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North Britany

Destinations

Where to sail around Saint-Malo ?

Discover North Brittany as you have never seen before: by the sea. Take off on one of our boats and let yourself be guided to the most beautiful places in Brittany. This small corner of paradise is full of islands all more beautiful than others (Brehat, the archipelago of Chausey, the legendary Channel Islands Jersey and Guernsey, etc ...). But Brittany it is also many small ports on the coast that will charm you (St Malo, Paimpol, Perros-Gurrec, etc ...). Do not wait any longer !

The Channel Islands

CHAUSEY : THE PARADISE ARCHIVE

With nearly 365 islets at low tide and around 52 at high tide, Chausey is constantly changing his face. A true little paradise, nature is omnipresent: birds of all kinds, fish, dolphins, seals, etc. You will enjoy incredible anchorages in the heart of this archipelago out of the ordinary.

 

The "sund", a large channel built within the archipelago, will allow you to sleep serenely and enjoy the morning fishing. A must for nature lovers, Chausey and its transparent waters is a "must do" ...

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60 nm from Saint-Malo
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JERSEY : DYNAMISM IN ENGLISH

Nicknamed the Isle of Flowers, Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands. Although highly urbanized thanks to its capital St Helier, Jersey offers an extraordinary variety of landscapes: soft sand beaches, steep cliffs, coastal paths and dynamic city center.

 

To the east of the island is Gorey's anchorage. Relatively little sheltered, it is rather advisable to spend the day and return to the port of St Helier in the evening. Overlooked by the castle Mont Orgueil, Gorey is a place apart in Jersey, where you can enjoy a beautiful beach, away from the big city ...

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32 nm from Saint-Malo
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GUERNESEY : AN ISLAND TO DISCOVER

Guernsey is very different from Jersey's neighbor: smaller and less populated, it feels more quiet, more peaceful. Do not hesitate to rent a vehicle to really explore the island for 2 to 3 days.

 

During the trip we park the vehicle to take the coastal paths, which sometimes lead to fabulous strikes nestled below the cliffs, out of sight. Huet Mill Cove is one of those jewels that you should not miss. Guernsey is finally a small island full of charm, where you can visit the house of Victor Hugo. And of course it's a multitude of strikes and beautiful beaches, including the beautiful Pembroke Bay, north of the island.

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54 nm from Saint-Malo
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SERCQ : A STOP THE TIME

The island of Sark is a stop not to be missed: in the rain or under a blazing sun, it will leave you with unforgettable memories. On the island, no car, we walk, bike or sleigh. The best way to discover the beautiful views of this island with natural beauty.

 

By boat, you can find two mooring areas to spend a quiet night buoy: Le Havre Gosselin to the west and the city strike to the east. Access to the island is via steep coastal paths, the island is indeed surrounded by a large cliff. Of great botanical wealth, do not miss this island ...

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51 nm from Saint-Malo
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AURIGNY : NATURE AT ITS PUREST

The third largest Anglo-Norman island, Aurigny has a mild climate. The island invites you to travel and discover a preserved island, calm, natural and totally relaxing. Quite unknown by comparison with its big sisters that are Guernsey and Jersey, it is a real little haven of peace.

 

You will discover an oasis with history, beautiful beaches, exceptional wildlife and a unique lifestyle. Distanced only a few miles with the French coast, it will be possible to see them in good weather. A small greenery not far from us ...

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68 nm from Saint-Malo
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The Bay of Saint-Malo

CEZEMBRE : NEAR BUT AMAZINGLY FAR

At the heart of the Emerald Coast is the small island of Cézembre. Long bombed during the Second World War by the allies, the island now houses a pretty little beach overlooking the ramparts of Saint-Malo. Only part of the island is open to the public, but its beach is self-sufficient.

 

Facing south, you can contemplate, quiet, the beauty of the Emerald Coast from the sea before returning to port. You will understand, Cézembre is the ideal place to escape and organize a picnic in front of the corsair city ...

