Unfamiliar places of the French Riviera
The French Riviera (Côte d'Azur) is a surprising region of the Mediterranean coast of southeast France and one of the most popular places for yachting. However, this is not just a geographical place, but rather a special state of mind with the taste of a dream and a holiday. Most of the region is occupied by mountain forests, where streams and streams run crystal clear, waterfalls are noisy, and on ancient rocks there are ancient towns and poetic villages, filled with a sleepy, naked south. A lot of museums, theaters, variety shows, casinos, perfume bureaus and discotheques fully convey the romanticism of this corner of France. Here you can enjoy the unique towns of the turquoise sea, and swim in the wild bays accessible only from the side of the yacht, and be charmed by the unique charm of the French fjords - one of the most luxurious places on the planet. Magic sunny beaches and warm air, filled with the scents of lavender, rosemary and thyme, stupefy the head. Here you want to enjoy life to the fullest, eat all the beauty of nature, soak up the sun's rays and chafe with the freshness of a cool rose.
PORT MENTON GARAVAN MARINA
Port Menton Garavan is located in the ancient town of the French Riviera, famous for its magnificent microclimate. This is the easternmost point of the French Mediterranean coast.
The harbor is justified at the eastern end of the old port of Menton and represents the largest marina with berths on nine pontoons with a total capacity of 770 seats. Its base is 850-meter berth La Digue du Large with its quay and pontoons, capable of receiving boats up to 18 meters. The western quay, Quai Ouest, in the depth of the port provides mooring for yachts with a total length of 20 to 40 m. The depth of the basin ranges from 2 to 4.5 m.
Latitude: 43 ° 46 '57.0' 'N
Longitude: 07 ° 31 '01.99' 'E
The port is located in the eastern part of the city, 700 meters from the Italian border and has its own entrance. The depth of the access channel to the marina is more than 4 meters, but there are places sown with sand. A notable landmark of the port is the viaduct in the eastern part of the harbor. Be careful, strong southern winds can make entry into the port difficult, catching up on the waves. With good weather, ships can anchor 0.2 miles east or southeast of the harbor entrance.
In the marina you can use electricity, shower, toilet, free Wi-Fi. There are restaurants and a supermarket. You can use the slip and refuel the fuel, replenish the water supplies.
Airport: Airport Nice - 31 km.
VHF Channel: 9
Phones: +33 (0) 489 815 290,
+33 (0) 493 287 800.
Port Saint-Raphaël is equipped in a small town of the same name, located in the western part of the L'Estérel mountain range, which is equally removed from both the port of Saint-Tropez (10 nautical miles) and the old port of Cannes (16 nautical miles) the central point for enjoying the Côte d'Azur.
The port has 269 berths of boats from 6 to 45 meters in size, with depths in the pool from 1 to 4 meters. The depth of the port is 8 meters. However, the number of seats for guests is limited.
Latitude: 43 ° 25 '19.92' 'N
Longitude: 06 ° 45 '56.02' 'E
From the eastern direction of the islets Lion de Terre and Lion de Mer border the eastern part of the Bay of Saint Raphaël. 60-meter access channel to the marina, periodically silted from the north side. Ships up to 91 meters in length and 4.5 meters in width can freely pass through the channel.
In bad weather, the harbor is inaccessible. Northwestern winds cause strong sea waves, and southern winds can overtake a tidal wave.
The marina offers electricity, drinking water, waste bunkering, showers and toilets, refueling is possible, 24-hour security. There is a restaurant, bar, WI-FI, and you can rent a yacht, use the car park. For repair, a 10-ton crane is available.
Airport Nice - 50 km.
VHF channel: 12.
Telephones: +33 (0) 494 951 119.
PORT DE FREJUS MARINA
Known since ancient times, the town of Frejus has a private marina of the same name, which has become a favorite holiday destination for yachtsmen. The harbor extends to the west of the L'Estérel mountain range, halfway between Cannes and Saint-Tropez.
The port's resources allow for simultaneous mooring for 702 boats. At the same time, after modernization of the port 672 berthing places are organized for yachts with a length of 5 to 15 m, including 29 guest positions. For boats with maximum dimensions, 30 berths are located near the entrance to the marina. The depth of the basin varies from 2 to 3.5 meters.
