The island of Jersey is the most southerly of the British Isles with warmer summers and milder winters than the rest of Great Britain. In fact, it has been called ‘The Sunniest Place in the British Isles.’
Only 9km from the French coast and a 35-minute flight from London Gatwick it has been a popular destination for Northern European tourists for decades.
On the south coast beaches are generally golden sand and safe swimming and on the northern coast of Jersey small coves are more the rule.
Here are 5 golden sand beaches in Jersey:
GREVE DE LECQ BAY
A small but perfectly formed bay on the north coast of Jersey. The golden sand beach is protected by hills on both sides. A good beach cafe is popular with locals and visitors and an old pub with an original water wheel is just up the road.
For locals in the know, The Royal Bay of Grouville AKA Long Beach is one of the best beaches on the east coast of the island. A long sandy beach with gentle waves and the magnificent medieval castle at Gorey in the near distance.
ST AUBIN’S BAY
This long sandy bay stretches from town to the quaint old fishing harbour at St Aubin. The nicest stretch of sand is between First Tower and La Haule slip where you can hire jet skis. A short stroll from there is the cafes, pubs and restaurants in the village and harbour front.
Stay at this apartment just a few steps from the sand on St Aubin’s Bay.
ST BRELADE’S BAY
St Brelade’s Bay on the south coast is the most popular beach in Jersey for visitors. The waters are shallow and calm and it is a popular beach for watersports like paddleboarding. Bars, cafes, hotels and restaurants line the promenade and at weekends in high season, it is bustling with people.
ST OUEN’S BAY
The surfers and sunsets beach in Jersey! St Ouen’s Bay covers almost the entire west coast of the island and is the least developed of the main beaches in Jersey. Swimming is safe during the summer months but be aware of the safe swimming areas on the bay marked by flags. There are places along the bay to hire surfboards and get lessons.
Stay in these apartments right on the bay.