With its breathtaking coastline, Jersey is awash with picture perfect BBQ spots where you are free to be together. Stoke the embers of your heart by enjoying good food with good friends in the great outdoors. From beaches to grassy headlands with free to use BBQs set up and ready to go, you’ll find plenty of places to get grilling in Jersey.
A bounty of beaches for BBQs.
Jersey’s coast is a treasure trove of beaches and bay. From sweeping sandy expanses, small sheltered bays to quaint harbours. You’ll find so many spots to throw a sausage on the barbie. While away the whole day with your toes in the sand or get your BBQ sizzling and tuck in as the sun sets over the sea. Find you perfect beach BBQ spot below.
St. Aubin’s Bay sprawls over the central part of Jersey’s southern coast. Explore a vast expanse 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.
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 golden sand and views over the Atlantic Ocean make St. Ouen's Bay something special. The bay is a great spot for a sunset BBQ with the family, just over the road from the stunning sand dunes.
Beauport Bay is the perfect bay for soaking up the sun and is nestled in the west of the island, surrounded by cliffs on three sides. We are proud of our clear local waters, and Beauport’s is worthy of a special mention as it’s pristine; making it the perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling and rock jumping.
Archirondel is a very popular pebbly beach with plenty of sandy space to stretch out on too. Swim in the clear calm sea, skim stones and watch them skip across the water, or explore hidden rock pools at low tide. At high tide the sand is covered, so be sure to time your adventure just right.
Ouaisné, the adjoining beach to St. Brelade's Bay is a south-west facing beach and wilder in contrast to the neighbouring St. Brelade's Bay. The two beaches are connected at low tide, or cross the pine-rich headland and walk along the sea wall next to the protected Ouaisné Common towards locals’ favourite, The Smugglers Inn.
Rozel Bay is a beautiful fishing port nestled in Jersey’s north-east, sheltered by green rolling hills. Low tide reveals a small expanse of beautiful white sand with tiny fishing boats stranded on it’s banks. Many are drawn to this blissful scene to pass a quiet afternoon over cloudless views of the French coast.
Bonne Nuit, French for ‘good night’ because of its reputation as a quiet and peaceful mooring, is a small natural harbour nestled in the north coast and sheltered by the cliffs towering above it. At low tide, a small sandy beach appears below the pebbles, a perfect spot to build sandcastles, make some beach art or enjoy a picnic.
This beautiful Jersey beach at St. Brelade’s Bay is one of island’s most popular, loved by visitors for its golden sand and safe swimming. If you’re visiting the island, you’ll find plenty to do at St. Brelade’s beach including family friendly activities, watersports, beach cafés and seaside restaurants, beach walks and plenty of sunbathing spots.
Bouley Bay is a tiny harbour on the north coast flanked by green cliffs with a sandy shelf descending into deep blue waters. Follow a series of hairpin bends as the road winds its way down towards the bay to reveal a deep anchorage. The pebble beach shelves steeply into deep waters best enjoyed by stronger swimmers.
This sheltered north facing beach is fringed with wooded slopes and leafy country pubs. A firm favourite with families, with rocks to climb, pools to search for critters in, a sea that’s never too far out even at a low tide and lifeguards during the summer months, all make this beach a winner.
The Royal Bay of Grouville, 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 the sleepy Gorey Village.
Be safe with your barbie.
- Place your BBQ in a safe area, away from places such as gorse and heathland that can easily catch alight.
- Never leave your BBQ unattended at any time.
- Have a bucket of water or sand nearby in case of emergencies.
- Don’t drop lit matches or cigarettes anywhere.
- Be careful when disposing of ashes and/or a disposable BBQ as it may still be hot.
- Charcoal emits the toxic gas, carbon monoxide, so keep your BBQ down wind and in the open air.
- If you’re using a gas BBQ make sure it’s in good working order and check the manufacturer’s instructions about how to check for potential leaks in connections/hoses and that the regulator is correctly fitted.
BBQ from dawn to dusk.
Sunrise breakfast – La Coupe.
For early birds, there’s nothing more revitalising than seeing a Jersey sunrise. Located in the eastern corner of Jersey’s coastline, enjoy panoramic views of from La Coupe Bay just north of St. Catherine’s Breakwater. A tranquil and picturesque bay, on a clear day it is possible to see France. Don’t forget your flask of tea to accompany your sausage butty!
BBQ from dawn to dusk.
Lunch – Faulkner Fisheries, L’Etacq.
A hidden gem, a fish and shellfish vivier housed in a Second World War German bunker. Don’t miss the seafood BBQ served throughout the summer at Faulkner Fisheries, L’Etacq.
BBQ from dawn to dusk.
Sunset BBQ – La Saline.
Farm shops and markets.
