St Ouen Le Braye

Jersey

St Ouen Le Braye
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

St Ouen’s is the longest beach in Jersey, spanning nearly the full length of the island’s west coast. It’s locally referred to as ‘the five mile road’ for obvious reasons, and is a superb surfing beach with a cafe/restaurant and beach club.

Activities

The beach is used for swimming, surfing, sea canoeing, windsurfing and fishing - zoning applies. Surfing instruction and equipment hire is available & there is a golf course at Les Mielles together with a driving range and crazy golf course. The Military Museum sits behind the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

La Mielle de Morville, adjacent to Kempt Tower, is a pleasant place to walk and the starting point for longer circular routes. The sand dunes support over 400 plant species.

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

2017

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.

Weather

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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

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

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at St Ouen Le Braye

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins

Parking

 

Many car parks along the length of the bay.

Dog restrictions

 

Dogs are allowed but must be on a lead and fouling removed.

Beach cleaning

Cleaned daily between May and September

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by

RLNI - More information about dates and times

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.