Thursday June 27, 2024

Top 50 Awesome Activities in Jersey

Why Visit Jersey, Channel Islands?

Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, is a treasure trove of stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture. This beautiful island offers a perfect blend of French and British influences, making it a unique destination for travelers seeking both relaxation and adventure. Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, a nature lover, or an adventure seeker, Jersey has something for everyone. Here are the top 50 must-do activities in Jersey!

Stunning Beaches

While Jersey is only 5 miles (8 kilometres) long and 9 miles (14.5 kilometres) wide it boasts a 70 kilometre coastline that is home to 4 beaches and bays. There’s plenty to choose from depending on whether you are a sun worshipper looking for a secluded spot or a family looking for sea side adventures. Here’s just 5 of our favourites.

  1. St. Brelade’s Bay: Relax on the golden sands and enjoy water sports. Lots of restaurants, bar, hotels and palm trees!
  2. Plemont Bay: Discover hidden caves and rock pools. Check the tide as the beach is inaccessible at high tide.
  3. Grouville Bay: Perfect for a peaceful day out with beautiful views. G
  4. St. Ouen’s Bay: A surfer’s paradise with miles of sandy beach. There’s something for everyone!
  5. Beauport Beach: A secluded spot ideal for a quiet escape. There’s a long walk down but it’s absolutely stunning. (Pictured)

Best Historical Landmarks and Castles in Jersey

Rich with history and breathtaking landscapes; there are plenty of must-do activities in Jersey.

  1. Elizabeth Castle: Explore this iconic fortress with centuries of history.
  2. Mont Orgueil Castle: A medieval marvel offering stunning views. (pictured)
  3. La Hougue Bie: Visit one of the world’s oldest buildings.
  4. Jersey War Tunnels: Learn about Jersey’s occupation during WWII.
  5. Grosnez Castle: Enjoy the ruins and dramatic coastal views.

Top Local Cuisine and Dining Experiences

  1. La Mare Wine Estate: Dine al-fresco by the vines or in our cosy cafe. Tour the vineyards, taste award-winning wine and ciders.
  2. Mark Jordan at the Beach: Savour fine dining with beachfront views.
  3. Oyster Box: Indulge in fresh seafood and oysters overlooking St Brelade’s Bay.
  4. Bohemia: Experience Michelin-starred dining in St. Helier.
  5. Awabi: Modern pan-Asian food in the capital, St Helier. Great for vegans!

Top Outdoor Adventures and Water Sports Activities in Jersey

  1. Kayaking around the coast: Discover hidden coves and marine life
  2. Coasteering: An adrenaline-pumping way to explore Jersey’s rugged coastline.
  3. Paddleboarding in St. Brelade’s Bay: One of the most fun activities in Jersey! Enjoy the calm waters and stunning scenery.
    Jonos Watersports
  4. Cycling the island: Take in the sights on two wheels with scenic routes
    Jersey Bike Hire
    Lakeys Bike Hire
  5. Walking the cliff paths: Breathtaking trails along Jersey’s dramatic coastline.
    All Trails

Exploring the Charming Villages and Towns of Jersey

  1. St. Helier: The bustling capital with shops, cafes, and markets.
  2. Gorey: A picturesque harbour village with a charming atmosphere.
  3. St. Aubin: A quaint village perfect for a leisurely stroll. (Pictured) Take the Petit Train back to St Helier!
  4. St. Mary: Visit La Mare Wine Estate for Tour and a spot of lunch by the vines. Take a walk down to the Devil’s hole and cliff path walk.
  5. St. Lawrence: Explore the rural charm and countryside.

Uncovering the Natural Beauty of Jersey’s Countryside and Wildlife

  1. Jersey Zoo: Founded by Gerald Durrell, it’s home to endangered species.
  2. The Orchid Fields: Marvel at the rare and beautiful orchids that transform Le Noir Pré and Clos de Seigneur meadows in St Ouen in May and June.
  3. Val de la Mare Reservoir: Enjoy a peaceful walk around the breathtaking reservoir in St Ouen.
  4. Rock Pooling at Green Island: Located in the East of the Island this beach offers fun for even the tiniest explorers whatever the weather. Grab a bucket, a net and maybe some wellies for some sea side exploration!
  5. St. Ouen’s Pond: A haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.

Shopping and Entertainment Options in Jersey

  1. Central Market in St. Helier: A vibrant market with fresh local produce, food stalls and crafts.
  2. Liberty Wharf Shopping Centre: Modern shopping in the heart of St. Helier.
  3. The Harbour Gallery: Discover  and shop local art and crafts in St. Helier. There are also workshops you can book into.
  4. La Mare Wine Estate Shop: Take home some Genuine Jersey produce including award-winning wine & cider. (There’s an airport shop too for last minute gifts!)
  5. Jersey Arts Centre: Whether you are a lover of theatre, music, dance, or visual arts, this is a dynamic space where creativity thrives and audiences are inspired.

Planning Your Trip to Jersey, Channel Islands

  1. Booking your stay: Choose from luxury hotels, cosy B&Bs, or self-catering cottages.
  2. Getting around: Explore the island by car, bike, or public transport.
  3. Seasonal events: Time your visit to enjoy festivals like La Fête dé Noué (Christmas Festival) or the Battle of Flowers.
  4. Travel tips: Pack appropriately for the island’s unique micro-climate! We can experience all the season’s in one day. Some days begin with torrential rain and by afternoon you need your Sun screen! And don’t forget your walking shoes!
  5. Local guides: Hire a guide for an insider’s view of Jersey’s best-kept secrets.
    Jersey Tour Guide Association

Create Unforgettable Memories in Jersey

And the fun doesn’t stop there! Here’s our final top 10 Activities in Jersey we think you’ll love!

  1. Sunset at St. Ouen’s Bay: A perfect end to a day of exploration.
  2. Picnic at Coronation Park: Relax and enjoy a meal in this beautiful park.
  3. La Mare Wine Estate Tour & Tastings: Enjoy a Tour & Tasting with expert guide at Jersey’s only Vineyard.
  4. ArtHouse Jersey: Discover contemporary art exhibitions and performances.
  5. St. Matthew’s Glass Church: Marvel at the stunning glasswork by René Lalique.
  6. Fishing Trips: Experience the thrill of deep-sea fishing.
  7. Le Moulin de Quétivel: Visit Jersey’s last remaining working watermill.
  8. Horse Riding on the Beach: A unique way to enjoy Jersey’s coastline.
  9. Sunday vibes at The Watersplash: When the sun is shining and the waves are high – this is the only place to be!
  10. Yoga on the Beach: Start your day with a serene yoga session by the sea  with the Yoga Project or enjoy a Sunday Meditation Retreat with Carla Yoga.



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