Havre des Pas is a small but perfectly formed beach on the outskirts of St. Helier, which is overlooked by a number of beautiful period buildings and features its own original Victorian Bathing pool and lido. A day spent here is like stepping back into a summer holiday of times gone by.
The bathing pool fills up during every high tide, leaving behind a large safe place to swim when the tide once again retreats. Considering a very low tide in Jersey can mean the water is several hundred meters from the shore, the bathing pool makes a handy spot to take a cooling dip without venturing too far from your towel.
A number of bars, restaurants and hotels line the seafront promenade at Havre des pas so there’s never a problem to find some refreshment or a place to stop and seek shade from the sun. Once a year, usually in early August, the area is transformed for a two-day celebration of all things seaside, with beach games, musical performances, food stalls and a carnival atmosphere.
There are public car parks a short walk from the beach and pool, and the area is served by bus numbers 1 and 1a, with routes 2 and 16 also passing nearby.