British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

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Braye Bay Beach

St Annes, Guernsey

A wide north-facing bay with soft sand, sheltered by an extremely long breakwater. Only a short walk from town, relatively safe and suitable for young families. This is one of Alderneys most popular beaches though it remains uncrowded.

Beach Type



There are a number of hotels and guest houses overlooking the beach and the town is only a short walk away
There is disabled access to the beach by a ramp at the Albert end of the beach


Sailing is popular and races are often held in the bay; as is the Daft Raft Race during Alderney Week
Water sports include water skiing and wind surfing and the far right hand side of the beach is sometimes used by surfers

Nature and Wildlife

This is a long beach with wonderful views. which is backed by grassy areas suitable for a stroll. There are some interesting rock pools at the Albert end of the beach where fishermen sometimes look for bait

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

Litter bins are provided.


dogs are not allowed on the beach from May until September.

Tourist Information

ALDERNEY TIC States Office. Queen Elizabeth II Street Alderney. Channel Islands GY9 3AA Tel: +44 (0) 1481 822994


Nearest town: St Annes
County: Guernsey
Latitude/Longitude: 49.7212, -2.19658


On the north coast. head north from St Anne towards Braye.

Public Transport

During the summer season. there is a regular bus service around the island. and there is the famous Alderney Railway. Bikes can be hired on the island and provide a good way of getting round the island.

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St Annes