Jersey Things to Do

  • Dramatic Coastal Scenery.
    Dramatic Coastal Scenery.
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  • Gorey.
    Gorey.
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  • Elizabeth Castle.
    Elizabeth Castle.
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Jersey Things to Do

  • The Ruins of Grosnez Castle

    Grosnez Castle is located on a headland on the northwest of Jersey. Grosnez means Gray Headland. The castle which is now in ruins is thought to have been built in the 14th century to provide shelter for the local farmers in the event of attacks from France. We got there on bus number 8 from St Helier. When we boarded the bus, we asked the driver if...

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  • Bouley Bay

    We walked along the coastal path from Bonne Nuit Bay to Bouley Bay passing by La Crete Fort built to repel suspected invasions by the French.The coastal path is stunning with beautiful views over the surrounding cliffs and sea. In July it was purple with heather. Take care though; it can be slippy; at one point my husband almost slipped over the...

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  • St Helier

    St Helier is the capital of Jersey and its biggest town. It is located on the southern side of the island in St Aubin's Bay. The town is named after Saint Helier; Jersey’s earliest and most important saint. He lived and preached on Jersey in the 8th Century. St Helier has a busy harbour and marina, a beach, a castle that's surrounded by the sea at...

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  • Grouville Parish Church.

    We kept passing this lovely church on the bus as we travelled back and forth to Bonne Nuit Bay, so decided to get off and investigate it. Grouville Parish Church is dedicated to St Martin of Tours. He is known as the Soldier Saint. His Saint’s day is 11th November - Remembrance Day. The church dates from the 11th century. The churchyard contains a...

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  • The Jersey Lavendar Farm.

    I'm very fond of flowers and Jersey with its hours of sunlight is famous for them. We enjoyed a visit to the colourful Jersey Lavendar Farm with its lovely fields of highly scented light blue lavendar. You can get here from St Helier on bus number 12A or bus number 15.The Jersey Lavender Farm is a family-run business. It was started in 1983 when...

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  • The Devil in Jersey.

    The Devil’s Hole is a natural crater in a cliff. It measures about 100ft across and plunges 200ft down. It was created by the sea gradually eroding the roof of a cave.After a shipwreck in 1851 a ship's figurehead was washed up right into the Devil's Hole. The figurehead was a statue of a man, but the statue was placed inside the Devil's Hole and...

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  • Gorey

    Gorey is situated on the east coast of Jersey. You can get there on bus 1,1A or 1B from St Helier. Gorey is a little fishing village dominated by the Castle of Mont Orguiel. The Village of Gorey began to develop early in the 19th century as hundreds of oyster fishermen moved to Jersey from the south east coast of England. At its height around 2,500...

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  • Bonne Nuit Bay

    After a couple of nights in St Helier we moved to Le Cheval Roc Hotel in Bonne Nuit Bay. Bonne Nuit Bay is located on the north coast of Jersey. Bonne Nuit has a small fishing harbour, beach and beach cafe. The coastal scenery here is lovely and we walked from Bonne Nuit Bay to Bouley Bay along the coastal paths. Bonne Nuit Bay is connected to St...

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  • St Ouen's Bay

    Near La Corbiere Lighthouse is St Ouen's Bay. There is a long stretch of beach here. This area is popular with surfers but is dangerous for swimmers due to strong currents. In the middle of the bay surrounded by water twice a day stands La Rocco Tower. This tower dates from the 1800s. It consists of a fortified central tower with a large...

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  • La Corbiere.

    We walked along the route of the old railway from St Aubin's to La Corbiere with its beautiful lighthouse. La Corbiere Lighthouse is located in south-western Jersey. It was designed by Sir John Coode and was completed in 1874. It is located on an island you can walk to at low tide, but it becomes completely cut off at high tide. A buzzer sound...

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  • St Aubin's

    We walked along the coast from St Helier to St Aubin's. There is a long stretch of beach on the way. St Aubin's is a very pretty place with a fort in the water, a beach and lots of restaurants and cafes. On the walk there we passed an amazing sand sculpture.St Aubin's began life as a fishing village. The bay at St Aubin's is dominated by Saint...

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  • Boy Band Blake @ Fort Regent Leisure...

    Blake will be performing at Fort Regent on Thursday 1st November. The 4 piece boy band 'Blake' will be performing in Gloucester Hall Fort Regent Jersey on Thursday 1st November 2012 @ 8pm. I can't wait to return to Jersey to see them, they were good on TV :)I highly recommend you check them out during your travels.Tickets available online...

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  • stuff we did

    -St Helier-nothing special but it is a good base and has the largest array of everything!the waterfront is quite nice.the beach nothing too great.nightlife not great, most bars dont seem very lively.-Gorey-noce castle, mont orguell, but £12 to get in, so we didnt.-Rozel-tiny place with a large burger van and a restaurant called the navigator thats...

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  • Create your own postcard - Corbière...

    There are two ways to visit Corbière Lighthouse;1. When the tide is low, you can walk up to the lighthouse and visit it2. Planning your visit right, you can go see the sun setting on the lighthouse.I did the last one and could not help drop a tear when watching this beauty. I was fortunate enough to see a golden sky appearing little by little...

