Secret Bays & Beaches in Jersey
These bays and beaches in Jersey are rarely busy, and even in high summer months, most are very quiet during the week. All are safe for competent swimmers and, in summer, are generally calm and inviting. However, remember that Jersey has some of the fastest tides in Europe, so avoid getting caught on rocks and islets at low tide, don’t swim alone on deserted beaches past your depth, and never swim when the tide is up against the sea walls.
This small pebble bay on the east coast of Jersey is one of Jersey’s smallest but prettiest hidden beaches, with a Martello Tower at one end of the beach. Archirondel Bay is tucked away from the road between Anneport and St Catherine’s Bay. The water is crystal clear and calm, a beautiful bay for a quiet swim.
La Motte, AKA Green Island beach is a short bus ride from town or a 15-minute walk along the beach from Havre des Pas. The beach is small and sandy, with good mid-to-high tide swimming. The green grass-covered islet is just offshore which gives the beach its common name is uncovered when the tide is low and you can walk out to it.
Between Corbiere and La Pulente is this sheltered bay, a popular spot in summer for kayakers, and it’s on a regular bus route.
ST CATHERINE’S BAY
Lovely swimming at this quiet, shingle beach. Get the bus to St Catherine’s Bay and ask the driver for the stop or walk- about 30 mins from Gorey harbour.
VAL VARIN/ VAUVARIN
This little gem, sometimes called Pebble Beach, is tucked behind the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club at St Aubin’s Harbour. Walk to the end of the beach and dip in the sheltered waters between the rocks, looking back at a hill covered in trees.
We hope that you enjoy our five secret beaches in Jersey. Check out our Top 10 Beaches in Jersey.