About UPNO

The Union des Ports du Nord Ouest (UPNO) is a group of 17 marinas to be found on the coasts of the English Channel and the North Sea. Close to the south of England and steeped in history, this coastline covers 900 kilometers and represents an extremely rich and diverse environment.

The marinas of the UPNO offer a gateway to exceptional tourist attractions such as the Baie de Somme, a heritage site classified as one of the most beautiful bays in the world, the chalk needles of Étretat, the Seine Bay estuary, the Vauban fortifications of Tatihou and La Hougue – classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site – the fishing village of Barfleur with its ‘Prettiest Villages in France’ label, Cherbourg Harbour which is the largest artificial harbour in Europe, the breathtaking landscape of La Hague, the Normandy Landing Beaches, the Cap of Carteret and, of course, the Mont Saint Michel.

The UPNO marinas, keen to offer the best service possible, have come together to create a dynamic association which provides timely and easily accessible information relating to the evolving needs of sailors and marina users, thus providing them with a unique opportunity to relax and enjoy the pleasures of life on the open sea, whether for a long stay or just a quick stop-over to discover a new place.