Beauport Bay has a stretch of sheltered sand which is without a doubt one of the beaches Jersey’s is most famous for. It is used regularly in Jersey tourism publications.On this beach the softest golden sand sits just below the smooth pebbles which announce the transition between nature reserve to beach.
The view out to the sea is worth the walk down to the beach on its own. Huge rock pinnacles which have been shaped by the wind and rain into majestic natural sculptures frame the view out to sea.
Beauport is a Marine Conservation Society Recommended Beach. Safe for bathing at high and low tide, the long steep path from the car park down to the beach make this beach an event of discovery and adventure. There is plenty of parking and Beauport Bay is an ideal beach for families.
As this is a sheltered bay on the south coast it would easily become overcrowded if it was not for the long steep path and stairs down to the beach. The cliffs surrounding the beach on three sides are covered with trees giving the maximum amount of shelter from the wind and as a south facing beach it has greatest exposure to the mid day sun.
The sun stays on the beach nearly all day and only hides behind the cliffs in the late afternoon. The water and beach are free of pollution and rubbish and the natural environment surrounding the beach is full of wildlife.
Blackberries can be found on the path to and from the beach in the right season providing fresh berry snacks for those willing to pick them.
Beauport bay is really only suitable for the fit and able bodied there are no facilities on or around the beach which also is part of its charm. Bathing here is generally safe but take the usual safety precautions and be aware the pebble beach drops quickly into the sea at high tide. There are no lifeguards at Beauport.
The bay provides shelter for yachts at anchor which just enhances the view and makes this already fabulous beach that little bit more special.
Parking: Parking is easy and rarely full
Buses: Route 12a but a long walk from the nearest bus stop
Toilets: Public toilets are not available on the beach
Bathing safety: No lifeguards however safe if taking the normal precautions there is a steep shingle beach into the sea at high tide.
Water and beach sports: No Hire
Refreshments: Take your own none available on the beach
Popularity: Rarely becomes busy
Facilities: Clean water, fresh air, nature, and the great view of Beauport Bay