St Aubin's Bay

St Aubin's Bay covers the central part of Jersey's south coast and has a long sweep of unbroken sandy beach from St Helier Harbour to St Aubin's Harbour.
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Only the highest of tides cover all of the sand and at low tide the sea retreats approximately 300 metres to open up an enormous expanse of beach. South facing, the beach is in full sun along virtually its entire length from sunrise to sunset.

The bay is very sheltered from prevailing westerlies and easterlies. It has soft, golden sand along virtually the entire length of the beach. The last few hundred metres from La Haule to St Aubin's Harbour are permanently wet but the remainder of the beach dries out rapidly.

Sun loungers and deckchairs are available for hire from Jersey Premier Beach Hire located at the Gunsite, Beaumont.

Disabled Access:

BeachAbility is a charity that provides manual, ballooned wheel chairs available for use on this beach. Find out more.

How to get there:

The full length of the bay is on numerous bus routes with stops close to access points to the beach, except between West Park and Bel Royal, where buses run on the inner road with stops only a few minutes walk from the beach.

Served by Liberty Bus service. See for full details.

Additional Information:

A number of public toilets are available along the length of the bay with access to the beach without crossing roads.
Bathing Safety:
Very safe bathing at all states of the tide. At high tide, sections of beach are rapidly covered to the sea wall, when care is needed, but otherwise the beach slopes very gently and rough conditions are rare during the season.
Water and beach sports:
The bay is popular with local windsurfers and hobie cats. Water skiing and jetskis are available from La Haule as are wakeboards and banana rides. For details of water sport activities in this area and on other beaches visit our Sights and Activities section.
Cafés of varying sizes can be found at several locations along the beach, as well as beach kiosks at intervals in between.
Although close to a densely populated area, the beach is so long that it rarely becomes crowded, except in the high season close to the main car parks. A short stroll will lead to an uncrowded stretch of sand.
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For Monday 30 May 2016