Details for L'Anse a Beaufils

L'Anse a Beaufils

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Average rating 3.9 stars from 16 reviews

Address 55, rue Bonfils, Cap-d'Espoir
l'Anse a Beaufils, PQ G0C 1G0


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel


Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Approach breakwater from Green AF-1, keep outer breakwater on port side. Port turn then enter between breakwater and bulkhead on starboard - well marked. Fleet of tour boats uses this regularly.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 13
Transient dockage: 11
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - YES
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info: Floating docks installed recently, room for 12 boats in 8 ft depth.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 65
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: They may be able to take larger.


Transient: 20
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2015-08-02)

Other price info: Floating docks on south shore, bulkhead to north.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: 20 amp and 30 amp on floating docks.

Pricing info: Included in dockage.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: The harbormaster sells gas and diesel from jerry cans.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: That price above is before taxes were added. After taxes the cost was $2.83 US with a .92 dollar conversion in affect at the time.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Plenty of room to walk dogs.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out











Yes - Coin machines are in the main building on the north side.


No - There's an IGA (too far to walk to) up the road that the harbormaster will drive you to for groceries. He'll make a stop at the Fish store also.


Yes - Renovation center walking distance.


Yes - Great restaurant with good music at night. Check out the website.



Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - WiFi is only available from the restaurant across the harbour.

Boat ramp availability


Other services

Pit Caribou microbrewery adjacent to floating docks.


Bonaventure Ile, Roche Perce, Perce (town). Get tickets for the cruises in Perce on the street that crosses the Main Street at the Post Office. Restored General Store 2 blocks away, interesting.

Reviews for L'Anse a Beaufils
End of season, 2016-10-05
Captain: , Chaumont, NY (257)

September. The marina was officially closed, but Nicholas, the dock master, permitted us to raft to an unused tour boat for three nights. Internet was too weak to reach the boat so we had to spend time in the restaurant to get a connection, but the food was good, especially the fish soup, and the staff were great.

The reason to go cruising..., 2016-09-19
Captain: , Ottawa (113)

Meeting people, having a micro-brewery next to the dock and especially making friends forever. And the restaurant is do die for. People have turn a derelict fish plant into a restaurant, concert stage, art gallery and artifact store. I do not agree with the yachties criticism of the place... It is worth the stop. The dock master will treat you like royalty. He even rents out an old convertible for a nice Baie des Chaleurs road trip and go to the nearest Dixie Lee..... probably the best fried chicken ever! This Great start for an overnighter to the Magdalene Islands.

Good Option, 2016-07-06
Captain: , York, ME (1971)

Let me start by saying I'd be comfortable recommending this port to anyone, and it seemed like the best option if you have to stop along this stretch.

The harbormaster was great, and the whole place had a park-like feel to it; boardwalks, gazebos and decent landscaping for a small marina. The protection was good, the price ($1/ft plus tax) was fair and we spent a secure night. There's a hardware store, restaurant, home-made ice cream stand and microbrewery right on the harbor. The views are great from the observation deck on the breakwater.

However, there are a few things you'll need to know so you won't be disappointed. It's a small marina, and they do their best to make visitors welcome. But there are only two small one-seat heads, no showers (unless you walk around the whole harbor and over a footbridge to the restaurant - during business hours) and no laundry. The water is kind of skinny; we saw 6.5' on the ouside dock near low, and we stirred up a lot of sediment maneuvering. Maybe they put larger boats over on the wall.

The power outlets take a 30A plug, two one each wire. It's a long wire from the top of the brow, and no heavier than my one 30A boat wire. We popped the circuit breaker trying to pull about 15A, and we were the only boat on the dock.

There was no wi-fi on the docks. The one from the restaurant that we were given the password for only works as far as the restaurant deck; even our extender couldn't see it. The brewery has a bunch of access points, but they wouldn't give out the password. The harbormaster said he's trying to resolve that.

The big plus here is the location, a day's travel from the next decent port in either direction. I'd stay here again if I were coming this way.

The harbormaster monitors 68 and speaks English well.

A needed refuge but we had some issues, 2015-08-02
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (2870)

We were happy to get in here wiith rough conditions on the water, but were disappointed to find several boaters (we believe to be vacationing visitors) were very rude. Their children were allowed to run the PWC and dingies around making large wakes and noise in our compact and protected environment. Our complaints to the offenders were dismissed with no regard.

The microbrewery was nice, and the restaurant seemed nice, as well, although we did not eat there. We also lost power several hours into our stay and while the harbormaster attempted to find the cause, he reported that the breaker was not tripped and he had no idea why we had no power anymore. I thought that was the end of the troubleshooting, but he returned within 30 minutes to give us 15A power at least. I explained the battery charger was really all we needed and thanked him for the effort.

Stayed in August 2013, 2013-09-10
Captain: , New Johnsonville, TN (180)

We stayed two nights in August waiting on weather. The Harbormaster was charming and helpful and the docks were very nice. Like most marinas in this more remote area, the electric was only 30 amp but we made it work. We draw 5'2" and never touched bottom although at low tide we were very close. Really enjoyed the music at the restaurant. Would definitely stay again. Very pleasant.

Shallow and Incomplete, 2013-07-07
Captain: , Whitby (370)

Stopped here 2013-07-02 for two nights. Largelly agree with other reviews.
The harbour is shallow so enter on a rising tide. Was told they would dredge in about mid-July. Then the remainder of the floating docks (stacked on the hard when we arrived) would be installed.
The local "harbourmaster" was *very* helpful and the on-site restaurant quite good. Pit Caribou micro-brewery makes a good product.
"Rented" a car from the harbourmaster for $15 / hour and did some grocery shopping and got a propane refill in Ste. Therese (about a 15 minute drive away).
Dock fee was $40 per night for a 35 foot sailboat. Pay per use showers, be sure to have a couple of spare loonies *before* you soap up.

