Enjoy a self drive Jersey holiday

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Choose Jersey for your next weekend break and either take the ferry to Jersey and bring your car with you, or hire a car in Jersey, and you’ll find yourself exploring country lanes that open up to beautiful coastal views, passing by beautiful castles, discovering small fishing harbours, and meeting the local Jersey cows!

The 5 mile road and the wild west!

The road that runs adjacent to St. Ouen’s Bay is referred to by locals as the 5 mile road and is one of the longest roads in Jersey. Enjoy cruising along this road, stopping at the various cafés that run along Route de la Pulente and Grande Route des Mielles, such as Le Braye, El Tico, The Watersplash and Big Vern’s, browse surf shops, such Little Joes, and Laneez, or just wander the promenade and soak up the fresh sea air, and marvel at the bay, shaped by Jersey’s tides.

North coast meander.

You can choose to start your north coast drive in the east at St Catherine’s Breakwater or in the west at Grosnez Point.  Either way, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the quietness of the north coast of Jersey, and enjoy moments where it’s just you and the open road!  Look out for surprising sights along the way, such as Egypt, the beautiful north coast fishing harbours such as Rozel, Bouley and Bonne Nuit Bay, the family fun beach of Grève de Lecq and Plèmont Bay, which on a low tide reveals accessible caves for you to.

Mont Orgueil Castle and east coast cruising

Start your drive at Gorey Village, and as you drive away enjoy the views of Mont Orgueil Castle in your rear view mirror, follow the A3 and the east coast road which will eventually lead you past The Jersey Royal Golf Course, and onto the A4 which will continue all the way into St. Helier. During the drive you’ll pass coastal landscapes that on a low tide are described as having a similar look to them as lunar landscapes.  You’ll also spot oyster beds in the distance on a low tide and France on a really clear day.  

The heart of the island

Enjoy drives through the heart of the island, passing by reservoirs such as Grand Vaux and Queen’s Valley, beautiful country churches, fields of seasonal crops and roadside stalls selling fresh local produce.  Look out for local farm shops such Rondel’s Farm Shop located in the country parish of Trinity, just off of La Grande Route de Saint-Jean.  Don’t miss opportunities to stop off at some of Jersey’s country attractions such as Hamptonne Country Life Museum and Durrell Wildlife Park.

The round island circuit

Yes, it’s possible to drive around Jersey in a day! Starting from St. Helier, you can leave heading west towards the small fishing harbour of St. Aubin! Stop here for a morning coffee and a browse of the local shops and the Village Delicatessen and head back off on the road.  Make stopping points at Noirmont, St. Brelade’s Bay and La Corbière before arriving to St. Ouen’s Bay.  Drive along the open road until you reach L’Etacq,  and then head north towards Plèmont.  You’ll now be on the north coast and will cross the island from west to east, passing Grève de Lecq, Les Platons the highest point of Jersey, Rozel Bay and eventually arrive at St. Catherine’s Breakwater.  Follow the east coast road around to Gorey and then back on into St. Helier!

Explore Jersey from coast to coast

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