St Aubin’s Bay & St Aubin’s Village in Jersey
St Aubin’s Bay
A long stretch of gold/ yellow sand stretches all the way to St Helier. Water sports like jet skiing are permitted from La Haule. A cycle track from Havre des Pas in St Helier goes all the way along the bay to the village and then to Corbiere.
St Aubin’s Harbour
The harbour at St Aubin was originally a very small fishing port. Its growth came after the discovery of the huge cod stocks off Newfoundland. Jersey traders set out to fish these waters and to bring back their `salted` cod for sale in Europe. Many of the merchants and fishing boat owners made fortunes and built grand houses along the harbour and close by; they were known locally as the ‘cod houses’.
Today, it is a popular spot for diners and visiting leisure sailors. The Harbourfront is lined with bars, cafes and restaurants and the adjacent village retains much of its original charm.
St Aubin’s Village
Meandering up the hill from the harbour this is a charming spot for a stroll. Many of the original ‘cod houses’ can be seen in this area.
RESTAURANTS IN ST AUBIN
In the village, a stone’s throw from the harbourfront front, is Lazin Lizard, one of our favourite restaurants in St Aubin. Small, friendly, and busy on weekends with well-mixed and generous cocktails to accompany the eclectic menu with dishes like jerk chicken and Sri Lanka curry.
Muddy Duck on the harbor is a very friendly place serving great bistro-style dishes with an emphasis on local seafood. Scallops, Thai-style mussels, and Fisherman’s Platter are all good. If you have room, order the delicious sticky toffee pudding.
Sorrento serves high-quality Italian food and wine overlooking St Aubin’s harbour.
Tides Restaurant at the Somerville hotel overlooking the harbour and St Aubin’s Bay is the perfect spot for a summer lobster lunch.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
The village/ harbour area is the start of a very pleasant, slowly climbing hill all the way to Corbiere. It is actually the old railway line, now a tree-canopied walking and cycling path. If you fancy waterskiing or a jetski zoom around the bay, head to the Jersey Seaport Centre at La Haule on St Aubin’s Bay. St Aubin’s Fort is easy to walk to at low tide, you’ll be rewarded with great views over the bay.