The rich colours of Jersey’s woodlands come to life in the golden autumn light with walking opportunities and heritage activities adding colour to the season. Spend time in the crisp air to build up an appetite for rich seasonal produce at Jersey’s restaurants from the Michelin-starred to seaside pubs. Make like the locals and enjoy every moment outside, enjoy terraces, where some local restaurateurs will supply you with blankets as the cooler nights set in, dip in the sea, it’s the warmest it’s been all year, walk and breathe in the earthy scents, as the leaves start to fall to the floor, and enjoy the ultimate taste of autumn in a glass with a locally made cider! Then bed into a cosy retreat, and maybe even think about lighting the fire … pour quoi pas?
Discover our top five Jersey autumn experiences.
1. Get those wellies on and get outdoors.
As the autumn changes the colour of the island, Jersey’s countryside trails and coastal cliff paths open up plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs and fill your lungs with sea air. With miles of walking paths, quiet green lanes, cosy cafés and country pubs, you won’t have to go too far to find a hiking route. Whether you’re just heading out for a swift stroll or an afternoon hike in the fresh air.
2. Eat with the seasons.
Food tastes better when you eat with the seasons – and that’s particularly true in Jersey, where our local produce is grown, caught or reared in the Jersey sunshine. A foodie island break gives you the opportunity to taste the flavour of the season. Look out for farm stalls selling Jersey tomatoes, apples, pumpkins. Don’t miss taking a sip of locally brewed cider to really enjoy an authentic taste of the autumn season.
3. Sea swimming.
The sun has warmed the sea all summer long, making autumn the perfect time to dive in! It’s a special time of year where the air and water temperature meet, existing at the same temperature, making getting in and out of the water a slightly lesser feat. The RNLI patrol some beaches until the autumn half-term, so choose a safe swimming spot and enjoy the natural benefits of saltwater swimming.
4. Outdoor yoga.
From sandy beaches and tower sessions to blooming gardens, Jersey is an island retreat to help you unwind and rebalance your soul. Make the most of the last of the warmer days to get your shavasana on outdoors. Try beach yoga and feel the salty winds of Jersey’s coastline against your skin. Reconnect with the true essence of yourself and allow yourself to get lost in an experience like no other.
The Grosnez ruin sits on the rugged north coast of the island with panoramic views to our neighbouring islands. But few know this location is a magical stargazing spot. Bring a rug, wrap up warm and watch the night sky come to life, natural and unpolluted from artificial light.