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Albion Sands

Albion Sands

Albion Sands is a small secluded beach on the western side of Gateholm Island. It gets its name from the paddle steamer (Albion) which was beached here on 18th April 1837 after striking Crab Rock in Jack Sound. Parts of the wreck can still be seen at low tide. The beach consists of sand and rocks backed by high cliffs of mudstones and sandstones. Access is either from Marloes beach at low tide or down a salebrous path on the promontory. Walking from Marloes beach will usually involve walking across some rocks and carries the risk of being cut off by the tide.

The nearest parking is the NT (attended) car park for Marloes beach. From here the shortest route is to take the footpath towards the youth hostel and continue past Marloes Mere until the track enters a field. Bear left to meet the coastal path after about 150 yards. Turn right and at the next corner a path leads out towards the promontory and down to the shore.

The photos were taken 1½ hours after low tide.

Albion sands looking North
Albion sands looking North
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