The port of Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue is an authentic site shared between a fishing port and a marina. Located at the north-eastern end of the Cotentin peninsula in the Val de Saire, the fishing port of Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue is the third largest fishing port in the Channel.
During your stay at the campsite, you can’t fail to take a stroll along the quays of the port of Saint Vaast. Walk along the typical fishing port, then take the marina on the marina side. Then discover the nautical centre with a nice view of the pontoons and their sailing boats. As you go along, take the quays as far as the harbour master’s office and the port’s maritime entrance gates. Will they be accessible to you as a pedestrian? Check the tide times.
On the horizon, you will see Tatihou Island and, further offshore, the islands of Saint-Marcouf and Ile du Large.
The fishing port of Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue
Professional fishing is an important part of the village’s economy, with trawlers, but also with caseyers, rope makers and gill-netters. You can notably discover these boats, decorated with paper flowers, during the Fête de la Mer which takes place every 10 years!
During your holiday at the campsite, you can watch the fishermen returning to the quay to land a wide variety of fish, shellfish and crustaceans throughout the seasons. Every morning of the week, depending on the tides, go to the fresh fish stalls directly from the producer! Prepare your typical Normandy meal… There you have it, a lively shopping town all year round!
The marina of Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue
On the yachting side, St-Vaast-la-Hougue is a perfect stopover for yachtsmen sailing towards the Channel Islands or the North Coast of Brittany before rounding the Cotentin peninsula. If you have a seafaring spirit, don’t hesitate to take a sea trip aboard the Fleur de Lampaul, which is classified as a historical monument.
You will be able to admire beautiful traditional boats moored at the pontoons of the marina such as vaquelottes, schooners, bisquines and bautiers.
Mobile home rental Saint Vaast la Hougue
Mobile home rental in the Cotentin region, close to the port of Saint-Vaast. From 18m² to 36m², the rentals of the Saint Vaast campsite welcome you in a family and maritime atmosphere with a heated swimming pool (15/05-15/09). Our contemporary mobile homes adapt to all your desires with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, from 1 to 6 people, for a relaxing stay by the sea. Discover also our range of Chalets, cosy with a covered wooden terrace. All our rentals are equipped with a kitchen with fridge and combined oven, a living room with television and a bedroom with double bed. The location of the campsite is ideal for a seaside stopover between the port of Saint Vaast and the Hougue peninsula.
The starting point to visit Tatihou Island
Tatihou, located about ten minutes from the port of St Vaast by boat, has an exceptional cultural heritage and a preserved nature. It is from the port of St Vaast that you will embark on board the Tatihou II, for a sea trip to Tatihou Island. This unique amphibious vehicle floats at high tide and drives at low tide through the oyster beds. Book your tickets at the Tatihou ticket office on the quai Jules Pinteaux in partnership with the Saint Vaast campsite. Thanks to your rental at the Saint Vaast la Hougue campsite, benefit from a discount for your crossing to Tatihou Island.
Shops and restaurants
From the campsite, it is easy to reach the port of St-Vaast, 5 minutes away on foot or by bike, to discover a very lively atmosphere.
You will enjoy strolling along the quays and take a little gourmet break on the terraces of the many restaurants that offer the best local specialities: ultra-fresh fish and seafood platters, grilled Cotentin lobster, Saint Vaast fish stew, fish soup, fish rillettes… You must absolutely taste the famous St-Vaast oyster, an iodised and fleshy oyster with a subtle taste of hazelnut. The secret of the oysters of the bay of Saint Vaast lies in the local know-how, the important amplitude of the tides and the exceptional basin.
The port of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue is also the ideal place to do your shopping or bring back souvenirs from your camping holiday. You will find many shops and shops of all kinds. Don’t miss the market held every Saturday morning at the Rue de Verrüe, Place Belle-Isle and the port.