All Places in Grouville
- Located on the far south-eastern tip of Jersey is La Rocque beach, a real gem of a beach nestled behind a long, curved harbour arm. This rapidly becoming a ‘discovery’ by all visitors and not just the locals. The beach is something for everyone at all states of tide. The sand is golden, albeit a little shingley in places. Like many Jersey beaches, there is much to explore on a low tide. For the very adventurous types, a walk out to Seymour Tower is worth the effort. There are toilets, a snack cabin and free parking. A few minutes in the car heading west will get you to a small supermarket (which is located on a blind bend so take care not to miss it!) The rising tide is a big danger here. If exploring offshore make appropriate timing plans.
- Another massive sweeping bay of sand, Grouville is best appreciated when the tide is in because otherwise you’ll have to walk a long way for a swim. The most popular place to stop is at the car park to the north of the golf course just before you drive into picturesque Gorey village. Here you will find a playground next to the beach entrance. 13th century Mont Orgueil overlooks Gorey harbour and is a popular attraction for visitors. Gorey harbour offers numerous eating options. Car parks, seasonal outlets by the beach, eateries close-by (a short walk), watersports hire in the summer.
- La Hougue Bie is where you’ll find one of the best examples of passage graves in Europe. Here you can find out more about life in a Neolithic community on Jersey around six thousand years ago. There is a medieval chapel on the mound now but it’s still a tranquil and spiritual place where you can stand inside the chamber of the grave itself. There is a museum too where you can discover more about this time and the German Occupation in WWII. Exhibits include coin hoards, axes, swords and spears. Read more about the impressive Prince’s Tower once situated at the site.