Just nine miles by five and edged with country lanes and scenic coastal paths, Jersey’s cliff-edged heights and wide sandy bays are best seen on foot. If you’re feeling energetic, you can walk around the whole island with our four-day, 48.5 mile coastal walking itinerary, or just pick your favourite sections to explore in more detail – there’s always a beach café or country pub within easy reach.
From the natural forces that shaped Jersey, to the castles that defended it, the industries that built it, and the Occupation that still marks it: Join our guides and ExperienceJersey. Jersey is a magical place, and you will experience it all. So get ready; its culture, prehistoric history, vibrant energy plus local lifestyle awaits!
Surrounded by crystal clear seas and wonderful beaches, the island has an incomparable depth of history and heritage, from Palaeolithic, Neolithic and the bronze age to modern times. Our qualified guides will help you learn and understand more about this rich and diverse island. You can arrange private tours for individuals, small or large groups.
Join Blue Badge Guide Martin, for one of his Occupation themed walking tours, The German Occupation Coastal Trail and St. Helier - Liberation to Occupation. A specialist in military tours from Napoleonic to WW2 and the Occupation of Jersey, he looks forward to welcoming you to join one of his walking tours and sharing his knowledge with you.
Jersey Uncovered is a team of registered, qualified Blue Badge Guides who provide bespoke and group tours of the island by coach, car, foot, bike or kayak. Each of the members have different specialities and can tailor their tours to meet individual needs. The one thing we all have in common is a passion for the wonderful island we call home.
Bronze Badge Guide and former Harbourmaster, Capt. Brian Nibbs will lead you on a maritime adventure as you learn about the development and traditions across the island - with the occasional maritime anecdote! No two walks are the same and a warm welcome awaits you on this informal stroll with a seafaring flavour.
Melanie Cavey is a Jersey born, qualified Bronze Badge guide with a passion for the island and its fascinating history and beautiful environment. Melanie's main aim is always to make Jersey more than 'just an island', by bringing it alive through the stories behind buildings, places and some of the many people who have contributed to our society.
Alan Ley, Ex Forces (Army, Infantry 1982-1994) has lived in Jersey over 17 years and was also a Volunteer Tour Guide and Training Mentor for new volunteers at Jersey Heritage. Stroll In Jersey is a personal service for individuals or groups to take walks and tours in Jersey, both rural and urban. Please see Eventbrite for more details on costs.
Enter a world where the ocean disappears to the horizon, and we are all visitors. Explore rock pools on a guided walk into Europe's largest rocky inter-tidal zone. Walks to Seymour Tower are also called “moonwalks”. Discover Jersey's wilderness with local guides who have explored this wonderful coast for many years.
Where to stay?
Make your base in Jersey’s capital St. Helier at a central hotel or self-catering apartments and use the island bus routes to get to and from every walk. Explore the island’s coastline by day and then spend your evenings recharging, with all of St Helier’s restaurants, bars and real ale pubs to discover. Find your base in St. Helier.
Best foot forwards…
… for four days of wandering, strolling and marching around Jersey’s coast.
A weekend ramble.
Begin at St. Helier and walk along the bayside promenade to St. Aubin, where cafés and restaurants line the harbourside. Carry on past the harbour, climbing the steep hill at the end towards the headland at Noirmont and Portelet, down towards Ouaisné and across the bay to St. Brelade, stopping for lunch at a beachside restaurant. Then finish your walk with the coastal path from St. Brelade’s Church and past Beauport and Corbière Lighthouse to the start of St. Ouen’s Bay at La Pulente.
A weekend ramble.
Starting at La Pulente, your walk takes you across the miles of sand of St. Ouen’s Bay to L’Etacq where a steep climb opens out to wartime batteries and bunkers left behind from the German Occupation. Continue past the ruins of Grosnez Castle and onto Plemont, stopping for lunch at the beach café. Follow the final section of this walk for picturesque cliff paths and a downhill finish to the pretty beach at Grève de Lecq.
A weekend ramble.
Starting from Grève de Lecq, navigate by country lanes and cliff paths towards Devil’s Hole, a natural blowhole carved out of the rock. Continuing, the cliff path snakes along the coast towards Sorel Point, along some of the highest cliffs in the island, past Wolf’s Caves and down to Bonne Nuit Bay Café for lunch. Take the lower cliff path for the best sea views along this pretty stretch to Bouley Bay for a well-deserved cup of tea from ‘Mad Mary’s’ beachside kiosk.
A weekend ramble.
It’s the longest day of walking, so after starting at Bouley Bay, set yourself up with a breakfast roll at Rozel’s Hungry Man Café. Then walk inland for a section through to St Catherine’s Tower and then back to the coast to Archirondel, Anne Port and past Mont Orgueil Castle. Stop for lunch at Gorey harbour before walking along the sea wall, past Martello towers and the low tide ‘lunar landscape’ of La Rocque, St. Clement’s Bay and then back along the beach into St. Helier.
Congratulations on conquering your circumnavigation of Jersey’s coast.
You surely deserve a slap up meal and drink to celebrate. Explore all the places to eat and drink and toast your achievement.