Platte Saline Beach
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Platte Saline is a crescent-shaped, shingle beach on the north-west coast of Alderney. The beach is backed by low sand dunes, a few houses and tennis courts.
The beach here is especially popular with sea-anglers who can often be spotted at dawn or dusk. Red mullet, sole, bass, conger and codling are just some of the fish varieties to be found in the waters off the rocks.
Whilst the steeply shelving beach is ideal for fishing it means care should be taken if you fancy a swim.
At the north-east end of the beach lies Fort Doyle, built in the early 19th century as part of the defence system against the French. During the Second World War, the fort was used by the Germans. Beyond Fort Doyle, 19th century Braye Harbour is the main harbor on the north side of the island.
Type of beach
Sand and shingle
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are allowed on the beach all year.