On the north east of the Island, this is a fairly quiet beach with sun up until late afternoon. It’s quite sheltered unless there’s an easterly wind. It’s mainly sandy, although not soft sand. Parking can sometimes be a problem.
Also in the north east, Archirondel is more popular than Anne Port, with better parking and a great cafe. Screened from westerly winds it’s relatively quiet a good spot for a picnic with sun up until late afternoon. You’ll find a large area of wet sand with the upper reaches of the beach being stony.
The beach at Beauport is on the south coast and of the best on Jersey breaks. It doesn’t get too crowded. From the car park there’s a bit of a steep path to the beach that puts some people off, but worth it went you get there. A bit of a sun trap too (until late afternoon), as it has cliffs on three sides, so you’re ok as long as the wind isn’t from the south!
Although there are some pebbles when you first approach the beach it’s largely soft, golden and perfect for families
On the north coast, pretty much in the centre of the island, this small fishing harbour is great for sunbathing and picnics but not ideal for swimmers due to the fishing boats.
There’s shelter from the wind, which is provided by the cliffs, but they can block out the sun too – nice sunsets though. There’s a little sand but the boats tend to occupy most of this area.
Also on the north coast and also a small harbour Bouley Bay is great for diving and competent swimmers who don’t mind starting off on a stony beach. The water is deep, which is why there’s a scuba diving school there.
Another great beach on the south of the island and favoured by local Jersey residents. It’s sheltered, so be careful of the sun, with plenty of soft sand, as well as rocks. The beach hire facilities include deck chairs, loungers and umbrellas as well as a selection of children’s games.
Gorey is on the east coast and overlooked by Mont Orgueil Castle. People come more for the harbour, which makes this a popular village, especially with the history that surrounds the castle, which looks stunning at night when it’s lit up. There’s a variety of Jersey accommodation available from guest houses to luxury hotels and a wide choice of restaurants and bars.
Grève de Lecq
Probably the most popular of the beaches on the north coast with ample parking and good overall facilities. The sun is gone by the end of the afternoon due to the cliffs but it is sheltered and it does have a coarse, golden sandy beach.
Grouville Bay is on the eastern side of the island and is often called Long Beach due to its long expanse of sand. It’s great swimming, which is why you’ll also find a number of water sports here, including water skiing, canoeing, banana rides and speedboats.
Havre des Pas
This is the nearest beach to Jersey’s capital, St Helier, and is south facing, which means it’s lovely and sunny and sheltered. It’s particularly popular as there’s a sea water pool just down the road, which means you can bathe here during low tide. There are a variety of facilities at the pool as well as a number of cafes, restaurants and bars close by.
La Rocque Harbour
Here you’ll find a small sandy beach but there are lots of rocks so is unsuitable for swimming when the tide is low. The rocks make it popular for fishing and children love the rock pools but the currents can be strong and you need to be careful you don’t get stranded as the tide comes in.
Ouaisne Bay is connected to St Brelade’s Bay when the tide is low. The sunny, sandy beach faces south west and is well sheltered. Swimming is safe whatever the tide and there’s a café, pub and restaurant available. Popular but not too crowded.
Plemont is on the north coast and is the most beautiful beach on Jersey. The sandy cove, rock pools and sea caves, make it a family favourite. Swimming is safe and it’s good for surfing. There’s a café for food and refreshments. The cliffs provide shelter from the wind.
A lovely south facing, soft, gold sandy beach that’s sunny and sheltered, what more could you want? The only down side is the walk down some steps to reach it but this does have the advantage of putting some people off so it’s not too crowded, but don’t let this put you off.
In the middle of the bay is a rock upon which is a tower called Janvrin’s Tomb. The sea captain of the same name was buried here when he died in 1721 having been suspected of having the plague and not allowed back on the Jersey mainland.
This small fishing port is to the north east of Jersey and renowned for its restaurants, thereby being often called the gourmet’s beach. The beach itself has nice white sand but is quite small and loses the sun by late afternoon. There’s limited parking but on a bus route.
St Aubin’s Bay
On the south coast you’ll find a long strip of soft, golden sand that stretches from St Helier Harbour to St Aubin’s Harbour. This is the beach where you can find sun throughout the day and also shelter from the wind although out on the sea there’s enough wind for the windsurfers.Water skiing and jetskis are available from La Haule and there are kiosks spread along the beach.
St Brelade’s Bay
St Brelade’s Bay is probably the busiest beach on the island. It faces south, has sun throughout the day and is sheltered The beach offers soft, golden, hence its popularity. There’s a great array of water sports available and also beach sports such as volleyball and trampolines. For refreshment there’s kiosk along the beach and a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops.
With miles of lovely sand this westerly beach is great for surfing due to the Atlantic spreading across its entire length. Also good for windsurfing, sand yachting and kite flying. There are several pubs and restaurants and a large cafe at La Braye lplus kiosks and ice cream vendors.