Named after the grassy islet of ‘La Motte’ that sits just off the beach and is accessible to explore on foot at low tide, Green Island is one of the most popular beaches in the eastern half of Jersey and is the most southern point of the island.
Its long stretch of soft yellow sand sees sun-seekers and swimmers flock here on sunny days, and while there is a good size car park it fills up quickly. At low tide this beach is a popular spot for rock-pooling as the receding water uncovers a fascinating world of rocks, reefs and marine life usually at home under the surface and out of our sight. Visitors are reminded to take great care when discovering these exposed areas, along with La Motte, as the tide returns extremely quickly and it’s very easy to be cut off.
Green Island also offers a beach café selling refreshments and beach essentials, along with a well renowned seafood restaurant where guests can enjoy oysters on the sunny terrace, almost in sight of the beds they came from.
Green Island is accessible by the regular number 1 bus route. Public toilets are available here.