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Cap de la Hague

Cap de la Hague

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Description

Cap de la Hague, a low point fronted by drying rocks, is located 3.2 miles N of Nez de Jobourg . Dangers extend up to about 0.8 mile seaward on the N side and about 1.5 miles on the W side of the cape. A signal station, consisting of a white tower and a dwelling, stands on the N extremity.
The approach to Cap de la Hague is very dangerous, especially at certain hours when the tidal currents flow towards the many dangers bordering the cape.
When approaching Cap de la Hague from the W, after having identified Casquets and Alderney, vessels will first sight the high land terminating SW in the promontory of Nez de Jobourg.
 About 2.5 miles E of Nez de Jobourg, the hills are dominated by a conspicuous chimney, 100m high, standing at a nuclear reprocessing plant. It is reported that this chimney can be easily identified on radar, when approaching from the W, before the surrounding land appears above the The structure of Cap de la Hague Light is prominent but not conspicuous against the background of the land.

In fog, Fosse de la Hague, with depths of 70 to 105m, gives an indication of the approach to the cape. This deep area lies centered about 2.5 miles N of Cap de la Hague and its S edge is located only about 1 mile N of the outermost dangers.
7/05/2012
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Petite péninsule à l'angle nord-ouest de la péninsule du Cotentin et du département de la Manche.
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Flying distances - Direct line

Phare de Goury

0.5nm
248°
Le phare de la Hague, ou phare de Goury, s'élève à 800 mètres au large du cap de la Hague  (Manche), sur le rocher dit « le Gros du Raz ». Il signale le « Raz Blanchard », l'un des courants les plus forts d'Europe, et le passage de la Déroute entre ...
7 May 12

Anse de Senival

3nm
181°
Petite anse entre le "Nez des Voidries" au NE et le "Nez de Jobourg" au SE.
8 Mar 11

Port Racine

1.9nm
114°
Abrité en bordure de la magnifique et légendaire Anse St Martin, le Port Racine tient son nom d'un corsaire du 18ème siècle.
Ses dimensions en font le plus petit port de France. Ici, point de place pour un ponton. Seules quelques barques de pêcheurs sont amarrées traditionnellement ...
18 Dec 07

Anse Saint-Martin

2.2nm
108°
6 May 12

Port du Hâble

4.3nm
105°
Jamais à sec, les marins considéraient jadis ce port comme le meilleur mouillage du Cotentin. Le port a conservé son nom norois de Hâble. Dans le passé, il fut un port important des Gaulois et des Romains qui commerçaient avec l'Angleterre car bien desservi par deux voies ...
6 May 12

Anse de Vauville

7.8nm
157°
Longue plage de 6nm offrant un vaste mouillage de beau temps.
6 May 12

Diélette

10nm
163°
In the lee of the Cap de Flamanville, along the wild-looking but temperate western coast of the Cotentin peninsula, Diélette pleasure harbour is admirably located ? opposite the Channel Islands of Guernesey (28 miles), Jersey (36 miles and Alderney (12 miles).
You can berth at ...
3 Dec 07

Alderney Harbour

10nm
270°
The Harbour office is open: June to August: 0800 – 2000; At all other times: 0800 – 1700 Monday to Friday;On arrival please call into the Harbour Office where our friendly and helpful staff will ensure that you have all the nautical, weather and general information required for ...
8 Oct 15

Port de Querqueville

10nm
108°
Nombreux mouillage dans le port et dans la baie gérés par une Association des Pêcheurs Usagers.
7 May 12

Cherbourg Port Chantereyne

13nm
110°
The port of Cherbourg is both a naval and a commercial port. It is an important port of call for passenger vessels in the transatlantic service. The outer roadstead provides a deep and well-sheltered anchorage. There are also extensive facilities for fishing vessels and pleasure craft.The ...
7 May 12

Port des Flamands

14nm
107°
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

Port du Becquet

15nm
105°
Le Becquet, situated 1 mile E of Cherbourg, is a small drying harbor. It is used by local fishing vessels and pleasure craft. A lighted range indicates the approach. Buoys (special) are moored about 0.4 mile and 2.3 miles N of this harbor.
Le Grunes de Bretteville, a group of rocky ...
7 May 12
Local Area

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Manche - English Channel

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3 Jun 12

NE Atlantic Ocean

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