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Île de Noirmoutier

Île de Noirmoutier

Characteristics

Description

Ile de Noirmoutier  forms the SW side of the bay of Bourgneuf It is low and separated at its S extremity from the mainland by Goulet de Fromantine, a narrow passage. This island is fronted on its N and W sides by numerous rocks and shoals.
10/03/2013
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Noirmoutier est une île au nord du golfe de Gascogne et au sud de l'estuaire de la Loire.

L'île de Noirmoutier est constituée de quatre parties distinctes :

- un îlot rocheux au Nord, 

- un cordon dunaire dans sa partie méridionale et orientale ,

- des marais salants qui relient ces deux parties 

- des polders.

13/01/2013
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Port de Noirmoutier

Noirmoutier harbor is a small drying harbor. It is formed by the meeting of three canals and is mainly used by fishing boats. Small craft can enter at HW with drafts up to 2.5m at springs and 1m at neaps.
14 Mar 13

Port du Bonhomme

Le port du bonhomme est principalement utilisé par les ostéiculteurs.
10 Mar 13

Port de Morin

Port d'échouage offrant un bon abris au SE de la Pointe du Devin. Il n'est accessible qu'aux navires à faible TE. Capacité : 850 places dont 3 places visiteurs sur pontons et catways, 30 places par évitage sur corps morts.
Tel: 02 51 35 81 26
10 Mar 13

Bois de la Chaise

5 bouées visiteurs. Le courant de flot porte au SE, le jusant au NW avec environ 2 nœuds de courant. Bonne protection des vents de NW  à SW
4 Nov 13

Basse du Martroger

Basse de Martroger, a drying reef, extends 1.1 miles seaward. A light is shown from a tower, 16m high, standing on the N end of this reef, 1.6 miles NE of Pointe de L’Herbaudiere.
10 Mar 13

L'Herbaudière

L’Herbaudiere, a small tidal harbor, is situated close E of Pointe de L’Herbaudiere and protected by breakwaters which form an entrance, 25m wide. A sand bar lies close N of the entrance. The harbor is mainly used by fishing boats, which berth in a basin on the W side, and yachts, ...
14 Mar 13

Pointe de la Fosse

Attention aux courants importants dans cette zone. On y trouve des corps-morts mais il est possible de mouiller sur ancre.

11 Mar 13

Port Fromentine

Gare maritime pour les liaisons vers l'île d'Yeu.
15 Mar 13

Port du Bec

Port du Bec est  surnommé « le petit port chinois » en raison de sa ressemblance avec les ports de Chine et leurs embarcadères en bois. Inscrit à l’inventaire des sites de la Vendée depuis 1942, il est aussi le premier port de la Baie de Bourgneuf en matière d’ostréiculture ...
14 Mar 13

Anse du Boucau

Mouillage  abrité des vents de SE à SW. Jetée qui protège de la houle d'ouest qui peut néanmoins rester importante. En approche bien arrondir la pointe St Gildas.
16 Mar 13
Local Area

Saint Nazaire - Île d'Oleron

La Loire EstuaryThe Estuary of the La Loire comprises the area fronting the mainland between Pointe du Croisic and Ile du Pilier. It is roughly divided into two parts by Plateau de la Banche, a dangerous shoal area, and can be entered from the S by Chenal du Sud or from the N by Chenal ...
7 Mar 13

Golfe de Gascogne

The Bay of Biscay (name coming from the Castillan), called Golfe de Gascogne by the French, is entered between Ile d’Ouessant and Cabo Ortegal, 305 miles SW. The bay is bounded on its E side by the W coast of France and on its S side by the N coast of Spain. It is generally clear ...
26 Jul 11

NE Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions; with a total area of about 106.4 million square kilometres (41.1 million square miles), it covers approximately one-fifth of the Earth's surface.
The Atlantic Ocean has irregular coasts indented by numerous ...
31 Jul 11

Île d'Yeu

Ile d’Yeu is a good landmark when approaching La Loire from the S. There is no shelter in the vicinity of this island during NW gales; however, an area on its E side remains relatively calm because of the shallower depths in this vicinity.The SW part of Ile d’Yeu is steep and ...
7 Mar 13

Île de Ré

This island  is moderately low; its W end is fronted by extensive rocky flats. It is separated at the E end from the mainland by Coureau de la Pallice, which is spanned by a bridge. The area is a popular tourist destination. It has approximately the same number of hours of sunshine ...
17 Mar 13

Île d'Oléron

Ile d’Oleron  is low and has numerous sand dunes covered with pine trees. A viaduct crosses Coureau d’Oleron which separates the SE coast of the island from the mainland.
17 Mar 13
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