Within a context where the pleasure boating market is thriving and the nautical industry becoming a growth market, the ports of Caen, Ouistreham and Cherbourg are among the 30 Lower Normandy ports offering amateur sailors a warm welcome and quality service.

Although very different from a geographical and strategic point of view, these 3 ports adapt to and satisfy growing and increasingly specific demands.

Chantereyne, a marina located only a stone's throw from the heart of Cherbourg, is one of Lower Normandy's largest ports of registry. With its 1,400 berths, 300 of which are reserved for visitors, the port welcomes 12,000 vessels every year. It is the leading French port of call for amateur sailors. With no lock or tide constraints, the port is accessible 24h a day, offering a maximum draught of 2.50m.
It has, for a number of years now, been welcoming major nautical events such as the Solitaire du Figaro or the Tall Ship's race. More information

The Caen marina is linked to the sea via a 14km-long canal and is located in the Bassin Saint Pierre, with a capacity of 108 berths, of which 16 are reserved for amateur sailors at call. Offering direct access to the town centre, it is equipped with secure pontoons and sanitary facilities for welcoming visitors.

The Ouistreham marina, equipped with a waiting pontoon to facilitate arrivals, is located upstream from the lock, to the east of the canal. This well-sheltered wet dock has 650 slips for resident amateur sailors, a capacity that is likely to double to a total of 1,200, given the increasing number of berth requests.
Located within the vicinity of a specialised nautical industrial zone (ship chandlers, marine outfitters, ship repair companies and shipyards...), it offers a wide range of services and facilities. It is equipped, in particular, with a boat lift, a dry docking area and a refuelling station.
 
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Last update: 16/10/2018