Jersey has one of the largest tidal ranges in the world – the third to be exact. At low tide the island nearly doubles in size and on the biggest tides of the year, the tidal range is up to an astonishing twelve metres. The tidal currents don’t only create an ever-changing backdrop as the island turns from turquoise bays to rocky ‘lunar’ landscapes at low tide, they also create low water habitats for rare sea creatures like ormers, related to abalone and prized as a delicacy in many cultures. Jersey is the most northerly place where ormers can be found.
Experiencing our amazing tides, beaches and coastal landscapes is not to be missed, but be careful – our fast tides can be dangerous so never explore at low tide without a guide or expert and always check the tide times before heading out.
Jersey Walk Adventures
Enter a world where the ocean disappears to the horizon, and we are all visitors. Explore rock pools on a guided walk into Europe's largest rocky inter-tidal zone. Walks to Seymour Tower are also called “moonwalks”. Discover Jersey's wilderness with local guides who have explored this wonderful coast for many years.
‘Champagne’ and Oyster Tours in Jersey
Experience something different. Venture into the depths of Seymour Oyster beds, enjoy the crystal clear waters and experience the wonderful world of oysters. Enjoy a walk in this magical environment with one of Jersey's photographers and learn how we cultivate oysters in a scenic environment on one of the most extensive tidal ranges in the world.
Maritime Walks with Capt. Brian Nibbs
Bronze Badge Guide and former Harbourmaster, Capt. Brian Nibbs will lead you on a maritime adventure as you learn about the development and traditions across the island - with the occasional maritime anecdote! No two walks are the same and a warm welcome awaits you on this informal stroll with a seafaring flavour.
Watch the tide live.
Take a peek at our webcam for a live look at the stunning St. Ouen’s Bay. Will the tide be low or high, wild or serene?
What does the weatherman say?
See what the weather forecast is for the next week and make the most out of your island break.
The tide comes in and the tide goes out…
…and you’ll always find plenty of ways to experience the show.