Jersey to Carteret
Carteret is the closest french port from Jersey as it is only 14 nautical miles from St.Catherine’s Breakwater. Visiting boats can only get into the main harbour when the tide is high.
There are a small number of boutique style shops along the main town centre of Carteret with some good seafood restaurants, specialising in fruits de mer platters, ideal for al fresco lunches or evening meals. There is a popular sandy beach which is perfect for sunbathers and swimmers in the summer that is located around the far end of the pier, hidden from view, but worth finding!
Another special treat is going for a ride on one of France’s original heritage trains which pull three 1930’s passenger coaches along the 9km track to the neighbouring town of Port Bail. This service is run for tourists to the region and is available during July and August. Market days during the summer months are Tuesdays in Port Bail, Thursdays in Carteret and Saturdays in Barneville.
What to Bring
We provide you with waterproof jackets and lifejackets, but you need a valid passport as the French customs do sometimes check and some of those pesky euros.
They also accept debit and credit cards.
Most of our Carteret trips leave from St. Catherine's
Breakwater, however, we are not adverse to leave from St. Helier or Gorey.