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St. HelierUnited Kingdom

The largest of the Channel Islands and the capital of Jersey is a busy port town home to museums, forts, markets and beaches.

The capital of Jersey, St. Helier offers an interesting mix of museums, fortifications, bustling markets and a popular culinary scene. Until the late 1700s, St. Helier was just a simple coastal settlement. Today, it’s a lively town where both English and French customs are present.

Delve into the history of St. Helier and Jersey at the town’s museums. Spot artifacts from the Neolithic period to the present day at the Jersey Museum. Learn about Jersey’s seafaring and pirate heritage at the Maritime Museum. While here, marvel at the Occupation Tapestry Gallery. It honors the 50th anniversary of Jersey’s liberation from German occupation in World War II.

Wander through St. Helier’s streets to admire centuries-old Georgian and Victorian buildings. Visit the Georgian House, a family residence built in the 1730s and decorated in period furniture. Let your senses run wild as you browse the food stands of the Central Market. Investigate the market’s impressive Victorian-era architecture. Nearby, the Beresford Market buzzes with the activity of local fishmongers.

Go to Havre des Pas beach when the sun shines. Stroll along the waterfront promenade, swim in the outdoor pool or sit on the steps and enjoy sea views. Visit Elizabeth Castle, a 16th-century stronghold and former home of explorer, Sir Walter Raleigh. At low tide walk across the bay to the castle. Alternatively, catch the ferry from the harbor.

St. Helier’s cuisine blends British and French influences. Find seafood shacks, traditional British pubs and Michelin-starred restaurants. Sample bean crock, a slow-cooked stew with beans and pig’s feet. Visit in July for the Jersey Fish Festival and watch cooking demonstrations, shop at craft stalls or enjoy live music.

The easiest way to reach St. Helier is to catch a ferry from southern England or northwestern France. Beyond its own attractions, the city is the gateway to Jersey’s picturesque beaches and countryside. Both St. Brelade’s Bay and Les Mielles Nature Reserve are less than a 20-minute drive away.

Top hotels in St. Helier

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Club Hotel and Spa
The Club Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
Green Street, St. Helier, Jersey
The price is £129 per night

This family-friendly St. Helier hotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Howard Davis Park and Port of Jersey. St. Helier Beach is 1.6 mi ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (377 reviews)

"The Club Hotel and Spa is a beautifully appointed hotel in a great location. The staff are professional and courteous."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2020

The Club Hotel and Spa
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey
4 out of 5
Rue De L Etau, St. Helier, Jersey
The price is £130 per night

Located in the heart of St. Helier, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Jersey Opera House, Port of Jersey and St. Helier Beach. Elizabeth Castle and King ...

4.3/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"The location ,amenities and staff were excellent ."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey
The Royal Yacht
The Royal Yacht
4 out of 5
Weighbridge, St. Helier, Jersey
The price is £101 per night

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jersey Museum & Art Gallery and Port of Jersey. St. Helier Beach is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (993 reviews)

"very nice breakfast good selection,Dinner expensive for what it was, had better. GOLD DELUXE ROOM not deluxe might have been deluxe when new it now needs attention"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

The Royal Yacht

Popular places to visit in St. Helier

St. Helier Central Market
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St. Helier Central Market

4/5(321 reviews)

Bright flowers, traditional stalls and a fountain full of goldfish create a lasting impression on visitors to this thriving market that began in the 1880s.

Elizabeth Castle
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Elizabeth Castle

4.5/5(215 reviews)

This castle sheltered King Charles II in the English Civil War, before being fortified under German occupation in World War II. 

Jersey Museum & Art Gallery
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Jersey Museum & Art Gallery

4.5/5(116 reviews)

Weaving together the story of Jersey, from the island’s first humans and many wars, this extensive museum is adorned with surrealist art and period recreations.

Maritime Museum
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Maritime Museum

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Based in granite warehouses overlooking St. Helier Marina, this museum brings legends and stories of the sea to life with colorful and fun exhibits.

The Georgian House
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The Georgian House

Savor the sights and scents of regency Jersey and meet the resident cook in this St. Helier stalwart that served as a gentleman’s club and YMCA hangout.

St Brelade's Bay Beach
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St Brelade's Bay Beach

4.5/5(585 reviews)

Take kayaks and inflatables out on the water. Then watch the sun set from seafront cafés and restaurants backing onto Jersey’s principal sandy haven. 

Top things to do in St. Helier

Corporate Days-Mindfulness Through Painting
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Corporate Days-Mindfulness Through Painting

£22
Per adult

Reviews of St. Helier

4.5

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

Pretty town with lovely bay and views of the castle. Don’t miss St Brelade’s Bay and the church there - stunning.

4/5 - Good

Jon

10 Mar 2020

We enjoyed our visit to St Helier & Jersey

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

9 Mar 2020

St. Helier is a great base. If you're using the bus network to get around, go to Liberation Station (bus station) and get a travelcard - several options available.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Feb 2020

lots of nice walks and nice port.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Feb 2020

nice shopping experience with plenty of options

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 Feb 2020

People are very polite, we noticed how thankful they are especially on buses

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