Le Câtel and Grève de Lecq

Being the only practicable landing bay on the north coast for a large force as a result of its sandy beach, Grève de Lecq has received the attention of military engineers of different eras. In the 18th and 19th centuries, when the threat from the French was greatest, barracks to house 250 regular troops were built, as well as an artillery fort, a round tower and a number of gun batteries.

The Germans also recognised the opportunity for an Allied landing here in WW2 and built their bunkers into the bay.

Earlier than that, the large earth mound which dominates the eastern side of the bay is believed to be an Iron Age promontory fort.

A real example of thousands of years of Jersey’s military history in one place.