Nothing enhances a holiday more than the chance to discover the real heart of a destination and the easiest way to achieve this … look at the locals for guidance! Here we give you the insiders guide to Jersey, highlighting some of Jersey’s best kept secrets.  Give your Jersey short break an extra dimension by adding one of these recommendations to your itinerary and take yourself off the beaten track.

Top 7 local suggestions to do this autumn.

Mild days of September give way to earthy smells and rustic pursuits of autumn.  The hedgerows are edged with fallen leaves of ochre and gold and red squirrels dart through the woods collecting precious stores for the winter ahead.  Discover the following Jersey locations that are slightly off the beaten track, on your Jersey holiday this autumn:

  1. Visit the German fortifications of Noirmont headland – Wrap up warm and head out to explore this dramatic place to better understand the impact of the occupation on the island.
  2. Find treasure of a different kind at The Harbour Gallery in picturesque St. Aubin – Nestled in the heart of this quaint seaside village where ducks and geese waddle freely along the promenade, the Harbour Gallery showcases work by local artists and craft workers, making it the ideal place to snap up a true souvenir of Jersey.
  3. Watch a Jersey sunrise – The coves and bays of the east coast make perfect amphitheatres from which to view the splendor of sunrise with the added detail of the French coast resting on the horizon – watch this spectacle from the end of St. Catherine’s Breakwater and try to spot a dolphin or two.
  4. Discover dolmens – One of the fascinating features of Jersey’s rich heritage are the Stone Age passage graves and standing stones known as dolmens and menhirs; they dot the landscape Island-wide and pre-date the great pyramids of Egypt.  Enjoy a gentle wander on a crisp autumn day to find these ancient wonders set against the backdrop of golden foliage will bring you closer to nature.
  5. Take a woodland wander – Wade through russet-hued leaf litter in the woods at Rozel and Val de la Mar, bring back childhood memories as you collect conkers and pine cones.  These woodland wanders also fuel olfactory senses as the organic scents of damp soil and mossy tree trunks mingles with chimney smoke to provide the perfume we have long associated with autumn season.
  6. Enjoy an east coast walk – Park at St. Catherine’s, walk along the footpath to Fliquet and carry on around to Saie Harbour.  Head up Rue des Fontenelles and down into Rozel.  Enjoy a brunch stop at Rozel at the Rozel Tea Room, Hungry Man, Chateau le Chaire or Rozel pub and then walk off the calories by walking back to St. Catherine’s.
  7. One night why not switch the west coast for the east? – The sunsets are beautiful in the west coast of the island and well worth a watch… but why not switch the west for the east one night and pick up some delicious fish ‘n’ chips from Gorey village and eat them on a bench facing the 13th century Mont Orgueil Castle as it picks up the orange glow of sunset.

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