Walks & beaches

Our recommendations on walks and beaches

The beaches and coastal views are what attracts most people to Jersey. There are so many beautiful places to choose from but here are some of our recommendations.

  • View from La Rue du Crocquet – If you have a spare 10 minutes and want to enjoy a refreshing view, take a walk to the top of La Rue du Croquet. Every day it’s a slightly different view to take in!
  • St Aubin’s to Noirmont – This varied walk takes you along the St Aubin harbour front, through the Noimont woodland before opening out at Noirmont Point, where you’ll have sprawling views of the south coast. While you are there, take a look around many of the German bunkers. Download route >
  • St Aubin pub walk – This relatively short walk takes you around St Aubin, pointing out places of interest, that you may otherwise have passed by! Download route >
  • The Railway walk – Behind the row of clothes shops at the bottom of La Rue du Crocquet, is a path that leads to Corbiere lighthouse. The woodland track is around 5km long and is ideal for walking or cycling. As the name suggests, a railway track once followed this route. It was built in the late 1800s and was part of a longer passenger route that ran from St Helier to Corbiere.
  • Portelet to Ouaisne – This walk includes some spectacular views from Portelet Common which is one of favourite spots. From Portelet Common, take in the view of the turquoise sea of St Brelade’s bay and the rich red granite headlands.
  • The North coast – The views and landscape the north coast are very different to the other sides of the island. The landscape is much more rugged and rocky. Two of our favourite walks on the north coast are Plemont to Greve de Lecq and Bonne Nuit to Bouley bay. Don’t forget your swimsuit, as these bays are also some of our favourite for swimming in.
  • Plemont – This beach is our absolute favourite, it really is stunning and you can explore the caves and waterfall. At low tide, you can access the caves around the bay and mid tide is the best time to swim. Despite its beauty, it doesn’t get as busy, as some of the other beaches, probably due to the walk down from the car park.
  • Beauport – It’s easy to relax on this small and secluded beach. The rich colours of the sea and rock really stand out and make it a memorable spot. There is a 5 minute walk down from the car park at the top.
  • St Brelade’s bay – This is Jersey’s most popular tourist beach. The golden sand and turquoise waters are very appealing to all. The best time to visit is mid to high tide. There is plenty of car park and also shops and cafes for refreshments.
  • Portelet – From the Portelet Inn, take the coastal path down to the bay. The sheltered bay has a small island in the middle with the remains of a Napoleonic fort. It is never too busy and there is a good pizza restaurant at the bottom.
  • Greve de Lecq – This is a popular beach with tourists and locals alike. It has easy access, as well as cafes, pubs and toilets. Stop in at the Moulin de Lecq pub for an ale afterwards in their pub garden!
  • Green Island – On the east coast is this small and pretty bay. It’s a popular spot for swimming at high tide.
  • St Ouen’s bay – If you prefer longer, more rugged beaches, then visit St Ouen’s bay. It spans almost the entire west coast. It’s a popular surfing beach and there are also restaurants and cafes scattered along the bay.