Sweeping Bays & Headland Forts

Walk 4, Section 3

1.5 Hour
Moderate
48 m
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1) Fort Hommet Gun Casemate

Restored gun site, as operational in 1943-45 with full interpretation of Fort Hommet Headland.

2) Fort Hommet

3) Creux des Feés

Legend has it Creux des Feés was where fairies invaded the Island and is based on a story of an attack by mercenaries in 1338

4) Albecq

Albecq Headland

5) The Lion Rock

A large chunk of granite in the sea known as Lion Rock

6) Cobo Bay

One of the island’s most popular beaches, hosting not only beautiful white sands and crystal clear waters, but also a handful of amenities just across the road.

7) Chateau Grandes Rocques

Chateau Grandes Rocques was built as a school as is now a private residence.

8) Port Soif Bay

The west coast beach of Port Soif is cocooned by sand dunes making it safe, sheltered and easy to access.

9) Port Soif Nature Trail

The trail takes visitors around a football ground near to Port Soif beach which leads to a pond and small area of marshland.

We start at Fort Hommet, a fascinating headland which combines a nature reserve and important historical site. Both Vazon and Cobo Bay are popular areas with locals and visitors and, as such, are full of great places to eat ranging from fine dining to beach kiosks, traditional tearooms and a popular fish and chip shop. In fact, one of the most popular things to do in this part of the island is head there for an evening picnic and watch the beautiful sunsets.

At the far end of Cobo sits the impressive Chateau Grandes Rocques, once a school, then a hotel and now a private residence. Beyond is Port Soif, a horseshoe-shaped bay which is home to both rare species of birds and a popular and safe family-friendly beach with a lovely sheltered kiosk.

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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