Port en Bessin

Port en Bessin

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Localisation

Port en Bessin
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Characteristics

Port
VHF VHF 18
Shipyard 26 T
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Description

Port-en-Bessin, a small harbor, is used by fishing vessels and pleasure craft. Tides rise about 7.2m at springs and 5.9m at neaps.
The harbor consists of an outer and inner avant-port, and two narrow wet basins. The avant-port dries 2 to 4m and is protected by a  breakwaters. Entry to the wet basins is provided by a passage, 10.5m wide, with a gate. These basins are accessible to small vessels with drafts up to 4.2m at springs and 2.6m at neaps. The harbor may be contacted by VHF. The approach channel is indicated by a lighted range. With strong onshore winds, entry is not advised as a dangerous swell occurs in the outer avant-port.
A prominent signal station is situated 0.5 mile W of the harbor.
A conspicuous water tower stands about 1.8 miles ESE of the harbor. The prominent spires of Bayeux Cathedral, standing inland 5 miles SSE of Port-en-Bessin, may be seen from seaward.
2012/05/7
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La zone d'échouage (asséchant de 2 à 4 m) est équipée de 70 bouées de corps-morts, occupés pour une bonne part par les bateaux locaux. Pour accéder au bassin à flot qui accueille 6 visiteurs au maximum, il faut passer l'écluse, ouverte 2h avant et 2h après la PM. Accès au 1er bassin à droite en entrant.

Bureau du port
CENTRE NAUTIQUE
Tél. 02 31 21 81 68 ou Mairie : 02 31 21 72 12 - Fax 02 31 92 78 31 (mairie)

2012/05/7
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