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Boulogne
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Not the prettiest of towns from the marina, Boulogne is a pretty functional port. There's a good long beach though it's not served by any bars that we could see. The old town is lovely and well worth a walk up the hill for a visit to grab a drink or food.

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Weather

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Communication

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Navigation

Before entering the port you must contact port control on VHF Ch.12. If you are unfamiliar with the port the 'vigie du port' will provide guidance by radio.

There is a sandbank inside the port that's well marked on charts that should be avoided.

Entrance

Boulogne is a port of entry/exit to France.

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Berthing

There are a number of finger pontoons that will suit yachts of up to around 40-45ft. Yachts larger than this may be able to fit on the hammerheads or pontoon off a boat that is already moored there.

The marina can be contacted on VHF 9 and is open until around 6pm. After this time you're on your own and they will cover off mooring fees in the morning.

Beware that there may be a significant amount of bird droppings, do you bit and give the pontoon a quick hose down.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

The local sailing club bar in the marina is extremely friendly and well worth a hello. It is located on the floor above the marina office.

Anchorages

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Yacht Repairs and Services

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Marine Stores

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Repairs/Yards

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

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Water

There is fresh water on the pontoons, you will need your own hose.

Electricity

There is electricity on the pontoons.

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

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Grocery & Supply Stores

  • Wednesday/Saturday market in Place Dalton with a decent selection of stalls selling rotisserie chicken, pates and other goodies.

Eateries

  • Le Comptoir Restaurant, 20bis Rue du Doyen, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer - Decent and well reviewed classic french restaurant in town.

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Transportation

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Friends

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Forums

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Links

References & Publications

See France.

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