Undoubtedly the island’s most recognisable and popular beach, St. Brelades Bay is the star of many picture postcards, thanks to its yellow sand, clear blue waters and towering palm trees. Surrounded by higher ground to 3 sides, the bay is a natural south-facing amphitheatre and sun-trap, and shallow waters make this beach the ideal spot for swimming and water-sports.
On sunny summer days both locals and visitors flock to St. Brelades Bay. Beach loungers, parasols and windbreaks can be hired at several points along the bay, and a choice of sea sport companies offer rental of kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, or an exhilarating ride on an inflatable towed behind a speed boat. Come lunchtime or early evening there is a wide range of options for dining in the bay, from the world’s only sea-view Pizza Express to fine dining at L’Horizon Hotel or the Oyster Box, or a simple sandwich and ice-cream.
While the obvious highlight of St. Brelades is the beach, visitors should also make time to explore beautiful Winston Churchill Park which overlooks the sands, and the historic Fisherman’s Chapel which stands to the eastern end of the bay.
There are a number of car parks in the bay, but they can fill up quickly on a hot day so an early start is advised. Bus routes 12a and 14 serve St. Brelades, and in the summer months an open-top bus operates some departures on these routes. There are a number of public toilet facilities available here.
The Golden Sands hotel opens straight onto one of Jersey’s most beautiful and popular beaches.