As one of the island’s best seaside destinations, St Brelade’s Bay is a popular choice for a Jersey holiday. Voted one of the top beaches in the UK, even though it is not technically in the UK, St Brelade’s Bay is a beautiful destination of golden sands, glistening waters and a classic seaside promenade. Boasting some of the best coastal scenery in Jersey, St Brelade’s Bay is a captivating corner of the island. The bay is surrounded by some of Jersey’s finest hotels and an exciting selection of things to do, putting it amongst the best places to enjoy a holiday in Jersey. Holidays to St Brelade’s Bay can be whatever you want them to be so whether you are on the hunt for a relaxing beach vacation or an adventurous trip, St Brelade’s Bay can offer both ends of the spectrum.
Hotels in St Brelade’s Bay
As one of Jersey’s most popular tourist destinations, St Brelade’s Bay is home to some of the island’s leading hotels. With accommodation overlooking the phenomenal beachfront and additional hotels located a short stroll away, St Brelade’s Bay offers accommodation for every budget, group and holiday type.
St Brelade’s Bay Hotel
As the leading hotel in St Brelade’s Bay, St Brelade’s Bay Hotel is the most charming and scenic hotel on the beachfront. Overlooking the shimmering waters of the bay, St Brelade’s Bay Hotel is primely positioned against one of Jersey’s most picturesque settings. This Victorian hotel has been hosting guests since the 19th century and is bursting with character featuring traditional Victorian detailing and design providing the hotel with an air of sophistication and charisma.
Providing comfortable and spacious rooms with a modern, contemporary decor, St Brelade’s Bay Hotel is the perfect place for you to rest your head. The sophisticated rooms are a luxurious environment for all the family with casual furnishings that help the space to feel like home. Enjoy either a garden or sea view whilst upgrades to suites or the penthouse boast the most exquisite coastal scenery as well as additional space and extra luxury touches.
The Bay Restaurant at St Brelade’s Bay Hotel is an outstanding dining location with a menu dedicated to fresh, local ingredients and seasonal produce. Open for both lunch and dinner, The Bay Restaurant offers an a la carte menu alongside daily specials that change with the seasons and incorporate the catch of the day. Throughout the summer, alternative dining can be enjoyed at Petit Port Cafe, a beautiful alfresco terrace serving light meals and snacks. Meanwhile, for a premium experience, afternoon tea is available with delicious bites served up in the Sun Lounge.
Home to an indoor swimming pool, St Brelade’s Bay Hotel also offers some of the greatest leisure facilities in the area. In addition to the pool, the spa area offers a number of treatment rooms where you can enjoy an expertly tailored package designed to accommodate your wants and needs. Following a consultation, spa guests will receive a personalised treatment plan which can be modified and adapted with other therapies and experiences available in the spa’s portfolio of treatments. St Brelade’s Bay Hotel is also a popular accommodation choice for family holidays to St Brelade’s Bay with a playroom and gaming facilities.
L’Horizon Beach Hotel
Showcasing the stunning views of St Brelade’s Bay, L’Horizon Beach Hotel and Spa boasts magnificent panoramic scenery to perfectly complement the premium accommodation. With a collection of luxury hotel rooms and sophisticated suites, L’Horizon Beach Hotel is the perfect seaside base for your holiday to St Brelade’s Bay. The deluxe hotel rooms and suites offer excellent amenities for a relaxing yet luxurious home away from home.
When it comes to facilities, L’Horizon Beach Hotel is certainly impressive. L’Horizon Spa features a 15m heated indoor swimming pool which the whole family is welcome to enjoy with dedicated times for children. Preserving the spa’s peace and tranquillity at other times, L’Horizon Spa remains exclusively adults-only outside of these dedicated family swim sessions. The pool area is the star attraction of the spa with magnificent floor to ceiling windows showcasing exceptional views of St Brelade’s Bay. The phenomenal wellness centre also features a spa pool, sauna and steam room alongside an indulgent treatment menu of massages, facials and body therapies.
Whilst the hotel has a seemingly endless list of features to boast about, the highlight of L’Horizon Beach Hotel and Spa is the dining experience. Home to the incredible 2AA Rosette awarded restaurant The Grill, cuisine at L’Horizon is nothing short of exceptional. Renowned for fresh and local seafood, The Grill has an ever-changing menu inspired by the catch of the day. A popular dining destination for locals as well as guests of the hotel, The Grill is one of the leading restaurants in St Brelade’s Bay. For alternative dining, The Terrace offers al fresco dining during the summer months and indoor dining when the weather is not up to scratch thanks to its retractable roof. Featuring an eclectic menu of delicious dishes, dining at The Terrace is accompanied by astonishing sea views.
