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Sea Beaches (Removal of Sand and Stone) (Jersey) Law 1963

Official Consolidated Version

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Sea Beaches (Removal of Sand and Stone) (Jersey) Law 1963[1]

A LAW to regulate the removal of sand, stone, gravel, shingle, clay or loam

Commencement [see endnotes]

1        General prohibition

(1)     No person shall, except under and in accordance with the terms of a licence granted by the Minister for the Environment –

(a)     take or remove any sand, stone, gravel, shingle, clay or loam from any sea beach in Jersey;

(b)     quarry, extract or remove any stone from any rocks forming part of the coasts of Jersey or from any rocks situated in the territorial sea adjacent to Jersey.[2]

(2)     Any licence under paragraph (1) may be granted subject to such conditions as the Minister for the Environment may think fit to impose.[3]

2        Saving[4]

Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 1, the Minister for Sustainable Economic Development may cause to be removed any sand, stone, gravel, shingle, clay or loam from within any harbour in Jersey, or the approaches thereto.

3        Penalties

Any person who acts in contravention of the provisions of this Law or who fails to comply with the conditions of any licence granted under Article 1, shall be liable to a fine or, in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, to imprisonment for a term of one month and to a fine.[5]

4        Citation

This Law may be cited as the Sea Beaches (Removal of Sand and Stone) (Jersey) Law 1963.



Table of Legislation History


Year and No


Sea Beaches (Removal of Sand and Stone) (Jersey) Law 1963


20 September 1963

Territorial Sea (Consequential Provisions) (Jersey) Law 1994


31 March 1997 (R&O.9063)

States of Jersey (Amendments and Construction Provisions No. 3) (Jersey) Regulations 2005


9 December 2005

States of Jersey (Transfer of Functions No. 8) (Miscellaneous Transfers) (Jersey) Regulations 2015


1 January 2016

Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Jersey) Law 2016


20 September 2016


States of Jersey (Ministerial Offices – Minister for Sustainable Economic Development) Order 2023


24 November 2023

Table of Renumbered Provisions




spent, omitted from this revised edition



Table of Endnote References

[1]                                     This Law has been amended by the States of Jersey (Amendments and Construction Provisions No. 3) (Jersey) Regulations 2005. The amendments replace all references to a Committee of the States of Jersey with a reference to a Minister of the States of Jersey, and remove and add defined terms appropriately, consequentially upon the move from a committee system of government to a ministerial system of government

[2] Article 1(1)                  amended by L.20/1994, R&O.158/2015

[3] Article 1(2)                  amended by R&O.158/2015

[4] Article 2                      amended by R&O.158/2015, R&O.102/2023

[5] Article 3                      amended by L.1/2016

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