Jersey beaches

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Jersey Beaches

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children at Le Braye
devils hole

Beaches along Jersey’s south coast

St Aubin’s Bay

Big expanse of soft golden sand curving around the bay from St Helier Harbour to St Aubin Harbour. Sitting facing south, the beach has the sun from morning until dusk. Only very high tides will cover the sand entirely. Lots of cafés along the way.

Portelet Bay

It’s a steep climb down to this pretty beach with an unusual island known as ‘Javrin’s tomb’. Sheltered and safe to swim, just be careful you don’t get caught on the island in a high tide unless you’re a confident swimmer! No toilet facilities.

Ouaisné Bay

At low tide the beach joins up with St Brelade’s Bay. Sheltered, sunny and safe for swimmers, the beach also joins the protected L’Ouasiné Common, being separated by a sea wall. Car parking to the east and a café, pub and restaurant make it popular though not overcrowded.

St Brelade’s Bay

Jersey’s most popular beach with a large expanse of golden sand and plenty of amenities along its sea front. South facing and sheltered, shade can be found in the afternoon towards the western end. Safe for swimming, there’s plenty of water sports available to try and beach balloon wheelchairs can be hired for the disabled.

Beauport Bay

This beautiful bay has the be the most photographed in Jersey! The soft sandy beach would get overcrowded if it were not for the steep steps down from the car park. The climb is worth it though and the sheltered beach is great for families but loses the sun late afternoon.

Green Island

A really popular sun trap beach, especially for those with children due to the mix of soft sand and rocks for rock pooling. Beach hire facilities and generally safe bathing once the tide has passed the breakwater. The tide goes out a long way and can return quickly!

Havre des Pas

St Helier’s town beach with a lido and sea water swimming pool.

busy St Brelades Bay
Family running in water
St Aubin harbour

Beaches on the west of Jersey

St Ouen’s Bay, Le Braye & Watersplash

Facing the Atlantic, the water is great for experienced surfers and strong swimmers but the less confident should be wary. Pay attention to beach flags and warning signs. However, the long golden stretch of beach running parallel to Five Mile Road (a nickname, really Le Route de Mielle) is quite breathtaking. All sorts of beach sports are popular here, including sand racing and there’s a café at Le Braye and regular toilet facilities. This is probably the busiest of Jersey’s beaches but it’s so big you’d never realise. Passing clean water tests, it’s also Marine Conservation Society recommended.

Beaches along the north of the island

Plémont

One of Jersey’s most beautiful beaches, usually uncrowded Plémont is north facing and protected by steep cliffs. There’s an excellent café before descending onto the sandy beach which is only fully covered at high tide. At low tide, sandy bottomed rock pools make it a great place for children. Safe for bathing, beach lifeguards operate during the summer.

Grève de Lecq

The most popular north coast beach due to its golden sand and amenities. Colleen’s café gives great views of the beach and sea and the Moulin de Lecq pub is close by. Busy but plenty of parking.

Bonne Nuit

Popular pebbly beach with good amenities. There’s a small jetty for boats and an hotel with a bar.

Bouley Bay

Bouley Bay is very steep and possibly best known for its hill climb motor races but the beach is very beautiful.

grouville bay
colleens cafe
beauport bay

Beaches on the east coast

Rozel Bay

Rozel is a pretty fishing harbour surrounded by cliff walks and great restaurants. A bit rocky for swimming when the tide is low, France can be seen from the Hungry Man Café looking out from the pier on a fine day.

Archirondel

Popular shingle beach with sand exposed at low tide. Safe to swim, the waters passed quality checks last year. Good parking and café.

Anne Port

Peaceful little cove which enjoys the sun and protection from westerly winds. Safe bathing but tricky parking.

Gorey

Sandy beach with great facilities and a lovely view of Mont Orgueil Castle. A café, shops and toilets make it popular with families.

Grouville

Grouville Bay is otherwise known as Long Beach and offers a long stretch of sand and safe swimming. During the summer there are a lot of water sports activities available, including banana rides, dinghy sailing, canoes and water skiing. Good facilities with beach kiosks and toilets.

La Rocque Harbour

Great beach for rock pooling but not many facilities and not recommended for swimming as the currents can be strong.