FERRY + HOTEL
Everything is easily accessible whether you’ve brought your own car, plan to tour by bike or intend to rely on the island’s excellent public transport. Wherever you go, you won't be far from the coast, so why not combine sightseeing and exploring with an hour or so relaxing on a beach with an ice cream?
TripAdvisor fans voted this beach the third best in the UK. Drop by and find out why. You and your family will love the golden sands, choice of tasty places to eat and all the facilities you’d expect in this beautiful bay.
Call in to see Simon the sand sculptor and marvel at his wonderful creations at the entrance to St Catherine’s Bay. It’s amazing what can be achieved with Jersey’s golden sands and a great deal of artistic talent in this unusual attraction.
The Trust takes care of many of Jersey’s most important properties. From the ‘must-see’ Mont Orgueil Castle and Elizabeth Castle to the Hamptonne Country Life Museum and the Occupation Tapestry Gallery, the island is packed with heritage attractions. Did you know La Hougue Bie is one of the ten oldest buildings in the world?
Enchanting in springtime when the flowers are in bloom, but beautiful year-round, these gardens first opened to the public at this historic manor house on the south coast in the 1920s. Watch out for sections devoted to ancient varieties of apples and pears, herbs, succulents and much more.
This is one for nature-lovers and keen bird watchers. Head to the Centre near St Ouen’s pond to find out how many species have flown in today, as well as the ever-present herring gulls. The Jersey Birds website keeps a note of the rarer birds here and elsewhere around the island.
If lighthouses could talk, what stories would they tell? La Corbière dominates the rocky south-west of Jersey and can be reached at low tide over a causeway. Just make sure you head back in good time or you’ll get wet feet.
Active kids will love the island’s newest and biggest indoor centre at Les Ormes in St Brelade. A trampoline park and climbing wall will keep them happy for hours and there’s also a soft play area for the under-fives.
The sea surrounding Jersey is one of its best attractions. Why not rent a kayak, go paddleboarding or whizz around the island on a rigid inflatable boat (RIB), If you’re feeling adventurous, try one of Jersey’s latest activities. Coasteering is a combination of rock climbing, scrambling, swimming and supervised cliff jumping.
Breathe in the gorgeous smells of fresh lavender fields in early summer, when you wander around the farm, just inland from St Brelade’s Bay. Then you can find out more about exquisite lavender oil and its uses, from the experts.
Fancy swimming with a blue whale, driving a Formula 1 car or shooting zombies? You can do all this and more at Jersey’s most futuristic attraction. Adventure-seekers of all ages will enjoy this virtual reality experience in Snow Hill with ten VR zones and refreshments available.
Head to St Ouen's Bay to gaze upon all the pearls you could imagine. This family-run business has travelled the world to bring pearls to Jersey for specially made jewellery. Watch them create pieces in their workshop, shop for your own pearls to wear proudly, stop for a bite to eat in the Jersey Pearl Cafe, or pick your own pearl from an oyster.
The Channel Islands Military Museum is housed in a German bunker, that once formed part of Hitler's Atlantic Wall defences. Within the bunker are many rooms full of artefacts both military and civilian which help tell the story of the five long years of German Occupation. There are hundreds of interesting pieces to look at as well as lots to read, perfect for all ages to enjoy.