Jersey Beaches

beaches in the north of the island

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It’s been said that the same irresistible pull that draws sea to shore echoes in us, drawing us to the sea. It’s instinctive. On Jersey you’re never more than ten minutes from the water’s edge, so it’s easy to find quiet spaces to revitalise and recharge, from gorse-clad coastlines and grassy sand dunes to sweeping bays that change shape as the tide rises. An island in tune with nature, where you can feel refreshed and rebalanced in the fresh sea air.  Explore Jersey's breathtaking bays in the north of the island. 

Beaches in the north

Plémont

Overview

Plemont is a sandy cove on the North West tip of the island flanked by soaring cliffs and pitted with caves and rock pools. Plemont is a firm local favourite, sheltered by tall cliffs and washed by gentle surf. Low tide reveals hidden caves for a fresh adventure and young ones can explore rocky pools with sandy bottoms. Check the tides before journeying to Plemont to time your beach adventure just right. At high tide the sand is covered, and locals move up to the rocks where the RNLI lifeguards watch over the beach all summer.

Parking

Limited parking in the lower car park, at the top of the steps which lead down to the beach past the cafe. Ample parking in the top car park by the bus stop. There are a number of steps that lead down to sea level, but it is well worth the walk

Buses

Route No. 8 runs up through St. Peter's Valley from St. Helier.

Toilets

There are public toilets close to the café at the top of beach steps

Bathing safety

There is safe bathing when the sea is calm, but only for the strongest of swimmers when an Atlantic swell brings breakers rolling in. Lifeguards are located at Plémont during the summer months.

Disabled access

Sadly due to its location there is no disabled access to the beach, café or toilets

Please note

Dogs must be kept on a lead between the hours of 10:00 – 18:00 between May and September, outside of this time dogs are free to roam the beaches, however please remember to pick up after your dog, and leave nothing behind but your footprints.

Accommodation nearby

Acorn Wood Cottage Self Catering

West

St. Ouen

Grosnez Heather Cottage Self Catering

West

St. Ouen

Beaches in the north

Grève de Lecq

Overview

This sheltered north facing beach is fringed with wooded slopes and leafy country pubs. Doze on soft golden sand with a good read before dipping in balmy local waters. It’s easy to find a parking spot and there are laidback beachside cafes with every facility along the sunny boardwalk. Launch out on a kayak to discover secret beaches just around the shoreline. The high surrounding cliffs block out the sun in the late afternoon, when you can retreat to a friendly country pub for a crisp Jersey cider, just a short stroll up a leafy road.

Parking

Ample parking available in public car park, café car parks and harbour area.

Buses

Given the bay is relatively isolated Route 9 offers a limited service.  For full details please visit www.libertybus.je

Toilets

Public toilets available.

Bathing safety

Safe for all the family except when there is a heavy swell.

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

Officer's Quarters Cottage Self-Catering

North

St. Mary

Fig Tree House Self Catering

North

St. Mary

St. Yves Villa Self-Catering

North

St. Mary

Beaches in the north

Bonne Nuit

Overview

Nestled in the North coast, this tiny fishing port is sheltered by green cliffs with a small sandy beach. This is the perfect place to roll out a family picnic or sunbathe to the soothing sound of fishing boats clinking in their moorings. The bay is North facing so you will lose the sun as it sinks below tall cliffs in the late afternoon, but linger a while longer for a slow sunset on summer nights.

Parking

Limited Parking on harbour and at the bottom of the hill.

Buses

Given the bay is relatively isolated Route 4 offers a limited service.  For full details please visit www.libertybus.je

Toilets

Public toilets available.

Bathing safety

Not ideal for bathing but competent swimmers will enjoy a dip at high tide.

Disabled access

Access via slipway.

Please note

Dogs must be kept on a lead between the hours of 10:00 – 18:00 between May and September, outside of this time dogs are free to roam the beaches, however please remember to pick up after your dog, and leave nothing behind but your footprint. 

Accommodation nearby

Squirrel's Rest Apartment Self-Catering

North

St. Lawrence

Olive Tree Cottage Self-Catering

North

St. Mary

Petite Grange Self-Catering

North

St. Mary

Beaches in the north

Bouley Bay

Overview

Bouley Bay is a tiny harbour on the North Coast flanked by green cliffs with a sandy shelf descending into deep blue waters. A rambling slope winds its way down towards the bay to reveal a deep anchorage and the home of Scuba Diving in Jersey. The pebble beach shelves steeply into deep waters best enjoyed by stronger swimmers. It is the perfect spot to explore our underwater world with trained Scuba Diving professionals. Jutting out over the bay is Fort Leicester, a medieval fort with a modern interior that can be let out from Jersey Heritage for a quirky self-catered stay.

Parking

Parking limited the bottom of the hill.

Buses

Route 4 offers a limited service.  For full details please visit www.libertybus.je

Toilets

Public toilets available.

Bathing safety

Good swimmers only. The pebble beach shelves steeply and the water is deep, but inviting.

Disabled access

Not easy access and is a pebble beach so difficult to manoeuvre.

Dogs must be kept on a lead between the hours of 10:00 – 18:00 between May and September, outside of this time dogs are free to roam the beaches, however please remember to pick up after your dog, and leave nothing behind but your footprint. 

 

Accommodation nearby

Undercliff Guest House

North

Trinity

Chestnut Cottage Self Catering

North

Trinity

Beaches in the north

Rozel Bay

Overview

Rozel Bay is a beautiful fishing port nestled in Jersey’s north east, sheltered by green rolling hills and dotted with dinky cafes and harbourside restaurants. Low tide reveals a small expanse of beautiful white sand with tiny fishing boats stranded on its banks. Many are drawn to this blissful scene to pass a quiet afternoon over cloudless views of the French coast. Rozel is more of a traditional harbour than pleasure beach, and you will lose the sun in the late afternoon. Retreat to a friendly harbourside pub for a Liberation Jersey Ale, or take the rugged footpath up to an ancient dolmen site for an early chapter in our island story. Lift your spirits in the cheery little cafe, The Hungry Man, daubed with lively artwork brought to life by an island artist, where you can enjoy a famous ‘Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Explosion’ or a hunger-stopping breakfast with family and friends.

Parking

Limited parking on the harbour and up the hill.

Buses

Route 3 offers a year round regular service.  For full details please visit www.libertybus.je

Toilets

Public toilets available next to the café on harbour. 

Bathing Safety

Safe when the tide is in but not really a swimmer's beach. 

Disabled Access

Access via slipway to beach.

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 Barn - Trinity

South

St. Helier

Cider Press House Self Catering

East

St. Martin

Chateau la Chaire Hotel

East

St. Martin

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In Jersey, you’re never more than ten minutes from the sea so take time to explore our coastline
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