Jersey Island is the largest of the Channel Islands and the southernmost part of the British Isles. It enjoys a mild and temperate climate, making it a popular destination for European and British tourists.
Well known for its enchanting beaches, fascinating hiking trails and engaging history, the island offers an interesting blend of English and French influences that make it unique.
Regular flights depart from London and other UK airports, as well as from Ireland, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands. There are ferries connecting Jersey to the rest of the Channel Islands.
• St Helier
Visit Elizabeth Castle, a castle ruin surrounded by the sea. You can walk out to it at low tide. Stroll around the marina at sunset, the most peaceful place to enjoy the evening. In the evening enjoy relaxing cocktails at the Royal Yacht Hotel or at the Zephyr’s bar and enjoy meals at the Central Market where the cafes, which opened in 1882, are next to the colorful fruit and flower stalls and interesting architecture.
Visit the Jersey Opera House which was built in 1895 and is now one of Jersey’s most famous buildings. Jersey Museum and Art Gallery is a fascinating museum which tells the story of Jersey from 250,000 years ago, when the first humans arrived in Jersey, and down the ages.
• St Ouen
Explore the caves and rock pools of the picturesque north coast at Plemont Bay one of the best places to visit in Jersey. Enjoy lunch at the cafe perfectly located on the cliff and overlooking the sea. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, head to one of the most popular beach spots, St Ouen’s Bay, for surfing. Hire a bike and cycle along the scenic route to the dramatic Corbiere Lighthouse. For lunch spoil yourself with a barbecue at La Braye – the perfect location for family barbecues.
The Channel Islands Military Museum documents WWII history for anyone interested in the history of our recent past. Enjoy a day at the Jersey Races with your family, and the racecourse at Les Landes is sure to make your day unforgettable. Have a pleasurable dinner at the Michelin-starred Ocean Restaurant in Atlantic Hotel.
• Visit the Wetland Center
Best places to visit in Jersey includes the Jersey Wetland Center, a new and wonderful National Trust project, a beautiful bird sanctuary near the St Ouen’s Pond Nature Reserve.
The wetland park offers exceptional educational materials, bird identification cards, and binoculars. The center is the ideal place to observe the many native bird species.
• Walk along hiking trails
The island has excellent hiking trails, making it one of the best free things to do in Jersey. In fact, you can go around the island by trails, but if you are not so energetic, stay on the northern cliff paths that offer the best views and the best trails.
As the path passes between picturesque coves, you have a wide view of the coast of neighboring France and can discover beautiful animal and plant species on the way.
• Enjoy a picnic at Howard Davis Park
Howard Davis, one of Jersey’s most beautiful parks, is a pleasure to stroll or picnic. With beautiful rose gardens, a children’s playground, a small cafe and a bandstand, you can also enjoy free concerts during the summer months.