This is a truly unique place that is as memorable as some of the sights that we saw around Jersey.
Built by a wealthy man, used as a Nazi cantina during the war, as a clinic, and then by the Boy Scouts, this little place has quite a history. No, there's no wifi or washing machine, and we had to sleep in bunk beds, but it was absolutely worth it.
It was a little too cool and breezy during our March stay to make good use of the patio and rooftop, but those would be prime locations for breakfast or dinner in the summertime. We appreciated the welcome pack (for overseas visitors only?) of bread, butter, and milk. The floors in the bathroom (and towel rack) and kitchen were heated, nice!
There are a few good restaurants along the beach road: Le Braye, El Tico, and La Pulente. We considered not renting a car and making due with the bus, but even if the weather had been warmer and the days longer, the distances are such that I'd recommend getting a car.
This goes down as one of the most unique places I've stayed. The heritage society has done a fantastic job of bringing this 1930's folly back to its art deco roots. Situated right on St. Ouen's Bay - with private beach access, this is the perfect place to get away from it all. But Jersey is so small that if you have a car (recommended) it's easy to slip into one of the island's towns for dinner or sight-seeing and make it back to the Barge Aground for a quiet evening on the beach. It is simply a delightful place to stay. Note: the management very nicely provides coffee, tea, a loaf of bread, butter, and milk. They will also provide directions to the closest grocery store.
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