25 things to do in Jersey for free

Enjoy fun things in Jersey that won't cost you a penny.


The best things in life are free… so they say. So if you're looking for fun things to do in Jersey, then try some of our top 25 things to do for free.  

1. Enjoy walking on Jersey's winding cliff paths and the coastal views. Try the route between Bouley Bay to Bonne Nuit, which is one of the most challenging...

2. Finish off your day with a Jersey sunset at St. Ouen's Bay - a favourite spot for locals is along the sun-warmed granite wall at La Saline.

3. Visit the medieval Fishermen’s Chapel at St. Brelade - local legend has it that the chapel was moved to its present home by fairies.

4. Join the free events and town processions as part of Jersey’s Liberation Day, a public holiday celebrated every year on 9 May to mark the island’s freedom from the German occupation in WWII.

5. Or get a glimpse into the island’s farming heritage with a picnic in the apple orchards at Jersey’s National Trust headquarters, The Elms, open to visitors during office hours.

6. Staying in town? Stroll through St. Helier’s pedestrianised streets for some window shopping, and explore the Victorian Central Market to meet local producers and growers.

7. Get a different view of the island’s capital, and climb up to Fort Regent, the site of a 19th century fort and walk along the ramparts for bird’s eye views across the town. 

8. Head to the beach - it’s free. Spend a morning beachcombing, and gather your own island treasures from the shells, sea glass and driftwood left behind by Jersey’s giant tides.

From insider guides to itineraries, find inspiration to help you plan your perfect island break here.

See & Do

Three reasons to explore Jersey's north coast 

Towering cliffs and hidden bays give these cliff paths an edge of adventure 

Insider's guide to St. Helier 

The island's capital is home to a little bit of everything 

Eat & Drink

Jersey food culture 

An island famous for its food 

Insider's guide: St. Aubin 

Fall for the charm of Jersey's coastal harbour village


Where to wake up with a sea view 

Jersey's coastal hotels and beachside stays 


  • Fishermen’s Chapel at St. Brelade
    Jersey’s Liberation Day
    Victorian Central Market
  • Rock Pooling, La Corbière
    Val de la Mare reservoir

9. Explore rockpools at low tide to glimpse sea anemones, small crabs, molluscs and sometimes even sole and small turbot, sheltering in the pools - (don't forget to keep aware of the swiftly rising tide!). 

10. Enjoy the island in spring when the Jersey countryside is at its best, try a walk around Queen’s Valley reservoir.

11. Autumn weekend in Jersey? Visit Val de la Mare reservoir and the Forgotten Forest Arboretum in fall to see the best autumn colours.

12. In St. Catherine’s Woods, you'll find forest trails and stepping stones, and you may even spot one of Jersey’s rare red squirrels.

13. Explore the traces of the occupation at Noirmont Point, where you can see the scale of the 40ft German command bunker and gun emplacements.

14. Or discover some of the island’s Neolithic dolmens - many of them are free to access. Want to know more? Uncover their locations here

15. Visit St Matthew’s Church next to Coronation Park to see rare glass sculptures by artisan Rene Lalique, the only surviving commission of its kind.

16. Head to the coast at Grosnez to visit the clifftop ruins of a 14th century castle - an ideal sunset or stargazing spot that’ll cost you nothing.

From insider guides to itineraries, find inspiration to help you plan your perfect island break here.

See & Do

See every side to Jersey

Three easy routes to explore the island's countryside and coast

Wild & beautiful Jersey

Floral fun for everyone

Eat & Drink

Jersey beach cafés

Replenish in the fresh sea air on your Jersey holiday

Jersey Cows

Find out more about the island’s iconic breed


Jersey holidays and breaks 

An island of rediscovery 

  • Grosnez
    St. Aubin
    St Matthew’s Church
  • Royal Square, St. Helier
    St. Catherine's Woods

17. Feeling active? Jersey’s a natural playground for those who love the water. Try the simple pleasure of a sea swim in one of our sheltered bays, or surf the waves of the west coast.

18. Relax and unwind with a leisurely cycle ride - explore the island’s countryside on two wheels through our 15mph Green Lanes.

19. And for those who prefer to spectate, check Jersey’s motorsports timetable and watch free race events, from sand racing on the beach at Millbrook to the hill climb through Bouley Bay’s winding roads. 

20. Take time to enjoy the island’s public parks and gardens. Howard Davis Park, located in St. Helier has a beautiful rose garden that you can walk through. 

21. Discover Jersey’s rare wild orchids - at their most spectacular in May when a footpath leads visitors through the purple orchid fields at Le Noir Pré, St. Ouen.

22. Visiting St. Ouen’s Bay? Take some time out to spot local wildlife and rare birds at the state-of-the-art bird hide at the National Trust for Jersey’s Wetland Centre.

23. If you’re a morning person, head out early to catch the sunrise over the sea - Fliquet Bay is a good viewing spot.

24. Early birds can enjoy a Dawn Chorus. Walk through the woodland at Val de la Mare and hear the sounds of the island waking up.

25. Need a bit more of a wake-up? Lace up your running shoes for a morning run along the St. Aubin promenade and watch the bay change colour as the sun rises.

From insider guides to itineraries, find inspiration to help you plan your perfect island break here.

See & Do

Local secrets 

Discover the real heart of Jersey 

7 ways to explore Jersey's coastline 

Discover Jersey on sand and shoreline 

Eat & Drink

The perfect picnic 

Pack up a picnic on your Jersey holiday 

Jersey Royals - where to get the pick of the crop 

Taste them in the only place they're grown 


Stay somewhere different: unusual places to stay 

Discover rooms with a different view 

Memories are priceless.

So make a few more of your own with an island break to Jersey. For more ideas and itineraries, tell us more about you.
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