For sailors

Here's some information to help sailors organise their holiday in Sète. 

Sète has a fishing port, a commercial port with ferries to Morocco, and various sailing facilities.
Access to some quays inside the town is linked to the opening of the bridges (lift bridges or swing bridges) which allow entry to the canals.

  Port St Clair:

This marina accommodates 480 boats around the old port and the Môle St. Louis jetty, allowing you to disembark right in the heart of town and another 200 are being developed near Sète train station.
For management of moorings at the Mole Saint-Louis and the Halte Nautique. Tel: +33 (0)4 67 74 98 97

Open all year:
  • From mid-June to mid-September 07:00-21:00, 7 days a week.
  • From mid-September to mid-June 08:00-12:00 and 14:00-18:00 from Monday to Friday.

Video surveillance of pontoons.
Moorings can be booked in advance.
1 crane, dry dock area, toilets/showers and fuel. 
Rates according to vessel length, season and duration of stay.

For Information: Port Sud de France

 Port des Quilles:

Located near the beaches as you leave the town heading towards Marseillan and Cap d'Agde.
The Port des Quilles is managed by the Municipal Authority run by the town of Sète.

For information:
Tel: 33(0)4 99 04 74 14

 Harbour master:

  • Old Port: Quai du Maroc Tel. 33 (0)4 67 46 63 85
  • Sea rescue, and rescue on the Etang de Thau lagoon, CROSSMED (Toulon).
  • VHF Channels: Marina - channel VHF9, Commercial port - channel HF 12, Sète Semaphore - channel VHF 16.


  • Port Les Quilles: Entrance to the Canal des Quilles, west pier
  • Old Port: Quai de la Consigne
  • Plagette: La Pointe Longue, Quai de la Daurade
  • Barrou: Watersports centre, Rue des Fauvettes

 Dry dock - 80 berths
Le Barrou: Miaille et Muñoz watersports centre. Tel. 33 (0)6 78 24 25 28

 Mobile bridges:
Tel. 33(0)4 67 46 34 36 or channel VHF12.

Bridge opening times:

  • Sea/Lagoon: 09:15 / 10:40 and 18:40 / 19:30.
  • Lagoon/Sea: 10:20  and 19:15 Times are subject to change (+/- 20mins) depending on trains.

• From Monday to Sunday: reservation essential 1 hour 30 mins in advance.
• Weekends, public holidays and Monday of the St Louis festival (local festival in late August): reservation on the previous working day before 19:00.

 Coastal management contacts:
Theatre - 4 rue Hoche - Tel. 33(0)4 34 46 63 16 -

  • Leisure sailing - Tel. 33 (0)4 34 46 63 30
  • Commercial shipping - Tel. 33 (0)4 34 46 63 25
  • Sailing licence - Tel. 33 (0)4 34 46 63 35
  • Regulation of water activities. - Tel. 33 (0)4 34 46 63 31
  • Shipping security centre - Tel. 33 (0)4 99 02 16 06
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