Three reasons to explore Jersey’s north coast

Towering cliffs and hidden bays give these cliff paths an edge of adventure

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A stark contrast to the flat sandy bays of the south, Jersey’s north coast is all rugged drama with spectacular views from every twist and turn of its winding cliff paths. From towering cliffs to tiny harbours, here are three reasons to add some exhilaration to your Jersey visit with a walk along the island’s wild north coast.

OCEAN VIEWS

Jersey’s views don’t come any more dramatic than the north coast with its soaring cliffs and headlands with waves crashing over the rocks at your feet. Head out on the cliff paths and breathe in the ocean views - if you’re looking for plenty of fresh sea air and a magnificent setting, you’ll find it here. Exhilarating and challenging at times, intrepid walkers are rewarded with spectacular coastal panoramas, secret bays and the chance to spot migrant birds.

 

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SECRET BAYS

With its fascinating history of local folklore and fishing culture, a north coast walk gives you the chance to dip into some hidden gems from sandy coves, pebble beaches and secret harbours where coastal cafés overlook the fishing boats. Make a stop to refuel and enjoy experiencing the culture of these tiny villages clinging to the cliffs.

 

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WILDLIFE VIEWS

See if you can spot dolphins playing in the bays and puffins nesting on the cliffs along this colourful stretch of coast. Apart from the gorse and bracken-edged cliff paths, a north coast walk gives you a close up glimpse into local wildlife habitats - look out for choughs, gulls, terns and the occasional skylark.

 

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TIPS FOR WALKERS

While the north coast is where you’ll find the steepest cliffs, the paths are easy to access for most walkers, with sections of about 2 to 4 miles and plenty of places to stop off along the way. Walk safely, never venture too close to the edge, and take care if you’re exploring close to water - Jersey has one of the biggest tidal ranges in the world and it’s easy for walkers to become cut off by the rising tide.  

 

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Jersey’s diverse landscape and range of seascapes mean there’s always a side of the island to be explored, with most coastal routes easily are accessible by bus. If you’re driving, there are car parks close to the start and end of many cliff path walks. Cycling along the cliff paths is not permitted, although you can get to the coast by using Jersey’s network of green lanes - just leave your bike at the start of the walk.

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