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14, St. Helier Bus Station to St Brelade’s Bay – Open Top Bus

Breezing along the bays with stunning views of gardens, palm trees and the stunning sea!


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No. of Attractions:

17 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

23 minutes

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Starting point:

St. Helier Bus Station, Jersey

How to get here

Journey fact:

Beneath St. Brelade's Bay's sandy shores lie remnants of an ancient submerged forest. At low tide, traces of fossilized tree stumps can sometimes be seen, providing a glimpse into the bay's prehistoric past and its transformation over thousands of years.

Journey Overview

This open top bus breezes its way out of bustling St. Helier along the blissful St. Aubin’s Bay, where the sand is golden, alongside an attractive proliferation of boulders and rocks, visible in all their grandeur when the tide is out.

The small town of St. Aubin beckons with its neatly trimmed hedgerows, palm trees, elegant multi-coloured buildings and stylish restaurants and cafes. Then it’s onto St. Brelade’s Bay and views out to sea, but with the delightful Sir Winston Churchill Memorial Park and Sea Front Gardens on the promenade in all its red-flowered glory and with a fascinating water feature.

This invigorating journey that blows cobwebs away ends at St. Brelade’s Church, located in the southwest corner of the Bay and with one of the few surviving medieval chapels, the Fisherman’s Chapel, also visible in shining glory, next door. It’s a fitting climax to the most fabulous of journeys along the coast that gives a great, but brief, glimpse into Jersey life and magnificence!

A Fab Day Out!

Starting in St. Helier, Jersey’s vibrant capital, you can explore its bustling markets, including the Central Market with its Victorian architecture. St. Helier also boasts the Maritime Museum, showcasing the island’s seafaring history. Start your scenic sojourn with breakfast at one of the many restaurants around the iconic Liberation Square, next to the Bus Station.

Onto the bus and heading west, the first stop is First Tower, where you can see the First Tower Park and the nearby St. Andrew’s Park, perfect for a leisurely stroll. The First Tower was the inaugural one of three to be built to guard St. Aubin’s Bay.

Next is Millbrook, home to the beautiful Coronation Park. This green space offers stunning views of St. Aubin’s Bay and features a children’s playground and ornamental gardens. There’s a great paddling pool here!

As the bus continues, you reach Bel Royal. This area is known for its picturesque coastline and the peaceful Bel Royal beach, ideal for a relaxing beach walk. Further along, you’ll pass Beaumont, where the famous Goose Green Marsh can be found. This nature reserve is a haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers.

Continuing the journey, you’ll arrive at La Haule. Here, you can admire the expansive views of the bay and see traditional Jersey granite houses along the coastline. La Haule Manor is one of the most renowned places here and has a stunning Georgian entrance, dating back to 1796. It’s a five-star, stylish hotel and restaurant with unbelievable views of the coastline.

St. Aubin is the next charming stop. This historic fishing village offers a quaint harbour, the St. Aubin’s Fort accessible at low tide, and an array of delightful cafes and restaurants along its picturesque streets. If you are there on a Saturday, then be sure to browse the fascinating market which takes place around the Parish Hall Centre Square. For a snack, then we can highly recommend the delights on offer at La Bella Gourmade Deli.

Check out St. Aubin’s Fort, which was originally a tower built in the 1540s to protect the natural harbour and then extended to a fort during the time of the English Civil War. When the tide is out, you can walk to the fort and although access is restricted, the views back to St. Aubin’s Bay are simple incredible.

Back on-board the bus to St. Brelade’s Bay, known for its stunning sandy beach and safe, shallow, crystal-clear waters, as well as the wonderful St. Winston Churchill Memorial Park and Sea Front, with its water feature and floral brilliance. The Bay really is a paradise for those wanting a simple dip in the sea or building sand castles – it’s simply perfect! Meanwhile, take some time to explore the bay’s coastal paths and the charming St. Brelade’s Church and Fishermen’s Chapel, which features medieval frescoes and a tranquil garden, overlooking the Bay.

If you haven’t eaten in St. Aubin, then why not try probably the most scenic ‘Pizza Express’ restaurant in its huge chain – this one overlooks the beach and is in a simply wonderful spot. Alternatively, the Oyster Box is fantastic and combines glorious sea views with chic casual dining.

Then it’s a breezy, brilliant open top bus ride back to St. Helier!

Wonderful Walk

Here’s a fab walk, courtesy of www.jersey.com

Start at St. Aubin’s with its glistening harbour, lined with restaurants, then pop into Belle Gourmand Deli for some genuine Jersey produce from cheese to sea salt. The walk goes along the harbour front up the steep incline that is Ghost Hill. At the top, the road is flatter along the headland reaching Noirmont Point where the views are utterly incredible!

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