Greve de Lecq

Greve de Lecq is probably the most popular of the beaches on Jersey’s north coast. Easy access coarse golden sand and excellent facilities make this beach a hit with families of all ages. The name Greve de Lecq is translated into English as sandy shore line.

Greve de Lecq cafe and beach

Greve de Lecq cafe and beach

The high cliffs surrounding the beach shelter it from most winds but also take away the sunshine in the late afternoon. Sitting up on those same cliffs is an Iron age hill-fort and more modern defences including a German Bunker and Napoleonic barracks are close to the beach.

Greve de Lecq

Greve de Lecq

The Barracks are open as a museum during the summer season. Constructed two hundred years ago these are the last remaining barracks left in Jersey.

There are several different cafes and restaurants next to

the beach and pubs within easy walking distance. Parking is easy and close to the beach, there is also a regular bus service in the summer season from St Helier.

Greve de Lecq beach from the pier

Greve de Lecq beach from the pier

Greve de Lecq has one of the best waves in Jersey when there is a big swell and if you are lucky enough to be at the beach on one of those days it will be full of local surfers.

Vintage car at Greve de Lecq

Vintage car at Greve de Lecq

There is a stream which flows into the sea and cuts a channel through the sand. This stream is the focal point for many children who attempt to dam it and play in it.

Greve de Lecq Jersey Old Postcard

Greve de Lecq Jersey Old Postcard

The pier on the left of the bay is popular with fishermen who can often be seen casting their lines into the sea in the hope of landing a Sea Bass. The pier was originally planned to be bigger but the money was diverted to the St Helier harbour which is why it is so short today.

Fishing off the pier at Greve de Lecq

Fishing off the pier at Greve de Lecq

The lifeguards you will see here are part of the RNLI and usually come from Australia to work the summer season in Jersey.

Greve de Lecq beach Jersey

Greve de Lecq beach Jersey

The main annoyance on the beach is the seagulls which find it much easier to steal sandwiches on the beach than catch fish out at sea. It is hard to find fault with this beach and if you get bored ask a local and smile, there is even secret hidden beach you can explore at Greve de Lecq.

Parking: Easy and rarely gets full

Access: Easy down the slip or steps

Bus service:

Refreshments: Excellent Cafe’s Pubs and a Restaurant

Deck Chair Hire: Yes

Water sports: Surfing on a big swell

Toilets: Yes

Disabled Toilets: Yes

Lifeguards: Yes

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