Jersey Beaches

beaches in the west of the island

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With its sun kissed headland and soft sandy beaches, Jersey's western shoreline offers up some of the island's most magical locations, a long stretch of goldern sand and views over the Atlantic Ocean makes St.Ouen's Bay one of Jersey's most iconic beaches. 

Beaches in the west

St. Ouen's Bay

Overview

With mile after mile of beautiful sand, cleansed twice a day by Atlantic surf, St. Ouen’s Bay is a spiritual home for Jersey surfers and thrill seekers of all kinds. At five miles (8km) long, there is plenty of space and facilities for everyone. St. Ouen’s Bay also boasts one of the oldest surfing clubs in Europe. The bay has something to offer those who aren’t hardened thrill seekers too. Fire up a beach barbecue on a summer’s evening, while snapping a few memories in the heavenly, golden light that fills the bay. Or, take an awe inspiring walk along the sands themselves, arm in arm with your special someone. St. Ouen’s Bay has easy parking right along the 5-mile coastline, with laid back beach cafes and restaurants to soak in the sun, sea and surf over real Jersey food. There can be strong currents and rip tides, so be sure to swim between the safety flags and stay in areas patrolled by lifeguards.

Parking

There are a number of public parking areas scattered along the entire length of the bay.

Buses

Route 12a and 22 cover Jersey's south west corner.

Toilets

There are a number of public toilets at strategic locations along the Five Mile Road.

Bathing safety

The beach is exposed to the Atlantic along its entire length and the surf can be magnificent - which is fine for those who are experienced, but poor swimmers should take care. Even the most accomplished can be swept off their feet by the currents, so obey the warning signs and flags, take careful note of which sections of beach are restricted. The beach is patrolled by RNLI lifeguards during the season.

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 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 Ouen's Bay Apartment Self-Catering

West

St. Ouen

The Atlantic Hotel

West

St. Brelade

Beaches in the west

Corbiere

Overview

Corbiere with its fantastic views and iconic lighthouse is a special place to try your hand at rock-pooling when the tide is down. You can walk out along the causeway to the lighthouse at low tide too, well worth doing for the view alone, and even experience a private tour inside (booked in advance), but listen out for the siren which warns people of the in coming tide.

Parking

Ample parking in the area.

Buses

Route 12 a and 22 cover Jersey's south west corner.

Toilets

Public toilets available close to the bus stop.

Bathing safety

This is NOT a bathing area at any time. The area is not patrolled by RNLI lifeguards during the season.

Disabled access

Access via slipway and causeway.

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.

Lighthouse View Apartment Self-Catering

West

St. Ouen

Littleheath Apartment Self-Catering

West

St. Brelade

Interested in more Jersey beaches?

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