St Ouen's bay is a sandy beach on the West coast of the island and is a surfers paradise due to offering some of the best beach breaks in Europe from its regular supply of waves from The Atlantic Ocean which stretches as far as America. The beach has miles of fine golden sand and is ideal for participating in the plenty of sporting activities available here including surfing, windsurfing, sand yachting, kite flying, blo karting, football and even sand racing is held here.

You can hire Surfboards or Boogie Boards from various locations along the bay where surf lessons are also available together with a range of beach essentials
The beach itself is very exposed to the elements as offers little shelter, ideal for surfers, but not so much so for sunbathing with the exception of the sea wall, although due to its location the bay offers sunshine for most of the day.

Swimming can be quite treacherous here because of rip tides and strong currents and lifeguards will patrol the beach during the season to position flags indicating both “safe” swimming conditions, away from the the rips and underflows and where swimming is restricted due to “surf” areas. The sea itself offers some of the cleanest unpolluted waters anywhere in Europe. Please ensure that you take notice of these flags and warning signs and don’t swim in the restricted areas! If you are in any doubt please ask one of the lifeguards.

Laneez surf centre The White Hut, St Ouen 01534 744157, 07797714780 or 07846273807

The historic lighthouse at Corbiere on the South West tip of the island is accessible via a causeway at low tide and Car parking is plentiful both in the many car parks and on the roadside along the length of the bay and there are many places available where you can stop for food and ice-cream or where you can just relax and enjoy the fresh sea air, the idyllic sand dunes across the road from the bay, the many interesting landmarks that overlook the bay or the occasional paraglider descending from the sky.

For the disabled there are beach mobility wheelchairs at nearby Le Braye Beach Ability
Other facilities along the bay include both public and disabled toilets

Watersplash

Big Verns

El Tico


Liberty Bus offer a very helpful guide to help visitors plan your trip here

 

Main Image Courtesy of Jill Browne My Island Through The Lens

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