Morgat is a great stopover, on the south side of the Crozon Peninsular. A lively town with lots of nice restaurants and bars all set around an enormous sandy beach.
There’s a good supermarket (Super U) in town, behind the church, only a 15-minute walk from the marina. There’s a small Chandlery in the same area.
If you want some exercise away from the boat, the walking, on the GR34 coastal footpath, is excellent. The walk to the tiny cove at L’ile Vierge (south of Morgat) is well worth it, although the path is very steep in places.
There’s a small sandy “swimming beach” across the marina carpark, on the outside of the breakwater. The swimming area is marked by small yellow buoys.
The Marina has a dedicated visitors pontoon, with some finger berths for smaller yachts at the far end. Sometimes the east side of the pontoon (closest to the fuel berth) seems to be reserved for groups and regattas, so if there’s a choice, moor on the west side to avoid being moved later.
The facilities are reasonable, clean and well looked after. Showers are €2, tokens are available to buy with a credit or debit card, from a machine in the laundry. The code for the facilities is on the receipt from the token machine.
Approach and entry to the Marina
The marina has a shoal bank extending northwards from the end of the breakwater. The deepest approach is from the north, through or close too, a number of small craft mooring buoys.
The entrance to the marina is marked by a red and green post. The visitors’ pontoon is straight ahead as you enter the marina.
The facilities here are a letdown, yet that is odd as there is a very active dinghy centre and the small town is rather smart and upmarket and caters for everything for any kind of water activity that you can think of. HM seemed permanently closed or such odd hours as to be incomprehensible. The visitors’ pontoon has room for maybe only 7 vessels, but the marina seems to have quite a few empty berths, but with no HM for our stay, I do not know if those berths are even operational.
A fine beach and everything to hand, probably a major tourist draw in season. 2019 fuel euro 1.63
Gavin May kindly provided the above report – 2021
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