Gavin May report 2022
Everything is on hand in the pleasant street at the end of the pontoons, so this is an easy place to stop. Facilities have been refurbished since the last visit in 2019. A large visitors pontoon, but it is popular and busy, though the BdPort dories seem pretty active so I imagine will get you in somewhere. It is a feel-good kind of place to visit. Morbihan and Belle Ille close at hand, too.
We have not visited since 2016 because we found our 42’ motor cruiser was too long to berth on the visitor’s pontoon and usually, others have ‘bagged’ the few available hammerheads! On our last visit, we were allocated a semi-derelict pontoon about ½ mile north of the marina and the fuel pontoon. Although sheltered, the tide and river currents run strongly through the marina.
Ashore- and only 50m from the marina – are all the usual shops associated with a very ‘touristy’ but attractive small town. Whilst there are walks from the marina, many seem to involve much road walking. Incorporated into the same building as the Capitainerie, there is a particularly good daily fish market. We have found that the staff in the Capitainerie can sometimes be rather off-hand – as if we were a nuisance rather than we are their customer – but things may well have improved since we visited.
With thanks to Nick Fletcher for the above report
Maybe it was the fine weather, but something just feels right here.
Visitor’s berths are right in front of the HM and toilet block, fishmonger indoor stalls immediately behind, bakers off to the left, supermarket 150 metres to the right, and a pretty little market there too. Seems a bit more of a genuine town than next door, Crouesty. Just a few miles to the Gulf de Morbihan, Carnac town is well kept, those famous stones to visit…some good beaches towards Carnac coast. ..Put it on the list.
With thanks to Gavin May for the above report
Trinite sur Mer is a very large marina and is famous for some major international sailing races that start from there. It has all of the facilities expected of a large marina. The marina is located up a river and has good access.
Access is by a channel marked up to the port after leaving the Petit-Trého buoy to port. Respect the lateral marking of the river even at high tide, it runs along the large mudflat of Vaneresse which discovers widely from mid-low tide.
The visitor’s pontoon is the first on the left as you enter the port (pontoon D).
Tel. 02 97 55 71 49
Tides – maree.info/103
Webcams – lots! – www.passeportescales.com/fr/main-trinite…
Restaurants – www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurants-g66716…
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TGV station Auray SNCF at 12km
Regular bus connection between Auray and Trinité