This harbour was due to have been built to provide protection for the vessels of both the English Navy’s Channel fleet and other shipping when they were vulnerable to attack from the French Navy during the middle of the 19th century. The tower and breakwater give Archirondel its character and give it shelter from the wind and rough sea. It is therefore very popular with families and has both rocks to climb and a smooth shingle beach leading to smooth sands which are perfect for building sand castles or sunbathing. The tower itself is one of Twenty-three Conway towers that were built between 1778 and 1801. Archirondel being completed in 1794 and it contains a gun battery at the foot of the tower.
The Tower can also be hired out
Facilities at the beach include
Public and disabled toilets
Liberty Bus offer a very helpful guide to help visitors plan your trip here
(Bus Trip Planner)
Main image Courtesy of Ryan O`Shea