Surfing beaches, sandy bays and the ‘Tracks of Steam’. You’re never far from the sea on our beautiful little island. And the best way to get up close and personal to our sandy southern coastal scenery is on foot, as you enjoy sheltered south-coast bays and coastal heathlands.
A harbour stroll.
This Harbour Stroll gives you the chance to explore St. Helier’s harbours, and see first-hand some of the historical locations that have shaped our harbours both old and new. During this walk enjoy fantastic views of Fort Regent, Elizabeth Castle and the Victorian swimming pool, operated as Jersey’s Marina lake in the summer months.
St. Aubin's Village to Noirmont.
St. Aubin’s Parish hall sits proudly next to the old harbour of St. Aubin. With its views across to the finance centre, the old harbour contain a mixture of shops, restaurants and bars. The route takes you along the harbour front and up Ghost Hill. This is a very steep hill which is not for the faint hearted, but definitely worth the effort. Once the road flattens out you will make your way along the headland to Noirmont Point, with arguably some of the best coastal views on the island. And if you get your timing right there may be an ice cream waiting for you at the finish line. A return bus is available from The Portelet Inn.
Mount Bingham view.
This gentle walk has magnificent views from the heights above St. Helier harbour, and the sheltered old-world charm of a Victorian holiday village. The views from Mount Bingham enable you to see the harbour below in all its beauty and across the bay to Noirmont Point. Ensure you drop down to Havre de Pas and visit the Victorian Lido for a scenic and refreshing dip.
St. Lawrence parish walk.
The parish of St. Lawrence is blessed with some of the island’s most beautiful country lanes and unspoilt valleys. The route will take about 3.5 hours at a determined pace and does include some steep sections, so suitable footwear is a must. With the parish church as both the start and finishing point, this circular walk intersects both the Hamptonne Museum and Jersey War Tunnels – two of Jersey’s most popular attractions.
Les Sentiers des Moulins.
Travel down Le Sentier des Moulins (The Mill Trail) which was constructed by volunteers of St. Lawrence to commemorate the Millennium. This easy two-mile route begins at Handois Reservoir and makes its way down both sides of Waterworks Valley. Many water mills have been recorded in the island. Open your eyes to the history around you and discover structures that were once used for milling corn, fulling cloth, crushing sugar, making paper and grinding malt for beer.