This year, summer has quickly come around the corner, greeting us with glorious weather and giving us all a spring in our step! We thought it would be the perfect time to reflect on the amazing adventures on our doorstep and offer some insight into the unique things to do and see in Jersey as your holiday is our home! The Customer Services team here at JerseyTravel.com have shared their favourite things to do on the Island with the hope that you’ll find inspiration to make your holiday as special as can be.
Gorey Pier, Harbour and Village
Liz, Customer Services Advisor
Gorey Pier in the east of Jersey has always stood out for me because of its breath-taking views of the east coast’s rugged landscape and the old fishing village of Gorey, framing the mighty Mont Orgueil Castle on the near horizon. From the pier you can find yourself a delicious bite to eat in one of Jersey’s prominent restaurants, a personal favourite being the Crab Shack for the ultimate dinner with a view! While you’re here, you may fancy looking around the historical Gorey Harbour or shopping for a locally crafted souvenir from local boutiques such as Jersey Pearl in the nearby Gorey Village.
If you walk to the end of the pier you can discover a hidden beach where you might be able to spot a native green lizard in amongst the rocks or begin the winding trail up to the castle. As well as having its fair share of rocky pools and shorelines, you can still find one of Jersey’s beloved golden sand beaches close by. Take the short walk over to Long Beach from Gorey Harbour, where, as the name suggests, you can stretch your feet along the far-reaching coastline with nothing but blue sea as far as the eye can see.
Greve de Lecq
Lara, Customer Services Manager
The place I always return to in Jersey is Greve de Lecq on the north coast of the island, which has been a firm favourite of mine since I can remember! My fond memories of going there on holiday as a child during the summer make it stand out, but even if you have never visited before, its uniqueness will immediately catch your attention. The beach has distinctly course dark golden sand and is nestled between high cliffs giving it a bit of a break from the wind, which makes it the ideal spot for opportunistic sunbathers!
A day out at Greve de Lecq wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of the lovely beach cafés, where you can treat yourself to some of the daily catch and fuel yourself for the exciting day ahead. As well as making the most of the beach, Greve is a great place to begin exploring nearby scenic cliff paths, where you can discover Bouley Bay in the east and follow the paths going west towards Plemont.
Karen, Customer Services Supervisor
If you’re interested in history and want to learn more about the German Occupation in Jersey, or are looking for the perfect family day out, I would highly recommend a visit to Jersey War Tunnels. It feels like more than just a museum as you learn more about the stories, people and events that took place whilst wandering through a maze of underground tunnels built during this troublesome yet extraordinary time. There are also exhibits and trials designed especially for kids so that they can make the most out of the day out too! There is a small entrance fee to explore the tunnels which gives you unlimited time to discover more about the island’s unique history.
Another of my favourite attractions is Jersey Zoo, and not just because of my love for animals. The zoo is owned by the Durrell family and does amazing conservation work to fight for the lives of endangered species. Their passion and love for all creatures in their care can be appreciated throughout the park, from their spooky bat cave to the newest addition to the Durrell family, the beautiful baby gorilla Amari. Jersey Zoo attracts guests of all ages and is a fun and relaxing day out!
Jersey Cliff Walks
Sonia, Customer Services Advisor
As the saying goes, the best things in life are for free, and in my opinion, Jersey is no exception. The striking scenery is often the first thing that people notice and fall in love with when visiting Jersey, and one of the best ways to appreciate the Island’s beauty is to tighten up your bootstraps and head to the cliffs for a peaceful walk on one of the self-guided walks.
The north coast of the Island has a selection of extraordinary cliff walks, some leading to hidden bays and off the beaten track cafés providing the perfect pit-stop. There are also more challenging routes for avid walkers with narrow paths navigating you through the rugged and hilly landscape. No matter which route you decide to take, you’ll be able to take in the views and capture the perfect Instagram shot, and with Jersey being a small place, you’ll easily be able to explore a fair chunk of the Island in a short amount of time!