Battle of Flowers is one of Jersey’s longest standing institutions, and a favourite with local residents and visitors alike, taking place in August each year. Read all about this fantastic and famous event.
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We have put together a selection of guides and informational pieces that give you a real insight into the island of Jersey. Whether you want to find the best beach for the family, the most romantic spot for a picnic or browse the events calendar for festivals & sports, our blog section will have helpful and motivating reads that will make for the perfect #islandbreak.
Proudly British, but located just 14 miles from the coast of France, Jersey enjoys the almost unique position of offering a holiday that combines the familiarity of home with a distinctly European flavour. Despite not needing a passport to travel on your Jersey Holiday from the UK (although photographic identification is required) arrivals from Poole harbour drive off the high-speed ferry straight on to ‘La Route du Port Elizabeth’, one of many French language road names that may suggest you’ve found yourself in Brittany rather than on British shores.
Jersey is incredibly easy to explore on foot, with a wide range of diverse terrain within 45 square miles. The landscape varies from shaded woodland valleys, gorse-covered clifftop panoramas, quiet shrub-lined green lanes, twisting and turning reservoir ambles and long dramatic beach walks. If you pick the right walking route, you can experience most of these in just one day during your Jersey holiday.
A new addition to the Island of Jersey is the introduction of the EVieBikes. These are dockless electric bikes that can be found dotted around the Island and can be picked up and ridden with an easy ‘tap and go’ system. Your Jersey holiday wouldn’t be complete without taking a cycle through our quiet lanes and picturesque coastal paths. These bikes are a fantastic way to increase your island knowledge and experience new locations that simply couldn’t be accessed by a car.
2021 marks 30 years since beloved TV detective Bergerac left our screens, and since then Jersey has had few opportunities to shine in front of a wider audience. That all changed on 28th December 2020 with the launch of the Real Housewives of Jersey on ITVBe. The newest addition to the popular Real Housewives franchise follows 7 glamourous ‘ladies who lunch’ over one long and glorious summer in Jersey.
It seems to be an oddity to Jersey that the passage of time is often measured in events rather than hours or months. Mention that you’ve got friends coming for ‘Battle Week’ and a local will know just when they’re arriving, and the first bank holiday in May is known locally as ‘Boat Show weekend’ rather than May Day.