Consult the Bloc Marine map of Old Port of Cannes
Navigation on the approach to the Port of Cannes
Position: Lat. 43°32.7’ N – Long. 007°01' E
VHF: Channel 12
SHOM 7205 - 7409 / Navicarte 501
Access in daytime: enter port between the W jetty and the Sécant tower, which indicates the shallow water limits
Maximum speed: 3 knots
Maritime regulations in the Bay of Cannes
Watercraft (scooters, jet-skis etc.) are not allowed to operate within 300m of the coastline (including the islands). This includes shore access channels, channels reserved for high-speed nautical sports, as well as the zones listed below.
A 5 knot speed limit applies to vessels, boats and watercraft of all types in the channel between the islands of St. Marguerite and St. Honorat, between the following alignments: the islets of la Tradelière / St Féréol to the east and Pointe du Dragon (St. Marguerite Island) / Pointe Barbier (St. Honorat Island) to the west.
A 3 knot speed limit applies to vessels, boats and watercraft of all types in the authorised anchorage area
Motor craft must remain outside the 300-metre coastal band. A speed limit of 10 knots applies to vessels, boats and watercraft of all types in the following section of the Bay of Cannes: St. Marguerite Fort (on St Marguerite Island) / the Palm Beach Casino to the east, and Batéguier Fort (on St Marguerite Island) / entrance light to the Port of Cannes to the west.
The water police will penalise offenders on any occasion that these regulations are not followed.
Heliport - Quai du large :
Located at the end of the Quai du Large, between the two lighthouses, the heliport provides a public helicopter landing area, available on request. Helicopter traffic is particularly busy during the events season.
For this reason, during helicopter movements near the landing area, pleasure sailors must increase their vigilance and prudence near the heliport when entering or leaving the port