Originally Posted by paul1
Looking at taking the boat down to South of France or The Costa Brava next summer, has anyone experience of a particular resort or area they could recommend, and any relevent advice?
I have never gone boating down there, but as a non-Frenchie you will 'escape' some of the local rules. Just make it clear that you are a Brit, perhaps a little flag somewhere, make sure you take all docs you would normally have in the UK, eg. insurance, ownership invoice, etc. and you should be fine. I have never had any hassle from the police. It seems they are getting alot stricter on the speed limits though, even going so far as to track you by helicopter, (this was featured on the French TV news one night). I think it's 6 knots max within 300m of the coast.
French boats have to have big registration numbers down the tubes, and a licence is compulsory for anything above 6hp.
If, on the way down you get a chance to cross over to Belle Ile, you should, it's fantastic (just as you leave Brittany, near Vannes).
Also, the further south you go, the busier it gets, especially in August.