Havre Des Pas
Havre des Pas is a sunny, sheltered, south facing sandy beach, one of the closest beaches to St Helier town centre.
Since the 1920’s, the Ommaroo Hotel has been situated on the seafront at Havre des Pas beach and comprises a number of traditional Victorian villas, typical of the area. From our Sun Lounge, you can sit and enjoy the spectacular ever-changing seascape with the sea water tidal pool, always of particular interest to visitors.
Havre des Pas has always been a popular place to swim, even before the pool was contructed in the 1890's by the Jersey Swimming Club. This splendid Victorian tidal swimming pool was opened to the public on 22 May 1895. Changing facilities and a cafe were added in 1927. A major re-fit took place in 2001. It is used by the Jersey Swimming Club, as well as being enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, all year round. An annual Christmas day swim takes place at 11am, with around 100 participants.
The pool is replenished at each tide, making it popular with families in the summer months and a safe place for swimming. It is accessible all year round. Life guards are on duty from May until October between 10am and 6pm. There is no entrance fee. Changing facilities and a small cafe are available.
Remember, as an alternative to the sea water pool, you could also take a relaxing dip in the Ommaroo hotel’s outdoor heated swimming pool (heated in the summer months).