Green fields and hills roll down to the coast, meeting the sea at a mix of rugged cliffs, secluded bays, big beaches and a vast, otherworldly inter-tidal expanse that shifts daily between land and water. Walkers can do everything from dipping their toes into this strange, watery ‘moonscape’ to following the sinuous coast path across lofty headlands.
Rozel to St. Catherine's Breakwater.
Rozel Bay is normally at the top of many local’s list of favourite beaches. This tiny fishing village with its country pub, hotels, restaurant and beach café is the perfect place to start a walk. You will head east, initially on the road heading uphill, before joining one of the many coastal cliff paths that will take you across to Fliquet bay and on to the St. Catherine’s Breakwater, which dates back to 1847. You can rest with food at drink from the St. Catherine’s Café before either jumping on a bus or carrying on along the east coast to Gorey.
St. Catherine's Breakwater to Gorey Pier.
With its stunning views across to France, this is one of Jersey’s most iconic areas and a must see for any walker. With picnic areas scattered along the way and the secluded bays of Archirondel and Anne Port, this walk sticks close by the coast all the way to yet another tourist hot spot, Gorey, and its unmissable Mont Orgueil Castle.
A St. Clement exploration.
St. Clement is positioned on the sheltered and pretty south east coast. Despite being the smallest parish in the island, it has a lot to offer – namely magnificent coastal views, which are beautiful and contrasting at both low and high tide. This walk which begins and ends at the Parish Hall passes the Millennium Cross and Stone, travelling along the low lying ground of Samarès and Grande Vingtaine. It then climbs to enjoy views from high ground above Le Rocquier and from Verclut. Enjoy a little break at family favourite Green Island for a bite to eat and soothing sea air.
Ramble in St. Saviour.
St. Saviour is a green parish, with over two thirds of the area made up of fields and pastures – look out for herds of grazing Jersey cows along the way. This walk will take you from the outskirts of St. Helier up Grands Vaux Valley, past the Millennium Stone and on to La Hougue Bie (a Neolithic site on a hill with medieval chapel and archaeology museum). Either catch the bus back to town or venture further through gorgeous country lanes winding to St. Saviours Parish Hall or an alternative route into St. Helier ending at the perfectly planted Howard Davis Park.
A glorious Grouville walk.
Begin by getting to know the picturesque harbour of Gorey at Gorey Pier, with its coastal views, busy village and historic castle, Mont Orgueil. Before turning inland past Queen’s Valley Reservoir which is overflowing with wildlife and the beautiful Grouville Parish Church. On making your way back to the coast you will pass the Royal Jersey Golf Club, the home club of successful English golfers Harry Vardon and Ted Ray. Pop and see Rhona at Gorey Slip for a bite to eat and service with a smile.