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Lying on the north-western side of the island of Alderney, Clonque Bay has a rural, stony beach with rocky areas. At low tide, a good-sized area of sand is exposed. Children will enjoy exploring the many rock pools which are revealed at low tide, although the rocks in some areas can be quite slippery.
Clonque Bay is the perfect destination for those wanting to discover the wild, natural beauty of the island of Alderney. The coastal scenery of this part of the island is oft described as stunning and the area is a good place for spotting birds and other wildlife. From the beach there are views across towards the Burhou Islands, home to a colony of puffins.
At one end of the bay, a causeway leads to imposing Fort Clonque, completed in 1855 as part of the extensive fortifications of the island. The land is owned by the Landmark Trust and the fort, which is let out as holiday accommodation, is not accessible to tourists. The causeway can become completely submerged at high tide.
With its western aspect, the beach can be a great place to take in a spectacular sunset.
Type of beach
Sand & rock
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are allowed all year.