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Three easy walks
There’s no need to rush in Jersey. After all, even our traffic slows to 15 miles an hour in the green lanes. Slip into the peaceful island pace of life and see the best of Jersey with these three suggested beach and seafront walks - all with a café at the end.
St Ouen's beach walk
The windswept landscape and savage beauty of this area of outstanding natural beauty along Jersey’s western side make St Ouen’s Bay the perfect escape from it all. Walk along the beach or along the sea wall, and when the wind’s right you can watch kitesurfers and surfers along the shore. Islanders have been surfing the Atlantic waves at St Ouen’s since the 1920s, making it one of the oldest surf schools in Europe.
Head slightly inland to explore nature reserves, wild flower fields and rare wetland habitats. The area’s part of Jersey’s National Park, rich in wildlife and rare habitats. Try exploring Jersey’s Wetland Centre, where you can watch local seabirds from the hide or the towering sand dunes of Les Blanches Banques where historic standing stones share space with Jersey’s green lizards.
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St Brelade to Ouaisne and back
Voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK, St Brelade’s Bay and its half moon of south-facing golden sand is a hotspot for sun worshippers in the summer. Out of season, the beach makes a stunning location to unwind and explore. At low tide, walk across the sand to neighbouring Ouaisne beach where you can stop for a pint at the Smugglers’ Inn, and return via the pine-fringed coastal route to St Brelade and its beach cafes and restaurants.
Look out for the ancient Fisherman’s Chapel at the far west corner.
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Beach-side restaurants and cafes are everywhere at St Brelades, try Wayside for its relaxed atmosphere, or the Crab Shack for ice-cream sundaes.
Wander through this pretty village and harbourside promenade in the shadow of a castle to discover a natural harbour named by the Vikings with a Norse word that means landing place. With traces of the island’s early oyster fishing industry still in view, today the village is home to many pubs and excellent restaurants - plan to make a stop after climbing the battlements of Jersey’s medieval Mont Orgueil Castle
Look out for the steeply sloping fields or cotils bordering the village, they’re the site of some of the earliest Jersey Royals.
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Try one of the restaurants along the harbour or stroll along the promenade to Rhona’s, one of the island’s well known beach kiosks for coffee and a freshly made crab sandwich (best eaten picnic-style on the sand).