Ajax Bay

Ajax Bay is a settlement on East Falkland, in the Falkland Islands, It is on the north west coast, on the shore of San Carlos Water, a few miles from Port San Carlos. It was mainly a refrigeration plant, and was developed by the Colonial Development Corporation in the 1950s, which was also responsible for developing Port Albemarle. It was supposed to freeze Falkland mutton, but this was found to be economically inviable. Many of the pre-fabricated houses were moved to Stanley.[1]

Ajax Bay
Some of the remaining buildings in 2008
Ajax Bay
Location in the Falkland Islands
Coordinates: 51°33′56″S 59°4′48″W
Country United Kingdom
British Overseas Territory Falkland Islands
RegionEast Falkland

During the Falklands War, the first British bridgehead was established on San Carlos Water. Ajax Bay was one of three landing points, and codenamed "Red Beach" as part of Operation Sutton. It was used as a military hospital during the Falklands War.


  1. Wheeler, Tony (2004). The Falklands & South Georgia Island. Lonely Planet. pp. 96–97.

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