Nature, animals & parks
Val de la Mare Reservoir
Take your time in the beauty of natural surroundings and wander the secluded trails and pathways around Val de la Mare reservoir. The perfect place for some forest bathing to enhance your health, wellness and happiness. This tranquil setting has benches along the way, so take a seat and relax before you are rewarded with breathtaking views.
- Free entry
Recharge after your reservoir walk.
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.
Our laid back and lovely café and terrace are light and comfy and brimming with treats. Come and indulge yourself with our Chef’s generous helpings of delicious, traditional food. Fresh, local ingredients are used to delight the taste buds, while al fresco lunches and cosy cream teas are hugely popular with locals and visitors.
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.
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.
Places to stay nearby.
Stay in the bay.
From luxury hotels with unsurpassed sea views, rustic rural camp sites, to unusual heritage properties completely surrounded by the sea twice a day, find your perfect Jersey base in the spectacular St. Ouen’s Bay.
Nestled in the heart of St. Ouen’s Bay, between the sea and National Trust nature reserve and wetlands, we’re the ideal place for a getaway. If you’re looking to be active there’s surfing, great walks, rambles and cycling right on your doorstep. Want to slow the pace down? No problem with the beach a stone’s throw away or relax in Sands Café.
This historic Martello Tower has been restored with all modern conveniences. Sleeping up to 12 guests in an open plan living space, this property is a jewel within the bay of St. Ouen. It has a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge area with flat screen TV with Freesat, spacious dining area and a fantastic roof terrace with 360 degree views.
This luxury detached two bedroom granite barn conversion is west facing with amazing, uninterrupted sea views across the beautiful St. Ouen's Bay on the island's west coast. The property can sleep up to four adults and one infant. There are two sheltered patios, ideal for al fresco dining and for viewing the breathtaking sunsets over the beach.
Little Joe’s is known for being a surf school that cares. Our mission statement is bringing children down to the beach to discover and learn the importance of being outdoors, learning not just about the sea and beach safety, but learning from the environment around them – using St. Ouen’s Bay as the ultimate classroom.
A fun and friendly surf school in the heart of Jersey's surfing community. We are the most central surf school in the bay, providing quality instruction with a focus on safety in and out of the water. Popular with locals and fun and informative for visitors. We can cater for all abilities, confidence levels and age groups.
The Splash Surf Centre operates from the iconic Splash surf ‘shak’ which has been at the heart of Jersey surfing since the early 1960's. It was the home of the original Jersey Surf School and the venue for all major International Contests on the Island. Today our professional, friendly team offer lessons and coaching to everyone who wants to learn.
The Jersey Surf School is Jersey’s longest running surf school and has been firmly established as one of the UK’s most highly reputable surf schools. We offer everything from performance programs, junior lifesaver program to summer camps. All instructors are RNLI lifeguards, experienced surfers & ISA qualified, book now to avoid disappointment :)
When you reach the dam, make sure to stop and take in the expansive view of St. Ouen’s Bay. Val de la Mare is a peaceful paradise and great spot for wildlife and bird watching with popular guests including owls, herons, shags, ducks and moorhens. If you’re an early bird, then the summer dawn chorus is not to be missed. The full circuit is 2.8 miles, but there are shorter alternative routes.
We are open all year round.
- Family friendly
- Pet friendly
The reservoir walk has a large amount of up and down terrain that may be too difficult to navigate in a wheelchair.
Val de la Mare Reservoir
La Grande Route de St Pierre