Jersey Beaches

beaches in the east of the island

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The east of the island is where the sun rises above the French coastline, giving life to land and sea. With a range of beaches, harbours and ancient castles, the island's east coast can be the ideal location to base yourself during your stay. 

Beaches in the east

La Rocque Harbour

Overview

Savour a stroll along this pristine harbour that extends into local waters and shelters tiny fishing boats in its embrace. Seymour Tower stands tall on the near horizon, which you can explore in the company of a local guide. There is a small sandy beach where you can discover a world of rockpools teeming with marine life. At high tide the sand is covered, so be sure to time your adventure just right.

Parking

There is a car park on the beach side of the road.

Buses

Route 1 offers a year round regular service.  For full details please visit www.libertybus.je

Toilets

Public toilets available, situated on the harbour close to the cafe. 

Bathing Safety

Not the best bathing beach except at high tide, as the area is quite rocky, swimmers should take care due to the strong currents. The beach is not patrolled by RNLI lifeguards any time of the year. 

Disabled Access

Access to beach via the slipway.

Please note

Dogs are welcome on this beach except between 1 May and 30 September (10.00 - 18:00) when a seasonal ban is in place. You must pick up after your dog or you could be fined up to £500. 

Accommodation nearby

Samares Manor Self-Catering Apartments and Cottages

East

St. Clement

Hotel Ambassadeur

East

St. Clement

Beaches in the east

Le Hocq

Overview

An iconic coastal tower juts out over a grassy mound on a salty shore rocked with bracing sea air. A huge tidal range reveals an endless expanse of rocky shoreline. From here it feels like you could walk to France. It may lack the conventional beauty of Jersey’s western bays, it has no space for swimming or sunbathing, but you will often find you have the place to yourself to quietly reflect and drink in spectacular scenery. There is a friendly local pub just minutes from the beach, or roll out a picnic on soft grassland as you idly watch wading birds under a vanilla sky.

Parking

There is a car park with ample parking across the road from the beach, next to the Parish Hall.

Buses

Route 1 offers a year round regular service.  For full details please visit www.libertybus.je

Toilets

Situated at the east end of the car park. 

Bathing Safety

Not the best bathing beach. The beach is not patrolled by RNLI lifeguards any time of the year. 

Disabled Access

Access to beach via the slipway.

Please note

Dogs are welcome on this beach except between 1 May and 30 September (10.00 - 18:00) when a seasonal ban is in place. You must pick up after your dog or you could be fined up to £500. 

Accommodation nearby

Pontac House Hotel

East

St. Clement

Sunset Peep Apartment Self Catering

East

St. Clement

Bakehouse Cottage Self Catering

East

St. Clement

Beaches in the east

Grouville Bay

Overview

Grouville Bay, known to locals as Long Beach, has a long stretch of soft golden sand with calm sheltered waters perfect for swimming. You can enjoy water skiing, wakeboarding, banana boat rides and even hire a motor dinghy in summer. Young families will love this friendly beach nestled near sleepy Gorey Village. There is easy parking close by and regular public buses, cafés and kiosks to enjoy a Jersey Dairy ice cream and even a beachside playground on a soft bed of sand.

Parking

There is a car park on the beach side of the road.

Buses

Route 1, 1A and 2 offers a year round regular service.  For full details please visit www.libertybus.je

Toilets

Public toilets available, situated in the car park. 

Bathing Safety

Safe bathing at all times. Low tide means quite a walk to the sea, as Jersey has one of the largest tidal movements in the world. The beach is not patrolled by RNLI lifeguards any time of the year. 

Disabled Access

BeachAbility is a charity that provides manual, ballooned wheel chairs available for use on this beach. https://www.beachability.org/ .

Please note

Dogs are welcome on this beach except between 1 May and 30 September (10.00 - 18:00) when a seasonal ban is in place. You must pick up after your dog or you could be fined up to £500. 

Accommodation nearby

Grouville House Self-Catering

East

Grouville

Beachcombers Hotel

East

Grouville

Beaches in the east

Anne Port

Overview

This east facing beach is a delightful bay in the north east of the island which is rarely crowded. The beach enjoys the morning and mid-day sun, but loses it in late afternoon and sheltered from even strong westerly winds. The sand is hard and wet along most of the beach.  A great spot if you are looking for some peace and quiet.

Parking

There are a few spaces on the road at the top of the beach, however the lack of parking prevents this beach from becoming crowded.

