The Port of Chantereyne in the famous marina of Cherbourg-Octeville is a nautical visit not to be missed!
It is one of the best marinas in France providing safe entry at all states of the tide and is conveniently located for visiting sailors in the heart of the bustling town of Cherbourg-Octeville. Port Chantereyne, the 1556 berth marina, is situated in the centre of an amazing man made harbour originally constructed by Napoleon. A comprehensive range of marine services are available in the marina.
To the East of Cherbourg, within a day’s sail, the fishing ports of St Vaast-La-Hougue, Barfleur and Carentan are situated close to the four famous landing beaches of the Second World War and the open access to the Bay of the Seine.
To the West of Cherbourg, it is a short distance to drop anchor in the Channel Islands of Alderney, Guernsey and Jersey as well as to experience the delightful coastal passage along the West of the Cotentin peninsular from Dielette to Granville passing Carteret-Barneville. There are modern marinas at each port and, from Granville, it is a short onward passage to Iles Chausey, le Mont St. Michel and St. Malo.
A longer sea passage departing Northwards from Cherbourg will take you across La Manche to the south coast of England, the Isle of Wight and the Solent.