With a vantage point overlooking St Brelades Bay, Biarritz Hotel is primely positioned to take in the exquisite coastal scenery. Tucked away in a quiet corner of the bay, Biarritz Hotel offers private access to one of Jersey’s most beautiful beaches. With access through the landscaped, floral gardens, Biarritz Hotel provides a safe route to the sun, sea and sand of St Brelade’s Bay, ideal for those travelling with little ones. Purpose built in the 1950’s to deliver excellent hospitality, this family-run b&b continues to deliver to this day with spectacular service, comfortable accommodation and a friendly welcome.
Catering for all group sizes, Biarritz Hotel offers spacious rooms accommodating solo travellers to growing families. From single occupancy rooms to premium accommodation with extended balconies, there is a room type to suit every party size and every budget. Rooms are elegantly designed to reflect the ocean colour palette outside the windows with vibrant pops and calming tones.
Biarritz Hotel’s restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner with both indoor and outdoor seating boasting spectacular coastal views. Breakfast is included in the room rate with continental and full English breakfast awaiting you every morning. Dinner varies throughout the week offering up buffets, carveries and a menu of comforting, hearty dishes. For lunch, stop by Cafe Biarritz for a menu of light bites, pastries and delicious beverages. The corkage free hotel is unlicensed but as a guest, you are welcome to bring your own alcohol into the restaurant where it will be served free of charge. This can be a great saving on your Jersey holiday.
With a buzzing events calendar throughout the summer, the whole family will be entertained at Biarritz Hotel, including the youngest guests who can enjoy games, movies and fascinating evening entertainment. Biarritz Hotel is an exquisite base for your holiday in St Brelade’s Bay.
Beau Rivage Hotel
For a budget-friendly hotel alternative in St Brelade’s Bay, Beau Rivage Hotels offers affordability without compromising on quality or location. Dipping its toes in the sands of St Brelade’s Bay, Beau Rivage is a self-catering hotel proudly positioned on the beachfront. With direct access to the beach and located on a direct bus route to St Helier, Beau Rivage boasts a phenomenal location for a budget-friendly hotel. Open year-round, Beau Rivage offers affordable, seafront holidays through every season.
Beau Rivage offers a comfortable base to rest your head with great facilities. The modern accommodation comprises twelve apartments, a blend of one and two-bedroom suites with plenty of space and self-catering facilities. The majority of the apartments at Beau Rivage offer sea views with many also boasting a balcony where you can soak up the Jersey sun and admire the scenery of St Brelade’s Bay. Guests can also enjoy the weather on the sun terrace or rooftop sunbathing area, both of which offer uninhibited views of the bay.
When it comes to dining, Beau Rivage Hotel is predominantly self-catering which enhances the affordability of the accommodation. As a self-catering hotel, all suites feature fully equipped kitchens with shops nearby. If you would prefer to be catered for, the hotel is also home to a stylish restaurant, Beau Bistro, serving up an English and Continental menu of dishes created from only the best Jersey produce.
Things to do in St Brelade’s Bay
St Brelade’s Bay is bursting with exciting places to see, things to do and plenty to pack your holiday with fun. Whether you want to enjoy a simple seaside holiday or explore a bit more of the area, St Brelade’s Bay is a great destination for both adventure-seekers and those wanting to indulge in relaxation.
On the doorstep of many of St Brelade’s leading hotels, a Jersey seaside holiday is extremely easy to enjoy at St Brelade’s Bay. The perfect destination for families, beachgoers can roll out of their hotel and straight onto the sands which is ideal when travelling with little ones. If you are just looking to relax on the sand and paddle in the sea, St Brelade’s Bay is a great option with both sunny and shaded spots for sunbathing plus shallow waters for safe swimming.
However, the beach is also attractive to those looking for adventure. At St Brelade’s Bay, you can enjoy an abundance of water based activities including kayaking and inflatables amongst others. The beachfront features a number of watersport and activity companies where you can hire equipment and organise tours. Family-friendly activities are also available whilst the promenade is packed with exciting cafes, bars and eateries.
Whilst spending time on the beach at St Brelade’s Bay, you may notice a charming lighthouse located just off the coast. Corbiere Lighthouse calls the small tidal island of La Corbiere home. The lighthouse was the first in the British Isles to be built on concrete giving it a firm spot in British maritime history. The picturesque lighthouse can be accessed during low tide via the causeway from St Brelade’s Bay and is a landmark that is often seen on postcards. In addition to touring the lighthouse, you can also find elements of Jersey’s war history on the islet including a lookout tower, German war bunkers and a memorial statue.
Churchill Memorial Park
For a contrasting landscape of St Brelade’s Bay’s coastal beauty, Churchill Memorial offers a touch of greenery to the beachfront. A quaint and charming park nestled on the seafront, Churchill Memorial Park boasts exquisite floral displays, beautiful water features and a memorial statue of Churchill. The park may be small in size but is stunning to walk through and is a great place to enjoy a picnic away from the sands of the beach.
