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
You will also see Jersey`s very own sandman here with a display of his sandcastle! Other facilities here include
Public and Disabled toilets