Best swimming beaches in Jersey.
The island of Jersey is blessed with some of the best swimming beaches in the British Isles. Here are our 6 favourite beautiful safe swimming beaches in Jersey.
ST BRELADE’S BAY
Regularly voted by TripAdvisor users as one of the best beaches in the UK, St Brelade’s Bay is the most popular beach in Jersey for visitors. The palm trees give it a Mediterranean feel in summer, the sand is golden and the sea clean and safe for swimming for all age groups. There are good eating at drinking options right on the beachfront and watersports from kayaking to paddle boarding and RIB tours of the bays and nearby coastline. The beach is well served by regular buses all year round that drop you off a stone’s throw from the sand. There is public parking available but on weekend summers it fills quickly. You can also walk here along the coastline from Portelet in one direction and Beauport Bay in the other. For cyclists it’s not far from the exit on the Railway Walk before Corbiere.
GREVE DE LECQ
The bay at Greve de Lecq on the North Coast of Jersey is a small sandy beach popular with locals and visitors. Great beachfront cafe, old pub with a water mill and a regular bus service from town. Stay in this self catering apartment overlooking the bay.
ANNE PORT BAY
On the island’s east coast, Anne Port Bay is a cove style bay is never packed even at the height of summer. No bars, restaurants or watersports justa pretty and tranquil bay perfect for a dip after visiting the nearby Gorey Castle.
Portelet Bay is one of the most picturesque bays in Jersey with a small island in the middle of the bay. It also has some of the steepest stairs back up from the bay, luckily there’s a decent pub right at the top of the stairs to quench your thirst. You can enjoy a lovely traffic free walk all the way from here to Beauport Bay via Ouaisne and St Brelade’s Bay from the nearby Ouaisne Common.
Many visitors to Jersey spend time at the most popular tourist beach at St Brelade’s Bay, however right next door- and joined at low tide- is this gem almost unknown to most tourists. Ouaisne Bay is a beautiful sandy bay with cliffs at one end and a Martello Tower in the middle. Popular with local swimmers, paddle boarders and kayakers.
ST OUEN’S BAY
Covering almost the entire west coast of Jersey, St Ouen’s Bay is a 5 mile wide Atlantic beach that is popular with surfers, wind surfers and paragliders. In summer months the beach is generally perfectly safe to swim in but keep an eye out for the coast guard flags on the beach for safe swimming. You can stay in this self catering apartment steps from the sand.