Latitude: 43 ° 26 '34.05''N
Longitude: 6 ° 42 '55.82' 'E
Entrance to the harbor is organized from the east side. Marina occupies a place in the western corner of the old port of Saint-Raphaël, which is more visible with its church domes.
The Bay of Saint-Raphaël is open from the south and is replete with many islets and rocks. Due to the presence of submarine cables, the area extending up to 1.2 miles south of the Port de Santa Lucia basin is closed for anchoring.
In the marina you can use electricity, water, showers, toilet, laundry, replenish fuel and use bunkering of liquid waste. There are restaurants, shops and bars. For repair, the harbor provides a slip, a 50-ton lift and a 10-ton crane.
Airport: Airport Nice - 48 km.
VHF channel: 9.
Phone: +33 (0) 494 826 300.
The Cavalaire-sur-Mer dock is located in the town of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, department Var in Provence, south-west of Saint-Tropez. The harbor is accessible at any time of the year and has 545 berths for medium-sized ships 20 meters in length and not more than 6 meters in draft.
Latitude: 43 ° 10 '18.85' 'N
Longitude: 06 ° 32 '17.99' 'E
Marina Cavalaire-sur-Mer lies on the north side of Puanta de Cavalaire. The reference point for entering the harbor is the 65 meter lighthouse, which is located on the south-eastern edge of the peninsula.
Be careful! At the entrance to the access channel, there is a prohibited area stretching a mile southeast of the coast and a mile away from the breakwater fires.
Marina offers such basic services as: drinking water and electricity at the berths, as well as 24-hour security in the docks and harbor. There is a bar, a restaurant, you can use postal services, free Wi-Fi, diving equipment, waste bunkering, get a weather forecast, refuel with fuel and tug services. There are places for winter storage of boats, a 35-ton lift, a crane and slip.
Airport International Saint-Tropez - 14 km.
VHF channels: 9, 16.
Phone: +33 (0) 494 641 781.
PORT AUTHORITY OF LAVANDOU
Marina Le Lavandou - a small harbor, protected by a quay and a pier, is located on 7 hectares of water. Marina is divided into three swimming pools.
The first - with a depth of 1 to 4 meters is used by small boats. Here the anchoring of boats is prohibited because of the presence of mooring chains on the bottom. The second pool is reserved for yachts up to 30 meters in size and is protected by a curved breakwater. It is allowed to anchor yachts at depths of 15 to 20 meters. The third pool is designed for yachts with a length of no more than 19 meters. The total capacity of the marina is 1021 mooring places.
Latitude: 43 ° 08 '15.00' 'N
Longitude: 06 ° 22 '09.98' 'E
Due to heavy traffic, the speed in the port water area is limited. Safety at night in the parking lot is provided by the security system. The north-west and east winds predominate in the marina.
The navigational risks include the inconspicuous Fourmigue Island 1.5 miles from Benat Cape and 2.25 miles southeast of the port, a black and yellow conic buoy outside the access channel, prohibits maneuver.
In the marina you can use electricity, fresh water, waste bunkering, refuel with diesel fuel (in high season: from 8.00 to 19.50, in low season: from 8.00 to 12.00 / 14.00 to 17.50). There are five toilet blocks with showers, laundry, restaurants, shops.
For repair, you can use slip, 9-ton lift, 30-ton truck crane and day tug services.
Airport International Saint-Tropez - 19 km.
VHF channels: 9, 16, 70.
Phones: +33 (0) 494 004 110.
Marina Miramar is located in the small picturesque village of La Londe-les-Maures and is well protected from strong winds.
In total, in two pools on 9 pontoons there are 600 places for mooring vessels with a length of no more than 17 meters and a draft of not more than 1.7 meters. Port visitors are given guest positions.
Latitude: 43 ° 29 '8.16' 'N
Longitude: 06 ° 56 '8.02' 'E
The depth of the access channel to the marina is more than 1.5 meters. The navigational danger can be created by the island of Fourmigue, located 1.5 miles northeast of Benat Cape and 2.25 miles southeast of the port. Striped black-and-yellow conical buoys restrict the forbidden zone.
