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Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat:
- St Brelade’s bay is split by a small wooded headland to create two separate sandy beaches. St Brelade’s beach is at the westerly, built-up end of the bay where hotels and eateries line the beach front promenade. This beach is one of Jersey’s finest and most popular beaches due to it’s great sand, the size of the beach when the tide drops, the location and because it gets most of the days sun.As this is one of Jersey’s most popular beaches it can get crowded during summer weekends. If the beach is busy, consider heading to the quieter end of the bay, Ouaisne beach, where the beach is just as nice but there are less facilities.Paid parking is available by Winston Churchill memorial park. There are various eating establishments along the beach along with public toilets. A large supermarket is located a 3 minute drive up the westerly hill (B45) for those who want to take their own food for the day. Lifeguards operate during the busy months too.Beware the beach front road is a 20mph zone.
- St Aubin’s Bay has a vast area of sand when the tide is out. Sadly, it isn’t that nice to look at or to be on. This is primarily a water sports bay including jet bikes and waterskiing. Overhead you will see many people doing short skydives and parachuting down on to the Gunsite slipway area of the bay. Elizabeth Castle is located at the eastern end of St Aubin’s Bay which is a popular attraction. At low tide, stretch your legs and walk along the beach and marked causeway. If the tide is high then take an amphibious truck (at a price), but BEWARE OF THE TIDE! Various paid car parks, public toilets, cafes, etc along the waterfront. Key areas are St Aubin’s harbour (West), Bel Royal (Central) and La Fregate (East).
- La Corbiere is Jersey’s most popular viewpoint and has a tidal causeway that leads across to the famous lighthouse which most sea passengers will pass on their way to St Helier. Although it is not a sandy area, La Corbiere does offer a huge rocky area to explore when the tide is down. La Corbiere beach is one of the best places you can witness the incredibly fast rising and falling tides that Jersey experiences – 5 to 6 metres during the 2-hour mid-tide phase. There are a few free car parks near the point. Most summer days there will a mobile facility serving up ice creams and/or hot snacks. Toilets are located near the upper car park by the hotel.
- Ouaisne beach (pronounced ‘way-nay’) is St Brelade’s ‘poorer’ neighbour. The reality is that this end of St Brelade’s Bay is equally as nice. The bonus for many is that it is often relatively quiet in comparison to its better known neighbour and is therefore the smarter choice. Magnificent views can be seen from the top of the cliffs to the south of the beach. The path to the top of Portelet Common can be found behind the Beach House. There is a large and free car park right next to the beach slipway. At the back of the car park are toilets and a small, but very well run and catered snack cabin. Overlooking the beach is the recently refurbished Beach House which does great food but be prepared to wait if it is busy. Just up the road is a pub.