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Wind: 17mph Southerly, Visibility: Moderate, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 08:06 CET, Sunset: 18:35 CET
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An important naval base since the nineteenth century, Cherbourg is a city that remains extricable from the sea. Situated in a strategically perfect location, it was Napoleon who had the vision (and the clout) to transform relatively an inferior natural harbour into a major transatlantic port by constructing massive artificial breakwaters. The rest, as they say, is history. Today this former giant of shipbuilding is kept busy with ferries from the UK and international cargo ships. But it isn’t all commerce and tourism. Cherbourg is also one of the most famous venues for competitive sailing and has played host to more than 50 events in the last 20 years, including the prestigious Tall Ships Race, the Tour de France, the Cutty Sark Gathering and the Starmanche.

As you would expect from a port with such an impressive nautical pedigree, Cherbourg is fully equipped to welcome the thousands of visiting members of the pleasure boating fraternity and Chantereyne Marina is nothing less than exceptional. The most important marina on the Channel it has a capacity of 1150 berths with an additional 140 moorings in the outer harbour and a comprehensive selection of superb marine services. There is also a restaurant and bowling alley. The harbour is home to a major new attraction La Cité de la Mer, which combines a huge aquarium with exhibits representing the history and world of undersea exploration.

With excellent shopping and a good choice of places to wine and dine, Cherbourg is always well worth a visit and makes an excellent base for exploring the historic surrounding coastline.
Comments (6)
15/02/2019 @ 11:52 am
Harbourguides Crew
We are currently updating our Channel Island guides and we plan to visit Cherbourg and St Malo to add more information to these two guides
14/02/2019 @ 10:55 am
Beryl and Jim
Coming over to Cherbourg this Summer. Are you guys going to be putting more information on?
11/09/2013 @ 6:57 pm
Has anyone seen the 44ft motor cruiser "Bonniemac" lately? It was my Father's boat which his second wife Millie, would go with him.
As any one got a recent pictures, please email
Many thanks
20/07/2012 @ 5:33 pm
Hi, I am living in Cherbourg. That's a couple of years LASCIA FARE is docking here. I have heard that the owner was seek and probably died.
I saw she was for sale at CHERBOURG PLAISANCE boat dealer at Port Chantereyne 50100 Cherbourg. Phone number (33) 2 33 53 27 34 and fax number (33) 2 33 93 75 56.
Hoping it will help you. Let me know about your search. My e-mail is
06/06/2012 @ 7:48 am
david birtles
I saw the boat called LASCIA FARE in cherbourg yesterday and wondered if you could give me details of her and tell me if she is for sale.
09/04/2012 @ 5:06 pm
Henri Du Sonet
Cherbourg's Port Chantereyne now has free WiFi on the pontoons and you can use the showers and sanitation facilities for no charge.There is going to have boat show and much more here towards the end of April 2012. Things are happening here.
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Business Reviews (1)
28/06/2018 @ 10:56 am
Optimum Marine Surveys by John Heale
I recently used the services of Optimum Marine to carry out a survey of my vessel. Oli Byles carried out the survey and I found the service professional, informative and courteous. I would recommend this company. John Heale
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