A Ramble Across Scrumptious Sands - Alderney

Walk 17

2 Hour
Moderate
101 m
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1) Braye Beach

Flanked by Fort Albert and Fort Grosnez, the beautiful Braye Beach and nearby harbour area are steeped in history.

2) Braye Harbour

On a windy day you can while away the time watching waves crash over the Victorian sea defence known as the Breakwater

3) Fort Albert

The top of Fort Albert affords breath-taking views across Braye Beach to the west and Saye Bay, Chateau a L'Etoc and Arch Bay to the north east

4) Bibette Head

Bibette Head offers a remarkable insight into the fortification of the island.

5) Saye Bay

6) Arch Bay

Arch Bay can be accessed through a large tunnel, which opens up onto a tiny sheltered cover of white sand.

7) Corblets

This popular surfing beach is overlooked by the imposing Fort Corblets.

8) The Odeon

The formidable MP3 naval range finding tower is one of the many well engineered bunkers on the island

9) The Lighthouse

This prominent landmark, built in 1912, had a resident keeper up until 1996.

10) Longis Common Bird Hide

Constructed in 2001, the Longis Bird Hide has a splendid view over reed beds and a natural fresh-water bird

11) The Nunnery

A Roman Fort, known locally as The Nunnery, is situated at the end of Longis Beach.

Discover the island's bountiful beaches, secret bird hides and impressive wartime fortifications on this 1.5-2 hour walk which takes in the very best of Alderney's coastal paths.

The trail starts at the Visitor Information Centre, where you will turn left, walk down Victoria Street down to the harbour.

To help make the walk more enjoyable, download the walking map.

For further information on the Island, please visit our Island Hopping page.

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