Green Island

Green Island is a beach and area which gets its name from a feature on the beach a tidal island called La Motte. Sitting on the south east coast of Jersey Green Island has the typical rocky beach landscape found on the east coast of Jersey.

Swimming at Green Island

Swimming at Green Island

Be careful not to be cut off by the tide if you decide to walk to La Motte If you are cut off you will be added to the long list of people who have had to be rescued from the Green Island much to the amusement of some of the locals.

The Beach at Green Island

The Beach at Green Island

At low tide the area surrounding La Motte is interesting to explore the waters are crystal clean and sea life can be found in every little rock pool and crevice.

Looking for life in the rock pools at Green Island

Looking for life in the rock pools at Green Island

There are archaeological remains on La Motte dating back to Neolithic Man and also Middens there is even a later cemetery. This beach is also very popular with swimmers as it tends to get less swell and because of the shallow beach the water can be much warmer here than at St Ouens or St Aubins

Looking from Green Island to La Hocq

Looking from Green Island to La Hocq

The beach has some of the lightest finest sand on Jersey and there is usually dry sand on the right of the slip to make a luxurious soft bed upon which to sunbathe.

The sandy beach at Green Island

The sandy beach at Green Island

There is a little summer house on the left of the beach which can give Green Island an other worldly international  feel to the beach at sunset.

There is a very popular cafe and excellent restaurant very close to the slip. A favorite beach for local families the young go exploring rock pools where there is always sea life to entertain and enthral them and the older lay in the sun and relax.

Green Island cafe and restaurant

Green Island cafe and restaurant

This is a beach which is mainly sheltered from westerly winds and when other beaches are blown out the air can be very still at Green Island

Parking: Easy can get full early during the summer

Access: Easy by slip or stairs

Bus service:

Refreshments: Restaurant and Cafe

Deck Chair Hire: Some recently

Water sports: no Hire

Toilets: Yes

Disabled Toilets: No

Lifeguards: No

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