1 ILE DE CÉZEMBRE
Anchor at high water off the two beaches on the south side of the island. There are basic facilities on the island, including Le Repaire des Corsaires – a small restaurant run by Franck Meslier, the only inhabitant on the island, for the past 25 years. Don’t get caught out by the tide though – the tidal range for the area is 12m.
2 LE FORT ÎLE HARBOUR
The island itself is private but you can anchor off it at high tide – and there’s nothing to stop you exploring the foreshore at low tide, providing your boat is equipped with bilge keels or legs. Not suitable for overnight stops.
There’s a nice sheltered bay with sandy beach in Dinard. It’s chocka with moorings but a shallow-drafted boat could anchor between the moorings and the beach, if you don’t mind drying out. The town has a lovely faded grandeur which belies its status as yet another easyjet destination.
4 HAVRE DE ROTHÉNEUF
A sheltered bay north of St Malo, which dries out a low tide. Look out for the extraordinary sculptures (300 or so) carved into the rocks by a hermit in the late 1800s, just west of the entrance.