St. Aubin's Bay stretches around 5km along the south of the island from St. Helier in the east to St. Aubin Harbour in the west. The bay offers a vast expanse of sandy beach and being one of the closest beaches to St. Helier is often busy with sunbathers, particularly to the eastern end around the seawater swimming pool. Those who prefer less of a crowd should make their way towards the middle of the bay, where the crowds thin out and the sand, rarely reached by high tide, is powder soft.
A wide and flat promenade runs the length of St. Aubins Bay and is a very popular destination at any time of day for walkers, runners, cyclists, roller-bladers, dog-walkers and even Jersey’s very own ‘Petit Train’ that operates regularly between St. Helier and St. Aubin in high season. A popular excursion for visitors is to walk the whole bay in one direction, and hop on the road-train in the other.
Nobody visiting St. Aubin’s bay is in danger of going hungry, with a refreshment kiosk or café dotted every few hundred metres along the bay. Favourites are the Lookout Café around 1km from the St. Helier end, and Nude Beach Café (Where Nude refers to their organic offering rather than their clothing requirements) almost in St. Aubin.
A number of car parks are available along the bay and charges vary with those further from St. Helier offering lower rates. Several bus routes travel along the bay and the main ‘inner’ road that runs parallel to it.