Lewis's Tower - Outside view

Lewis’s Tower

La P'tite Tou

Book a rustic stay in an historic Martello tower amongst the sand dunes

Aerial of Lewis's Tower
Pricing from £ 16.25pp PP per night
  • Sleeps 6
  • Self catering
  • Dog friendly
  • Basic coastal accommodation

A Martello tower built in 1835 to defend Jersey’s coast against French attack, Lewis’s Tower is one of several fortifications built in St Ouen’s Bay. Split over two levels (the roof is not accessible), this granite tower provides basic coastal tower accommodation with electricity and lighting, but it is not connected to any other utilities. Public toilets (open 24 hours) are located close by.  The Tower has six beds and, as if you were going camping, we would recommend bringing sleeping bags, food provisions and torches with you when you stay here.

Lewis’s Tower is situated amongst the sand dunes in Jersey’s National Park, close to many beachfront cafes and restaurants. The Jersey surf school and two golf courses are close by.

Local regulations insist that there should be no tents erected on-site or in the surrounding area.  And please note that as it is 200 years old, the fort can be susceptible to small leaks and dripping water from the ceiling following periods of heavy rain.

Lewis's Tower exterior


Discover the history of this fort

St Ouen’s Bay is one of the most exposed stretches of coast in Jersey and was historically vulnerable to invasion.

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How many does this property sleep?

Lewis’s Tower can accommodate up to six people. Very much like camping, you will need to bring all of your sleeping equipment with you.

Can I hire the property for one night?

The minimum number of nights available for all of our properties (except for guided experience properties) is two nights.

How do I collect the keys?

Keys for Lewis’s Tower can be collected from Jersey Museum on the day of booking.

Does the property have parking?

Public parking is close by.

What are the bathroom facilities?

Public toilets, open 24 hours are close by.

What heating does the property have and does it have a fire?

There is no heating at this property.

Does the property have running water or electricity?

There is electricity but no running water.

Are dogs allowed to stay in the property?

Yes, dogs are allowed on the property.

Is there a garden?

No, but there is roof access to the Tower.

Is the property suitable for children?

The Fort is not suitable for children under the age of eight years old.

Is a deposit required?

£500 refundable deposit is required on collection of the keys from Jersey Museum. Deposits are returned following the property being checked by a site supervisor, subject to terms and conditions.


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