Jersey

This beautiful Channel Island boasts miles of unspoilt, surf-lapped coastline and a balmy climate.

Head to the rugged north coast for stunning clifftop walks, or inland to St Helier to enjoy everything from Victorian seafood markets to intriguing museums. Please note this route is seasonal.

Getting Around

Jersey airport is around five miles (8km) from the capital St Helier, easily reached by regular buses and taxis. Or why not hire a car? On this island where the sea’s never more than 10 mins away, it’s simple to explore by foot, bike, bus or car.

Language

English

Time Difference

0 hrs ahead GMT

Currency

GBP

Neighbourhoods To See

St Helier: for shopping and eating out

Indulge in St Helier‘s vibrant culinary scene or enjoy a great mix of shopping options, from high-street names to luxury brands, plus local independents where you can pick up Jersey souvenirs. 

St Ouen's Bay: for authentic local life

This long bay on the west coast has one of Europe’s oldest surf clubs and is popular for BBQs and rambling beach walks. It’s a great spot for watching surfers (both kite and wave) and dramatic sunsets.

Essential Sights

Jersey War Tunnels

A poignant reminder of the German occupation of Jersey during World War II, this exhibition reveals fascinating stories about the resistance, co-operation and eventual liberation of the islanders. 

Mont Orgueil Castle

This magnificent 13th-century Norman fort was Jersey’s main defence against French invasion. Explore the secret staircases or climb turrets to find the medieval ‘wheel of urine’!

Jersey Zoo

A stunning 32-acre conservation zoo set up by the late naturalist Gerald Durrell, it leads international wildlife conservation efforts and brings you up close to some of the rarest animals on the planet.

La Mare Wine Estate 

This vineyard by name also makes cider, apple brandy, condiments, preserves and more-ish Jersey fudge. Take a tour before enjoying a delicious lunch overlooking the vineyards and orchards. 

Corbière Lighthouse

Perched on a rugged headland, the lighthouse has spectacular views across the Atlantic. Visit at mid-tide for a guided walk to hear tales of shipwrecks and brave lighthouse keepers.

Food and Drink

From freshly caught oysters to exquisite Michelin-starred menus, made with local produce stars such as Jersey Royal potatoes and creamy Jersey cow milk, this isle has plenty for every food-lover.  

Events

AUGUST | Battle of Flowers

A colourful carnival featuring a floral parade full of bloom-strewn floats.

OCT-NOV | Tennerfest

This island-wide fixed price food festival (sadly no longer all a tenner!) lets everyone enjoy the best food Jersey has to offer. 

DECEMBER | La Fête dé Noué

St Helier comes alive with carols, street entertainment, traditional Christmas markets and an ice rink in the Parade Gardens.

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