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2 nm from Saint-Malo
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THE EBIHENS: A NEAR QUIET ISLAND

A true gem of the Emerald Coast, this island is one of the few private islands in North Brittany. This natural site is protected for its unique flora and fauna. It is nevertheless possible to disembark and walk on the island following a marked path, to discover all the beauty of the landscape.

 

As you discover the island, you will find time for a moment in the moor and the next moment in the undergrowth but still in a postcard setting. A short distance from Saint-Malo, it is the perfect destination for the family but especially for children ...

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6 nm from Saint-Malo
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FORT LA LATTE : A STUNNING FORTRESS

An impregnable site, a breathtaking panorama, a remarkable building ... the superlatives are not lacking to talk about Fort La Latte and it is not for nothing that it is the most visited castle in Brittany. From the sea, you can anchor at the foot of its ramparts as the depth is important.

 

Naturally inaccessible but very well maintained, this fort was intended to monitor the entrance to the Emerald Coast. Nothing beats a sunset at Fort La Latte to finish off your day ...

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6 nm from Saint-Malo
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The North Britany coast

BREHAT : INCREDIBLE COLORS

Known for the color of its particularly ocher stone, Bréhat is an archipelago punctuated by the tides. The luminous contrasts are particularly impressive. Nature has offered this island many exotic species: palm trees, fig trees, passiflora, jasmine and even agaves.

 

On foot, by bike or by cart, we stroll through the narrow streets of Bréhat to discover its houses small enclosed gardens. The seaside and its turquoise waters will eventually convince the most reluctant to a small swim. An exotic adventure as a trip to the Tropics of Bréhat ...

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42 nm from Saint-Malo
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England

SALCOMBE : IDEAL ENTRY POINT

Located on the banks of the estuary of Kingsbridge, Salcombe is one of the most beautiful cities of the south of England. First English port since Saint-Malo, you will not remain insensitive to the charm of this small town located in a green setting.

 

To the west is the famous Burgh Island, which is reached at high tide by shuttle bus. The south-west coastal path is just a stone's throw away and you can discover the spectacular coastline of the region. A walk to the lighthouse at Start Point is an ideal way to spend a day admiring the view...

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117 nm from Saint-Malo
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WIGHT : THE LITTLE ENGLAND

The diamond-shaped island is famous for having served as a holiday resort for Queen Victoria. Indeed, she fell in love with this quiet island and built a holiday home, Osborne House, which you can visit.

 

On Wight, life is slower than on the British continent. The discovery of rural trails, beaches nestled at the foot of white cliffs, and many tea rooms is a real pleasure. The Isle of Wight, an area of outstanding natural beauty, offers adventurers a unique landscape in England. Worth the detour…

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124 nm from Saint-Malo
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PORTSMOUTH : THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND

Portsmouth is one of the bastions of the British Royal Navy since 1194. The city proudly displays its maritime heritage, the impressive Spinnaker Tower (170m high) shaped sail, many references to the hero of the British Navy, the Vice Admiral Lord Nelson.

 

Portsmouth is considered to be the only island city in Britain, although the waterway separating it from the coast is very narrow. It offers a culture and a unique atmosphere, especially near ports and docks. A city steeped in history ...

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132 nm from Saint-Malo
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SCILLY : ASSURED CHANGE OF SCENERY

Off the coast of Cornwall, the Scilly Islands archipelago is a dream location with sandy beaches lined with blue lagoons. Site classified for the natural beauty of its landscapes and for its maritime park, this archipelago is incontestably a destination flagship of England.

 

This archipelago enjoys a very popular micro climate since you can discover the extraordinary gardens of Tresco, or the beautiful beaches of the small islands of St Martin's, St Agnes and Bryher, which are home to many species such as the famous puffins, marine terns and cormorants. Unbelievable…

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185 nm from Saint-Malo
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