15 East coast Jersey walks

15 Self-guided walks

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Green fields and hills roll down to the coast, meeting the sea at a mix of rugged cliffs, secluded bays, big beaches and a vast, otherworldly inter-tidal expanse that shifts daily between land and water. Walkers can do everything from dipping their toes into this strange, watery ‘moonscape’ to following the sinuous coast path across lofty headlands.

15 East coast Jersey walks

Rozel to St. Catherine's 

Distance: 2.2 miles / 3.5 km
Grade: Moderate
Start point: Rozel Bay
Finish point: St. Catherine’s Breakwater
Pit stop: The Hungry Man
Getting there: Bus 3  

Rozel Bay is normally at the top of many local’s list of favourite beaches. This tiny fishing village with its country pub, hotels, restaurant and beach café is the perfect place to start a walk. You will head east, initially on the road heading uphill, before joining one of the many coastal cliff paths that will take you across to Fliquet bay and on to the St. Catherine’s Breakwater, which dates back to 1847. You can rest with food at drink from the St. Catherine’s Café before either jumping on a bus or carrying on along the east coast to Gorey.

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St. Catherine's Breakwater to Gorey Pier 

Distance: 3 miles / 4.9 km
Grade: Easy
Start point: St. Catherine’s Breakwater
Finish point: Gorey Pier
Pit stop: Breakwater Café, St Catherine’s
Getting there: Bus 2

With its stunning views across to France, this is one of Jersey’s most iconic areas and a must see for any walker. With picnic areas scattered along the way and the secluded bays of Archirondel and Anne Port, this walk sticks close by the coast all the way to yet another tourist hot spot, Gorey, and its unmissable Mont Orgueil Castle

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St. Clement Exploration

Distance: 8 miles / 12.8 km
Grade: Moderate
Start point: St. Clement’s Parish Hall
Finish point: St. Clement’s Parish Hall
Pit stop: Green Island
Getting there: Bus 1

St. Clement is positioned on the sheltered and pretty southeast coast. Despite being the smallest parish in the island, it has a lot to offer - namely magnificent coastal views, which are beautiful and contrasting at both low and high tide. This walk which begins and ends at the Parish Hall passes the Millennium Cross and Stone, travelling along the low lying ground of Samarès and Grande Vingtaine. It then climbs to enjoy views from high ground above Le Rocquier and from Verclut. Enjoy a little break at family favourite Green Island for a bite to eat and soothing sea air.

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St. Saviour Ramble

Distance: 8 miles / 12.8 km
Grade: Moderate
Start point: St Saviour’s Parish Church
Finish point: St Saviour’s Parish Church
Pit stop: La Hougue Bie
Getting there: Bus 13, 23

St. Saviour is a green parish – with over two thirds of the area made up of fields and pastures, look out for herds of grazing Jersey cows along the way. This walk will take you from the outskirts of St. Helier up Grands Vaux Valley, past the Millennium Stone and on to La Hougue Bie (a Neolithic site on a hill with medieval chapel and archaeology museum.) Either catch the bus back to town or venture further through gorgeous country lanes winding to St. Saviours Parish Hall or an alternative route into St. Helier ending at the perfectly planted Howard Davis Park.

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Introducing Gorey, Grouville

Distance: 5.2 miles / 8.3 km
Grade: Moderate
Start point: Gorey Pier
Finish point: Gorey Pier
Pit stop: Rhona’s at the beach, Gorey Coast road
Getting there: Bus 1, 1a, 2

Begin by getting to know the picturesque harbour of Gorey at Gorey Pier, with its coastal views, busy village and historic castle, Mont Orgueil. Before turning inland past Queen’s Valley Reservoir which is overflowing with wildlife and the beautiful Grouville Parish Church. On making your way back to the coast you will pass the Royal Jersey Golf club, the club of successful English golfers Harry Vardon and Ted Ray. Pop and see Rhona at Gorey Slip for a bite to eat and service with a smile.

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Gorey Pier to La Rocque Point

Distance: 3 miles / 4.8 km
Grade: Moderate
Start point: Gorey Pier
Finish point: La Rocque Point
Pit stop: Seymour Inn
Getting there: Bus 1, 1a, 2

Start at Gorey Pier and head south along Jersey’s east coast, enjoying some heavenly sea views en route of the French coastline and the Royal Bay of Grouville. Decide between road or beach for the journey and be sure to at least dip a toe in the clear water of the bay. At low tide, a walk out to Seymour Tower is a must (2km) between vast expanses of rock and seabed towards the defence tower on the tidal island named L’Avarison. Caution. Extreme tidal flows. Guided walks to Seymour Tower are advised.

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Durrell Wildlife Park to Gorey 

Distance:  3.5 miles / 5.6 km
Grade: Moderate
Start point: Durrell Wildlife Park
Finish point: Gorey
Pit stop: Ransom’s Garden Centre
Getting there: Bus 3, 13 ,23

Spend the morning learning about Durrell’s conservation work here in Jersey followed by an afternoon of country lanes and costal views. This off the beaten track adventure winds its way through the parish of St. Martin, finishing by the most iconic and valuable cotils (slopes for growing Jersey royal potatoes) on the island.  

