Our Rib trip Leaves the marina of St Helier, and passengers are exposed to a special view of Jersey’s iconic heritage site – Elizabeth Castle. This castle has watched over Jersey’s main gateway from its rocky islet in St Aubin’s Bay for more than 300 years.
Passengers are then taken towards St Aubin’s stunning harbour and fort. The sandy coastline alongside sprawls over the central part of Jersey’s Southern Coast and is home to a number of leisure activities from volleyball at the Gunsite to jet skiing in the bay. In the 19thcentury the industrial revolution took place on St Aubin’s shoreline between West Park and First Tower where the island’s largest timber shipbuilders were located.
The boat heads towards the Noirmont headland enclosing St Aubin’s Bay on its eastern side. This relatively unspoilt area of the southern coast houses the island’s war memorial. German bunkers and gun emplacements can be seen watching from the hillside. The sheltered cliffside beach of Portelet proceeds where high tide allows for snorkelling and swimming in its clear waters.
St. Brelade’s Bay is a bustling resort beach located in Ouaisné Bay. This beach is arguably Jersey’s most famous location, treating its visitors to crystal clear waters, fabulous eateries, and abundance of water activities. Its location known for its soft golden sands came an impressive 3rd place in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016.
Beaches like St Brelade’s are well developed and attractive for holidaymakers, but the small southwest beach of Beauport is a completely different paradise. As the rib weaves into the bay, passengers can see Beauport’s pristine location nested at the bottom of a hill surrounded by three cliffs. Its pebble beach opens to smooth sands during low tide making it a relaxing site for families with little ones.
The final location of the tour is La Corbière. The lighthouse of La Corbière is situated on the rock of a tidal island. It was lit for the first time on the 24thof April 1874 and was the first lighthouse in the world to be built of concrete. Furthermore, the La Corbière Lighthouse is one of the most photographed landmarks in Jersey.
A rip trip of Jersey’s beautiful southern coastline is likely to be packed with views of breath-taking beaches, immaculate heritage sites, luxurious holiday destinations, and even the odd boisterous dolphin.