Portbail and surrounding areas

Welcome to the land where the sea embraces the land, 
The 250 hectare harbour invaded by the sea at each tide is a real spectacle with an unforgettable parade of colours.
Nestled on the west coast of the Cotentin Peninsula,  
Portbail is a small picturesque village on the Côte-des-Isles, facing the Channel Islands. 
The 13 Arches Bridge spans the harbour and provides access to the port and beaches.
The city centre has all the shops and services, and every Tuesday morning all year round there is a large market of regional products that takes place all around the church.
The beaches: 5km of fine sand, semaphore beach (supervised in summer), dune beach.
To see - flight above the cotentin.



Caillourie Marina
Port-Bail has a marina with a capacity of 210 boats.
A small stranding port sheltered from prevailing winds. Accessible by sea through a marked channel, the port is an integral part of the immense harbour where many activities are possible. The immediate proximity of the Channel Islands of Jersey (14 miles) Sark and Guernsey makes Port-Bail an ideal starting point for pleasure boating.
All information on the 
port of Portbail.

Activities


Watercraft 
Sailing, kayak, sand yacht, windsurfing, paddle and equipment rental. Contact the Ecole-du-vent.

Outdoor activities  
Horseback riding (la ferme des mielles tel: 06 72 14 14 43 34)
Nordic walking, gyropod, paintball, petanque.
Bike rental (Anne-cycles tel : 02 33 01 28 20) 
Golf (St Jean de la rivière-tel : 02 33 93 93 44 85)
Mini-golf (Parc des Duits tel : 02 33 04 90 58)
Tennis (Town hall tel 02 33 87 87 52 00)

Nature 
Fishing on foot, fishing at sea, 
Stroll in the dunes with a guide from the conservatory of the coast.

Relaxation 
Library at 20m, 
Cinema (Carteret, The Hague of the well) 
Craft exhibitions, pottery courses.
 
To discover in the surroundings 
D-Day landing beaches 45mn
Le Mont St Michel 1H30mn.
La cité de la mer 
(The City of the Sea) Cherbourg 45 mn
Transatlantic ferry terminal - Tel: 02 33 20 20 26 69
The Cité de la Mer, a must-see family tourist site in Normandy dedicated to the adventure of man under the sea, presents Le Redoutable (from 5 years old), "Titanic, Retour à Cherbourg" and the Aquarium Abyssal*.


Many activities are organized for children
Stingray egg hunt
Introduction to fishing on foot
Crossing the harbour by foot and many other guided walks.
With registration at the Tourist Office  (tel: 02 33 04 03 07).

Event
2019 Commemorations of the 75th Anniversary     of the D Day

From 1 to 9 June 2019 in Carentan, Ste Mère Eglise, Utah Beach

see the program


From 12 to 21 July 2019 in PORTBAIL                                     Commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the upcoming landings program.












In ½ Day:
The Cotentin mill  in Fierville-les-mines .
The biscuit factory in Sortosville-en-Beaumont.
The cider museum in Valognes.
The Carteret lighthouse and its superb panoramic view of the coast and jersey.
Lindbergh dunes by the footbridge.
The little tourist train from Portbail to Carteret.
Donkey rides (St Lô d'Ourville tel: 06 61 61 79 81 91)



The Channel Islands

Take advantage of your stay to take a short tour of the islands:
Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Alderney, Herm and the Skrehou make up the Channel Islands. 
These islands depend on the British Crown but have their own status, currency and are not part of the European Union.  Therefore, regardless of the shipping company chosen to travel to these islands, a valid identity card or passport is required for each passenger. 
All informations about ferries on Sea transports Channel Islands.


The great tides


April 2019
Thursday 18 April 2019 - coefficients 97 / 102
Friday, April 19, 2019 - coefficients 105 / 107
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - coefficients 108 / 107
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - coefficients 105 / 101
Monday, April 22, 2019 - coefficient 97


May 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019 - coefficient 92
Saturday 18 May 2019 - coefficients 94 / 95
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - coefficients 95 / 95 
Monday, May 20, 2019 - coefficient 93


June 2019 
Monday 03 June 2019 - coefficient 86
Tuesday 04 June 2019 - coefficients 88 / 89
Wednesday 05 June 2019 - coefficients 89 / 89
Thursday 06 June 2019 - coefficients 87 / 85 
July 2019
Thursday 04 July 2019 - coefficients 93 / 94
Friday 05 July 2019 - coefficients 94 / 93
Saturday 06 July 2019 - coefficient 92






August 2019
Thursday 01 August 2019 - coefficients 92 / 96
Friday 02 August 2019 - coefficients 100 / 103
Saturday 03 August 2019 - coefficients 104 / 104
Sunday 04 August 2019 - coefficients 103 / 100
Monday, August 05, 2019 - coefficient 96
Friday, August 30, 2019 - coefficients 98 / 104
Saturday 31 August 2019 - coefficients 108 / 112


September 2019
Sunday 01 September 2019 - coefficients 113 / 113
Monday 02 September 2019 - coefficients 111 / 107
Tuesday 03 September 2019 - coefficients 102 / 96
Friday 27 September 2019 - coefficient 96 see schedules...
Saturday 28 September 2019 - coefficients 103 / 108
Sunday 29 September 2019 - coefficients 113 / 115 


October 2019

Tuesday 01 October 2019 - coefficients 112 / 107
Wednesday 02 October 2019 - coefficients 102 / 94
Saturday 26 October 2019 - coefficient 95
Sunday 27 October 2019 - coefficients 101 / 106
Monday 28 October 2019 - coefficients 109 / 111
Tuesday 29 October 2019 - coefficients 111 / 109 see the schedules...
Wednesday 30 October 2019 - coefficients 106 / 102
Thursday 31 October 2019 - coefficient 96 
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