Escape on a Curiously Brit…(ish) getaway and start your island adventure as you begin to explore the sunny shores of Jersey. Get off the beaten track, slow down and soak up the island’s unique culture, rich natural landscapes and historical sites.
From rugged rambles to pretty promenades, discover scenic Jersey landscapes on this four day itinerary.
- Self-guided walks with Jersey National Park
- Explore with EVie bikes
- Discover the Dolmens
- La Hougue Bie Museum
- Spend the day at St. Brelade’s Bay
- Sunset BBQ in St. Ouen
Experience the wild side.
Start your Jersey adventure reconnecting with the great outdoors by exploring The Jersey National Park. Jersey’s character comes to the fore in the Park and it’s something that local people are passionate about. Miles of unspoiled beaches and precious landscapes await. Discover cherished habitats and peek into hidden natural worlds as you wander the island. This is a real chance to get back to nature and find your place in the wild.
1. The Hungry Man.
Start your day the right way at The Hungry Man kiosk, nestled on the harbour wall in Rozel Harbour. Known for their hearty, simple classics, tuck into tasty burgers (meat and veggie both available), fresh crab sandwiches and delicious bacon butties, along with a delectable selection of homemade cakes. Ideally located on the north-east coast, The Hungry Man is the perfect place to get your fill, ready for a day of discovery.
2. Self-guided walks with Jersey National Park.
Get off the beaten track with Jersey National Park and some of the island’s experts, as you are taken on an audio adventure across the four corners of our beautiful island, all at your own pace.
3. Twitching with Jersey Birding Tours.
Test your twitching skills with Neil Singleton at Jersey Birding Tours, a local expert on all things ornithological, with over 40 years experience in Jersey. Be sure to grab your binoculars and keep your eyes peeled for the elusive avian that grace our sunny shores during breading season; including puffins, Little Egrets, Cirl Buntings, Short-toed Treecreeper and Bitterns.
Saddle up and roll out.
Why not spend some time today exploring the island by bike? Exploring the island on two wheels is one of the most enjoyable and immersive ways to experience Jersey. We may be small, but we pack many diverse, beautiful and challenging cycle routes into our nine by five miles. You’ll find mountain, leisure, road bikes and E-bikes for those who want a little ‘boost’ to tackle some of those bigger hills!
1. Explore with EVie.
Saddle up and set off on a two-wheeled adventure with EVie electric bikes, a simple, sustainable and affordable way to travel around Jersey’s winding green lanes. You’ll find an abundance of EVie bikes around St. Helier. Download their app and you’ll have one at your fingertips in no time. Before you do, make sure to stop by The Yard to grab yourself an amazing coffee and croissant to fuel up for the day.
2. The Botanical Gardens at Samarès Manor.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that you had stepped back in time on arrival at Samares Manor, whose stunning gardens were originally created in 1920. You’ll soon lose yourself in the variety of different areas, wandering through herb gardens, rose gardens, Japanese gardens and explosions of wildflowers. Refuel at Cocorico at The Manor, where you can enjoy French favourites using fresh, seasonal ingredients.
3. Bioluminescence on the beach with Jersey Walk Adventures.
Experience Jersey’s rich marine life and the uniqueness of bioluminescent creatures on this ‘moonwalk’ across the seabed as you encounter a fascinating phenomenon that very few locals ever see or even know about. You’ll be led by local guides, Derek, Trudie and Shiela who have been leading people amongst the rocks, channels and rockpools for over 15 years.
Delve into Jersey's ancient past.
As you roam the island, discover Neolithic sites from a time when hunters and gatherers arrived to farm the fertile soil nearly 6,000 years ago. You’ll find some of the best-preserved prehistoric sites, dolmens and burial mounds in the world, including a building that’s older than the Egyptian pyramids.
1. Discover the Dolmens.
An island shaped by its giant tides, Jersey became home to some of the first Neolithic hunter gatherers, who arrived to farm the fertile soil nearly 6,000 years ago. Why not start by visiting La Pouquelaye de Faldouet, which is a Neolithic passage grave that leads onto a unique double chamber. Visit the atmospheric site to see the main chamber and the small stone cists, or boxes that surround it and be wowed by the massive 24-ton capstone covering the end chamber.
2. La Hougue Bie Museum.
Home to one of the ten oldest buildings in the world, a visit to La Hougue Bie Museum is a truly memorable experience. Unlike many other dolmens, you can stand inside its chamber and feel the atmosphere of this profoundly sacred space. There is a café onsite run by the team behind Beresford Street Kitchen, so when you’ve finished exploring take some time out to sit and marvel at this fascinating site over lunch or a cup of coffee.
3. North Coast Cliff Path Walk.
Stretch your legs with this two mile cliff path walk between Grève de Lecq and Plémont Bay where you’ll enjoy some of the most iconic views of the Channel Islands. With views across to our neighbours in Guernsey and Sark, as well as views of northern France – it can be a photographers dream.
Castles and sandy beaches.
History comes alive in Jersey. Walk the causeway at low tide or catch the castle ferry out to Elizabeth Castle for a morning steeped in history. Once you’ve had your history fix, enjoy a relaxing afternoon at one of the island’s most popular bays before ending the day with a sunset BBQ at St. Ouen’s Bay. Tuck into delicious Jersey produce as you watch the sun set over the Atlantic.
1. Elizabeth Castle Audio Tour.
Spend the morning immersing yourself in Jersey’s history as you climb the battlements, explore the turrets and bunkers, and discover the Hermitage where Saint Helier is thought to have lived around 550 A.D. Why not embark on an audio tour, led by local experts and historians? Accessible at low tide by foot or, at both low and high tide, using the ambhibious castle ‘duck’ which will transport you across the bay to and from the castle.
2. Afternoon at St. Brelade's Bay.
It’s no secret that St. Brelade’s Bay is one of the most picturesque spots on the island. With its coastal walking paths, soft golden sands, crystal clear waters and an array of fabulous cafés, bars, restaurants, there are activities for all. Whether you stop by St. Brelade’s Bay Hotel for afternoon tea, Oyster Box for some cocktails and local crab or just grab an award-winning Jersey Dairy ice-cream on the go – there truly is something for everyone.
3. Sunset BBQ in St. Ouen
Live like a local, bask in the golden hour sun and end your day in style with a sunset BBQ at La Saline. Light the coals and cook up some Genuine Jersey produce from John Hackett sausages alongside some Faulkner Fisheries hand dived scallops or lobster. Relax, sit back and unwind with a Stinky Bay Ale in hand as the sun sinks over the Atlantic.