Find The Nearest Beach Jersey
Planning a trip to the Jersey coast and looking for where the nearest beach is, our beach lists will help you discover the nearest beach to me. Then for each beach, we will answer questions around location, rural or town, sandy or pebble, rockpools, tide times, weather forecast, dog restrictions, bathing water quality, closest beach cafes and provide general information on the beach and its facilities.
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- Victoria Pool is a tidal marine pool set in St Aubins bay. It has a sandy bottom with gently slopes to a maximum depth of 3 metres. The pool covers and uncovers about three hours either side of high tide. The lake is 190m by 140m making it one of the largest marine lakes in the UK. You donot just have to indulge in the pool as you have a large expanse of sandy beach.
- St Ouen bay has the largest sandy beach Channel Islands which stretches for approximately 4 miles from L’Etacq in the north to La Pulente in the south. There are many access points along the coast road but the two most popular areas to stop are Le Braye and El Tico in the southern half of the bay. The summer sees a hive of activity on the beach and in the water. There are public toilets, car parks and places to eat dotted all along coastline. On the best days be prepared to pick your spot early if you are driving otherwise will you’ll struggle to find a space despite all the parking options. Lifeguards and beach patrols operate around the most popular areas of the bay.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- Archirondel is rarely crowded due to the limited parking, but is a true hidden east coast gem with a distinctive tower half painted red and white as a navigational marker. The upper beach is effectively a pebble bank but as the tide falls, a nice sandy bottom is revealed along with some rocky plateaus that are great for rock pooling. A well-liked cafe overlooks the northern end of the beach. Parking is free but limited, and there are public toilets. If parking is a problem there is a secondary free car park approximately 200 metres along the coast road to the north.
- Plemont is regarded as one of the best beaches in the Channel Islands. When the tide falls it reveals a huge sandy area for all to enjoy. There are rock pools, gullies and caves to explore around the cliff face. It’s northern location means that it very well protected from the prevailing winds. Access to the beach is down past the cafe and across a bridge. If you are exploring the caves then you MUST keep an eye on the tides! If you are not familiar with the tidal state then ask! Parking is in two tiers. If you are feeling lucky then drive down the single lane road to the lower car park where you will find a popular cafe and public toilets. Those who don’t mind a climb can park at the upper level and walk down the path to the cafe area in order to reach the steps and bridge down to the beach. A valuable lifeguard service is provided at Plemont.
- 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.
- 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.
- Beauport beach is a small, south-facing beach which is accessed by a fairly steep path that drops from the car park. The top of the beach greets you with a narrow pebble strip but thereafter is good sand. The beach has safe swimming and is ideal for families although you have a steep path from the car park at the top of the cliffs down to the beach. There are toilets by the car park but no other facilities.
- Havre des Pas is a tidal bathing pool and lido. It is extremely popular and is located on the outskirts of St Helier. Tucked in behind the harbour headland, the area is well sheltered and quite a sun trap. The pool was officially opened on 22nd of May 1895. Car parking is tricky given its St Helier location but driving up around the various lanes in the area usually yields a space (paid parking scratch cards required). Being where it is, there are toilets, shops and pubs in the immediate area.