Staying safe on the beach and around Jersey’s coastline

Jersey has a beautiful coastline, which should be enjoyed. The island also has one of the largest tidal ranges in the world, over 12m on Spring Tides. On the South-East coast the tide can recede up to two miles. The incoming tide moves extremely fast, and in some places will resemble a fast flowing white water rapid!

Every year we respond to persons that have been cut off by the tide and require rescuing. These types of incidents are particularly dangerous, if you end up in the water unexpectedly or unprepared, chances of survival are low.

Here are some tips if you are spending time on the coast or exploring the shoreline and causeways around the island.