Tuesday, 29 March 2011


Rozel is a picturesque little beach village in the north-east of the island of Jersey. As well as being a lovely spot to go for a swim, it also makes a great lunch spot, being the home of a famous cafe called The Hungry Man, a colourful little kiosk with outside tables on the harbour wall. This spot is also known for its friendly ducks, and if you’re lucky they may accompany you on your swim. Rozel is a popular base for sea kayaking.

For walkers, there is a path starting at Rozel which stretches along the whole length of the north coast as far as Grosnez. The first bay along the route is Bouley Bay, which is reputed to be haunted by a big black dog with eyes the size of saucers. The sound of its chains dragging along the ground would precede a vision of the beast itself, which terrifies its victims by circling round them at great speed. Funnily enough, Bouley also has a history of smuggling, so one can’t help but wonder whether this is another instance of a ghost story being made up to keep prying eyes away from the activities of the smugglers.

Map of the area.

Rozelphoto © 2009 Tom Godber | more info (via: Wylio)

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