Latest News 20th July 2022

Dielette has issued the following (modified) e-mail, which appears to apply to


Port Diélette


Dives/Mer – Cabourg – Houlgate

Please do check with Grandcamp Maisy before visiting, that this information is up to date and accurate. We have not received any information directly from the marina.

Dear Yachtmen,

We are very pleased to inform you that La Manche and Le Calvados Customs have just decided to make Brexit procedure more flexible for unofficial border crossing points like Port Dielette.

It is, indeed, now possible for pleasure boats coming from a port outside the Schengen area to arrive at and leave directly an unofficial border crossing point

Just sending the editable form attached (new one) to the Harbour office 24 hrs before arriving and just before departure in case of a less 24 hrs stay (for longer stays, 24hrs minimum). The form will then be transmitted by us to Port Authorities and Customs.

Port Diélette
Le Bureau du Port.

This is the form for marinas “other” than Dielette –…


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Grandcamp Maisy was fairly full when we visited in May 2018. The marina has a gate that opens at the right tide rather than a lock gate which is a feature of most Normandy marinas.

The visitors’ pontoon is clearly marked as you turn right on arrival. The harbour is shared by large trawlers which use the left side of the marinas.

The harbourmaster’s office and facilities are in an old building near the top of the visitors’ pontoon and there are places to eat around the harbour area. The town is the opposite side from the visitors’ marina and about a 10/15 minute walk. There are 2 boulangeries in the town and there is a large supermarket within walking distance up the hill.

It appears to be a nice quiet area.………

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