The Jersey Collection; St Brelade’s Bay

View over the beach on an early evening, St Brelade’s Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands.

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands, an archipelago off the coast of France, and it is definitely my happy place! St Brelade’s Bay is one of my favourite beaches to stop by when over, with its soft, white-gold sands and clear, sparkling waters, situated on Jersey’s South-West Coast.

St Brelade’s Bay on a busy day, Jersey, Channel Islands.

The beach is very popular – probably the most popular on the island – and as a result, the bay offers a lifeguard service. If you swim, be aware of where you step as I have always found the bay has lively waters. Plenty of crabs and fish, and even dolphins that can regularly be spotted from out on a boat. In Summer, the bay offers a range of activities, including kanoeing, wakeboarding and banana boating. All year round, there are an array of restaurants, hotels and shops open along the bay, so if you visit you can travel lightly.

St Brelade’s Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands.

St Brelade’s is very aesthetically pleasing, with well-tended, vivid gardens greeting you as you arrive. Parking is available directly opposite the bay and bus stops are close by on either end, so it is easily accessible by taking the Route 12, 12a or 14 buses. The beach also has great disabled access via a slipway along the promenade.

View of St Brelade’s Bay from the cliffs, Jersey, Channel Islands.

St Brelade’s is perfect for sunbathing, with it’s open sands catching the sun the whole day. It’s also a great place to take a refreshing walk. There is plenty to see, and the cliffs to the left of the bay make for a short walk down to St Brelade’s Bay’s neighbour, Quaisne Bay, which is usually much quieter. On the way to it, surrounded in woodland, you’ll find impressive sea views that highlight St. Brelade’s raw, natural beauty.

Fountain in the gardens, St Brelade’s Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands.

To the East of the bay, you’ll find St Brelade’s Parish Church and amongst the grounds, The Fisherman’s Chapel. This chapel was built on the site where a 6th Century wooden chapel once stood, constructed by St Brelade. Backing the bay is the Churchill Memorial Park. The small park is a Green Flag Award Winning park, surrounded by woodland. It makes for a nice, easy walk and has a frog and toad breeding pond, as well as being home to red squirrels and green lizards. The park is the only place in the entirety of the British Isles to have a native population of the reptiles!

Frog and toad breeding pond, Churchill Memorial Park, St Brelade’s Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands.

If in Jersey, put aside some time to visit the bay. You won’t be disappointed!

Churchill Memorial Park, St Brelade’s Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands.

15 thoughts on “The Jersey Collection; St Brelade’s Bay

  1. Have to agree with you – St Brelade’s is my Happy Place too. I’d love to live near it, but Jersey is so expensive.


  2. With you on this one! I love spending evenings there too – in the restaurant right beside the sea wall, with all the netting strung above head height to keep away the gulls while you eat (can’t remember the name of the place though!), and yachts moored a little out to see. It’s like a film set sometimes.

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  3. My one thought on this beautiful beach is a fabulous stretch of sand where people frequently come to gallop their horses. Gorgeous!

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