Le Coleron Battery
Nestled on the east end of the bay, Le Coleron Battery is prominently positioned on a rugged headland in St Brelade’s Bay. Constructed in the 18th century under the reign of King George III, the site became part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall during the German Occupation in World War II. Today, the site seems a world away from its previous rich war history and is one of the most tranquil spots in St Brelade’s Bay. From here you can enjoy stunning panoramic sea views and look back at the breathtaking landscape of St Brelade’s Bay.
Heading away from the beachfront but remaining in the St Brelade’s Bay area, Reg’s Garden is a beautiful place to visit when you fancy a change of scenery. The award-winning garden covers 1.5 acres and was designed in 1985 to raise money for Children In Need. Still raising money for the charity to this day, Reg’s Garden is a stunning location to explore featuring a large koi pond complete with waterfall, an alpine garden, aviary and a fairy garden. A visit to Reg’s Garden will introduce you to thousands of plants, a wealth of wildlife and the legend of the fairy population. Open all year round, entrance to Reg’s Garden is free with a suggested donation towards Children In Need. Throughout the year, special events are also held in the amphitheatre and Reg’s Garden is one of the most charming spots in St Brelade’s Bay.
Located in the St Brelade’s Bay area not far from Reg’s Garden, Jersey Lavender is a magnificent place to visit during the springtime. If you time your trip to Jersey right and the lavender is in bloom, you can visit one of the island’s most beautiful and colourful locations. Established in 1983, Jersey Lavender is an old dairy farm that was converted into the flourishing lavender farm it is today. The late spring and early summer months see a spectacular purple haze over the farm as the lavender blooms and a visit is a delight for the senses. Not only does Jersey Lavender grow the lavender, the farm also presses it into oil to make the world famous Jersey Lavender oils and products.
A selection of St Brelade’s Bay hotels are home to exquisite spas and wellness centres with outstanding facilities and impressive coastal views. If you are looking to add a spot of luxury, relaxation and indulgence to your holiday in St Brelade’s Bay, a spa day could be just the ticket.
Overlooking the breathtaking beachfront, the wellness centre at L’Horizon Beach Hotel and Spa is home to one of the island’s most highly rated health clubs and is renowned for its impressive spa packages. L’Horizon Spa has been designed as a sanctuary of pampering and indulgence with exceptional facilities and rejuvenating treatments. The indoor swimming pool and hydrotherapy spa pool which take centre stage in L’Horizon Spa, surrounded by a steam room, sauna, a relaxation lounge and even a sleep room for peak relaxation. Spa guests can choose a thoughtfully designed spa package or curate an individual spa experience from a seemingly endless treatment portfolio of massages, facials and body scrubs.
Alternatively, St Brelade’s Bay Hotel offers an even more tranquil spa experience. Whilst spa facilities are more limited with just a swimming pool and treatment rooms, the experience and therapies on offer certainly make up for the lack of other amenities. Following an initial consultation, each spa experience is personalised to accommodate the needs of each guest. Whilst a treatment plan is tailored to suit your individual wants and needs, you may choose your own selection of treatments. Not only does the spa offer traditional massage, facials and body treatments, Ayurvedic treatments take pride of place on the treatments list. Performed only by the spa’s resident Ayurvedic specialist Lee Angelina, the Ayurvedic treatments are the ultimate healing, rejuvenating and restoring therapies on offer at St Brelade Bay Hotel’s spa. The spa also offers specialist signature treatments unlike any other on the island with the Wine Maker’s Massage and Fleur De Vigne Candle Massage both award-winning spa treatments.
Transportation in St Brelade’s Bay
St Brelade’s Bay is one of the easiest corners of Jersey to explore with its direct roads, abundance of public car parks and excellent public transportation connections. Whether you are travelling to St Brelade’s Bay from the airport, ferry terminal or hopping around the island, getting to and around St Brelade’s Bay is a breeze.
A quieter destination than the vibrant capital of St Helier, St Brelade’s Bay is exceptionally easy to drive to. Whether you visit Jersey with your own vehicle or hire a car on arrival, St Brelade’s Bay is well-signposted with direct roads to many of the area’s top attractions. The beachfront is home to a wealth of free public car parks offering convenience for days at the beach. The largest car park, Woodford, is free of charge and offers a greater number of spaces but is a short ten minute walk to the beachfront. Meanwhile, Midbay is located just across the road from the golden sands of St Brelade’s Bay. An alternative car park, Tams, is also available and often easier to secure a parking space but this car park does require a small parking charge. Other car parks are also available.
Public transportation in St Brelade’s Bay is convenient, reliable and regular, offering great transportation connections from the airport, ferry terminal and to explore other areas of Jersey. LibertyBus operates routes 12a and 14 that both stop directly at St Brelade’s Bay running from Liberation Bus Station in St Helier. Both routes offer connections to the airport, changing at La Haule to route 15 for Jersey Airport. A map and timetable of bus routes can be downloaded online at libertybus.je, obtained from the Jersey Tourist Information Centre or available from the front desk of your hotel.