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Saint Vaast la Hougue

Saint Vaast la Hougue

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Description

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue  is a small harbor lying 1.8 miles SW of Pointe de Saire. Ile de Tatihou, lying 1 mile E, fronts the harbor. A conspicuous tower, with a turret on one side, stands on the S extremity of the island. Fort de l’Ilet, a low fort, is situated close S of this tower.
Fort de la Hougue, high and surmounted by a turret, stands 1 mile SSW of the harbor and is conspicuous. It is joined on the N side to the mainland by a breakwater. This fort, which is marked by a light, is situated at the end of a drying rocky bank extending from the coast. The harbor is used by fishing vessels and pleasure craft. The approach is indicated by a lighted range. Local knowledge is required. The harbor consists of a drying outer basin and an inner wet basin. A gate, 16m wide, provides entry to the wet basin, which has a least depth of 2.3m.
A conspicuous water tower stands about 2 miles inland, 5.5 miles SSW of Sainte-Vaast-la-Hongue. A church, with a prominent pointed belfry, is situated at Quinville, 1.7 miles E of the water tower. Another church, with a prominent pointed belfry stands at Les Gougins near the shore, 5.2 miles S of Sainte-Vaast-la-Hongue.


Anchorage.—Rade de Saint-Vaast consists of two anchorages and provides shelter from W winds. The bottom is formed by sand, mud, and clay, and provides good holding ground.

Onshore winds can cause heavy seas within this roadstead.


Grande Rade, with a depth of 14m, lies about 1.5 miles S of Ile de Tatihou and close NW of the N end of Banc de la Rade.

Petite Rade, with depths of 2 to 6m, lies about 0.7 mile S of Ile de Tatihou.

7/05/2012
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Geof

Approche bien balisée. Si vous arrivez avant l’ouverture des portes, jetez l’ancre près de Tatihou, pas devant la grande jetée. Cela bouge ! ! Surtout par vent d’Est ou de Nord Est. Si votre TE le permet, possibilité de se protéger le long de la grande jetée, important par vent d'Est, passez au plus près de l’arrondi de la grande jetée, 30 à 45 mn avant l’ouverture.
La capitainerie et le ponton carburant sont à côté de la vedette de la SNSM, se trouvent à droite après l’entrée.
Pontons visiteurs en fonction de la longueur, renseignements affichés à droite en entrant. Deux possibilités de douches et sanitaires : une à la capitainerie et une autre derrière le restaurant « La Marina ». Pour mon compte, je préfère ceux situés derrière le restaurant mais il faut une carte magnétique. Ceux de la capitainerie viennent d’être refaits. Prix du jeton de douche : 2 € et distributeur de jetons.
Bonne ambiance dans cette marina. Possibilité de faire vaisselle et lessive à part.
Marina située dans le port de pêche, très animée et agréable. Les commerces sont tout près, surtout quand les portes sont fermées. Une machine à laver et un sèche linge vont être installées mais vous trouvez une laverie automatique ainsi qu’une épicerie ouverte tous les jours sauf le mercredi ( presque tous les commerces sont fermés le mercredi ) Samedi, jour de marché en produits locaux, les légumes sont extra. Il y a aussi une épicerie fine « Gosselin ». Très bons Whiskies. Un restaurant sympa « le Débarcadère », rapport qualité prix extra, plat du jour à 5.90€,. Ambiance garantie. Boulangerie près de la mairie, toutes sortes de pain.
Si vous voulez des huîtres ouvertes, allez près de Mag Nautic, très bonnes.
A visiter : La Hougue et l’Ile de Tatihou.
  • 165 places visiteurs.
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83°
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