Holidays in Jersey
Welcome to Jersey
Why Jersey makes a great choice for your holiday!
- No travel hassle – Jersey is part of Great Britain, so travel is easy
- Summers are usually 3 – 4 degrees warmer than the mainland
- Low duty and no VAT means great value for money
- No language problems – English is the language of Jersey
- Beautiful beaches, superb cuisine and plenty to see and do!
Imagine the sun on wet sand, warming heathered headlands, cliff paths and fields of Jersey.
You don’t need a passport to go on holiday to Jersey, and you can travel there by ferry quicker than you think.
Get set for a great mix of beach life and countryside, heritage, culture and 2000 years of history in Jersey. Besides miles of bleached white Jersey beaches, cool green lanes and inspiring food, you’ll struggle to choose between land and sea sports, guided walks and golf, ancient castles and museums, country pubs and bistros.
A year-round programme of festivals makes Jersey the number one choice for short breaks or longer stay holidays. Enjoy everything from spectacular maritime extravaganzas to floral festivals that include environmental walks and the chance to visit some of the island’s most stunning private gardens. Don’t miss the world-famous Battle of Flowers, one of Europe’s most spectacular carnivals which takes place each August.
Jersey’s pristine sandy beaches and rugged coastlines are no less than a holidaymaker’s dream, from the picturesque Portelet Bay where at low tide you can reach the tower on the islet to the five mile sweep of St Ouen’s, a surfer’s paradise. The clear blue sea which surrounds this captivating island is the cleanest in Europe and Jersey also enjoys a sunshine record that is the best in the British Isles so there’s no shortage of days in which to enjoy them.
Food lovers are spoilt for choice as the island has legions of excellent restaurants to suit any budget, offering superb cuisine, from fresh seafood to the finest beachside burger or bacon sarnie you have ever tasted.
After all those great meals you may want to burn some of it off! There’s no shortage of activities in Jersey to choose from. Try your hand at scuba diving, jet-skiing, wakeboarding, wind surfing, water-skiing, kite surfing or fishing. Or, back on terra firma, Jersey is also heaven for walkers and cyclists. There are a series of free themed walks arranged by the tourist board that explore virtually every inch of the island. If you’re a cyclist then a huge smile will soon sweep across your face as Jersey has a network of award winning, “Green Lanes” – 50 miles of country lanes and coastal paths that weave across the island where cyclists have priority, red-carpet treatment usually unimaginable in the rest of the UK .
Besides the beaches and activities, there are also plenty of attractions for a fun day out for couples and families. You can visit the world famous Jersey Zoo, where some of the world’s most endangered species including orang-utans, gorillas, lemurs and snakes, enjoy life in magnificent surroundings.
And, of course, history is never far at bay in Jersey and some haunting memories of life under German occupation are to be found at the War Tunnels or visit Elizabeth Castle, cast adrift in St Aubin’s Bay, and only reachable at high tide by amphibious craft.