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Pointe de l' Espiguette

Pointe de l' Espiguette

Characteristics

Description

Pointe de l’Espiguette  is reported to be extending to the W by about 15m a year. Depths of 5m have been reported to lie up to about 1 mile offshore in this vicinity, and this part of the coast should be given a wide berth. Les Baronnets, 10m high, is a chain of prominent sand dunes which extends along the coast near Pointe de l’Espiguette. A light is shown from a square masonry tower with a black top, 25m high, next to a house with a red roof standing on the point. An old signal station tower is situated close NW of the light with a pylon standing close to it.
Lighted buoys, which mark the edge of the coastal shoal bank, are moored about 1.5 miles W and 1.5 miles S of the light.

Between Pointe de L’Espiguette and the Golfe de Fos, 33 miles E, the shore is very low. It is bordered by lagoons and has very few landmarks. It is reported that the radar images of Cap Couronne (43°20'N., 5°03'E.) is the E entrance point of the gulf. A light is shown from a structure, 29m high, standing on the cape. A prominent signal station stands on a hill, 0.5 mile N of the cape. The breakwaters and many canals are more distinct than the outline of the shore itself.
Numerous dangerous wrecks lie off this stretch of the coast and may best be seen on the chart.

20/04/2012
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Attention aux faibles fonds dans ce secteur. Respecter les cardinales.
16/03/2016
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Localisation

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Sites around Pointe de l' Espiguette
Flying distances - Direct line

Port Camargue

1.2nm
17°
Port Camargue is one of the greatest marinas in Europe, with 4800 berths and, on the technical areas, highly efficient specialists for motor boats, sailing boats and yachts.
Located at the west part of the Camargue, in the natural and beautiful delta of the Rhone valley, which ...
29 Apr 12

Phare de l'Espiguette

1.3nm
124°
Le phare de l'Espiguette a été construit en 1869. Initialement il se trouvait à 150 m du rivage.De nos jours il en est éloigné d'environ 1 500 m, suite à l'engraissement de la côte par le sable déposé par les courants.Il a été bâti par M. Dupuy, ...
15 May 19

Grau du Roi - La Grande Roubine

2.5nm
22°
Le Grau du Roi, a small harbor, lies 2.5 miles SE of La Grande Motte and close within the seaward end of the canal which leads to Aigues-Mortes. The harbor is entered between two jetties and is mostly used by fishing craft and yachts. A conspicuous water tower stands 1 mile NNW of ...
20 Apr 12

La Grande Motte

3.5nm
334°
La Grande Motte, a yacht harbor, lies 5 miles ENE of Carnon. It is protected by two breakwaters and can be identified by the pyramid-shaped buildings standing in its vicinity. Construction of the town began with the town centre and the 17 Ha marina with its berths and docks. The marina ...
29 Apr 12

Ponteau - Sausset

42nm
102°
La Côte Bleue désigne la portion de côte méditerranéenne située à l’ouest de Marseille, jusqu'à l'embouchure de l'étang de Berre. Les petites criques de la Côte Bleue, entre Marseille et le golfe de Fos, sont  des calanques calcaires, abritant de petits ports et des ...
19 Apr 12

Carnon

6.6nm
291°
Aux portes de la petite Camargue, le joli port de Carnon bénéficie incontestablement d'un micro climat et d'une convivialité qui font sa notoriété. Ses infrastructures portuaires, particulièrement bien abrités des coups de mer, répondent pleinement à toutes les exigences ...
29 Apr 12

Palavas les Flots

8.1nm
279°
Small harbor protected by a breakwater. It is mostly used by small craft and yachts.
The entrance is surrounded by a prominent group of buildings. An aeronautical light is shown from a control tower standing 3.5 miles NNE of the harbor.
29 Apr 12

Palavas les Flots - Bassin intérieur

8.7nm
282°
Le bassin intérieur de plaisance Le bassin est aménagé près des étangs, en amont de la rivière du Lez qui se jette à Palavas. Il peut accueillir 250 bateaux. Capitainerie
Port Fluvial Paul Riquet
Palavas-les-Flots
Tél. : 04 67 07 73 48 Ouvert le Mardi, Mercredi ...
17 May 12

Saintes-Maries-de-la-mer Port Gardian

13nm
103°
Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer is situated 13.5 miles E of Pointe de l’Espiguette. The coast between is low, flat, and not easily distinguished. In very clear weather, this town, which is dominated by its church, is visible from a distance of about 7 or 8 miles and appears as an isolated ...
20 Apr 12

Port de Frontignan

15nm
254°
Frontignan, an extensive yacht harbor, lies 3 miles NE of the harbor entrance at Sete and is protected by breakwaters. A prohibited area (fish haven) is centered 4 miles ENE of the harbor and is marked by lighted buoys.
29 Apr 12

Frontignan - La Peyrade

16nm
253°
Port de Peche de Frontignan-Le Peyrade, a small harbor, lies 1.5 miles NE of the main entrance to Sete harbor. It is protected by breakwaters and forms the entrance to Canal du Rhone a Sete.
29 Apr 12

Port des Eaux Blanches

17nm
254°
Port à sec pour bateau a moteur de moins de 7m50, ouvert 7j/7
16 Sep 14
Local Area

Golfe d’Aigues-Mortes

Golfe d’Aigues-Mortes  lies between Palavas Les Flots and Pointe de L’Espiguette, 9 miles ESE.
17 May 12

Cerbère - Port Camargue

Le Languedoc-Roussillon assiste à la reconversion d'anciens ports de pêche en ports de plaisance. De Banyuls à Port-Camargue 25 ports accueillent les plaisanciers. Port-Camargue est le plus grand port de plaisance d'Europe avec 4 494 places à flot La Grande-Motte offre 1 452 ...
30 Dec 11

Golfe du Lion - Lion Gulf

The Gulf of Lion (French: Golfe du Lion) is a wide embayment of the Mediterranean coastline of Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence in France, reaching from the border with Catalonia in the west to Toulon.
The prevailing winds in this area are from the N and NW, especially in winter ...
4 Jul 12

Méditerranée - Mediterranean

La Méditerranée est reliée à l'océan Atlantique par le détroit de Gibraltar à l'ouest, à la mer de Marmara et à la mer Noire par les Dardanelles et le Bosphore à l'est. Le canal de Suez au sud-est relie la Méditerranée à la mer Rouge.
Îles méditerranéennesLes principales ...
13 Mar 15
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