Both Bonne Nuit in French and Bouonne Niet in Jèrriais mean “good night” which refers to the shelter from the high cliffs that sailors could rely on when anchoring in the harbour during the night. There is a small beach here with both sand and pebbles and the location is ideal for those who wish to spend a quiet relaxing time just sunbathing or enjoying a picnic away from the hustle and bustle of the town, but is not the best bay for those wishing to swim.
Views from the cliff paths surrounding Bonne Nuit Bay are spectacular and well worth a jaunt for the more physical.
Smuggling was also rife here during the 17th and 18th centuries and overlooking the bay there is a small fort called “La Crete Fort” which was built in 1834 to ward off any potential French invasion. The fort is now the official summer residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey and can be rented out from Jersey Heritage as a totally unique and unforgettable holiday accommodation.
(More Info on hiring the fort)
Parking is restricted here, but spaces often become available for the more patient visitor to the bay and well worth a stop to take in the natural beauty of the bay
Other facilities are limited, but do include a cafe and both public and disabled toilets
Liberty Bus offer a very helpful guide to help visitors plan your trip here
(Bus Trip Planner)