17 October 2022
A 30cm-high granite wall, stretching more than 200 metres, is to be built along a section of the
promenade just outside St Aubin to improve public safety.
The expanse between La Haule slipway and the toilet to the east is the only significant stretch of St
Aubin’s Bay without a raised wall, barrier or railings separating the pedestrian and cycling area from
the beach below.
There is currently a 3 to 4 metre unprotected drop to the beach, with concrete foundations
sometimes exposed above the sand.
Following an independent safety audit, it was decided to build
the masonry “upstand” which will be in keeping with the existing wall to the west towards St Aubin.
The work will start next week, on Monday 24 October, and is expected to take ten weeks to complete.
Assistant Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Steve Ahier, said: “The top of the existing sea wall is
currently flush with the promenade paving. This new wall will clearly improve safety for pedestrians
and those who cycle along this popular route.
“The use of Jersey granite, and the relatively low height of the wall means it will be visually nonintrusive and will be very much in keeping with the structures that are already in place further
towards the village.”
The promenade will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists throughout the work.