With miles of unspoilt, surf-lapped coastline and a balmy climate, the most southerly of the Channel Islands is a truly beautiful place.
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.
Food and Drink
Whether it’s tucking into a fresh-crab sandwich and looking out across the water or settling in for an exquisite candle-lit Michelin-starred tasting menu, there’s something for every food-lover in Jersey. Local produce is key, and the island is very proud of its very own Big Four ingredients: Jersey Royal potatoes, succulent lobster, the creamy milk from Jersey cows and local oysters – cultivated in the beds of the Royal Bay of Grouville.
You can get your hands on all sorts of fresh seafood in St Helier. The Fresh Fish Company is on Victoria Pier, at the heart of the island’s commercial fishing fleet. Here, you can pick up fresh spider crabs for lunch in summer or simply grab a crab sandwich or lobster claw to eat as you potter around the harbour.
If you’re looking for a treat, Jersey’s Michelin-starred restaurants include Ormer (which has a beautiful roof garden) and Bohemia in St Helier. But the gastropubs, like Crab Shack Gorey in St Martin, and beachside cafes in St Ouen’s Bay and St Brelade, where you can shuck oysters and sip on Chablis in the sun, are a great way to spoil yourself. Street Food Thursdays is when local street food traders pop up across St Helier, serving everything from Vietnamese noodles to bubble waffles.