A Seafront of a Bygone Era with M C Guiding
Once a quiet outskirt of St. Helier, the Havre des Pas seafront saw dramatic changes in the 19th and early 20th centuries. On this pleasant walk you will see evidence of the changes and hear about some of the historic characters connected to the area and visit the beautiful Howard Davis Park.
Duration: 1-2 hrs
Price: starting at £12
At Snowhill, a railway service was introduced to Gorey; the coastal area saw the establishment of a busy shipbuilding industry and the building of military defences whilst the beachfront was developed into a genteel Esplanade for tourists and locals alike.
Come along and discover the evidence of all these changes and hear about some of the many famous people who had connections with the area and then, if you wish, finish with a stroll around the nearby Howard Davis Park and maybe a visit to the cafe too.
Bookings on Eventbrite are recommended. Please get in contact if you have any queries regarding the walk or bookings.
Please note, there are about 50 steps in total to climb at Snowhill and then a few more later on to descend to the La Collette Esplanade.
- Family friendly
Unfortunately this walk is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility as it involves going up a series of steps at Snowhill and down another few steps later on to the sea front.
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Melanie Cavey is a Jersey born, qualified Bronze Badge guide with a passion for the island and its fascinating history and beautiful environment. Melanie's main aim is always to make Jersey more than 'just an island', by bringing it alive through the stories behind buildings, places and some of the many people who have contributed to our society.
Surrounded by crystal clear seas and wonderful beaches, the island has an incomparable depth of history and heritage, from Palaeolithic, Neolithic and the bronze age to modern times. Our qualified guides will help you learn and understand more about this rich and diverse island. You can arrange private tours for individuals, small or large groups.