British Beaches

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Clonque Beach

St Annes, Alderney

Clonque bay is made up of a stony upper beach with a large rocky area stretching seaward towards the Swinge and some sandy areas at low tide. The beach faces west into the RAMSAR designated wetlands site and out to the Burhou Islands, home to a puffin colony.

Beach Type



Popular with bird-wathchers

Nature and Wildlife

The western end of Alderney has been designated a RAMSAR site for wetland conservation and is home to a number of seabird colonies including puffins on Burhou islands.

Water Quality

Not Tested




Dogs are allowed all year.

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: Alderney
Latitude/Longitude: 49.7137, -2.2261


Access from the unmade road leading to Fort is via one of the three vraic causeways or down from Clonque causeway when this is not covered by the tide.

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St Annes