Jersey Beaches

beaches in the south of the island

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On Jersey you’re never more than ten minutes from the water’s edge, so it’s easy to find quiet spaces to revitalise. St Brelade’s Bay is one of island’s most popular, loved by visitors for its golden sand and safe swimming. On the doorstep of the island's capital St Helier, Jersey's southern bays make for easy access.  Head out south to the promenades and sweeping sands of St Aubin’s Bay or explore the hidden gem of Belcroute Bay or take a short walk out of town to Jersey's Victorian jewel The Lido at Harve de Pas. 

Beaches in south

St Brelade's Bay

Overview

St. Brelade’s Bay is a bustling resort beach with a miniscule jetty and even a seaside Parish Church along its Western tip. The beach faces south, so enjoys some of the longest days of sunshine to be found in Jersey, although you can find some shade along the Western end as the afternoon goes on. Slip off your shoes and enjoy the feel of the soft sand from end to end of the bay. St. Brelade’s Bay came 3rd place in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016. 

Parking

A number of public car parks across the bay, can be difficult to park in the height of summer.

Buses

Route 12, 14. Well served in summer and winter, so the bus is a credible alternative to queuing for parking space. www.libertybus.je

Toilets

A number of public toilets across the bay.

Bathing safety

Safe bathing at all states of the tide. The beach is patrolled by RNLI lifeguards during the summer months.

Disabled access

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

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

St. Brelade's Bay Hotel

West

St. Brelade

Golden Sands Hotel

West

St. Brelade

L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa

West

St. Brelade

Beaches in the south

Beauport

Overview

Beauport Bay is the perfect bay for soaking up the sun and is nestled in the west of the island, surrounded by a cliffs on three sides. The Bay is only for more agile visitors as it’s reached through an energetic ramble down a steep incline using the steps from the car park. On the plus side, this means you’ll have plenty of space to enjoy the beach as it’s never too crowded. Beauport enjoys the most sun in the morning and early afternoon. While there are a few pebbles to gingerly step over, the rest of the sand is fine and free of sharp rocks and shells, making Beauport perfect for families with little ones. We are proud of our clear local waters, and Beauport’s is worthy of special mention as it’s pristine. This makes it the perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling and rock jumping. Watch out for the rocks made of natural pink granite, which sparkle in the sunlight. 

Parking

Large car park at the top of the cliff.

Buses

Route 12,12a and 22. The closest bus stops are at the western end of St. Brelade's Bay (Route 12), from where there is a walk of approximately half a mile, largely uphill, to the beach car park, followed by the descent to the bay. Alternatively, there is a flat walk of similar length from La Route du Sud, further along Route 12 towards Corbière.  For full details please visit www.libertybus.je

Toilets

No toilets, café or refreshments so please bring your own food and drinks. 

Bathing safety

Safe bathing at all states of the tide. At high tide the beach slopes fairly rapidly. The beach is not patrolled by RNLI lifeguards any time of the year.  

Disabled access

No disabled beach access.

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

St. Brelade's Studio Apartment Self-Catering

West

St. Brelade

Highlands Hotel

South

St. Brelade

Beaches in the south

Ouaisne

Overview

Ouaisné is joined to St. Brelade’s Bay and is even connected at low tide. The south-west facing beach is perfect for laying out on a towel as it’s both snug and sunny. Portelet Common is situated on the headland above the beach, towering 200ft above seal level. Its Northern edge overlooks l’Ouaisné Common which is a protected area, so please stay on the path ways.

Parking

A large public car park is available close to the top of the slip way.   

Buses

Route 12a. The buses cannot get down the narrow road to the beach car park, but does pass the junction at the top on the main road to Portelet or you can walk across from St. Brelade’s Bay.  For full details please visit www.libertybus.je

Toilets

There is a public toilet at the back of the car park. 

Bathing Safety

Disabled access to the beach via the slip way.  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

Hotel Miramar

West

St. Brelade

Biarritz Hotel

West

St. Brelade

King's Cottage Self Catering

West

St. Brelade

Beaches in the south

Portelet Bay

Overview

Getting to Portelet is an adventure in itself. Those brave enough to take the steep descent down the steps from the cliff to this western beach can enjoy a bracing swim in the crystal clear water. Like St. Aubin’s Bay, Portelet faces South so you can bask in the sun’s rays throughout the day. The cliff also shelters the beach, protecting it from the elements. During low tide, feel the feathery sand underfoot as you trudge to the Ile au Guerdain in the centre of the bay. When the tide is in, feel free to swim over and have a snorkel around too. When the day is done, retire to the Portelet Bay Café on the doorstep of the beach and enjoy a wood-fired pizza under the evening sky.

Parking

Parking is available in the top car park by the bus stop.   

Buses

Route 12a.  For full details please visit www.libertybus.je

Toilets

No public toilets, however there are toilets available in the Pizza restaurant situated practically on the beach. 

