Beauport Bay is the very definition of a hidden gem, geographically close to the busy St. Brelade’s Bay but a world away in terms of atmosphere. It’s improbable that a visitor would stumble across Beauport unless they knew exactly where to look, so the majority of beachgoers here are local, and those in the know arrive early to bag a good spot on the sand.
Reaching Beauport is an adventure in itself with a steep pathway and steps tumbling down the cliff face from the small car park above. The reward for these efforts clambering down (and later back up!) is one of the most picturesque wild bays in Jersey, if not the world.Surrounded on all sides by towering granite cliffs the south facing bay is a renowned sun-trap, and the turquoise water here is calm, perfect for swimming and a popular anchor spot for local and visiting boat owners. Local teens earn their bragging rights by jumping into the water from a number of dizzyingly high rocks around the bay, but an excellent knowledge of local tides and water depth is required to do this safely and it’s not recommended to follow suit!
There is no public transport serving Beauport, but the nearest bus stop in St. Brelade’s Bay is around a 15-minute walk away. Due to the nature of the steep pathway and steps this beach is sadly not recommended for those with mobility difficulties, and there are no toilet or catering facilities here.
The Golden Sands hotel opens straight onto one of Jersey’s most beautiful and popular beaches.