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Portelet Beach

St Pierre du Bois Village, Jersey

Portelet is a beautiful bay which is also a small working harbour. The bay has a good mixture of sand and rocky areas. It is very popular with families and swimming is good at all states of tide.

Beach Type



Toilets available in the nearby cafe


Windsurfing and fishing
Deck chairs
Windbreaks and canoes for hire
Good area for rockpools
Snorkelling and scuba diving

Nature and Wildlife

A path leads to Noirmont Point. through Portelet Common - a natural heathland. from where there are particularly fine views of the bay and across to St Helier. Portelet is located at the start of the Island's extensive cliff path network.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Cleaned daily by hand May - September and there are litter bins available. Litter and Dog bins present.


Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead and fouling disposed of in the bins provided.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Visit Guernsey. PO Box 23. St Peter Port. Guernsey. GY1 3AN. Tel. 01481 726611. Fax. 01481 721246. Email:


Nearest town: St Pierre du Bois Village
County: Jersey
Latitude/Longitude: 49.1798, -2.16843


Portelet is situated on the south-western tip of Guernsey. on the Pleinmont Headland. It is on the main circular coast road. just after Rocquaine and Fort Grey (the Cup & Saucer). Not suitable for people with limited mobility.

Public Transport

Portelet is located on the circular coastal bus route no 7 and 7A.


Parking on the headland for 30 cars.

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St Pierre du Bois Village