This is a great marina. Well located, non tidal, modern and very good facilities. Train, car ferry and car rental are all available in Roscoff.

Roscoff marina taken from the Jardin Exotique - photo by Colin Le Conte

Roscoff marina taken from the Jardin Exotique – photo by Colin Le Conte

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I took the above photo in June 2016 and the marina is well finished with all facilities provided. Note the large single ramp up to the marina office, shops and restaurants. The square metal structure that is partly hiding the lifeboat is a lift to the pontoon. The grey structure to the right of the photo is a toilet block on the large and very long pontoon.

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There are 625 berths with 45 for visitors. The largest fingers are on A pontoon as you enter the marina. The marina’s minimum depth is 4m, regardless of tide. There is a tidal flow along the top of the pontoons. You should be aware of this, especially if you moor on some of the fingers at the end. It does not effect most of the marina fingers.

Before you enter the outer harbour, watch for the red light at the end of the breakwater as there may be commercial traffic.

The entrance to the marina, photo taken from inside the marina looking north

The entrance to the marina

 

The entrance to Roscoff taken from the marina north wall

The entrance to Roscoff taken from the marina north wall

All the staff are very helpful and speak good english. A person in a blue Rib will meet you as you arrive. You can announce your arrival on VHF channel 9

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There is an old town which is very pleasant and there is a shuttle bus that can take you there but only in July and August. Otherwise it is a 15 minute walk. Watch for the green signs that take a quieter route to the old town.

The old town of Roscoff. Nice church, good places to eat, lots of history

The old town of Roscoff. Nice church, good places to eat, lots of history

The lighthouse at the old harbour

The lighthouse at the old harbour

The old harbour - unspoilt

The old harbour – unspoilt

Excellent place for a meal in the old town

Excellent place for a meal in the old town

Lovely church

Lovely church in the old Town

Lovely church in the old Town

Useful information – www.plaisancebaiedemorlaix.com…

Navigation

Navigation to Roscoff is straightforward. From the west, you can pass between the Ile de Batz and Roscoff at half tide and above. If you go around the outside (to the north), beware of overfalls which extend a good couple of miles north of Ile de Batz.

From the North and East, the passage is well marked. Head for the ferry port, watch out for the red light on the end of the breakwater which means the ferry or commercial shipping is entering or departing. This may hold you up for a good 15mins or so.

Enter the marina through the north entrance, not the south.

The toilets and showers are to the left of the marina office. They are modern and good, a similar layout to Saint Cast. The showers are free and do not require a jeton. There are the same facilities available upstairs and they may be a bit quieter during the busy season. You are given a paper swipe card on arrival which provides you with access to the facilities including the toilets on the pontoon.

Large, long pontoons

Large, long pontoons

A boat lift is available at the marina

A boat lift is available at the marina

View of the harbour office and commercial area behind. Photo by Colin Le Conte

View of the marina office and commercial area behind. Photo by Colin Le Conte

Wifi is free and you just login and answer a couple of questions. You do not need a special code.

Fueling is available. You put in your credit card and authorise Euro 300 and then you can have up to Euros 298 of fuel. If you need more fuel, you have to replace the nozzle and start the process again. It only charges you what you use, but your card may think the full Euro 300 has been reserved for a couple of days until the payment is processed.

Fuel – petrol and diesel – can select English and Euro 300 of fuel at a time

Pump out facilities

Pump out facilities

Useful articles

www.playdeau.com…

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Aerial view of the marina, south of the main ferry port. Use the north entrance, not the south

Roscoff information

www.morlaix.cc……

www.noonsite.com…

www.boat-zone.com…

Great video www.youtube.com…

English translation
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Contact information

You need to go to the following page and there is a contact form

www.plaisancebaiedemorlaix.com…
Good response to email using the contact form in good english

Information of hotels and restaurants

There are lots of good restaurants in the old town. Well worth the walk and a visit. Interesting information plaques on some buildings with an english translation.

The marina does have a range of facilities including a shop and a couple of restaurants / cafes. We ate at the one on the left and it was fine. The shops etc at the marina do not open early in June – probably around 9am.

The restaurants, cafes and shops. Popular during a sunny lunchtime

The restaurants, cafes and shops. Popular during a sunny lunchtime

Good and convenient restaurant

Good and convenient restaurant

There is an exotic garden only 5 mins walk from the marina which is very pleasant.

www.france-voyage.com…

Trains – uk.voyages-sncf.com…

Tides maree.info…

Tourist Officewww.roscoff-tourisme.com…

Market day is Wednesday