The Best Beaches in Jersey
Jersey beaches are quite simply some of the nicest- and cleanest- beaches in the British Isles. Popular sandy beaches like St Brelade’s Bay are regularly voted in the Top 5 beaches in the UK by TripAdvisor users. However, a little ‘local knowledge’ will help you to discover the bays and coves where Jersey residents get away from it all. All of these beaches are rarely busy during the week, even in summer months. Here are our favourites:
ANNE PORT BAY
This beautiful crescent-shaped bay on the island’s east coast has safe swimming and kayaking and is very rarely crowded.
Adjacent to the most popular tourist Jersey beach at St Brelade’s Bay is this gem. Access is down a fairly steep wooded incline- though there are steps- this small and well-sheltered bay is popular with locals in the know, and deservedly so!
GREVE DE LECQ
A small but perfectly formed bay most popular beach on the north coast of Jersey with a popular beach cafe and a couple of nice places to drink. You can stay in this penthouse self-catering apartment directly overlooking the bay.
One of our favourite beaches on the island’s south coast. Ouaisne Bay is a beautiful, sunny, sheltered and often deserted sandy beach with a good old style pub and beach cafe.
On the North West coast of Jersey, Plemont Bay is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque beaches on the island. Steep stairs are the only beach access. Beware of currents and only swim between the flags.
This south-facing and sheltered bay with a small island in its centre is one of the prettiest in Jersey. The stairs back up are quite steep but a nice pub at the top is a reward!
Rozel Bay is a quaint fishing harbour with a small, sandy beach on the northeast of the island. An old-style pub, harbourfront cafe and a tea room are part of the charm.
ST AUBIN’S BAY
Yellow sands stretching from the town of St. Helier to the harbour at St. Aubin. This bay is popular with water skiers and other water sport activities and only a short walk/ cycle from the bars and restaurants of the harbour and village in St Aubin.
ST BRELADE’S BAY
The most popular beach in Jersey for visitors and regularly named as one of the top beaches in the UK. A large sheltered sandy bay with banana boats, kayak hire and lots of bar, cafe, restaurant options on the beachfront.
ST OUEN’S BAY
Covering most of the west coast of Jersey, St Ouen’s Bay has some of the best surfing in the British Isles.