St Catherine's Bay

St Catherine’s is a rocky beach in the North East of the island and is made up of lots of hard to find small coves, consisting of mainly shingle and permanently wet sand. It offers views of France on a clear day.

The Breakwater was built in the middle of the 19th century as the northern arm of what was to be a massive naval station and it would have been the largest harbour on the south side of the Channel after Le Havre. As it is East facing many areas of the bay lose the sun quite early in the afternoon and although it is well protected from prevailing westerly winds, it is not so good when the easterly winds blow! Canoeing is very popular here and the slipway is good for dinghies and other small craft. The bay is only suitable for competent swimmers especially at high tide as the water is very deep, but at low tide the bay brings calm, shallow waters for quite a distance
Fishing is also a popular sport here and rods, reels and fishing accessories can be hired by calling Marc on 01534 854359 (please book early)
Each Sunday during the season there is a local market selling Genuine Jersey products including fresh produce, handmade crafts and Turbot at the ex-German Bunker now turned into the Genuine Jersey Turbot Farm. Dave the owner is extremely friendly and gives tours inside the bunker.


You will also see Jersey`s very own sandman here with a display of his sandcastle!

Inside my dome

Posted by The Sandwizard. Jersey UK. on Saturday, 26 August 2017

Other facilities here include
Public and Disabled toilets
Breakwater Cafe


Parking
(More Info on parking)
Liberty Bus offer a very helpful guide to help visitors plan your trip here
(Bus Trip Planner)

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