Ten to try

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Our beautiful island offers incredible areas of natural beauty. If you’re looking for a quiet day then there are drives, views and elements of our heritage that provide relaxation and inspiration. Here are ten to check out on your next island break. 

1. Grosnez Castle

This spectacularly located headland ruin is thought to date from the 14th century. To the south is Le Pinacle, a 200ft (60m) high rock, which featured as an object of worship and a ceremonial site for thousands of years.

2. The Five Mile Road

If you stand at Corbiere and look to L’etacq, it’s five miles. Ironically, the five mile road is a little shorter. Built to take tourists along our west coast bay, it’s one of the island’s nicest beach-side drives.

3. The Sand Dunes

Les Blanches Banques is a unique natural habitat offering commanding views over the open coastal space of St Ouen, offering great walks for all levels of rambler, including those that want to run down the sand!

4. Corbiere lighthouse

Corbiere ‘the place of the ravens or crows’ is the location for the world’s first concrete lighthouse. The light can be seen for 18 miles, warning sailors of the dangers of straying too close in the island’s rough coastal waters and rocks.
 

5. Elizabeth Castle

Whether you arrive from the airport or across the bay, you can’t help but spot this beauty, sat on a rocky islet in St Aubin’s Bay, Elizabeth Castle has defended Jersey for more than 300 years. Walk out along the causeway, at low tide!

6. La Hougue Bie

One of the ten oldest buildings in the world. Enter one of Europe’s finest passage graves and discover Jersey’s neolithic history at this tranquil and spiritual heritage site. Nominated for a Visit England Hidden Gem Award.

7. The Dolmens

The Dolmens are stone graves dating from the Neolithic period usually made up of three or more upright stones supporting a large flat horizontal stone. Jersey’s neolithic sites range over a wide period from around 4800 BC to 2250 BC
 

8. Mont Orgueil Castle

Sitting high on the outcrop that looks down over Gorey village Mont Orgueil, or Gorey Castle as it’s more colloquially known, is a great walk around offering commanding views from the top and dressing up for kids.

9. St. Catherine's Breakwater

Originally planned as a harbour for the Royal Navy, to counter the threat of a French invasion, the breakwater was started in 1847 but shallow water meant plans were abandoned. We prefer it like this.

10. Les Minquiers & Les Echrehous

Two groups of beautiful uninhabited islands and rocks off Jersey. Take a rib trip and find yourself relaxing in the peace on the sand banks that uncover at low tide, pure bliss.
 

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