St Aubin's Bay

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La Haule before a road was built
For many years a windmill stood on the Martello tower at First Tower
Beaumont in 1863 before the coast road was built
People's Park at the eastern end of the bay in 1893 just before Victoria Avenue was built

St Aubin's Bay is the main bay on the south coast of Jersey, stretching between the towns of Saint Helier in the east and Saint Aubin in the west.

Today a road runs the full length of the bay linking the two towns. The busiest stretch from West Park to Bel Royal is called Victoria Avenue, but the construction of this road, now a dual carriageway, was not undertaken until the final years of the 19th century, before which traffic passed further inland on St Aubin's Road.

The Jersey Railway line ran along the shoreline from 1870, and before that low sand dunes were washed by the high tide and the quickest way to drive a horse and cart from one end of the bay to the other was along the beach at low tide. When St Aubin was the island's principal port and St Helier was beginning to develop as a population centre, but without its own port, this is exactly how imported goods were moved from one town to the other.


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