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Anchored in the heart of an authentic beauty spot, the totally refurbished Binic harbour offers you easy access, total security, closeness to amenities and friendly assistance.

Looked-over by old granite buildings, the port plays a central role in the life and activity that characterise the town. A town whose history has seen so many mariners leave for the new world now welcomes returning visitors - up to 480 vessels in the harbour proper and another 180 in the front-port.

The front port (that you can see on the superb panorama of our friend Jean-Yves, or on my more modest photograph), also known as the Port de Penthièvre is accessible from half-tide. It is protected to the east by the Penthièvre harbour wall and to the south by the Quai des Corsaires. Anchoring buoys are available for up to 180 vesels of up to 6.5 metres (21ft) length.

The main harbour is accessed through a 10 metre wide lock gate (that we can see in bottom of image), 5.5 metres above map mean sea level. The port is open when the tide reaches 8.5 m above msl and is closed at high tide. The port has a maximum draught of 1.5 - 2.5 m. 60 places are reserved for visitors.

On the southern side of the Pordic harbour wall, on the outside of the front port, a 50-place berth is available for pleasure craft to spend the winter.

This photo was taken at the time of the Great Traditionnelle festival devoted to the cod and which gathers more than 30000 visitors each year on the quays.

Thank you for the participation for the official site of the town of Binic.

In complementary photographs a street semi-pedestrian of the city and an old boat at the time of the festival of 2008.

A very good Sunday with all.

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Additional Photos by Jean Charles GUEGAN (JCG) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5705 W: 751 N: 9635] (35129)
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