2 - Marinas
From Herbaudière to l'Aiguillon sur Mer, there are marinas with space for numerous berths aground along the Vendée coast. Very lively in the summer season, these places are rooted in history and geography, and share their authentic maritime flavour with all of their stopover guests. The Vendée has 11 marinas with floating and tidal berths (6,500 places, 4,230 moorings).
The 5 finest floating harbours in the Vendée:
Port Joinville - Ile d'Yeu
425 berths (and 223 for visitors) - Deep-water port.
The top port of call on the Atlantic coast. The marina basin is part of an old fishing port accessible at all times. Excellent shelter in all weather conditions!
Port de l'Herbaudière - Ile de Noirmoutier
580 berths (and 60 for visitors) - Deep-water port.
With its strategic location between the islands of southern Brittany and the Bay of Biscay, the Port of l'Herbaudière is not to be missed. Other grounding harbours on the Noirmoutier island: the Port du Morin [850 berths aground] and the Port "Patrimoine" of Noirmoutier en l'île.
Port La Vie - Saint Gilles Croix de Vie
1,000 berths (and 150 for visitors) - Deep-water port.
In addition to its exceptional shelter in all weather conditions and its accessibility at any time of day whatever the tide, the Saint Gilles Croix de Vie marina's greatest strength is its capacity to welcome visiting pleasure craft.
Port Olona - Les Sables d'Olonne
1,400 berths (including 120 for visitors) - Deep-water port.
The largest marina in the Vendée and one of the best on the Atlantic coast. Port Olona is well-known for its port facilities capable of accommodating major sailing events. It has 600 metres of pontoons reserved for this purpose, with depths of over five metres, an onshore esplanade (la Place Vendée Globe), and a welcoming and comfortable club-house. It is also home to the Vendée Globe village.
Port Bourgenay- Talmont Saint Hilaire
650 berths - Deep-water port.
Port Bourgenay, located in the town of Talmont Saint Hilaire, is an artificially made deep-water marina.