W51, Widerstandsnest 51 – Steps Punkt 43
The resistance point Step Punkt 43 lies in the middle sector of the St Ouen’s bay. Its name differs from other Widerstandsnest and Stützpunkt names which are usually connected to a local area or town. Back in the day there was none such name available in this sector therefore the German Army chose a combination of the height a local hill and a stairs (steps) onto the beach which resulted in the name known today as: “Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43.
The resistance nest consists of a 6-Schartentürm WaKoFest type bunker for machineguns, a WaKoFest Jägerstand bunker for a 10,5 cm French Skoda gun, two WaKoFest Gruppenuntertand, a Regelbau 606 with a searchlight garage and personnel shelter with as open Searchlight position next to it. In the center at the carpark is the R 646 water supply bunker. Some smaller constructions can be found at the north side, a ammunitions bunker, Tobruk for machinegun, a open gun emplacement for a flare gun.
There is a beach side car park with a restaurant at the center of Widerstandsnest Steps Punkt 43.