photo by Natalie and Dave Foster 2018

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.

photo by Natalie and Dave Foster 2018

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.

photo by Natalie and Dave Foster 2018

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.

photo by Natalie and Dave Foster 2018

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.

photo by Natalie and Dave Foster 2018

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.

photo by Natalie and Dave Foster 2018
photo by Natalie and Dave Foster 2018

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I know, that siren call of an easy passage through the Raz or Chanel du Four is calling and you decide to press on, but the really quite small, smart holiday seaside town of Morgat is worth slowing down for, and taking a little break. Just check the tides, as the last approach might be quite shallow.

A water sports centre is here, so expect paddle boards, kayaks, dinghies and so on, anywhere around here, especially kids schools.

I think when I was last here, they were indeed removing the old pontoons. Investment has paid off with a smart new Capitanerie and good, new Facilities.  I couldn’t work out quite where the office actually  was but later saw the numerous signs, so maybe I am not alone! Anyway, photo included, behind the flags on the first floor. Hours still seem Monday to Friday, mornings only, closed Sunday, and I don’t know what happens on a Saturday! Someone came round the Pontoons AM and PM anyway, FYI.

The visitors pontoon can maybe take ten vessels plus half a dozen short fingers that are unlikely to be of use to you. Mid-June, and it was quiet here.  Note, to get power to work, you need to push the tiny black button above your plug. Baker, supermarket, fine walking and a big sandy beach, though it is quite minimalist.

If you don’t fancy too tough a cliff walk, then there are level forest paths out west, though much of the forest itself has been utterly devastated by storm.

Modernised Morgat is worth a little detour.

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