Gazing up at the night sky has the power to inspire and revive the soul. Stargazing is an ideal tonic for the stresses of everyday life. In Jersey you’ll discover magical spots to roll out a blanket and get ready for the galaxy to put on a show. From remote castle ruins to magical walks with stars above and at your feet, you’ll want to stay up all night to experience the splendour. Here are just three ways to enjoy the night sky in Jersey.
Sleep under the stars and find unique stays to spark your imagination.
What better way to experience the night sky than to pitch up and stay outdoors? There are plenty of campsites to choose from in Jersey, you can even get really wild and choose glamping at Jersey Zoo and wake up to the sound of lemurs and other animals. You’ll also find small family run campsites that would make the perfect base for your Jersey holiday. Stay with Jersey Heritage or The National Trust for Jersey and discover some truly unique places to call home during your break. From your very own fort to a beached boat and a radio tower overlooking La Corbière Lighthouse, these are the locations to choose if you really want to get away from it all. They are also the perfect venues to sit back, relax and take in the spectacular night sky from the comfort of your own doorstep (or tower window!).
Stars at your feet.
Only when the tide recedes to the horizon can you venture out on a tour with Jersey Walk Adventures. Their walks take you into Europe’s largest rocky intertidal zone and Ramsar Wetlands – the marine version of the Jersey National Park which is teeming with wildlife. All their walks are special but to make the most of the night sky, head out on one of their night-time excursions in search of tiny creatures that glow like fireflies. It’s an enchanting experience to have stars above your head and at your feet.
A castle at night.
The ruin of Grosnez Castle sits on the rugged north coast of the island with panoramic views to our neighbouring islands. Few know that 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.