In the marina you can replenish the supplies of drinking water, fuel, use electricity, bathrooms, changing rooms and Wi-Fi. There is a bar, restaurant, shops, laundry, parking, separate waste collection, tug, repair shops, slip, lift and crane.
Airport: Toulon-Hyères International Airport - 42 km.
VHF channel: 9.
Phone: +33 (0) 494 015 345.
BANDOL ISLAND MARINA (BANDOL)
Bandol Island Marina is located in the western tip of Bandol Island. The harbor occupies an intermediate position between Ile de Bandol and Pointe de la Cride.
The total capacity of the marina is 1600 parking places on pontoons and berths with the possibility of taking boats from 5 to 30 meters in length. In the south-eastern part of the harbor on the pontoons there are 160 guest places. The depth of the Bandol water basin varies from 1 to 3 meters.
Latitude: 43 ° 08 '49.93' 'N
Longitude: 5 ° 45 '29.99' 'E
The marina from the open sea is separated by a 350-meter wave, stretching from the south-west. At the approach from the open sea, the city of Bandol is swept up by its white buildings, towering against the background of brick mountains.
Approaching the entrance to the marina from the south, be careful, there are rocks. Entry to the port can be difficult, with the action of strong southern winds and high sea waves.
In the marina you can use electricity, water, toilets, replenish fuel supplies, get rid of waste and get a weather forecast. There are restaurants, shops and supermarkets. For repairs, the harbor provides a slip and a crane.
Airport: Toulon-Hyères International Airport - 25 km.
VHF channel: 9.
Phone: +33 (0) 494 294 264.
PORT DE PLAISANCE DE LA CIOTAT
(BASSIN BEROUARD) (LA CIOTAT)
Port De Plaisance de La Ciotat (Bassin Bérouard) is located in the town of La Ciotat and is a favorite place for yachtsmen. The harbor has 875 mooring places on floating pontoons, 20 of which are allocated to guest pontoons. The maximum permissible length of boats for mooring is 17 meters, and the draft is limited to 4 meters.
Latitude: 43 ° 10 '31.08' 'N
Longitude: 05 ° 36 '40.00' 'E
To enter the harbor, you need to use the services of pilotage and be in communication with the dispatcher. The peculiarity of the marina is its susceptibility to cold outbursts of Mistral mountain winds from the north-west.
In the harbor there is a fuel pier and a pumping out of waste liquids. You can use Wi-Fi, laundry, restaurants, shops and bars. There is fresh water and electricity, showers and toilets. Provided places for winter storage of boats, weather forecast, there is a pharmacy.
Marina provides many services for repair and maintenance of boats. There is a 36-ton lift and a 10-ton crane.
Airport Marseille Provence - 58 km.
Channels VHF: 9, 12, 16.
Phones: +33 (0) 442 086 290.
The picturesque marina Morgiou is 20 miles east of Marseille, in the small town of Cassis, famous for its Mediterranean fjords. Marina has the ability to moor up to 396 boats with a maximum length of not more than 25 meters. For the visitors of the marina there are 100 guest berths. Depth of mooring at pontoons reaches 3.5 meters.
Latitude: 43 ° 12 '45.01' 'N
Longitude: 05 ° 26 '42.00' 'E
Marina is poorly protected from strong winters. A deep bay with a harbor protects well from bad weather. Anchoring in the harbor Morgiou is prohibited.
In the marina you can replenish the fuel, use electricity, telephone, pumping out liquid waste, bathrooms, Wi-Fi. There is a bar, a restaurant and a 24-hour observation.
The guest pontoon is located on the southern corner of the harbor. Along with mooring, Marina offers a full range of services for yachts. There is a 6-ton crane.
Airport Marseille Provence - 39 km.
VHF channel: 9.
Phone: +33 (0) 442 329 165.
The popular maritime marina in Carryle-Rouet is located just 30 km from Marseille and 15 km from Martigues in the Carry-le-Rouet town of the same name. The capacious marina has up to 579 mooring places on floating pontoons. This is an ideal place for medium-sized boats with a maximum length of 30 meters and a depth of 2.5 meters in pontoons.
