Jerbourg Point

St Martin's Point on the Jerbourg Peninsular

Also known as the Jerbourg Peninsular, this high rocky outcrop is the most southeasterly point on Guernsey. On a clear day is gives views across the neighbouring islands of Herm, Jethou, Sark, Brecqhou and Jersey, as well as the marine traffic in Little Russell (see below).

Herm, seen from the Jerbourg Peninsular

A path down from the headland car park leads to St Martin’s point (see below) where a light warns shipping off the rocks. The walk down is long, and the one back up is hard work, so shouldn’t be attempted by anyone in poor health.

Oliver Carey was running the route from here to the neighbouring Marble Bay when he discovered the body of Rosalynd Holdbrook at the start of book one, Dead in the Water.

St Martin's Point from the Jerbourg Peninsular

The route north from Jerbourg to Marble bay is hilly but well worth walking as it is one of the most beautiful on the island when the flowers are in full bloom (see below). Not much of it is paved and there are plenty of steps to contend with but the views out to sea on a sunny day are hard to beat.

Coastal path on the Jerbourg Peninsular

Coastal path on the Jerbourg Peninsular

During the Second World War, the occupying German forces understood the strategic value of the Point and they built a large bunker there, which remains in place to this day and is in very good condition. One of the best spots from which to see the other islands is its roof on the edge of the car park, but the best place from which to see it is a few steps down at the start of the coastal path.

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