Buses

Route 2 offers a year round regular service.  For full details please visit www.libertybus.je

Toilets

Public toilets available. 

Bathing Safety

Safe bathing at all states of the tide. A perfect spot for a morning swim. 

Disabled Access

Access beach via slipway.

Please note

Dogs are welcome on this beach except between 1 May and 30 September (10.00 - 18:00) when a seasonal ban is in place. You must pick up after your dog or you could be fined up to £500. 

Accommodation nearby

Anne Port Bay, Port Rest House Self Catering

East

St. Martin

Abri Cottage Self Catering

East

St. Martin

Seascale Hotel & Restaurant

East

St. Martin

Archirondel

Archirondel

Overview

This sheltered bay in Jersey’s North East is a tempting swimming spot with sun-dappled pebbles and calm waters. At low tide your children can explore hidden rock pools on this small stretch of pebble beach and skim stones on turquoise waters. At high tide the sand is covered, so be sure to time your adventure just right. There is parking on site, but it is limited, so arrive early to secure your spot. The beach is sheltered from western winds but loses the sun in the late afternoon, but stay a while longer for an evening picnic and dip at high tide. Archirondel also has a fantastic beachside café, showers and facilities just minutes from the beach.

Parking

There is parking next to the café. Very small entrance and road to beach, drive slowly on approach otherwise you will miss it!

Buses

Route 2 offers a year round regular service.  For full details please visit www.libertybus.je

Toilets

Public toilets available next to the cafe. 

Bathing Safety

Very safe bathing at most states of the tide with the water receding across the flat sandy lower beach and staying very shallow for some distance. At high tide the water reaches the steeply sloping shingle upper beach providing a good location for competent swimmers and the opportunity to dive from rocks surrounding the jetty and Martello Tower. 

Disabled Access

Not easy access and is a pebble beach so difficult man-oeuvre on.

Please note

Dogs are welcome on this beach except between 1 May and 30 September (10.00 - 18:00) when a seasonal ban is in place. You must pick up after your dog or you could be fined up to £500. 

Accommodation nearby

Seascale Hotel & Restaurant

East

St. Martin

Anne Port Bay, Port Rest House Self Catering

East

St. Martin

L'Hopital Cottage Self-Catering

East

St. Martin

Beaches in the east

St Catherine's Bay

Overview

St Catherine's Breakwater and Bay are most popular with both novice and skilled sailors, canoeists and anglers, it is home to St Catherine's Sailing Club and the Jersey Canoe Club. Originally planned as a harbour for the Royal Navy, to counter the threat of a French invasion, the breakwater was started in 1847 but shallow water meant plans were abandoned. The walk to the end of breakwater is breathtaking and well worth the effort. You can always pop into the Breakwater Cafe before or after your walk, a popular haunt with locals and a great place for a pit stop.

Parking

Ample parking in the area.

Buses

Route 2 and 2a offers a year round regular service.  For full details please visit www.libertybus.je

Toilets

Public toilets available. 

Bathing Safety

Relatively safe bathing off the slipway at high tide, keep a look out for boats and canoes. The area is not patrolled by RNLI lifeguards any time of the year. 

Disabled Access

Access the water via the slipway.

Please note

Dogs are welcome on this beach except between 1 May and 30 September (10.00 - 18:00) when a seasonal ban is in place. You must pick up after your dog or you could be fined up to £500. 

Accommodation nearby

Rose Lea Cottage - St. Martin

East

St. Martin

Abri Cottage Self Catering

East

St. Martin

Beaches in the east

Fliquet Bay

Overview

Fliquet Bay is remarkably picturesque and unspoiled, you feel like a time traveller sitting by the sea at Fliquet where little has changed for hundreds of years. This really is a bay where you go to escape the hustle and bustle, you can sit and enjoy the best of nature undisturbed.

Parking

Parking available and rarely gets full.

Buses

Route 2 offers a year round regular service to St Catherine, you will then need to walk along to Fliquet.  For full details please visit www.libertybus.je

Toilets

No Public amenities. 

Bathing Safety

Very safe bathing at most states of the tide. 

Disabled Access

Access via slipway.

Please note

Dogs are welcome on this beach except between 1 May and 30 September (10.00 - 18:00) when a seasonal ban is in place. You must pick up after your dog or you could be fined up to £500. 

Accommodation nearby

Rozel Camping Park

East

St. Martin

Rozel Barn - Trinity

South

St. Helier

Chateau la Chaire Hotel

East

St. Martin

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