In Jersey you’re never more than ten minutes from the water’s edge, so in no time at all you can enjoy the sand between your toes and the sea breeze rustling your hair. We’ve showcased a selection of our favourite beaches and bays:-
St Brelade’s Bay: In the south of the island, these fabulous bustling golden sands are perfect for beach games. Being south facing, it’s just the spot for enjoying the long days of sunshine, although some afternoon shade can be found along the western end.
Greve de Lecq: This popular sheltered north facing beach is fringed with wooded slopes and leafy country pubs. Discover soft golden sands and balmy local waters or hire a kayak to discover secret beaches just around the shoreline. You’ll also find beachside cafes and ample car parking.
Nearest hotels – Greenhills
St Ouen’s Bay: This sweeping west coast bay is a spiritual home for Jersey surfers and thrill seekers, thanks to the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Corbiere Lighthouse stands at the far end of the bay and at low tide can be accessed via a causeway.
Nearest hotels – The Atlantic Hotel
Plemont Bay: This sandy cove lies on the island’s north west tip and is flanked by soaring cliffs and pitted with caves and rock pools whilst washed by a gentle surf. Low tide reveals the hidden caves whilst young ones will love fishing around the rocky pools.
Bonne Nuit: This tiny north coast fishing port has a small sandy beach and is just the spot to roll out a picnic or sunbathe to the soothing sounds of fishing boats clinking in their moorings.
Rozel Bay: A picturesque fishing port in Jersey’s north east, sheltered by rolling green hills and dotted with cafes and harbourside restaurants. Low tide reveals a small expanse of beautiful white sand to relax on.
Nearest hotels – Chateau La Chaire Hotel
St Clement’s Bay: A real favourite with children, as low tide reveals a host of rock pools.
St Aubin: Sprawling over the central part of Jersey’s southern coast is this vast tract of sandy beach. A great spot for beach games and watersports or simply enjoying the tempting fare at the quayside bistros and cosy inns.
Portelet Bay: A short drive from St Aubin brings you to photogenic Portelet Bay. Sheltered by steep headlands, the only way to the inviting sands is down almost 100 steps, but you’re rewarded with feathery sands and crystal clear water.
Grouville Bay: Known as Long Beach by the locals, this expansive stretch of soft sands have calm sheltered waters perfect for swimming. There’s also lots of watersports on offer in the summer.
Havre des Pas: Only a short stroll from St Helier town centre, this south facing beach is skirted with beautiful art deco-style boardwalks. In the centre of the bay, swimmers can take a dip in The Lido, a tidal bathing pool.