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  • Jersey Lavender

    I think anyone would enjoy a visit to this farm but, as I then taught aromatherapy and my mum was studying it at another college, this was at the top of our list of places to visit, during our holiday on the island. We got very lost finding it, without a proper map, and thought we would never get there but, when we did it, was well worth the visit....

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  • aMaizin Maze

    The aMaizin Maze is the newest aattraction in Jersey. Immensely popular with the locals and excellent value for money! Your entrance fee (less than £20 for 4) is an all inclusive price and most people arrive for an hour and spend over five hours enjoying the facilities.Included in your price are 3 go-kart tracks, water pistol range, Crazy Golf,...

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  • Jersey War Tunnels(Underground...

    This is a very spooky place,When the germans occupied the channel islands they forced over 60,000 slaves to build a underground hospital for them both in Gurnsey and Jersey.Over 10,000 bodies are believed to be burried in the walls in the hospital.Today the hospital is a museum which gives a chilling accountant of how Jersey turned from a island of...

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  • Jersey War Tunnels(Underground...

    This is a very spooky place,When the germans occupied the channel islands they forced over 60,000 slaves to build a underground hospital for them both in Gurnsey and Jersey.Over 10,000 bodies are believed to be burried in the walls in the hospital.Today the hospital is a museum which gives a chilling accountant of how Jersey turned from a island of...

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  • Beaches

    With SEVENTEEN different types of sand to get between your toes there are loads of beaches to choose from. Each beach has different qualities which attract different types of people. For example St. Ouen's Bay is quite definitely the place for surfing, wind surfing and kite surfing. St. Brelades Bay is more for water sports like water skiing....

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  • Bouley Bay

    This beach is particularly good for competent swimmers and divers. There is a PADI centre here and Kayaks can be hired out and tours done also. A swimmers pontoon is also moored out in the middle of the bay. Parking isn't that great but ain't a big problem. Beach Cafe and Pub.. Fishing from the pier is very good...

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  • Bonne Nuit Bay

    Bonne Nuit Bay is a small fishing harbour on the north coast, which is good for a spot of sunbathing. Limited carparking. Top Class cafe on the beach.. The pier is great for fishing from..

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  • Greve de Lecq on the North Coast

    Located in the Parish of St Ouen and St Mary it is by far the best beach on the north coast of the island.. There is a large car park, but it fills up rapidly during high season. With 3 cafes and 2 pubs in the area, as well as a beach kiosk on the slipway, but you'd better watch out for the seagulls, who aren't afraid to snatch food out of your...

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  • Plemont Beach on the North Coast

    Plemont is a special place for families and beach lovers. All those caves and rock pools to explore, plus plenty of lovely white sand at low tide. But, as other visitors have pointed out, this is a dangerous place at high tide. Don't leave the kids unattended when the sea races in, as they could easily be cut off. There are lifeguards in the...

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  • German Unnderground Hospital

    The war tunnels is located in the heart of the island and in a quiet meadow. During the German Occupation of the Channel Islands 1940 - 1945 the occupation forces built many bunkers and tunnels which can still be seen to this day, but here in St Peters Valley the tunnels have been made into a museum. The tunnels always send a chill down my spine...

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  • Elizabeth castle

    This tip write up was done by my friend Mecheal who visited Elizabeth castle whilst Christel & I went to the Underground hospitalIt was a chilly, blustery day as I meandered along the causeway towards Elizabeth Castle. The first part of the causeway was slightly slippery, so I walked on the sand, peaking into some pools along the way, then rejoined...

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  • Corbiere Lighthouse

    After the railway walk you are only a stonethrow away from the Corbiere lighthouse. If the tide is out it is a nice walk out along the causeway. Although be warned that when the tide turns it comes in & covers the causeway at incredible speed. On 28 May 1946 the assistant lighthouse keeper died attempting to rescue a visitor cut off by the incoming...

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  • Liberation Square

    The momunument was erected in 1995 to mark the 50th anniversary of Jersey's Liberation from Nazi occupation. The Pomme D'Or hotel behind the statue was used as Nazi headquarters. Philip Jackson scupltured a group holding the Union Flag at the centre of a fountain. The 12 jets of water in the pool represent the 12 parishes of Jersey.

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  • Shell Gardens

    Colin Soudain started the shell garden for his own pleasure in 1957 so the original and oldest part of shell garden is near the hillside up the steps. Colin Soudain is now 80 years but still remains active making souvenirs for the small self service shop.We met the manager John Morgan aka "nice man" and he has been able to add to the collection and...

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  • Jersey War tunnels Part 2

    You are given an identity card of a survivor of the occupation & once you visit the tunnels you are invited to look up that person's background in the cafe.These pics are of the lady whose identity I was given upon arrival, Christel's identity was of an elderly jewish lady who managed to avoid being transported to a concentration camp.Also included...

