Friday, 22 February 2013

Low tide in Gorey Harbour

The beach at Gorey Harbour has been used for loading cargo since at least the Middle Ages. In 1685 Dumaresq wrote that Gorey was the most ancient port of the Island and described the pier as "old and decayed". In 1815, it was decided to rebuild the decaying pier to serve the 150 or so visiting oyster-fishing boats stationed in the port during the season. The work cost £16,000 and was completed by 1817 and, in the following years, hotels, chandlers and houses were built along the pier when the land beneath the castle was sold off by the Crown.

Today the harbour has been taken over by yachts and small craft.

Read more on This is Jersey.

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is definitely low tide! What a neat picture...and I enjoyed reading the history. I love harbors!

wilf said...

Lovely place and beautiful photo, is there a castle up there ?

Gemma Wiseman said...

Quite a long history behind this enchanting place! Love that towering structure watching over time passing!

Molly said...

I love the sea front houses in the background! They look so pretty all lined up


eileeninmd said...

Now that is a low tide! Cool shot, love the castle on the hill.

joanne said...

super catch....the low tide and the castle - love it