Beautiful Bays, Marinas & Castles

Walk 5, Section 2

1.5 Hour
Easy
72 m
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1) L'Ancresse/Pembroke Bays

Pembroke and L’Ancresse bay, situated at the most northern part of the island, accommodates sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters.

2) Fort Le Marchant

Located on the northern coast of Guernsey, Fort Le Marchant has had a fort of some description on this site since around 1680.

3) The Devil's Footprint

Halfway along Fontenelle Bay a granite rock bears a mark which is said to be the footprint of the Devil.

4) Fort Doyle

Fort Doyle was part of the island wide fortification network designed to protect the island against a French invasion.

5) Beaucette Marina

A granite wall once enclosed this former quarry

6) Le Dehus Burial Chamber

Dehus Dolmen is a prehistoric passage grave approximately 10 metres in length.

7) Hommet Paradis

The largest of the islets in the area, it is a nature reserve

8) Bordeaux Harbour

A small harbour with fishing boats. Ideal for snorkelling.

9) Vale Castle

Vale Castle is a fortification that sits atop a hill and which, evidence suggests, has a history stretching back to the Iron Age

The North coast offers the walker a gentle terrain with a long beautiful shoreline. The picturesque Beaucette Marina, once a quarry, is now a quiet haven. Pause here to eat in the the Gold Award Restaurant at Beaucette which overlooks the colourful yachts moored in the marina. A short detour inland brings you to one of the most fascinating prehistoric sites in the Island. Back on the coast, you come to a tiny harbour which overlooks our neighbouring islands and the remains of a most impressive castle.

Download the audio description with Island FM's Andrew Senneck providing the voice over.  The audio offers insightful information to make the walk even more enjoyable.  Alternatively, you can download the walk map.

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