Rousse Tower, a Napoleonic defensive position, sits on a headland to the north of the island. There is a kiosk there, and a small stone breakwater (see below). The water is particularly clear, and when looking towards Chouet beach on the opposite side of the bay it can sometimes look quite turquoise.
Kira Spooner‘s parents were the lesses of the kiosk throughout much of her childhood and all of her teenage years, and she used to work there in the summer when they were at their busiest. They eventually handed back the lease when she returned to the island after finishing her degree on the mainland.
She met George Dixon twice here in book one, Dead in the Water, initially regretting her choice of venue as she didn’t want to sully her happy memories of the place.
An artistically-abandoned anchor sits close to the breakwater within a patch of Hottentot Fig.
Above: Rousse from Ladies’ Bay