The island of Jersey enjoys one of the warmest climates in the United Kingdom and offers unspoiled nature with rugged coastline, beaches with water sports opportunities, and peaceful, green countryside ideal for outdoor activities like walking and biking. Jersey also hosts picturesque small towns with good opportunities for fine dining and shopping.
Beaches, countryside and historical sites on Jersey
The beautiful sandy beaches of Jersey are great for sunbathing, swimming and water sports like jet-skiing and sea kayaking in summer. The green Jersey countryside with whitewashed houses is one of the main attractions on the island, but there are several man-made attractions as well. Visit for example the magnificent Mount Orgeuil Castle or the famous Jersey Zoo which exhibits many endangered species from all over the world.
History & museums. The Jersey War Tunnels is a unique underground museum exhibiting German occupation of the Islands during the World War II. The Jersey Museum in the main city of Jersey, St. Helier, exhibits the island’s fascinating history. In the other museums of St. Helier you can explore the maritime history of Jersey as well as the history of German occupation.
Shopping & outdoor activities. Possibilities for shopping on Jersey are at their best in St. Helier that offers some interesting shops and several nice parks for walking. In the Jersey Lavender Farm, which is found in the southwest part of the island, you can explore the cultivation of lavender. Many like to test also the lovely routes offered for hiking on Jersey or try biking on Jersey.
Practical information for your stay on Jersey
Jersey is located in the English Channel close to the French Normandy coast. The island enjoys a changeable mild and damp climate with cool and wet winters and warm and somewhat drier summers. The most pleasant time to visit Jersey is in summer from April to September.
Accommodation & services. There is a wide selection of hotels on Jersey. The abundant restaurants on Jersey serve both local specialties such as seafood and a large variety of international dishes. For such a small destination, Jersey has a lively nightlife with traditional pubs and trendy bars and clubs.
Flights to Jersey arrive at the Jersey Airport. Jersey can also be accessed by boat. The public transportation on the small island is mainly handled by buses, and ferries between Jersey and the other Channel Islands make island-hopping possible. Getting around on Jersey is easiest on foot or on bike, and rental bikes are widely available. Taxis can also be found easily. Car rental on Jersey is also available, even though it might not be necessary due to the small distances. Jersey is a safe small destination where crime is rare.