The largest of the Channel Islands Jersey mingles the ease of an English-speaking getaway with a continental approach to life. From the capital St Helier to the smaller villages of Gorey and St Aubinyou’ll find Jersey offers a quintessentially English beach holiday that retains something of the old fashioned charm now hard to find on the British mainland. Discover rare creatures at Durrell Wildlife Park pick up some unique Jersey pottery as a souvenir or just play a game of petanque as you inhale the fresh sea air and prepare yourself for another day of activity in Jersey.
Areas & Neighbourhoods in Jersey
St. Helier — St Helier is Jersey’s cultural centre and largest port located on the sunny south coast. Besides museums and institutions like the Jersey Opera House and the Arts Centre St Helier is home to the beautiful Central Market a splendid example of Victorian architecture complete with cast iron trimmings and an ornamental fountain.
Gorey — Practice your swing and enjoy spectacular views over the French coast at Royal Jersey Golf Course. One of the most interesting historic sights in Jersey is the nearby St Orgueil Castle a marvel of medieval architecture teetering on the coastline. Gorey also hosts Jersey’s largest annual event the popular Gorey Fete.
St. Aubin — The small port of St Aubin promises a unique taste of Jersey village life. Its picturesque harbour comes alive with clanking fishing boats while the German-built St Aubin’s Fort is also located nearby. The port has a select but delicious choice of eateries and a harbourside gallery complete with original artworks by local artists and light bites.
Plemont — The beach at Plemont is arguably the most picturesque in Jersey. Temperatures won’t reach tropical heights but the view can certainly compete. This is a popular spot for outdoors lovers thanks to its cliff top walks and excellent eateries along the way. There are few better places to end or start a hike on Jersey’s northern coast.
Things to See in Jersey
If you’re looking to soak up a little of the local countryside and coast Jersey’s northern shores offers some of the most tremendous views in the Channel Islands. If you prefer a gentle amble to a full day of hiking the Les Mielles Nature Reserve has well-trodden paths with beautiful views across the craggy rocks of St Ouen’s Bay. Jersey is also known for its castles and forts so keep your eyes peeled for the island’s many excellent photo opportunities.
Things to Do in Jersey
From the island’s annual film festival each September to the eerie Jersey War Tunnels which allow you to see explore deep into German occupied Jersey you’ll find culture and history at every step. Don’t miss your chance to pick up a unique souvenir with a trip to Jersey Pottery in St Helier. With beaches sports fine cuisine and summer sun Jersey promises the ultimate English seaside break with all the climate of a continental stay and more things to do than you could possibly hope for.