Beaches

Enjoy our beautiful uncrowded beaches.

From the white sands of Saye and Braye to the rockpools of Clonque, Alderney’s beaches are all waiting to be discovered.

Braye

Braye beach, only a few minutes from the town and harbour is one of the island’s most popular beaches. Its beautiful white sands are perfect for making sandcastles and the clear calm waters which are sheltered by the breakwater are safe to paddle or swim. The old quay is great for high tide jumping too!

There are a handful of facilities only a short walk away which makes this beach a good choice for families.

Saye

Saye beach, adjacent to the campsite on the North west coast of the island attracts people from all different age groups for all the right reasons. The beautiful curve of white sand, which is sheltered by rocky headlands either side, leads gently down to crystal clear blue waters perfect for swimming. Even in the height of the summer you can often discover an entire beach all to yourself, or share it with a couple of oyster catchers or the resident grey seal.

The beach is easily accessible for people via a slipway or over the sand dunes from the campsite.

Arch

Arch is small beach, sheltered, secluded and calm – perfect for a swim or family paddle.

You can enjoy spectacular views of two Victorian fortresses and the lighthouse from the beach and at low tide walk through the rocks to the adjacent Corblets Bay.

Arch is connected to Saye Bay Campsite via a small tunnel which features an arch at one end - hence the name of the beach.

Corblets

Corblets is a great place to go to take a dip in the inviting waters, or if you’re there at the right time, go and explore the rock pools that are unveiled at low tide and link the bay to neighbouring Arch.

With the right conditions Corblets is the best bay in Alderney for surfing.

Longis

Situated on the south-east coast of the island, Longis has a wide, half-mile long sandy beach which is protected from winds by a German 'anti-tank wall' built during the WWII Occupation.

With the longest stretch of sand in Alderney, the bay has a gentle slope, making it ideal for swimming and paddling as well as playing games on the beach. The water is also a great place to get out on a kayak. It is truly impressive at low tide as you can walk out for miles and explore the rock pools.

Platte Saline

Platte Saline is a wide shingle beach perfect for nature lovers and fisherman, but swimming is not allowed here due to a severe undercurrent.

The beach is backed by houses and tennis courts and overlooked by Fort Doyle.

Clonque

Clonque bay is made up of a stony upper beach with a large rocky area stretching seaward and some sandy areas at low tide.

The beach, which faces west into the RAMSAR designated wetlands site and out to the Burhou island, is ideal for rock pooling and watching the sunset.