Bathing Safety

Safe bathing at all states of the tide.  The beach is not patrolled by RNLI lifeguards any time of the year. 

Disabled Access

No disabled access to this 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

Granite Coastal Cottage Self-Catering

South

St. Brelade

Somerville Hotel

South

St. Brelade

Portelet Self-Catering Apartment

West

St. Brelade

Beaches in the south

Belcroute Bay

Overview

The hidden gem that is Belcroute Bay loses sun early in the day. Pull up early to find your perfect spot in near seclusion in this east-facing bay in the south of the island. The sheltered pebble beach makes for a perfect Jersey escape. When the tide is up, it’s ideal for snorkelling and SUP (Stand up Paddle) boarding. Try SUP Yoga and feel the gentle rock of the ocean beneath your board as you connect with this gentle seascape.

Parking

Parking is available near the top of the slipway and on the left had side of the approach road.

Buses

Route 12a stops at the top of La Chemin de Belcroute on the main road to Portelet. www.libertybus.je

Toilets

No toilets are available.

Bathing safety

Safe for swimming directly off the beach, but do not venture too far south as there are some strong currents passing the rocky area.  The beach is not patrolled by RNLI lifeguards any time of the year.

Disabled access

There is access to the beach via the slipway, however, it is a pebble beach for the most part and can be difficult to move around on.

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

The Old Court House Inn

South

St. Brelade

Harbour View Guest Accommodation - St Aubin

West

St. Brelade

Porthole Self-Catering Suites

South

St. Brelade

Beaches in the south

St. Aubin's Bay

Overview

St. Aubin’s Bay sprawls over the central part of Jersey’s Southern Coast. Explore a vast tract of sandy beach spanning from St. Helier to St. Aubin’s Harbour. As the bay faces south, you can bask in the sunshine from dawn to dusk. Feel the loose, golden sand beneath your feet as you walk along this sheltered beach. Enjoy an unforgettable game of beach volleyball at the Gunsite, or if you feel like an adventure, fly around the bay on water skis or even a Jet Ski. You can still enjoy St. Aubin’s Bay when the tide is out, by bathing in the South East corner or taking a dip in the balmy waters of our Victorian bathing pool.

Parking

Parking is available along the bay at various car parks although they are not free and you will need paycards. 

Buses

Route 9,14, 15, 12,12a run along the length on the bay, half of which is on the inner road, which is only a short walk across the Avenue to the beach, take care when crossing this busy road. www.libertybus.je

Toilets

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

Disabled access

BeachAbility is a chairity that provides manual, ballooned wheel chairs available for use on this beach at the Gunsite Slipway and West Park. www.beachability.org

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

Ocean Walk Guest House

South

St. Brelade

Hotel Cristina

South

St. Lawrence

La Haule Manor

South

St. Brelade

Beaches in the south

Havre des Pas and Greve d'Azette

Overview

Havre Des Pas and Greve d'Azette is only a short stroll from St. Helier town centre, so is a popular choice for families on an island break. This sheltered south facing beach is drenched with Jersey sunshine and skirted with beautiful art deco-style boardwalks. In the centre of the bay young swimmers can take a dip in a tidal bathing pool, The Lido. Children of all ages can enjoy the sea in safe surrounds with a platform in the middle to swim out to, under the watchful eye of resident lifeguards. There are dinky beachside cafés and restaurants dotted along the coast road, with adorable guest houses and family-run Hotels just minutes from the beach.

Parking

There is limited public parking in this area, you may need to park and walk to the beach area

Buses

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

Toilets

Situated in the pool complex. 

Bathing safety

Safe bathing on the beach at high tide, or at low tide use the sea water pool. The beach is not patrolled by RNLI lifeguards any time of the year, however the bathing pool have life guards in attendance during the summer months.  For swimming directly off the beach, be careful not to venture too far south as there are some strong currents passing the rocky area.  

Disabled access

Access to beach via the slipway and access to the bathing pool via a wooden walkway.

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

Fort d'Auvergne Hotel

South

St. Helier

Fisherman's Cottage

South

St. Helier

Ommaroo Hotel

South

St. Helier

Beaches in the south

Green Island

Overview

Burrowed in Jersey’s South Coast, Green Island captures the sun perfectly. The smooth sands littered with rocks are perfect for little ones who want to clamber and play. Green Island is named after the grassy rock of ‘La Motte’ which is just a hop, skip and a jump away at low tide. The mound is stranded from the shore at high tide, so be sure to time your beach adventure just right. The beach also enjoys the distinction of being the southernmost point of the British Isles.

Parking

There is a car park with a fair amount of space, but it can fill up quickly on sunny days.   

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

Safe bathing on the beach at high tide, but be careful when the tide is rising as it comes up extremely quickly around the rocks and up through the gullies and you can get cut off by the tide.  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

Longueville Manor Hotel & Restaurant

East

St. Saviour

Hotel Ambassadeur

East

St. Clement

Samares Manor Self-Catering Apartments

East

St. Clement

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