British Beaches

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Longis Bay Beach

St Annes, Alderney

Located on the sheltered south- east coast . Longis bay has a wide south facing sandy beach. It is bounded to the left by the causeway to Raz Island which is open except when the causeway is covered by sea. The shallow gradient of the beach make this a good beach for paddling.

Beach Type



There is a pub and restaurant nearby


Fishing is good from the rocks below Essex Castle
The bay is popular with windsurfers and the beach suitable for bathing and beach games

Nature and Wildlife

The beach is backed by Longis common. a good area for bird watchers. Rock pools on the beach are home to small shrimp.

Water Quality

Not Tested




Dogs are banned during summer.

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: 49.7108, -2.18804


The main road East from St Annes leads to Longis Bay.

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