Active weekends in Jersey
An outdoor adventurer’s weekend guide to Jersey.
A small island, but packed with opportunities for adventure; in Jersey you’re never more than a few minutes away from the coastline. The island’s landscape opens up a whole natural playground of water, wave and wind-based activities. Here’s how to make the most of your days.
Start your weekend by getting off the beaten track and finding your path through some of Jersey’s natural habitats with a Bushcraft course; you’ll learn how to forage for edible plants and sea herbs as you navigate along the island’s wild west coast and then build your own fire - all with experienced bushman Kazz Padidar.
Feel like an explorer and navigate around the island by kayak for a unique perspective on Jersey’s clifftop pinnacles and pink granite coastline; it’s said that every trip feels like a mini expedition. Discover the best spots to see sea caves, natural arches carved by the sea and Jersey’s hidden beaches and keep your eyes open for dolphins and seabirds on these all-ability tours.
RAISE THE PULSE
Ready to up the pace? For the ultimate round-island challenge, try abseiling down the walls of a medieval castle, before kayaking around the coast to meet a high speed RIB waiting to whisk you to one of the island’s most high-adrenaline coasteering routes. If you’re ready for a journey of real adventure, this epic trip can be booked via Jersey Adventures - weather and ability permitting.
See Jersey’s woodlands from a new angle as you step out into thin air; ziplining through the trees and making the leap from tree-height platforms, all attached via a body harness of course. Another route of more gentle walkways is better suited for those who prefer to keep their feet closer to the ground at Creepy Valley Adventure Park.
Jersey’s not short of beautiful sights, but for a coastal walk guaranteed to fill your lungs with fresh sea air and give you picture perfect sea views, try the local favourite route from the causeway at Corbière Lighthouse to Portelet bay. This spectacular hike takes you over clifftops and through a nature reserve before winding down to St. Brelade’s Bay for a lunch stop at one of the bay’s restaurants or cafés.