"Yachting Monthly's" Channel Havens: The Secret Inlets and Secluded Anchorages of the Channel (Yachting Monthly's S.)
I bought this book to plan a trip to northern France this summer. I have to say I was a little disappointed. The book is relatively small for the area covered, covering some 350 miles of cost (straight line) in just 165 pages.
Perhaps it is my miss understanding but I would have thought a book that purports to offer "Secret inlets and secluded anchorages" would have some detail about the Iles Chausey (a small island south of Jersey). In Channel Havens, Ilse Chausey are used as a chapter heading but no further info is given. Instead we are given over a page on Priory Bay near Ryde on the Isle of Wight - a bland tree lined sandy beach that almost dries a low water but is according to the book, "Arguably the best in the Solent area". I've been there, it isn't.
This book may be of interest to the odd types you meet in any marina, the ones with the 28 foot boat, laden with all the trappings of a blue water cruiser crossed with a live-a-board. The ones who will sail the 28 foot boat across the channel but don't want to pay mooring fees when they get there. (you know the ones!).
My book will be back for resale.