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Barfleur

Barfleur

Characteristics

Description

Barfleur  is a small drying harbor lying 1.5 miles S of Pointe de Barfleur. It is used by fishing vessels, small coasters, and pleasure craft. Tides rise about 6.5m at springs and 5.3m at neaps. The harbor, enclosed by a jetty and a breakwater, can accommodate small vessels with drafts up to 4m. The N and W sides are quayed and dry 2 to 4m. Vessels lie alongside on a bottom of muddy sand and gravel.
The approach channel is indicated by a lighted range and marked by buoys and beacons. The square belfry tower of the church situated in the town can be easily identified from the approaches. Another prominent church belfry stands at Montfarville, about 1 mile SW of the harbor. Local knowledge is required and local fishermen act as pilots.
Small vessels can anchor, in depths of 8 to 10m, sand and mud, indifferent holding ground, in the approach channel.
7/05/2012
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Geof
Ce charmant bourg de pêcheurs est reconnu comme l'un des plus beaux villages de France. Les maisons de granit aux toits de schistes s'alignent le long du petit port près de l'église. Ses quais pittoresques et animés sont encombrés de casiers, lignes et filets. Lors du retour des pêcheurs, la débarque des poissons, crustacés et sacs de moule est une curiosité. A marée basse, les bateaux de pêche couchés sur le flanc ou appuyés sur leurs béquilles attendent le flux. Le port entièrement vide de son eau, retranché derrière sa jetée protectrice vie au rythme des marées.
Capacité du port :
  • 140 mouillages, dont 33 professionnels et 107 plaisanciers, plus 12 professionnels à quai

Accès :
  • Environ 2h30 après la basse mer et 2h avant la basse mer. Le port échoue à la cote 2,10 m.
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Flying distances - Direct line

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332°
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181°
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Île de Tatihou

4.9nm
173°
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Anse de la Mondrée

7.6nm
280°
Grande anse de sable à l'Est du cap Lévi.
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Anse du Brick

8.9nm
269°
1 Jan 70

Port du Cap Lévi

8.3nm
276°
Port du Cap Levi, a small drying harbor, lies 0.5 mile S of the light. It is used by local fishing boats and yachts.
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7 May 12

Îles Saint-Marcouf

11nm
157°
The islands are directly administered by the French government, and form a protected nature reserve with restricted access. Mooring is allowed between the 2 islands.
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Port du Becquet

11nm
264°
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Port des Flamands

12nm
264°
Port fermé par deux digues formant une passe de 50 mètres de large. La digue occidentale de fermeture de 320 mètres qui se termine par un musoir de 10 mètres de diamètre, prolonge l'enrochement du terre-plein des Mielles. La digue orientale de 200 mètres et son musoir de ...
7 May 12

Carentan

21nm
177°
On one of the most varied coast of La Manche, Port Carentan offers "you" an execptional site. The basin, suprounded by grass and trees, blends perfectly into the town.
The acces to Port Carentan, is through one of the most beautiful parts of "Parc Naturel des Marais du Cotentin".
Port ...
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Cherbourg Port Chantereyne

14nm
264°
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7 May 12

Rade de la Capelle

17nm
160°
Rade de la Capelle, a roadstead lying between Banc du Cardonnet and Baie du Grand Vey, provides anchorage sheltered from S and SW winds, in a depth of 12m, mud and sand, good holding ground. Care is necessary to avoid several dangerous wrecks lying in this vicinity.
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NE Atlantic Ocean

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