Jersey’s beaches have the power to take your breath away and leave you standing in awe. From cliff-encircled coves to vast expanses of lunar landscapes, here are our top six breathtaking beaches that are waiting to be discovered in the island break.
St. Ouen’s Bay.
With mile after mile of beautiful sand, cleansed twice a day by Atlantic waves, St. Ouen’s Bay is the spiritual home for Jersey surfers and thrill seekers of all kinds. An expansive, sweeping bay where you can experience a true sense of space and the rush of nature’s power as the waves pound the coast. St. Ouen’s Bay will awaken your senses and clear your mind.
You wouldn’t think so from the quiet turning off the main road, but at the end of this winding lane, the adventurous will discover one of the island’s most striking hidden away beaches. Plémont beach is shouldered either side by high cliffs and the island’s largest caves, creating a sheltered crescent-shaped sweep of golden sand and rock pools at low tide. Plémont will make your jaw drop with its epic drama and natural wonders.
Beauport feels a million miles away, yet it’s just tucked around the corner from the popular St. Brelade’s Bay. When you stumble across this secluded spot down the steep winding steps, you might just think you’ve discovered a secret gem. With crystal blue waters and flanked by cliffs of pink granite, Beauport is a little slice of Jersey paradise.
Evoking the aura of a long-lost paradise island, Portelet Bay is the treasure at the end of the trail. You won’t find pirates or castaways here though. You’ll find a sheltered bay surrounded by cliffs and one of the best pizza places in Jersey perched on the edge of the sand. Made for exploring, Portelet is home to the Ile au Guerdain which has its own tale to tell. Portelet Bay will spark your imagination and carry you away.
The Royal Bay of Grouville.
Royal in name and royal in nature, Grouville Bay is a swathe of pristine coastline that starts at the majestic Mont Orgueil Castle and sweeps south towards La Rocque harbour. At low tide, the bay is transformed into a vast lunar landscape of gullies and rock pools. The bay is also home to Jersey’s oyster beds where these little delicacies are grown and harvested. Grouville Bay is waiting to be explored.
Grève de Lecq.
The distinctive orange sands of Grève de Lecq beach make it unmistakable and picture perfect. The bay is fringed with wooded slopes and hugged by cliffs, making it feel like the island is giving you a warm hug. Just around the coastline, secret beaches and caves only accessible by sea are waiting to be uncovered. Discover them with a local guide. Grève de Lecq is the long-lost friend you’ve been searching for.
Don’t just take our word for it.
Take a peek at some pictures captured by locals and visitors.