Where to pick up local produce to pop on the barbie.
If you’re planning to light up your barbie, why not fill it with a spread of local Jersey produce? What could be better than a grilled lobster caught fresh the same morning or crunchy local asparagus sizzling away on the open coals? On your adventures around the island, you’ll find ‘hedge veg’ farm stalls dotted through the countryside where you can ‘grab and go’ produce straight from the field. Don’t miss popping into the Central Market and the Beresford Street Fish Market to pick up even more treats to enjoy on your BBQ. The island is also bursting with farm shops, so take your pick and plan a barbeque feast to remember.
Christine and Didier Hellio are a husband and wife team growing a range of crops at their farm in St. Ouen. They supply fresh vegetables to a range of outlets on the Island as well as their own farm stall. We are both from farming backgrounds and have been married and working together for 27 years.
From the humble beginnings of the farm shop starting from a wheelbarrow on the road, we have never looked back as our farm shop continues to grow. Our store is still at the centre of our success, with the emphasis and passion on offering the very best fresh, seasonal, organic and handmade food from in-house specialists and local artisan producers.
Woodside Farms is a traditional Jersey farm that grows and exports Jersey Royals, vegetables and flowers. In spite of its international markets, Woodside Farms stays true to its firmly established roots in supplying wholesalers and outlets across the Island and directly to customers from its popular farm shop.
The Central and Beresford Street Markets are an integral part of Jersey’s heritage and a source of pride for many Islanders. The local markets have served the community for over 200 years. Both markets are lively, full of colours and smells and home to a wide range of local produce, crafts, goods and services.
Jon Hackett breeds pigs on his farm in St. Brelade and makes pork and other meat products, including sausages, pasties and pies. Owning his own business in Jersey allowed him to work the hours he pleased so he would spend four days in the office and one working on a farm. When he retired he turned his ‘hobby’ into a full-time business.
Don’t fancy doing the cooking?
If you’d rather someone else did the cooking for you, you’re in luck. Check out these chilled out places to tuck into local fare. With all the vibes of a beachside barbie but without the need to cook yourself… perfect if that’s more your style.
Visit Jersey’s original beach café, and possibly one of Britain’s original surf schools, hiring out boards since 1948. Perched on the very edge of the beach and in the middle of one of the finest surf bays in Europe. El Tico Beach Cantina, is a world class destination for fabulous food, great wine and glorious beachside sunsets.
We are proud to be the place to stop by and stay. The perfect blend of a chill dog-friendly atmosphere, delicious coffee, and breath taking views of the ocean. Taking over The Hungry Whale in 2022 became a mission in offering good quality coffee, fresh sourdough and healthier menu options for dog walkers, locals and families.
A relaxed style café, using the freshest local seafood and produce. Serving traditional cuisine and Thai food until close, with a takeaway service also available. Located on the slip way at Bonne Nuit Bay Harbour on the north coast.
For fresh, exciting flavours from around the world or simply the best bacon roll in Jersey, Ouaisné Bay is where you need to go. Quality breakfasts, lunch and dinner to sit in or takeaway. Dine al fresco or in a marquee lit up with fairy lights. Great selection of vegan and veggie options available.
A family owned beachside bistro offering simple, fresh and delicious food and drink. The food pays homage to British seaside classics whilst Mediterranean influences nod to the more southern geography. The food is always fresh, locally sourced wherever possible, and consistently unfussy and delicious.
Faulkner Fisheries is an independently family-owned group of companies buying and selling live, fresh, cooked, smoked, frozen, dried and preserved seafood in Jersey, Channel Islands and France. The group’s vivier is nestled inside a Second World War German bunker at L’Etacq in St. Ouen.
Come and join us for a cool drink or a delicious meal, and enjoy the magnificent views over St. Ouen's Bay from the terrace of our iconic beach bar. For more than 50 years 'The Splash' has been the home of surfing on the island - this is reflected in the relaxed atmosphere and menu that truly offers something for everyone.
Carefully designed to offer relaxed beach vibes all day long, from breakfast and brunch through to sunset drinks and dinner. Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy a get-together with family and friends, or a relaxed spot for sunset drinks – The Beach Club is the perfect place to be!
One of the island's outstanding traditional pub eateries found nestled in the beautiful Ouaisné Bay. Popular with locals and visitors to the island offering a superb selection of real ales, ciders and wines to accompany our delicious menu of pub fare. Beautiful scenery and fantastic wildlife walks; there is always a warm welcome awaiting.
A smart but eclectic beach bar and eatery with separate drinking and dining areas, both with fantastic al fresco spaces and spectacular views over the bay. The décor has been designed to create a relaxed, beach bar atmosphere with fire stoves for cooler evenings and reclaimed timber providing a cosy atmosphere throughout.