St Ouens Bay

  • St Ouens Bay - Jersey
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  • St Ouens Bay - Jersey
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  • St Ouen’s Bay lays claim to being the longest beach in Jersey running the length of the island’s west coast. Its local nickname is ‘The Five Mile Road’ with three miles of ‘road’ being made up of soft golden sand.

    The beach here is regarded as one of the best spots for surfing in the Channel Islands as it picks up plenty of Atlantic swell and is long enough never to get too crowded.

    St Ouen’s Bay runs in front of several areas such as La Braye which are busier and more crowded but if you are looking for more secluded areas you can usually find somewhere a walk away.

    There is plenty of parking here although it can be crowded in the summer months. Regular buses also run to the beach if you are using public transport.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service


    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed

    Dogs are permitted at all times but must be kept on leads from 10:30am to 6pm from May 1st to September 30th.

    Jersey dog friendly beaches »


    • Kayaking/canoeing
    • Good fishing
    • Swimming/bathing
    • Surfing
    • Wind surfing


    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Toilets
    • Disabled facilities
    • First aid point

    Nearest town

    St Aubins

    OS grid ref.


    Ample parking along the beach.

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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