Port Diélette

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A short history

Once just a small harbour, drying out at low tide, the first pier at Diélette was bult in 1731 by the Marquis de Flamanville. A few decades later, the Port of Diélette shipped the highest tonnage in the Manche département thanks to the famous granite quarries in the region. The stone, highly demanded by manufacturers, was used in1837 to pave the Place de la Concorde in Paris.

Also known for its ancient underwater iron mine which closed in 1962, the hamlet of Diélette has retained its picturesque allure.

Nestled on the north side of Cap de Flamanville, the village overlooks the port which had become no more than a small fishing port until redevelopment in 1996.

 

The pleasure port

The modern marina, has 460 berths and Port Diélette today hosts more than a thousand visiting craft of various nationalities each year. It is a popular stop for sailors passing the the Raz Blanchard at the Cap de la Hague to arrive in Cherbourg and go on to the North Sea. It's an ideal place for nature lovers, who will love the many hiking trails passing nearby.

With the establishment of new, up-to-date infrastructures respecting standards of environmental management, Port Diélette has been proud to fly the European Blue Flag for several years.

A number of restaurants welcome you throughout the year and you'll also find sailing shops on-site including a ship's chandler and sailmaker.

In summer, there is a market offereing local produce every Sunday morning, free shuttle buses to Flamanville and Pieux. there is  a Tourism Information Point in the Gare Maritime (maritime station).

Port Diélette hosts regular events and is home to the Tour of the Channel Ports sailing race every year.

 

Toward the channel islands

A gateway to the Channel Islands, two companies run boat services from Port Diélette to take you to Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey and Sark:

 

Manche Iles Express, aboard the "Victor Hugo"
You can book your tickets in different Tourist Information points around the territory (Pieux,  Beaumont-Hague, Goury - and Diélette in summer).

Vedettes du Cotentin runs the "Esquina" and the "Fundi": see www.vedettesducotentin.com

The nautical station

Also located in the heart of Port Dielette the Centre Nautique de Dielette offers many activities such as catamaran, dinghy sailing, windsurfing and sea kayaking. With different formulas for all abilities and a wide choice of equipment, the Nautical Station allows everyone to enjoy sailing, kayaking and a variety of other water based activities.