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The north east coast Jersey walk

Distance: 3 miles / 4.8 km
Grade: Moderate
Start & finish point: St. Catherine’s Woods lower car park
Getting there: Bus 2

St. Catherine’s Woods is the perfect place to explore, for both wildlife fans or kids of any age. With its huge trees and rock filled flowing streams it’s an adventure that can make the imagination run wild. Once you reach the far end, take in the Rozel Manor loop which gives you the chance to see the private Manor from a far and takes you down to the secluded Fliquet Bay before climbing back up the steep hill and into the woods. Should you need to get a return bus from St. Catherine’s Breakwater you can make the cut through from Fliquet Bay.

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La Rocque to La Hougue Bie Museum

Distance:  3.5 miles / 5.6 km
Grade: Moderate
Start point: La Rocque Point
Finish point: La Hougue Bie Museum
Pit stop: La Hougue Bie Museum
Getting there: Bus 1

Heading inland from La Rocque, the south eastern point of the island, wind your way through the green lanes and granite farm houses of Grouville. Stop at the parish church at the half way point to take in the village scenery before making your way up Le Catillon towards La Hogue Bie Museum, a whimsical structure on top of a grassy hill. Learn about Jersey’s Neolithic past and relax in the grounds around the museum, the perfect location to enjoy a picnic hamper brim-full of local produce.

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St. Martin’s Church to Rozel

Distance:  2.3 miles / 3.6 km
Grade: Moderate
Start point: St. Martin’s Church
Finish point: Rozel Bay
Pit stop: Cafe Firefly, Durrell
Getting there: Bus 3, 13, 23

Explore the north eastern corner of our island. Start at St. Martin’s Church in the heart of the pretty parish and walk all the way down to sea level. Watch the emerald coast of Rozel Bay emerge as you turn the last corner down to the charming seaside village, before taking a gentle climb on to the north coast cliff paths.

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Go East

Distance:  4 miles / 6.4 km
Grade: Hard
Start point: Havre des Pas
Finish point: Gorey
Pit stop: Samarès Manor
Getting there: Bus 1

Starting at Havre des Pas venture east away from the bustle of St. Helier, taking the beauteous coastal route initially before cutting across the south east corner of the island inland to Gorey. This route passes close to Samarès Manor, with its distinctive and carefully groomed gardens and unique plant collections. A short climb takes you into Grouville with perfect views over the bay. Stop and refuel at either Gorey Village or the harbour itself which is lined with delectable restaurants to try.

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Le Hougue Bie Adventure

Distance:  8.2 miles / 13.1 km
Grade: Moderate
Start point: La Hougue Bie Museum
Finish point: La Hougue Bie Museum
Pit stop: Holme Grown, St. Clement
Getting there: Bus 13

La Hougue Bie is pretty special, and is now labelled as the tenth oldest building in the world and was constructed in 3500 BC, later excavated in 1925. Begin at the museum and stroll to sea level via Queen’s Valley Reservoir, through to La Rocque Harbour. This harbour, complete with sandy beach, fishing boats and a pier is beautiful viewing and includes one of Jersey’s iconic land marks, Seymour Tower. You can take the additional 2km walk to the tower at low tide or dip in the revitalising water at high tide before winding your way back through tree lined lanes to where you began. Caution. Extreme tidal flows. Guided walks to Seymour Tower are advised.

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Queen’s Valley

Distance:  1.9 miles / 3.1 km
Grade: Moderate
Start point: Queen’s Valley Upper / Lower car park
Finish point: Queen’s Valley Upper / Lower car park
Pit stop: N/A
Getting there: Bus 1, 1a, 2

The Queen’s Valley Reservoir walk is a peaceful and restorative path route which is 1.9 miles in its entirety (3.1km). The reservoir was built in 1991 by Jersey Water and is the newest and largest in Jersey. Be at one with nature, taking in the natural wealth of flora, fauna and many species of birds and wildlife.

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Eastern Loop

Distance:  15.7 miles / 25.2 km
Grade: Hard
Start point: Anywhere along the route
Finish point: Anywhere along the route
Pit stop: Green Island, Le Hocq Inn, Gorey Harbour, St Catherine’s Breakwater, Durrell Wildlife Park
Getting there: N/A

A true taste of Jersey, the diverse eastern loop combines the rocky landscape of the south east coast, the low lands of the Royal Bay of Grouville and the breezy high cliffs of the north. March back through the northern parishes of St. Martin and Trinity on your way back to St. Helier. Investigate Jersey’s iconic oyster beds and wooden mussel poles, visible from the shore, if the tide permits you.

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Eastern Half Loop

Distance:  9.7 miles / 15.5 km
Grade: Hard
Start point: Anywhere along the route
Finish point: Anywhere along the route
Pit stop: Green Island, St. Helier, Gorey
Getting there: N/A

A wonderful mix of Jersey’s coast and countryside, this route is half the distance of the full eastern loop and can be completed in either a clockwise or anti clockwise direction. You will pass St. Helier, La Rocque Harbour, Gorey and Grands Vaux a true intersection of the east of the island.

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