Bonne Nuit Bay and Harbour is tucked away on Jersey's north coast, at the bottom of a long and winding hill. It was bestowed with its unusual name (meaning ‘Good Night’ in French) in recognition of the safe and sheltered harbour where passing boats can take refuge from wild winter seas.
Tucked at the foot of imposing cliffs stretching up towards blue skies on either side, Bonne Nuit is a busy hub for local fishermen, with many taking advantage of the year-round shelter to anchor their boats. At low tide a slim stretch of yellow sand runs down to the water’s edge. Frequent boat traffic makes leisure swimming here tricky, but it’s a popular pursuit to practice dives and somersaults from the harbour wall at high tide.
Fans of Thai food definitely shouldn’t miss Bonne Nuit as the beach café there serves some of the best and freshest Thai dishes on the island, throughout the day and into the evening.
The harbour has limited parking and is accessible by bus (route number 4). There are public toilets at Bonne Nuit Bay.