Can I run a business on a beach or slipway?
In certain circumstances businesses can trade on a beach and slipway .
You must have a licence to trade from the Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture Department.
Before making an application for a licence you should contact the Hospitality and Leisure Manager for advice.
Email the Hospitality and Leisure Manager
Apply to trade on a beach or slipway
Policing of Beaches (Jersey) Regulations 1959 on the Jersey Law website
If you're setting up a new business, Jersey Business provide free, confidential advice. They will help you to:
decide which entity to trade as (eg sole trader, partnership or limited company)
set up your business
evaluate your business idea
understand your requirements
be aware of any additional licences your business may legally require
Find advice on the Jersey Business website
How long is the licence for and is there a fee?
The licence is for one year and is renewable.
The annual fee depends on the activity of the business. The scale of the fees is shown in the application form.
A reminder and renewal form will be sent to you before your current licence expires.
Do I need any other permissions?
To start a business in Jersey you must have a business licence. Contact the Population Office for more information.
Email the Population Office
If your business involves water-based activities, you must contact the Ports of Jersey.
Ports of Jersey website
If your business sells refreshments and ice creams, you must contact Environmental Health.
Email Environmental Health