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  • Royal Square

    This is where the original market once was, the market cross was destroyed at the Reformation but is thought to have stood where the statue of George II is today. King George II is dressed as a Caeser but is wearing the Order of the Garter around his thigh, this ghastly staue was placed in the square when the king donated GBP300 towards creating...

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  • Jersey war tunnels

    This massive network of tunnels was made out of solid rock by using hand tools and gun powder by thousands of forced labourers and Russian prisoners of war. The tunnels were planned for ammunition storage & as a bomb proof barracks for around 12,000 men. The tunnels at meadowridge was to link up with a gun park in the next valley Cap Verd, but with...

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  • Railway Walk

    This railway used to link St Helier with St Aubin & was extended to Corbiere in 1884 but due to competition from efficient busses & subsequent fire at St Aubins station the route closed in 1936.The walk is a fairly gentle 4 mile (6km) walk, the track has been covered over but the path is clearly demarcated and trees line the path offering shelter...

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  • The Glass Church

    St Matthews church offers the unique opportunity to see the work of Parisian Rene Lalique with its moulded white glass. There is lily motifs in the moulded glass which symbolises purity and can be seen throughout the church. The communion table is made of frosted glass to give the appearance of stone whilst behind it stands the cross 4 metres high...

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  • La Mare Wine Estate

    If you are British and a wine lover have you ever thought of trying wine closer to home? To be honest I had not especially with coming from Cape Town where the warmth of the sun aids in producing fabulous wines, so I thought how could can a Jersey wine taste. To find out I paid my GBP7.50 to learn about the vineyards of La Mare and the distillery...

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  • La Hougue Bie burial mound

    La Hougue Bie is first an impressive burial mound dating from the neolithic period. But not only that - on top of the mound you will find a small chapel with fading frescoes and under the ground a german bunker, as this area was used as a command center.A small museum on site explains more about the history of all the island, not only this place....

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  • Corbiere Lighthouse

    This wonderful place on the westcoast of Jersey is a great starting point for a hike along the coast back to the capital St.Helier. If there's low tide, you will be able to walk to the lighthouse.

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  • National Trust

    The National Trust for Jersey is an independent and charitable organisation dedicated to preserving and safeguarding sites of historic, aesthetic and natural interest for the benefit of the island.Established in 1936 the Trust is now the island’s largest private land owner caring for over 130 sites. Within that number are a variety of historic...

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  • Walking

    Imagine a wedge of cheese, this is Jersey, cliffs to the north and low beaches to the south. It is possible to walk around the island (45miles), but this requires road and dedicated hill footpaths.There are many books for walkers and on flora and forna etc.Don't arrive and then purchase walking equipement, boots, coats etc, the island is VERY...

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  • Visit the Animals!

    We visited Jersey Zoo which was owned by Gerald Durrell who was the author of 'My Family and Other Animals'. Although it is categorized as a zoo it really is a 'zoo that is not a zoo' and more like wildlife conservation. This is due to the fact that the conservation scientists can work with the animals up close and learn what they need to maintain...

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  • Beautiful coastal walks

    There are many footpaths crossing the island, but for dramatic scenery go to the North Coast and you won't be disappointed. The tourist information centre at St Helier has hiking maps for sale, but my companions were happy to use the ordinary map that you get free at the airport. The first photo shows the area around Creux Gros if I'm not mistaken....

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  • Famous cows immortalized in bronze

    Jersey cows are very famous around the world, so I was not surprised to find this life-size sculpture at St Helier celebrating the breed. The artist studied a group of prize winning animals for inspiration.St Helier seems to me a very animal-friendly sort of a place, on top a colum I saw a big sculpture of a toad (the Jersey Crapaud). Perhaps if I...

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  • Gold in them Hills...Gold Panning at the...

    The Jersey Goldsmiths at the Lion Park St Lawrence has many interesting shops and stalls, but one which is a good laugh, and family fun is the Gold Panning! It is quite funny seeing how the gold fever grips the kids and adults as they pan thru the sluices.. hidden amongst the grit,sand and stones are 9ct gold, gem stonesand sometimes a real diamond...

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  • Jersey Maritime Museum

    The museum has attracted widespread acclaim for its emphasis on ‘learning through doing’ – visitors are not only allowed to touch the exhibits they are encouraged to. With the story telling giant whelk (take our word for it!) children will enjoy the experience as much as adults. Open all year round.

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  • Hamptonne Country Museum

    This collection of farm buildings and meadows takes its name from the Hamptonne family who bought the property in 1633. Laurens Hamptonne proclaimed Charles II king in the Market Place in St. Helier in February 1649. Free parking. Open daily from 2nd April until 5th November (10am to 5pm).Bought by the National Trust for Jersey in 1987, and opened...

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  • Railway Walk

    The old railway track - now used as a pedestrian walkway, cycle track and route for Le Petit Train. It's possible to walk all along the bay from St. Helier to St. Aubins and then onto the lighthouse a Corbiere. All along the way you can occasionally spot remnants of the old railway platforms which some are now well needed cafes..

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    My girlfriend and I spent 1 night at the 2* Stafford Hotel during our weekend visit to Jersey in...

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    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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