As a boating enthusiast living in Guernsey, I have been collecting important information and websites of marinas to visit from the Channel Islands and the UK. This is a portal, a collection of links to pages for each marina which I hope will save you time and enhance your trip.
Brexit – 1st August 2023
Not so amazing news
We have a number of friends and supporters in Northern Brittany and they have very kindly been finding out more about the arrangements in that area, following a number of recent, somewhat contradictory reports.
Apart from the customs ports of Saint-Malo, Granville, Carteret etc. where we know that you can get your passport officially stamped, it seems the other arrangements are as follows:
The checking-in and out arrangement, by sending the form in advance, only applies to the “official” ports of Saint-Quay, Saint-Cast, Lezardrieux, Treguier and Trebeurden, not the other ports in between. Specifically therefore, other ports, such as Paimpol, Binic, Perros, Dahouet, Ploumanac’h cannot be used as entry and exit ports. This was verbally checked with the Douane-Bureau de Saint Brieuc today in order to clarify the above. They confirmed the information as stated above.
The blogs are available using the following links
- Blog for the Trip to Southern Brittany
- Blog for the Trip to Normandy 2018
- Blog for the Trip to Rade de Brest 2019
Motor Boat and Yachting Articles
We were pleased to support Motor Boat and Yachting with the recent articles about our trip to Western Brittany and bays around the Channel Islands.
YouTube and Mapping sites
Do visit my YouTube Channel, which provides you with a “boat eye” view of what you can expect to see when arriving at the marinas. Very useful for your first visit – www.youtube.com/channel/UCrLqAsXKGHqxQRj…
I have set up a Facebook open group for boaters who visit Brittany, Normandy and Channel Island Marinas. We will post to this site with the latest updates. www.facebook.com/groups/2397448260334302
There is a new website – ports-manche.com/ . If you have Chrome or Edge (use the new chromium-based edge – it is a lot better than the old one). Download the Google Translate plugin and it will translate any French pages for you.
Digimap is providing this site free of charge to help the boating community. We hope the links will be useful. Any additional information and photos would be much appreciated. If anyone could write a paragraph or two on your favourite marina – please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can keep these pages really up to date with the latest information.
Please call the marinas direct if you wish to find out how busy they are. Nearly all the Brittany and Normandy marinas DO NOT take reservations and so beware of 3rd party sites offering bookings.
Webcams map – see www.vision-environnement.com/livecams/ca…