With miles of unspoilt, surf-lapped coastline and a balmy climate, the most southerly of the Channel Islands is a truly beautiful place.
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Head to Jersey’s rugged north coast for stunning clifftop walks or adventure inland to explore the capital, St Helier, where you’ll everything from Victorian seafood markets to fascinating museums.
Arriving at Jersey Airport
Jersey airport, in the parish of St Peter, is around five miles (8km) north-west of St Helier, the capital. There are no immigration controls between the UK and Jersey, but you will need to carry photo ID, such as a driving licence, but it’s always worth having your passport with you.
The airport is small but functional with a public bus stop immediately in front of the arrivals terminal. Buses travel frequently between the airport and Liberation Station in central St Helier passing through Red Houses and St Aubin. Journeys take approximately 30 minutes.
There is also a designated public taxi rank directly in front of the arrivals terminal. Public taxis are meter controlled, but you can also pre-book a taxi to pick you up from the arrivals car park.
A couple of car hire companies also have desks at the airport arrivals terminal with cars based on site.
From speakeasy cocktail bars to real-ale country pubs, Jersey has a vibrant nightlife much bigger than its size. Liberation Brewery has been producing Jersey ales for over a century, and its award-winning Liberation Ale, the classic IPA and a range of its seasonal ales are all available at many Jersey pubs.
Across the island, there are plenty of terraces for an outdoor drink or two, but pop into the The Troubadour for some live music as you drink. The waterfront bars are ideal for a pint with a picturesque backdrop. However, most of the island’s nightclubs and cocktail bars are in St Helier. For cocktails, try the Prohibition-style Blind Pig, a decadent den with an absinthe fountain and Baroque mirrors, all hidden behind a wardrobe door. Or give upmarket converted gentlemen’s-club, Banjo, a try. If you want to party all night, head to The Drift or Mimosa, both at Liberty Wharf, St Helier.
The island also has a thriving live music and theatre scene, with the Jersey Arts Centre, Jersey Opera House and Fort Regent in St Helier showcasing touring theatre, dance, comedy and music productions throughout the year.