Beaucette Marina was once a quarry, used to extract granite, which was one of the island’s main exports.
The owners decided to convert the quary in the 1960s when the blue granite was spent, and in July 1968 the Royal Engineers were given a budget of just £725 to blow a hole in the rock and inundate the quarry.
The task was more complicated than expected and in the end the cost soared to £27,000, mainly paid by the British taxpayer
The marina has 115 alongside berths and up to 45 visitors berths. 4 yellow waiting buoys are located just north of the entrance during the high season.
In the summer high season, it’s advisable to telephone ahead to ensure there’s a free berth for you.