Ouistreham (Port Code: FROUI) is a small port with fishing boats, leisure craft and a ferry harbour. It serves as the port of the city of Caen in northwestern France. The town borders the mouth of the Canal de Caen à la Mer. It has been a trading port since the Middle Ages. The harbour is now a part of "Port de Caen-Ouistreham". Since the beginning of the 20th century, it has been a bathing beach on the "Riva Bella". The port of Ouistreham has a scheduled cross-Channel ferry service to Portsmouth, operated by Brittany Ferries. During 2017, Ouistreham became a new focal point for migrants and refugees trying to cross the Channel, leading the British government to contribute to improved security there.