Latitude: 43 ° 19 '46.92' 'N
Longitude: 05 ° 09 '06.01' 'E
Capitainerie Marina (Carry-Le-Rouet) is a small harbor, located 2 miles east of Port Sausset-les-Pins. Near the bay there is a forbidden zone, located to the east of the bay and extending to 0.7 miles from the shore. The harbor provides good protection from winds from the western and northeast directions.
In the harbor, you can replenish freshwater supplies and use electricity. Waste water collection was organized. There is a bar, restaurant, laundry, shower rooms and toilets. You can refuel with fuel.
Marina offers various types of services for the repair and maintenance of yachts. For lifting boats there is a 9-ton crane and a 16-ton lift.
Airport Marseille Provence - 17 km.
VHF channel: 9.
Phone: +33 (0) 632 875 240.
PORT-DE-BOUC MARINA (BOUC)
Marina is located in the territory of Port-de-Bouc, which is located on the east side of the Gulf of Fos, 5.5 km north-west of Cape Couronne. The marina has 448 berths for boats with a size of 5 to 35 meters. The maximum depth of the pool in the pontoons is 3 meters.
Latitude: 43 ° 23 '49.93' 'N
Longitude: 04 ° 59 '01.00' 'E
Access to the marina is organized through the entrance channel with a maximum depth of up to 14.6 meters. The flow in the canal has a tidal character and varies from east to west. In combination with the tide and strong wind, the current can reach a speed of 2 to 3 knots, so the entrance to the marina can be significantly hampered.
In the marina services are provided to replenish the supplies of drinking water, diesel fuel and gasoline. You can use electricity, showers and toilets, laundry. There is a Wi-Fi network and a video surveillance system. There is a hotel, a hairdresser, restaurants, shops and supermarkets. To repair boats and equipment, the marina provides a 16-ton crane.
Airport Marseille Provence - 26 km.
VHF channel: 9.
Phone: +33 (0) 442 063 850.
MARINA LA GRANDE-MOTTE
Marina La Grande-Motte is located 6 miles east of Carnon-Plage and 40 miles east of the town of Sète.
For berthing in the marina 1500 berths are equipped with the possibility of mooring yachts with a maximum length of up to 24 meters, while 30 of them are guest. The maximum draft of the yachts should not exceed 4 meters.
Latitude: 43 ° 32 '58.93' 'N
Longitude: 04 ° 05 '03.98' 'E
Marina works around the clock, and its good location provides protection from strong winds all year round. But, on the approaches to the marina there are several forbidden zones, the boundaries of which are indicated on the maps.
Marina offers services for replenishment of fuel and drinking water, power supply on pontoons, there are bathrooms and showers, there is the possibility of bunkering waste. You can use Wi-Fi, navigation services, laundry, gym, bar, restaurant and shops.
Marina provides a full range of services for the repair and storage of yachts and yacht equipment. There are two lifts of 25 and 50 tons, slip, 40-ton crane and places for winter storage of boats.
Montpellier-Mediterranean Airport - 15 km.
VHF channel: 9.
Phone: +33 (0) 467 565 006.
CAP D'AGDE MARINA (SÈTE)
Marina Cap d'Agde occupies 35 hectares in the south-western extremity of Étang de Thau and 20 miles west of the town of Sète. Marina is able to take up to 3100 vessels on floating pontoons. The maximum permissible length of yachts is not more than 40 meters. There are 30 parking places for visitors of the port. The depth of the pontoons is 3 meters.
Latitude: 43 ° 16 '24.39' 'N
Longitude: 03 ° 30 '30.34' 'E
The harbor is well protected by breakwaters and provides good protection of boats in any weather. For convenience at the entrance there is a guest pontoon. However, entering the harbor with the action of strong coastal winds can be complicated. At the approach to the marina on the west side there are rocks.
In the harbor, you can replenish the fuel and drinking water reserves, and use electricity. There are cafes, bars and restaurants, a post office, banks, car rental, taxis, showers and toilets.
Marina provides all kinds of repairs. There is a boat workshop with 16 and 50-ton lifts and a 2-ton truck crane, places for storing boats on the shore and a shop selling sailing equipment.
Montpellier-Mediterranean Airport - 35 miles
Béziers-Agde-Vias Airport - 15 km.
VHF channels: 9, 16.
Phone: +33 (0) 467 260 020.