Facing the Channel Islands, the ports of La Hague of yesterday and today are anchored along the fifty miles of La Hague coastline. Offshore, the Raz Blanchard, one of the strongest sea currents in the world, speeds by at a hair-raising ten knots.
The wild currents, the rugged coast and howling wind did not dampen the enthusiasm of the fishermen of old, whose tenacity and perseverance contributed to the construction of the ports and notably the stone sea walls from the nineteenth century with which they protected the harbours in those areas which already had a little natural protection along the coast.
The natural harbours have contributed to economic development as fishing, maritime trade, smuggling and coastal surveillance by Customs. Today, fishermen and sailors share their berths in the various ports of La Hague and all enjoy modern port facilities.