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.

  • Enjoy walking on Jersey’s winding cliff paths and the coastal views. Try this north coast loop which is one of the most challenging…
  • 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.
  • Enjoy the island in spring when the Jersey countryside is at its best, try a walk around Queen’s Valley Reservoir.
  • Join the free events and town processions as part of Jersey’s Liberation Day, a public holiday celebrated every year on 09 May to mark the island’s freedom from the German occupation in WW2.
Summers day Beauport beach Jersey

Head to the beach.

Spend a morning beachcombing, and gather your own island treasures from the shells, sea glass and driftwood left behind by Jersey’s giant tides.

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St. Brelade

Visit the Fisherman's Chapel.

Right on the water in St. Brelade’s Bay – local legend has it that the chapel was moved to its present home by fairies.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 be aware of the swiftly rising tide!).
  • Autumn weekend in Jersey? Visit Val de la Mare Reservoir and the Forgotten Forest Arboretum in fall to see the best autumn colours.

Take a woodland wander.

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.

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Ice age discoveries.

Explore some of the island’s Neolithic dolmens – many of them are free to access. Want to know more? Uncover their locations with us.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Get on yer bike.

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

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Noirmont point bunker

Jersey's WWII history.

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

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If you’re a morning person, head out early to catch the sunrise over the sea – Fliquet Bay is a good viewing spot.
  • Early birds can enjoy a Dawn Chorus. Walk through the woodland at Val de la Mare Reservoir and hear the sounds of the island waking up.
  • 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.

Do you twitch?

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.

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The inside of St Matthew

A church of glass.

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.

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