La Rocque was the site of Baron de Rullecourt’s landing on the south-east corner of the Island. At low tide, the shore extends out a couple of miles towards France and is covered by a moonscape of jagged rocks and gullies. At high tide, most of those rocks are covered but lurk just under the surface of the waves, making it a treacherous route even for an experienced boatsman.
There was a guardhouse here but in the early morning of 6 January 1781, the defenders were absent. De Rullecourt therefore managed to swiftly move off towards St Helier before anyone realised that the invasion had come.