When you arrive in Lezardrieux, if you call the Marina office on VHF channel 9, someone will answer, will come on the water to welcome you, guide you to your berth and give you a hand for mooring.
11th May 2023
Following our previous announcement concerning the granting of temporary direct entry/departure status to the ports of Saint Cast and Saint Quay, please be advised that, following further consideration, the ports of Lézardrieux, Tréguier and Trébeurden have now been accorded similar recognition for the 2023 season. This ended on 30th September 2023 and they are hopeful they will be a port of entry again next year.
The procedure necessary for access to these ports in the Côtes d’Armor is given in the attached document.
Lezardrieux form Lezardrieux Préavis entrée sortie
Please note that all such visits must start and terminate in one of the ports shown above.
Lezardrieux is special. You pass the amazing Ile de Brehats and then travel up the beautiful Tieux river. It is like a different world.
The pontoons are in the river and can be accessed any tide, although ideally you should more at low or high water due to the tide.
The small town has a couple of restaurants and it is an easy taxi ride to Paimpol to the ferry to Ile de Brehats. Also, a good overnight stop before the journey up the river to Pontrieux.
News August 2023
The visitors’ pontoon is to the north. The end of pontoon A has been heavily modified to accept offshore wind farm service craft with high fixed fendering on the landward (West side). No visitors here.
We saw two large yellow catamarans on the river which appear to be the wind farm service craft.
Similarly, the old sand dock to the North is now occupied by a wind farm support dock. The old green sand barge sits rusting away on a mooring on the other side of the river a rather sorry site.
A new fuelling dock with easy access sits just to the South of the wind farm servicing yard.
We were met by a harbour assistant in the obligatory red plastic tender.
Lezardrieux is a great place. A lovely trip up the Trieux river, fairly easy navigation with a Chart Plotter, and a non-tidal “marina”. Some tide flows through the pontoons so best approach around high or low water – but nowhere near as bad as Treguier.
The speed limit is 3 knots upriver from Les Perdrix and 5 knots from Vieille de Bodic starboard beacon tower (as you enter the Trieux river) to Les Perdrix although the local boats do not seem to obey them.
Harbourmasters office is at the top of the visitors’ pontoon. Normally, no one ever meets you, but a report from August 2023 did say they were met by a red dinghy. It appears to be best to moor on a free finger on the first pontoon anywhere east of the customs/police boat. The fingers are quite short and only have a loop at the end to put your rope through, but they are OK. There is room for a large boat, or 3 smaller boats on the T piece at the end but again the boats do not seem to be managed very well.
Facilities are OK. They have been repainted and were in better condition in 2017. A bit dark and a jeton is not required for the showers anymore.
The Internet is now a quick process and worked OK.
There is a “shortcut” path from behind the boat works, which comes out behind the church.
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The Marina manager said there is room for 50 visitors. There are the hammerhead and a few berths on the visitor’s pontoon. There is also the centre waiting pontoon where you can moor but no electric and it would be impossible to row ashore when the tide is running. He said you can moor in the inside marina. This has never been offered to use but worth enquiring if you are staying for a few days. Perhaps enquire in advance.
If you leave around half tide going up, motorboats will have a good following tide all the way back to Guernsey.
Contact Information –
Tél. 02 96 20 14 22
Official Website (new 2023)
Guide du Port
Restaurants – LEZARDRIEUX *** Auberge du Trieux: Tel: 2 96 20 10 70. Very good value – good seafood menu, reasonable wine list. Service good. Great ambience. The owner has won many rosettes for excellence.
Greg said he had an excellent meal there – Sept 2009 –
2016 – Auberge du Trieux excellent. Menus range from 19 to 50 euros plus a la carte. Good food and service.
New creperie in Square It is called Lez ar Dreo! Tel no (mob) 0033 (0)7 67 08 20 82. We had a meal there in 2019. Really good galettes and the crepes were awesome. Good English is spoken. Well worth a visit.
Le Moulin de la Galette. 2018 update – Moulin de la Galette (up the hill on right) was sold and reopened later in the year. Now called Le Moulin KA but this was boarded up in April 2019.
The Yacht Club used to be good with drink and food together with English speaking staff. Variable reports.
Taxis: Best taxi firm is Taxi Le Bourdonnec Tel 02 96 20 15 90, Mob 06 84 18 26 27 ILE DE BREHAT
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