Bordeaux Bay is separated into two bays by an L-shaped granite pier and slipway. The northern bay is where a number of small fishing and pleasure boats are moored. When the tide is up, the pier is a popular spot for children to jump off into the shallow water.
The southern beach has a narrow pebble bank at the top which leads onto the sand. It is a popular paddling spot for young families and you’ll often find snorkellers exploring around the rocks when the tide is high.
The harbour is mentioned in The Book of Ebenezer Le Page - although he spells it Birdo. Neville brings some paintings to show Ebenezer;
"There was one of Birdo Harbour at low tide, and Herm quite close. It was evening and shining peacefully with a few boats on the quiet sea. He thought it was the best he had done so far; but the one I liked myself was on L'Ancresse Common." (p. 365)
Facilities & Amenities
East Facing Bay
Toilets (Accessible) - at southern end
Dog Friendly - dogs permited on the beach throughout the year