Holiday to Jersey – beach activities


When you take a holiday to Jersey you’ll invariably be looking for a beach holiday. While some visitors will want a lazy day taking in the sun, others will be looking for activities such as wind surfing or diving. So, with this in mind, which are the best beaches on the island 

Bouley Bay

Bouley Bay is situated to the north of Jersey and has a small harbour that’s good for divers as the water is deep. It’s best for strong swimmers. There’s scuba diving available here too where you can hire equipment and take lessons.

Grouville Bay

On the east side of Jersey, Grouville Bay has an especially long stretch of beach and is great for swimming. Importantly there’s a wonderful selection of water sports here. Water skiing is particularly popular and you can hire speed boats. For fun the canoeing and banana rides take a lot of beating!

La Rocque Harbour

There’s a sandy beach at La Rocque Harbour but with all the rocks it’s good for strong swimmers at high tide and for fishing. People come here to find a quiet rock where they can fish when the tide is high. When it’s low they look to supplementing their catch with shell fish found in the rock pools.


This rugged area is located to the north and is not just a lovely beach but for those looking for something more adventurous there are coves and caves to be explored. Due to the waves created around the coves it’s particularly popular amongst surfers. There’s a café for food and refreshments so you can spend the day here quite easily.

Rozel Bay

Rozel Bay is essentially a small fishing port.  Again, for those looking to do some fishing this is a good place to be. And, for those looking to enjoy fish restaurants, it’s also a good place to be, with some of the finest restaurants found around the bay.

St Aubin’s Bay

On the south coast there’s a stretch of soft sand that’s particularly golden and that goes right across from the harbour at St Helier all the way to the harbour at St Aubin’s.  A particularly good choice for those looking for all day sunshine combined with enough wind for windsurfing. Other sports available include water skiing and jet-ski.

St Brelade’s Bay

This is another beach with soft, gold sand and loads of water sport activities on offer. As a result St Brelade’s Bay is always pretty busy. As well as water sports there are beach sports available too, like beach volleyball and enough cafes and bars to keep you well fed and watered!

St Ouen’s

St Ouen’s beach is long and sandy. It’s on the west of the island and is another popular choice for surfers. Being on the Atlantic it gets particularly good waves, which are also ridden by windsurfers. With great winds and such a long beach it’s also the place to try your hand at kiting and sand yachting. 

This is just a selection of the wonderful beaches to be discovered when you take a holiday to Jersey. For more visit

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