The 10 Best Things To Do In Jersey
The Bailiwick of Jersey is located close to the coast of France in the Bay of St Malo. Combining the best of English and French culture, this small island has a huge amount to offer, from spectacular cliff walks to michelin star dining. With a whole host of things to do in Jersey, it's difficult to know where to start, so we've put together our top 10 favourite things to do on the island this summer.
Explore Mont Orgueil Castle
Mont Orgueil Castle also known as Gorey castle has been standing proudly over the harbour village of Gorey for over 800 years. This spectacular castle played an important role in the defence of Jersey against the French from the 13th Century. While the entry charge is worth the money, the views of the castle from the harbour and across to France can be enjoyed for free. Walk up the hill behind the harbour shops and restaurants for the best views. Gorey also boasts a host of bars, restaurants and cafes if you need a break.
St Aubins Harbour
Located on the west side of St Aubins Bay, St Aubins harbour is a quaint village, and home to some of the best bars and restaurants on the island. The village hosts markets in the summer, selling local goods and crafts as well as local food and drink, including fresh fish, brought in directly from the fishing boats. On warmer days, you will also find a stall selling real Jersey ice cream set up by the harbour wall. St Aubin is in the parish of St Brelade, and St Aubin is home to St Brelade's parish hall The hall is located in the old train station at the end of the railway walk. The railway used to take holidaymakers from St Helier to Corbiere in the west and to Gorey in the east. From St Aubin, you can now walk the length of the old line up to Corbiere Lighthoue. The Harbour Gallery and cafe hosts works from local artists, and you can choose from a good range of restaurants, including the Boat House for drinks and casual dining. The Anchor Club upstairs offers more formal dining options, and great views across the harbour. The Court House at the far end of the harbour odder great quality local food including musseld and local lobsters, as well as a good selectin oof local craft beers. Walking along the bouleard you will also find The Tenby, Bon Viveur, The Muddy Duck and The Salty Dog, all great dinning choices, and the Somerville Hotel sits above the harbour, offering great dining and view to match.
You can get to t Aubin from St Helier in about 15 minutes on the no. 15 bus, as well as the 12a and in the summer the 12 and the 14.
Built in 1873, this lighthouse was the first concrete lighthouse every built in the British Isles. At low tide you can walk across to the lighhouse, thought he causeway is completely covered at high tide. Make sure you check the tide times and plan your visit accordingly. If you are at the lighhouse as the tide is rising, a siren will warn you when the tide is almost at the level of the causeway. A plaque commemorates lighthouse keeper Peter Edwin Larbalestier, who drowned in 1946 while trying to save a visitor cut off by the tide.
At Corbiere you'll also find a range-finding tower installed by the occupying forces during the war. The tower is now a holiday let operated by Historic Jersey.
Corbiere lighthouse is the most photographed place in Jersey, and our favourite spot in Jersey for watching the sunset. The best views are from the restaurant and Terrace at Corbiere Phare, where you can enjoy good local food, or drinks outside while watching the sun go down.
Corbiere is served by the no. 12a and 22 buses year round, as well as the 12 in the summer.
St Brelades Bay
Widely regarded as one of the best beaches in the British Isles, plenty of bars and restaurants. Water sports in the summer. Great for Kayaking and Paddleboarding.
One of Jersey's hidden Gems, this quiet beach is only accessible via some pretty steep steps. (not too bad on the way down but be prepared for the return journey!
Jersey War Tunnels
A great rainy day attraction, the Jersey War Tunnels tell the story of the occupation by Nazi Forces during World War II. The network of tunnels was dug 50 metres under the ground and extends for over a kilometre. As you wander the tunnels, you are told the story of Jersey from occupation to liberation. It can get cold underground so take a jumper, even on a warm day. The war tunnels are around 4 miles form St Helier, in the middle of St Peter. The number 8 bus serves the tunnels from St Helier year round
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