Jersey is an island country that lies near the coast of France, and is a British crown dependency; thus having both of their cultures. A place where you will find land, sea, coast, beach, and sky views, all in one place. If you are thinking of spending your holidays in Jersey this year, then we have got you covered with a list of things you can do and places that are a must-visit during your Jersey holidays visit.
Things to do in Jersey
There are many things and fun activities to do during your Jersey holidays. We have listed some of the famous and the most common ones:
Don’t forget to wear your sunscreens before heading to the beach at St Brelade’s Bay which is one of the most beautiful and famous beaches known for its colored sand and shallow depth of water. You can also visit other beaches such as Plemont Beach, Bouley Bay Beach, Bonne Nuit Beach, etc.
2. War tunnels
The Jersey War Tunnels is an award-winning exploration of the five years of German occupation, and maybe the most frightening tourism attraction. The museum is in a series of forced-labor-constructed tunnels that make you wonder how you might have acted: whether you would have helped an escaped Russian laborer or a German soldier.
You can go camping at Rozel Camping Park, Bay View Camping Jersey, etc. You will be able to enjoy barbequed breakfasts and be able to play in the pool or play some fun water sports or do other outdoor fun activities.
Grand Mont Orgueil Castle, also known as Gorey Castle, has been here for 800 years. It was built under the division of the Duchy of Normandy and served as the front-line defense in Jersey. But as weapons developed, Mont Orgueil became insufficient in defending the port. We can still see the holes today. There are other famous castles such as Elizabeth Castle where you can ride the ferry.
5. Animals and birds
Connect with nature, animals, and birds. You can go to Gerald Durrell’s zoo to connect with animals, go to a Park in St Peter for outdoor fun activities, or Le Noir Pré in St Ouen which is a National Trust-protected field where you’ll be able to find or spot rare breeds of Orchids.
Places to visit during Jersey holidays
Places you should definitely go and explore during your Jersey holidays are:
1. Visit the Capital St. Helier
Dine at the Bohemia restaurant, which is attached to the Club Hotel & Spa in St Helier. It has held a Michelin star for a little over 17 years now. Now it’s Callum Graham who’s in the driving seat.
2. Visit St Aubin
Explore the famous Art Galleries at this harbor village which is also known as the unofficial artistic quarter of Jersey. It has a growing number of art galleries and antique shops. Jersey’s largest exhibiting space, The Harbour Gallery, has more than 100 local artists’ and makers’ works on display, some of them are even up for sale. You can also try your hand at pottery making or watercolor, and use the picturesque setting as a source of inspiration. Aubin is a considerable place in jersey holidays.
3. Visit St Mary
The only actively working vineyard in Jersey is ‘La Mare Wine Estate,’ in St Mary is a must-visit place for jersey holidays. You can take a tour there to learn about their process and do some tasting of the wine produced. Well, actually it also produces gin and vodka and preserves Black Butter and chocolates.
4. Visit St Brelade
You can try paddleboarding here since the tides are not too high and the water at St Brelade’s is also a good place in Jersey holidays. The Bay is relatively calm. You can practice how to balance and play in the ocean! You can hire a teacher or an instructor there as well.
5. Visit St Ouen
St Ouen is an amazing place to visit on jersey holidays. Take a surf lesson at this five-mile-long beach. Jersey used to be the center of the European surf scene. In the 1960s, hundreds of people gathered at St. Ouen to watch the British Surf Team use Jersey-made surfboards to ride the Atlantic breakers. Freedom Surfboards was founded in Jersey. The locals never lost their interest in the sport, and the surf instructors at the Jersey Surf School, which is based in a bunker at Le Braye are motivated now more than ever.
Going for holidays to Jersey and nearby places is a definite yes from our end. Now you have to decide, is it a yes yours? We are sure you wouldn’t want to miss out on all the things mentioned above. So plan your Jersey holidays trip, start by booking your flight tickets and hotel stays with TUI recommended by Feedhour.