Natural escapes - 5 reasons to explore Jersey in winter
Reconnect with nature and experience Jersey’s winter landscapes
Windswept beach walks, country pubs and seaside hotels where you can hide out for the weekend - if you’re looking for somewhere to cosy up for a winter break, Jersey offers plenty of opportunities to just take it easy. Here are five reasons why Jersey’s ideal for a winter escape.
Seafood’s in season
Local oysters, turbot, clams and cockles - some of Jersey’s fresh fish and seafood is at its best in the winter months. From gourmet hotspots to relaxed gastropubs, Jersey has plenty of places where you can enjoy locally caught fish and seafood, but nothing beats choosing your own freshly caught fish or seafood from one of our fresh fish stalls.
Magical winter landscapes
With its big skies, mist-shrouded valleys, dramatic seascapes and Instagram-worthy winter sunsets, Jersey can be at its most beautiful at the quietest time of year. Get away from it all, slow down and wander the island’s wild landscapes - you’ll be amazed at how much there is to experience.
Pubs with a sea view
Country pubs have their own unique charm, but there’s something very special about a seaside pub in winter, where you can head out on a blustery beach walk before a pint or two. As an island, Jersey has its fair share of coastal pubs where you can come in from the cold to a space by the fire, a pint of locally-brewed ale and Jersey fish and chips, like Le Hocq Inn and White Horse Beach Bar & Eatery.
Embrace winter… and warm up
The island’s small size comes into its own in the winter, when you can blow the cobwebs away with a bracing cliff path walk, watch a storm brewing over the sea and then retreat to the warmth of a coastal cafe - all before the weather comes in. Nowhere’s far away in Jersey, which gives you time to fit even more into your winter weekend.
See the real Jersey
In the winter, explore the calm of harbourside spots like St. Aubin’s Village or Gorey Pier, enjoy the space of a winter beach to yourself, or take a leisurely stroll along the seafront at St. Aubin’s Bay and treat yourself to a lunch of contemporary local produce at Mark Jordan at the Beach. It’s all there to be discovered.