Jersey residents are very proud of their bays and beaches, many of which have golden or pearly white sand, and are washed clean by the ebb and flow of the Island’s alternating tides.
Votes for Jersey’s best beach are always open to argument but various travel writers have suggested that St. Brelade’s Bay should take the award with one from The Times saying in his article that he thought it was one of the best in the world. Maybe he was right because in 2015 Trip Advisor named it one of the top ten beaches in Europe in their Traveller’s Choice Beach Awards!
Beach life in Jersey hosts multiple different activities and sports, some in the water and some by it. Guided coasteering will take you along the rugged north coast, climbing, jumping and swimming across gullies. Scuba divers head for Bouley Bay, a protected marine reserve; kayakers can join a group and explore caves or paddle to some of the outer reefs and explore new habitats far away from humanity.
Jersey’s varied topography also make it a great place for cliff walking with well signposted coastal paths that circle the Island. Trained Blue Badge guides are always available to provide orientation and information.
Beyond the bigger expanses, there are also plenty of hidden gems waiting to be discovered, a sandy cove, or a bay that’s a little harder to get to on foot like Beauport or Portelet, but provide easy and sheltered anchorages for boating enthusiasts.