5 reasons to love Jersey in spring
In spring, Jersey’s all about fresh tastes and life-affirming authentic island experiences. From seeing dolphins swimming free to tasting the first of the island’s Jersey Royals, here are five reasons to make the most of Jersey in the spring.
See dolphins in the wild
Taste fresh Jersey Royals
When the Jersey Royal potato is in season (March to July) the island’s country lanes are dotted with stalls and honesty boxes where you can buy just-picked Royals for yourself. Look out for them on local restaurant menus - they’re best enjoyed simply with Jersey butter and a pinch of salt to bring out the rich summery flavour of these unique potatoes, only grown in Jersey.
Love Jersey in spring
Capture the castle
With not one, but two castles, Jersey’s heritage locations reopen in the spring when you can touch history and escape to their unique settings for yourself. From the mediaeval Mont Orgueil Castle to Elizabeth Castle which dates from the time of Sir Walter Raleigh, get a different view of Jersey’s heritage from the battlements of one of these beautifully preserved historical sites.
A walk on the wild side
For a small island, Jersey’s full of natural, wild spaces where you can reconnect and experience nature at its best. Each spring, thousands of wild orchids bloom on National Trust land at St Ouen, where you can explore natural pathways through the orchid meadows at Le Noir Pré.