Immerse yourself in Jersey’s island story while you tuck into a picnic feast of local produce. You don’t have to go far in Jersey to uncover our island’s past. You’ll find traces of Neolithic people in scenic fields, stories of medieval conquests overlooking quaint seaside harbours and tales of wartime courage scattered along clifftops. Slow down and soak up your historic surroundings from the perfect spot on your picnic blanket and savour the flavours of Jersey.

People sat at Grantez
ground view of a dolmen entrance

Les Mont Grantez and Le Pouquelaye de Faldouet.

Dine among dolmens.

There’s something mystical about these ancient sites. You’ll find dolmens dotted in unexpected places all over the island where you can step back 6000 years into the past. Find peaceful places to lay out your picnic blanket at Les Mont Grantez overlooking St. Ouen’s Bay and La Pouquelaye de Faldouet tucked away in a green field in St. Martins.

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Corbière Lighthouse.

Lunch at a lighthouse.

Corbière Lighthouse has stood sentinel on Jersey’s south coast since 1874. An iconic view that’s sought after by locals and visitors alike, you’ll still be able to find a peaceful place to set yourself up a delicious picnic spread overlooking the lighthouse and spectacular views of St. Ouen’s Bay. During the island’s wartime occupation, La Corbière headland was one of many strategic, defensive positions on Jersey’s coast. After you’ve had your fill of feasting, don’t miss exploring Strongpoint Corbière’s six imposing fortifications that echo with reminders of an island at war.

Grève de Lecq.

Take a bite out of this historic bay.

If you venture down to Grève de Lecq on your Jersey holiday, not only will you be blown away by the bay’s beauty, you’ll be surrounded by evidence of the island’s history. From eighteenth century Le Câtel Fort perched on the cliffs above the bay to Napoleonic Grève de Lecq Barracks and the scars on the harbour from when the bay played host to a German Strongpoint during the occupation. Pick a spot on the distinctive orange sand or dangle your legs over the sea wall as you enjoy your picnic.

Hungry for heritage.

Jersey Heritage work to protect some of the island’s most precious historical places and they just so happen to also make the perfect places to enjoy a picnic. From an 800 year old castle to a Neolithic site that’s home to one of the ten oldest buildings in the world, you’re spoilt for choice if you want to be surrounded by history while you picnic. All of the sites also have their own cafés serving up tasty treats. Why not invest in a Heritage Pass which gives you access to four sites for the price of 3?!

A view of Mont Orgueil Castle and harbour
Mont Orgueil Castle
Breathtaking views, gruesome tales and an expansive green in front of the castle to lay your blanket. Discover more
Hamptonne Country Life Museum
Hamptonne Country Life Museum
Discover what rural life was like in Jersey dating back to the 15th century. Enjoy a picnic under the branches of the orchard. Discover more
Aerial view of an historic castle surrounded by sea
Elizabeth Castle
Built on an islet in St. Aubin's Bay, the castle has defended Jersey for over 400 years. Relax and fill up in the grassy grounds. Discover more
Tomb and Chapel at La Hougue Bie
La Hougue Bie Museum
Discover traces of life in Jersey from Neolithic times to the German Occupation. Spread your blanket out in the lush green gardens. Discover more

The Botanic Gardens at Samares Manor.

A sarnie at Samares.

Immerse yourself in a sensory wonderland as you stroll through the picturesque gardens of Samares Manor. Created in the 1920s, its 14 acres are home to a network of lush, vibrant gardens from water gardens to a formal rose garden. Take a seat under a weeping willow, while away the day laying on the lawn or find a pew in the Japanese garden to enjoy your picnic.

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