Golfe de Gascogne

Golfe de Gascogne

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Characteristics

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Description

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 and deep throughout.

The W coast of France, between Ile d’Ouessant and the entrance of La Gironde, is much indented and bordered by numerous islands, rocks, and sand flats. Southward of La Gironde, as far as the Rio Bidasoa, which forms the boundary line between France and Spain, the coast is low and uniform, with sandy dunes, and generally clear of off-lying shoals. The principal rivers are the La Loire and the Garonne, with the latter known in its lower part as the La Gironde; the smaller ones are the Odet, the Vilaine, the Adour, and the Nive.
The most important islands, which lie principally off the NW part of the coast, are Ile d’Ouessant, Ile de Groix, Belle Ile, Ile d’Yeu, Ile de Re, and Ile d’Oleron.

2011/07/26
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Wikiadmin2
Le golfe de Gascogne s'étend de la Bretagne aux Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Il porte différent nom:
  • Golfo de Vizcaya (nom castillan = golfe de Biscaye),
  • Mar Cantábrico (nom castillan = mer Cantabrique) s'appliquant à sa partie méridionale bordant le nord de l'Espagne.
2010/09/18
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Saint Nazaire - Île d'Oleron

57nm
38°
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
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Côte d'Argent

100nm
139°
The Côte d'Argent refers to a part of the neo-Aquitaine coastline in southwestern France, stretching along the Landes de Gascogne, from the Gironde estuary (south of the Côte de Beauté) to the Adour (gate of the Basque coast). It is a straight coast, sandy, bathed by the Atlantic ...
4 Jul 19
azerty

Sud Bretagne

119nm
346°
The south coast of Bretagne, is much indented and bordered by numerous islands (Les Glénans, Belle Île, Groix, Hoedic, Houat).
9 May 12
Geof

Plateau de Rochebonne

25nm
10°
Plateau de Rochebonneis  an extensive rocky shoal  located about 30 miles SW of Pointe d’Aiguille. It is one of the most dangerous shoals lying off the W coast of France. The sea often breaks on it in bad weather and when approached from the W. The shoal extends for about ...
17 Mar 13
dd

Port de la Meule

56nm
Au sud de l'île d'Yeu, la Meule est un petit port encaissé dont l'origine date probablement du début du XIème siècle.
C'est un site classé.
L'activité de ce port se cantonne surtout à la pêche aux crustacés.
L'anse devant le port est tenable si la houle ne rentre pas trop.
24 Nov 07

Sémaphore de St Sauveur

56nm
10°

Missions particulières : Approches du port de Nantes - St Nazaire. Poste principal météo (CAOBS) Relevés des données de bouée houlographe (Pharbal)
23 Nov 07