Beaches in Jersey

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From bracing early morning dips to catching the last wave of the day as the sun sinks over the evening sky, the joys of island life are all there waiting to be discovered. Jersey’s beaches are your playground to explore.


Jersey beaches in the North

The wild and beautiful North coast where soaring cliffs tower over sheltered bays and windblown seascapes, stark in contrast to Jersey’s southern shores but no less breathtaking.  Discover the North and uncover its hidden secrets.

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Jersey beaches in the South

Serene, sloping beaches with silky smooth sand make up the Southern shores, with fun family activities and safe swimming.  The crescent of St. Aubin’s Bay spans from St. Helier town centre to the fishing village of St. Aubin.  Explore the length of this golden stretch of sand and find the perfect place to unwind.

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Jersey beaches in the East

Long stretches of fine golden sand, pebbled coves and tiny fishing harbours jutting out into turquoise waters, Jersey’s East coast is a beautiful corner of the island.  From here you can take in a cloudless view over the French coast on a good day.  It even has a lunar landscape at low-tide that has to be seen to be believed.

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Jersey beaches in the West

Jersey’s West is a landscape of sweeping golden shores, crashing surf and grassy dunes.  If you seek adventure you will find it all here – windswept walks, refreshing swims and awesome swell.  Bask on sun-soaked slopes or hire a VW campervan for the day and BBQ like a beach bum.

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The Surfing Grandpa

Keith, the surfing grandpa, comes from a tiny village in north Devon. He’s been surfing for over 50 years, but he’s never considered surfing in Jersey before. The island had never been on his radar with so many other places in the world to choose from. Keith was pleasantly surprised by what he discovered during his island break.

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Some local advice

7 ways to explore Jersey's coastline

In Jersey you are spoilt for choice when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors. Our island's unique coastline offers you the perfect opportunity to slide into a wetsuit and get back to nature.  Here are a few helpful tips to make your choice of adventure activity slightly easier. 

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Jersey beach cam

Discover St. Ouen's Bay, on the west coast of Jersey. With miles of sand washed by rolling Atlantic waves, the magnificent St. Ouen’s Bay is a natural playground for surfers and adrenaline seekers. It’s where one of the oldest surfing clubs in Europe has its home and makes a stunning setting for beach walks and activities. Whether it is cold winter walks or warm summer swims you are looking for, St. Ouen's Bay has it all.

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