Lonely Planet review for The Point
Some 500m south of Gunwharf Quays, the Point (also known as Spice Island) is home to characterful cobbled streets dotted with higgledy-piggledy houses and salty sea-dog pubs; their waterside terraces are top spots to gaze at the passing parade of ferries and navy ships. You can clatter up the steps of the Round Tower (originally built by Henry V) and stroll along the old fort walls to the Square Tower, which was built in 1494. Underneath, cavernous vaults frame Sally Ports; openings in the defences that gave historic captains access to the sea, and give modern sun worshippers access to a strip of shingle beach.
To walk to the Point, follow the chain-link design set into the pavement from Gunwharf Quays.