Great 2016 video – www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrxgDP…

Camaret sur Mer is on the west coast of Brittany. A long run from the Channel Islands but a good stop off point if heading for Southern Brittany. It is located at the southern end of the Chenal de Four and the northern end of the Raz de Sein. 

There are actually 3 marinas at Camaret. The main one for visitors is as you arrive on the right. There is the marina office and some facilities nearby. It is about a 15min walk to the Town but is an interesting walk as you pass the old church and tower.

The main visitors marina

 

Visitors moorings are on the right and alongside the first 2 or 3 pontoons

The visitors marina harbour office – separate from the Notic marina

 

The facilities for the visitors marina

 

The Notic marina is mostly for local boats but there is space for a small number of smaller boats. Approx 7 boats can fit down the side of the pontoon and 9 boats at the end on fingers. There is a sign saying there is 1m of water on a Mean Spring low water (coefficient of 100) and we are told this refers to the Town end of the pontoon. There are yellow buoys marking the shallow area. Also make sure you keep to the right of the red pole at the start of the Notic marina. There is a separate marina office at the top of the ramp and basic, shared facilities. You get given a code “Port Camaret Gratis” WiFi. Very convenient for the Town.

The marina office (downstairs) and facilities (to the left) for the Notic marina

The official website can be found at www.port-de-camaret.sitew.com/…

This is a useful Port Plan in English www.port-de-camaret.sitew.com/…

The old church and the tower are well worth a visit. The tower is the Tour Vauban and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tides

The slack water for the Chenal du Four and Raz passages are as follows:

Chenal du Four – High water Brest +30mins and High water Brest +5.5 hours

See www.sailingalmanac.com/Almanac… with useful marks

Raz de Sein – High water Brest -1 hour and High water Brest +5.5 hours. Slack water lasts for around 30mins

Tides

The official website appears to be www.port-de-camaret.sitew.com/…

The Cameret web site is www.camaret-sur-mer.com/

Interesting articles

nimrodoceanlord.com/places-we-…

Tourism website en.camaretsurmer-tourisme.fr/

Tides

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Contact information

Quai Toudouze, 29570 Camaret-sur-Mer

Tél. : 02.98.27.89.31
Fax: 02.98.27.96.45

E-mail: capitainerie.camaret@wanadoo.f…

See www.noonsite.com/Countries/Fra…

Restaurants – www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant…

Walks

The GR34 passes the marina and there is a nice walk around the headland with good views. For a good 2 hour walk, follow the GR34 route until you get to the derelict old manor house and then walk inland and you will see some interesting druid stones. From there you can walk back to the marina in about 12mins.