Victoria Pool Beach (Jersey Marine Lake)

Victoria Pool Beach - Jersey
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The Victoria pool is a large tidal marine pool set on the eastern side of St Aubins bay. In essence it is a horseshoe shaped protective wall which allows beach-goers to bathe in a protected area, but still in the sea for all intents and purposes. Being seperated from the rest of the ocean though there are no currents or large waves to contend with.

Also known as the Marine Lake, the pool was opened in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

The pool has the same sloping sandy bottom as the surrounding beach and reaches a maximum depth of around 3 metres (10ft). At high tide the pool becomes completely submerged and is only really effective three hours either side of high tide.

Also known as:

Jersey Marine Lake

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dog ban in force

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  • Good fishing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Sailing
  • Water skiing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Pub nearby

Nearest town

St Helier

OS grid ref.


Car parks available along the bay however these do get busy during summer

Water quality

Water quality star rating

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