Bouley Bay


Bouley Bay
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Sufficient

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A sweeping two mile pebble beach and harbour set against cliffs. There are great rock pools to explore, you may see the odd puffin on the coastal walk, and Bouley Bay is the unofficial home to scuba diving in Jersey.


The beach is sued for: swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sea-canoeing and fishing. No water sports zoning.

Wildlife and Walks

Excellent rock pools. Keep your eye out for puffins. There is a cliff walk from the bay leading to the pretty fishing port of Rozel.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken voluntarily at this beach by States of Jersey from 15th May to 30th September.

Water samples do not need to be taken at this beach and may not be treated in the same way as designated bathing waters, but they are collected in the spirit of the Bathing Waters Directive.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2018 Sufficient

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

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Facilities at Bouley Bay

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Free car parking is available for up to 20 cars. including disabled spaces.

Dog restrictions


No current information

Beach cleaning

Beach manually and mechanically cleaned daily during the summer.