Discover: St Ouen's Bay25/04/16
Which part of the island is this?
Located in the west of the Island is the beautiful St Ouen's Bay. Stretched out over five wild and windswept miles, St Ouen's Bay, straddles the parishes of St Ouen, St Peter and St Brelade.
The bay contains the remains of many German fortifications from World War II. It was an important strategic part of the 'Atlantic Wall', an extensive system of coastal defence and fortifications built by Nazi Germany between 1942 and 1944.
What's the beach like?
This five mile expanse of long, sandy beach is washed daily by waves rolling in from the Atlantic Ocean. As a result it's a surfers paradise! The flat, golden sands are also ideal for families. Backed by dunes and marshland, the bay provides an array of habitats for plants and animals.
But I'm not a surfer...
Don't worry - you don't have to be a surfer to enjoy all St Ouen's Bay has to offer. If you fancy a beach activity there are still plenty for you to try - how about blokarting, kite surfing or zorbing? Or perhaps a leisurely game of beach cricket's more your thing? If that still sounds like too much exertion, grab a warm drink in one of the many beach cafes and watch the waves and surfers roll in.
If golf's your game, Les Mielles Golf Club offers its members a challenging but highly enjoyable course. And if you're more into birds than birdies, there are several great bird hides in St Ouen's Bay. The National Trust for Jersey Wetland Centre in the heart of the bay has superb views over St Ouen's pond, where you might see rare species such as Marsh Harriers and Bitterns.
There are a abundance of beach cafes in the bay, so you certainly won't go hungry. Set yourself up for the day with a hearty breakfast at Big Verns - their fry-ups are legendary and blueberry pancakes scrummy! then head off for your day of beach activities. If you have been blown along the beach to Le Braye, call in to the cafe for a coffee or ice cream. For lunch, El Tico Beach Cantina offers up globally-inspired fare, from healthy salads to curries, to char-grilled steaks. And after an afternoon catching waves, end your day with an evening meal and drink at the Watersplash. Sit outside to watch the waves roll in and the sun go down. Make sure you have your camera to hand, a St Ouen sunset is truly breathtaking!
Where are the nearest schools?
The nearest primary schools are Les Landes and St Peter, whilst the closest secondary school is Les Quennevais.
I want to live in St Ouen's Bay. How much will this cost on average?
2 bedroom property starting from £435,000
3 bedroom property starting from £550,000
1 bed flat starting from £950 pcm
2 bed flat starting from £1,350 pcm
3 bed house starting from £1,550 pcm
A sea view property will set you back considerably more!
What type of property will I find?
Whether you're looking for a modern coastal pad with a view, a large detached family home or a quaint granite cottage, St Ouen's Bay has numerous properties to suit your needs.
Check out Les Gallais properties in St Ouen.