Great location, but....., 2013-06-24
Captain: , Toronto, ON (1749)

It looks like they tried to build a nice marina dn then gave up.....
The former marina building is now completely taken over by the microbrewery, so no showers, heads, or other facilities. What you get for $30/night is a place to tie up (and most floating docks were not in the water as of June 23rd), power (30 amp) and a nice view.
Oh, and the fishing boats go out at 4 am, and they don't watch their wakes....

Great place everytime, 2013-04-16
Captain: , Oka, Quebec (260)

We stopped two times in Anse-a-Beaufils. The other reviews are right. The restaurant is very good and if you have time, don't miss the General Store tour (I think they can arrange a visit in English if you ask). The only drawback is that there's not a lot to do around. If you like microbrewery's beer, take a Pit Caribou for me, it's brewed on site.

Anse a Beaufils, 2012-07-27
Captain: , Quebec (393)

Anse a Beaufils is the port of call to cross to the Magdalen islands. Crossing should be tempted only with less than 20 knots of wind - because water is shallow and the atlantic swell mixes with the wave generated with the wind and the result is a downwind passage with quarter mixed waves of 10-12 feet. Ask a local before leaving. Jacques the harbormaster is a very friendly and helpfull guy. He drove us to PercÚ and to the grocery and made everything so our live would be good. There is a micro-brewer just beside the marina. The is also a cabaret with artists producing every 2-3 days or so. It is a very friendly place to be and a unmissable stop for the crossing to Magdalen islands.

l anse a beaufils, 2012-07-19
Captain: , toronto (499)

After reading the reviews you would not be wrong to think the reviews where about the harbour master and not the marina. He was excelent, we needed a dentist for my wife, so Jauques called around and found the only dentist was in Chandler, offered to dirve us there but it was on our route anyway. This is a great little stop which is close to the the northern tourist sites.

Great stop, 2011-10-20
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1915)

Jacques, the harbormaster, could not do enough for us. There was no room on the floating docks so we tied alongside the wall. Jacques brought down this 12' fender board to keep us off the wall. Drove us to the grocery & fish store also. The restaurant on the premises is good as well. We draw 4'10" and had no issue with depth inside the basin.

Very Friendly, 2011-08-16
Captain: , Sodus Point, NY (718)

Stayed 2 nights. Dockmaster is a great guy. Speaks perfect English. He drove my wife to the grocery store and fish market, all while getting 10 gallons of gas for my dinghy and generator. Takes cash, but will allow you to charge the cost at the on site restaurant. Caribou beer brewed on site. Restaurant has delicious fresh food. The only problem was arriving at night in the rain, there are no lights on the pear ends. There was a large swell running and you drive right to the beach before turning in. The entrance was not on my chart plotter, so we were going by a picture. The crashing surf was a little unnerving. Dockmaster said they still plan to add more docks and add lights. I guess this entrance is fairly new. They also had night security.

Neat Place to rest, eat, relax and even see Perce Rock from here via cab, 2010-10-16
Captain: , North Myrtle Beach, SC (3210)

Marina was finishing up details on new slips, so it looks like it is probably even better. Loved it, and one of the best spots we stayed at on our Maritime trip.

Wonderful spot, easy access, 2010-07-27
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (1318)

What a delightful spot! I would add this to the "don't pass up" list. Jacques, the dockmaster speaks very understandable english, and was most helpful. He's a great guy for the position, an enthusiastic promoter of the local scene. L'Anse a Beaufils, although not a big town, has a lot to offer. There are hiking trails, Ile Bonaventure, Roche Perce only 5 miles away, the local "La Vielle Usine" which is a converted fish house and now houses a bistro with great food, an art gallery, and a venue for various regional entertainment. The local beach is popular for agate hunting, and in warm weather is a good spot for some swimming if you like cool water! The local historic General Store is interesting, a re-creation of the 1920's business that originally occupied the building. Worth the modest admission. Pit Caribou, a local microbrewery is located adjacent to the docks and will sell their excellent beer right from the brewer, or get it on tap at the Bistro. The harbor is improved from previous reports, boasting 2 floating docks that will accomodate up to 8 boats of 6 ft draft and additional smaller boats. Typical of the public docks, there is water on the dock and power, although limited to 20 & 30 amp outlets. The tour boats do tie up several deep on the wall, but we had no problem finding a spot. Easy access, quiet, laid back. Wonderful!

Close to the big rock, 2010-03-02
Captain: , Sarasota (1427)

To add to the previous review, tied up to the wall (no floating docks) you are about 20 feet from the restaurant and live music (which, mercifully, was quite good every night). We were there for a week waiting for the weather in order to cross Chaleur Bay. Be advised, when the wind blows out of the east, all the tour boats from Perce come here to avoid getting beat up, so it can get right crowded (3 and 4 deep on the wall). Try to make it to the Isle to see the gannets - spectacular.

Great restaurant, cheap fuel, friendly people, 2009-07-31
Captain: , Key West, FL (758)

This is a great destination to rest, eat, listen to local music and fuel up, all while visiting the most photographed location in Canada, Roche Perce, and the incredible nature preserve at Bonaventure Ile. Contact phone is for Rob, who speaks great English and will take care of all of your needs. Fuel in July 2009 was less expensive than we would have paid in Charleston SC or Annapolis MD. Make sure that you eat some of the homemade fish chowder (eat it the local way) and premises-made beer. If you draw at least 6', you will also have to make it a long day from here to the next DE Loop point, Miramichi. Chandler doesn't make it better; and Shippagan is not deep enough.

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