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Trading on a beach or slipway

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

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