Saye Beach

Saye Beach - Alderney
© Ali Thornton

Saye Beach is actually pronounced ‘Soy’ and is located on the picturesque Alderney in the Channel Islands. Alderney is the northernmost of these inhabited islands and although there are many beaches dotted around, this is one of the the area’s favourites. Saye Beach sits on the North West coast of Alderney and is popular with both locals and visitors alike.

Surrounded by large, craggy rocks, Saye Beach is somewhat protected meaning that the seas are usually calm and swimming is possible in the warmer months. The waters here are also clean with abundant rock pools to explore the towards the end of the beach.
Some people come here to look for oysters, or you may even be lucky enough to see an indigenous grey seal playing on the rocks.

Saye Beach is well known for its powdery white sand, and despite being a natural beauty, you will find that it is rarely crowded. With its flat blue water and soft sand, this beach is bound to appeal to those travelling with young children and this is a great place to make some sandcastles in the sun. The beach is also surrounded by fluffy sand dunes on the other side of which you will find the Saye Beach Campsite.
The campsite makes a handy spot to stay if you want to be close to the beach and you will find full campsite facilities here including a shop and picnic areas.

If you fancy exploring the area further then Saye Beach is within a stone’s throw of the lovely Arch Bay and Corblets Beach.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned during summer months.

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling

Nearest town

St Annes

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