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 six 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. Palm trees give it a Mediterranean feel in summer, the sand is golden, and the sea is clean and safe for all age groups to swim. There are good eating and 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. Public parking is available, but on weekend summers, it fills quickly. You can also walk 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, an 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 that is never packed, even at the height of summer. No bars, restaurants or watersports just a 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. It also has some of the steepest stairs back up from the bay; luckily, there’s a decent pub at the top 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 popular with surfers, windsurfers and paragliders. In summer, the beach is generally perfectly safe to swim in, but keep an eye out for the coast guard flags for safe swimming. You can stay in this self-catering apartment steps from the sand.