Beaucette Marina

Beaucette Marina is a marina on the northeast tip of Guernsey,[1] in the Channel Islands, to the north of Bordeaux Harbour. Nearby is the Déhus Dolmen.[2]

The marina area was once a large quarry, with blue granite reserves. In the 1960s, the quarry was purchased by Vale Investments, who saw the potential for converting it into a marina. In July 1968 the Royal Engineers were given a budget of just £725 to blow a hole in the rock and inundate the quarry. They assessed the location as an ideal spot for a harbour because of the durability of the blue granite. The task became much more complicated than expected and was postponed until the following year, when the Engineers returned and eventually created the marina by using high explosives.[3][4] In the end the cost soared to £27,000, mainly paid by the British taxpayer.[3]

Beaucette Marina Restaurant was awarded the Gold Award and Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor in 2016.[5]

References

  1. ^ Towler, Perrin; Fishwick, Mark (6 October 2016). Reeds Eastern Almanac 2017. Bloomsbury Academic. p. 1. ISBN 978-1-4729-3047-7.
  2. ^ Dillon, Paddy (15 February 2012). Walking on Guernsey: Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm. Cicerone Press Limited. p. 109. ISBN 978-1-84965-549-1.
  3. ^ a b Bennett, Amanda (6 May 2015). Secret Guernsey. The Priaulx Museum, Amberley Publishing Limited. p. 44. ISBN 978-1-4456-4335-9.
  4. ^ Walden, John (23 March 2015). Memoirs Of A Moonraker: A life in and out of business. Memoirs Publishing. p. 182. ISBN 978-1-86151-340-3.
  5. ^ "Beaucette Marina Restaurant". Visit Guernsey. Archived from the original on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 49°30′11″N 2°30′21″W / 49.50306°N 2.50583°W / 49.50306; -2.50583

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