina Office.

The office for the ferry which was closed and did not seem to stop in Ploumanac'h in late June

The office for the ferry which was closed and did not seem to stop in Ploumanac’h in late June

The Armor ferry - just visiting - not stopping

The Armor ferry – just visiting – not stopping

Restaurants and information

Ploumanac’h slowly changes. 2017 report – The Irish restaurant is long gone, with its live music and alcohol in every course.  The large Mao still provides excellent value for money, but the adjacent rival has closed.  Otherwise there’s plenty of choice, and the Boulangerie is great.  The little supermarket has closed, so the walk to Tregastel is necessary. There is a cash machine, but no bank. Thanks DC

Tourist Information
You can catch a bus to Pleumeur-Bodou where there is a triple exhibition site.
The Brittany planetarium, with an English commentary on one day of the week
A telecommunications museum, bang up to date.
And the Gaulois village.

Weather
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