For the wild, surf and sand, you can’t beat the five-mile expanse of St. Ouen’s Bay, the most striking feature of Jersey’s western edge. Walk along the sea wall and watch surfers ride big Atlantic waves or venture into the beach’s tumbling dunes, rich in wildlife and located within Jersey’s Coastal National Park.
Grève de Lecq to Plémont Bay.
This short walk includes some of the most iconic views of the Channel Islands and gives you a real feel of the proximity of the islands themselves. With views across to our neighbours in Guernsey and Sark, as well as views of northern France – it can be a photographers dream. The cliff path route out of Grève de Lecq heading west stays close to the coastline and its high cliff tops before reaching the north western tip of the island and Plémont Bay. Busses are available from Plémont.
La Corbière to Portelet Bay.
This is one of the most iconic and picturesque walks on the island. Taking in stunning costal views as well as the ups and downs of the high cliffs, this short walk is packed with sights to absorb. St. Brelade’s Bay, recently voted third best in Britain, marks the half way point. Containing a huge choice of places to relax as well as one of the island’s richest and most diverse nature reserves – this walk really does have something for everyone.
Plémont Bay to Corbière Lighthouse.
Walk the entire length of Jersey’s Atlantic coast. Starting at the northern tip of Grosnez Point you will pass the horse racing course of Les Landes, before heading down to sea level. Take a little break with the freshest of seafood at Faulkner Fisheries or one of the many foodie stops along the way, before continuing onto La Pulente, either by path or beach (tide dependant). The final leg of this cliff path curves round the headland to the peaceful Petit Port, finishing at rugged coastal sights of Corbière Lighthouse, steeped with history from the island’s German Occupation in World War II.
Sunset walk to El Tico for sundowners.
Beginning in St. Peter’s Village and ambling through the sand dunes heading west, this walk is best amidst the golden light of sunset. Watch the sun drop below the horizon beyond St. Ouen’s Bay and look out for the famous ‘green flash’ at the finishing point of El Tico Beach Cantina. Make sure you head in for a nightcap and grab yourself a seat for the sunset.
Le Braye slipway to L'Etacq.
Beginning at Le Braye with views of the iconic La Rocco Tower, this is a chance to see the Les Mielles Nature Reserve which forms part of the Jersey National Park. Head inland, via La Rue de la Mare, and cut through the heart of the flat landscape, taking in an abundance of wildlife and sun drenched headland along the way. Heading north towards l’Etacq, finish your walk with a stroll along the golden stretches of sandy beach in St. Ouen’s Bay.